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Old September 8th, 2014, 02:12 PM   #21
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We have a problem in this country. It is not that President Obama is a weak leader as the conservative talking heads would lead us to believe, it is not even that Congress is, for the most part, useless thanks to Republican obstructionism.

No, the problem we have in this country is that, to quote a line from the movie, Wall Street, "Greed is good." The problem is that while greed is good for a select few, it is disastrous for the rest of us.

We see this in arguments about school funding—just a few decades ago there were few, if any, fees to send a child to public school. Now we have fees just to put money in our child's lunch account (That would be the "small" program fee mentioned on the linked page.)

We live in a country where higher education or an unfortunate healthcare crisis can leave you destitute with little or no recourse. A country where wages have been stagnant while the price of everything has continued to climb. Minimum wage workers who were getting by on nothing are now getting by on even less.

Tone deaf Republicans like Sen. Ted Cruz's (R-TX) father, Rafael Cruz, said that African Americans "need to be educated" about Democrats, adding that "the average black does not" know that the minimum wage is bad while speaking at the Western Williamson Republican Club.

Well, I guess that proves that the nut does not fall far from the tree.

We debate about whether or not a community should pay for public education, when our children's future is being stolen from us in front of our very eyes while we quibble over a dollar or two in taxes. At the same time, companies like Burger King look to pay fewer and fewer taxes on the profits they make, while paying their employees as little as possible—knowing that the safety net will end up paying part of their workers' wages.

We have political authors raising the white flag of surrender in the class wars, stating that we only have one side—the rich—and therefore the class wars are over because one side has all the power.

Sorry, but I am not raising the white flag of surrender. I will continue tilting at windmills until my dying breath, fighting the good fight and doing what is right.

The United States looks more like an plutocracy than a democracy today; however, we have been down this road once before. At the turn of 20th century, the Rockefellers, Carnegies, Morgans, and a few others controlled our nation. It is likely that the presidential election of 1896 was bought and paid for by the industrialists of the day who feared what would come if William Jennings Bryan were elected president.

If that sounds familiar, it should. The Koch brothers and others are just the modern-day versions of the robber barons of a century ago.

We beat them back once before with a progressive movement that fought the monied interests of the day. Men like Robert M. La Follette and Teddy Roosevelt created a populist movement that defeated the robber barons. It took time, and some battles were lost along the way, but the progressives did eventually beat back big monied interests.

The big money donors made a comeback in the 1980s with the election of Ronald Reagan, and we progressives have been on our heels ever since. However, the tide is turning. The Wisconsin Uprising was the beginning of a new era in the progressive movement.

People, fed up, turned out in droves to protest the same failed policies the plutocrats have been shoving down our throats since Ronald Reagan. We failed in removing the plutocrat puppet Gov. Scott Walker from office during his recall, but the lessons learned there went on to feed the Occupy movement, and beyond. Now fast food workers are taking the next step in the fight against inequality by striking and staging civil disobedience actions.

Things may look bleak for us now; however, time, demographics, and numbers are on our side. As a father, I must harbor hope for the future, for my son's future, for all of our children's future.

We have not lost the class war. We have just barely begun fighting it.
So true. The republican religious cult of born again evangelism steals money from the poor in secular programs to do such fraudulent work as "praying away the gay" and "rehabilitating sexual offenders through the Bible".

54% of this nation's wealth is owned by 3% of the population. While the republicans want Americans to think the government doesn't work, it's quite obvious THEIR part of the government works for the rich.
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So the only honorable thing is living on the dole?
Go to college and play the game. Don't be "the best you can be"; that's for suckers. Be satisfied with being more than those who drop out are allowed to be, whatever is comfortable. Just don't go idealistic and try to get an "education," which is now silly PC gibberish anyway. Take the easiest courses. Pretend to believe what the acadummies preach to you. Typical of how you can make a joke out of it is after you get an A, tell the professor you never believed a word he said. What would be really funny is if that childish escapist nerd committed suicide over it. All the little punk lives for is to mind-rape his students.

When you go for an employment interview, play the Love the Rich game and then, after you are hired, make them pay for not paying you in college. Cheat those economic bullies as much as you can, just like you cheated the intellectual pedophile professors. Embezzle, sabotage, be a spy for other companies. If you're smart enough to get even for the college slavery they demanded of you, you're smart enough not to get caught.

Have a spy's attitude. Imagine a Liberal FBI agent, even one married to a Black woman, infiltrating the Ku Klux Klan. Rather than be disgusted with his assignment, the more racist he acts, the more he'll be able to put the Kluxers in prison. The worst thing in college, which will cause permanent psychological damage, is to be unaware of the fact that it is designed to make sure that you never grow up, never have a thought of your own, and wind up being a Cash Cow for Corporate Cowboys.
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I think it's a bit of sarchismo.......
You're in denial. You have a mental block against taking anything seriously that hasn't been told to you by the flunkies of the regime.

In our time, anyone who gets paid to write, broadcast, or speech is of the same ilk as those who get paid to have sex.
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Go to college and play the game. Don't be "the best you can be"; that's for suckers. Be satisfied with being more than those who drop out are allowed to be, whatever is comfortable. Just don't go idealistic and try to get an "education," which is now silly PC gibberish anyway. Take the easiest courses. Pretend to believe what the acadummies preach to you. Typical of how you can make a joke out of it is after you get an A, tell the professor you never believed a word he said. What would be really funny is if that childish escapist nerd committed suicide over it. All the little punk lives for is to mind-rape his students.

Where do you get your money for your $40,000 degree?

When you go for an employment interview, play the Love the Rich game and then, after you are hired, make them pay for not paying you in college. Cheat those economic bullies as much as you can, just like you cheated the intellectual pedophile professors. Embezzle, sabotage, be a spy for other companies. If you're smart enough to get even for the college slavery they demanded of you, you're smart enough not to get caught.

At which corporation do you EVER get to call the shots on your salary?


Have a spy's attitude. Imagine a Liberal FBI agent, even one married to a Black woman, infiltrating the Ku Klux Klan. Rather than be disgusted with his assignment, the more racist he acts, the more he'll be able to put the Kluxers in prison. The worst thing in college, which will cause permanent psychological damage, is to be unaware of the fact that it is designed to make sure that you never grow up, never have a thought of your own, and wind up being a Cash Cow for Corporate Cowboys.
Your response demonstrates a lack of reality. When was the last time you attended college?
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You're in denial. You have a mental block against taking anything seriously that hasn't been told to you by the flunkies of the regime.

In our time, anyone who gets paid to write, broadcast, or speech is of the same ilk as those who get paid to have sex.
How old are you and are you still bitter Romney lost?
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So true. The republican religious cult of born again evangelism steals money from the poor in secular programs to do such fraudulent work

54% of this nation's wealth is owned by 3% of the population. While the republicans want Americans to think the government doesn't work, it's quite obvious THEIR part of the government works for the rich.
You mean GOP doesn't stand for God's Only Party?

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Your response demonstrates a lack of reality. When was the last time you attended college?
I was a National Merit scholar and am totally self-educated. Only people like me could have cured cancer. Anyone who thinks I should have submitted to the class-biased indentured servitude of college education, just because the hypocritical plutocratic parasites preach to him that is a non-self-destructive opportunity, deserves to die of cancer. We don't have to put up with your insults and ingratitude any more.

We are on strike against you and your Masters, just like in Atlas Shrugged. Although Ayn Rand glorifies the same Capitalist moochers whose wealth is entirely created by fools who think such Low-IQ economic bullies create opportunities to get paid what we are worth. Appropriately, the mythological Atlas was a dumb hulk who supported a jungle world ruled by her King Ape heroes. Mankind would have soon gone extinct in the world that she wanted us all to go back to.
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How old are you and are you still bitter Romney lost?
You're a real sucker if you think I follow the Low-IQ Heirhead guillotine fodder. Dump all these fake ideologies in the specious spectrum and start thinking for yourself, instead of assigning everything in the categories you are told they are in.
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You're a real sucker if you think I follow the Low-IQ Heirhead guillotine fodder. Dump all these fake ideologies in the specious spectrum and start thinking for yourself, instead of assigning everything in the categories you are told they are in.
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