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fasttense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-12-11 10:54 AM
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33. Hypocrisy has it's own elegant symmetry.
Edited on Wed Oct-12-11 11:07 AM by fasttense
Yes, yes, we all know that what the protesters are doing on Wall Street is not half as difficult as what they did in Egypt. We all know that stealing our homes through legal trickery and cons is not half as bad as being beaten and burned out of your home (even though in the end you still have no home). We all know that not having enough money to feed your children for 2 days is not half as bad not having enough money to feed your children for weeks (but in the end children are still going hungry). We all know that having to get a $50,000 loan, to get an education and remain in debt for half your working life, is not half as bad as not even having the opportunity to go to a college (but in the end we still have to take crappy jobs to pay our bills). We all understand that our suffering in the US is not half as bad as suffering in some other countries (but in the end we all are suffering).

Should we wait until we can't feed our children for weeks before we act? Should we wait until the CEO of JP Morgan is declared by the Supreme Court US President for Life before we act? Should we wait until we are as bad off as dictator ruled countries before we do something? You know the answer is NO We Should NOT Wait.

So, what if we use the courage and strength demonstrated on the film by Egyptian, Syrians and other protesters to energize and encourage our own people to not wait until it is too late?

No where in the film do they say see, America is just like Egypt. It merely shows how bad tyranny, fascism and brutality can get and how hard the struggle is. Because in the end we are all struggling.
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  -I AM NOT MOVING - Occupy Wall Street FreeBillClinton  Oct-11-11 04:43 PM   #0 
  - Wow.  freedom fighter jh   Oct-11-11 04:58 PM   #1 
  - I got really choked up watching this. I love that feeling. Thanks. nt  Modern_Matthew   Oct-11-11 05:12 PM   #2 
  - Yep, it was very powerful and moving.  glowing   Oct-11-11 05:16 PM   #4 
  - WOW!! +1000000000000000000000  Xicano   Oct-11-11 05:12 PM   #3 
  - Hey Right Wing... here comes a Tsunami... you can't stop us  fascisthunter   Oct-11-11 05:25 PM   #5 
  - That was epic.  Fantastic Anarchist   Oct-11-11 05:27 PM   #6 
  - Wow! Just Wow. Really skewers TPTB.  1monster   Oct-11-11 05:40 PM   #7 
  - Mr. President  nineteen50   Oct-11-11 05:52 PM   #8 
  - He's in the back room with his Wall Street peeps.  Raster   Oct-12-11 12:44 PM   #36 
  - Hypocrisy  nineteen50   Oct-11-11 05:57 PM   #9 
  - very good..nt  xiamiam   Oct-11-11 06:10 PM   #10 
  - Finally the movement we have been waiting for  Mosaic   Oct-11-11 06:56 PM   #11 
  - Wow that says it all!!  workinclasszero   Oct-11-11 06:59 PM   #12 
  - amazing video...  Locrian   Oct-11-11 07:06 PM   #13 
  - Nicely done ;)  civilisation   Oct-11-11 07:23 PM   #14 
  - wow wow wow  Voice for Peace   Oct-11-11 07:43 PM   #15 
  - Powerfully moving  me b zola   Oct-11-11 07:59 PM   #16 
  - YouTube says this video has "potentially inappropriate content,"  KurtNYC   Oct-11-11 08:17 PM   #17 
  - Ah, Google.  Xtraneous   Oct-17-11 10:42 PM   #49 
  - who is the  simmonsj811   Oct-11-11 08:31 PM   #18 
  - Wow!  ClayZ   Oct-12-11 01:20 AM   #19 
  - there are  unionworks   Oct-12-11 02:57 AM   #20 
  - Poignant, now how do we get our leaders to view this?  ifnotformazie   Oct-12-11 05:34 AM   #21 
  - Our Founders knew all too well that democracy  spicegal   Oct-12-11 05:49 AM   #22 
  - **** I DON"T Like this...I UN-REC this ...Here is why...(Hear me out on this please) ****  masmdu   Oct-12-11 08:15 AM   #23 
  - The truth is very painful. Denying it won't make it go away.  stillrockin   Oct-12-11 09:08 AM   #24 
  - You imply that I'm denying something?...Do tell...  masmdu   Oct-12-11 09:19 AM   #26 
     - We'll have to agree to disagree.  stillrockin   Oct-12-11 10:28 AM   #30 
  - hmm.  ccavagnolo   Oct-12-11 09:13 AM   #25 
  - +1  freedom fighter jh   Oct-12-11 09:29 AM   #27 
  - It's the video editing equivalent of the logical fallacy of false equivalency & appeal to emotion  masmdu   Oct-12-11 09:54 AM   #28 
     - Hypocrisy has it's own elegant symmetry.  fasttense   Oct-12-11 10:54 AM   #33 
     - Yes totally true  ccavagnolo   Oct-12-11 03:58 PM   #42 
     - You claim we have democracy in this country.  Devil_Fish   Oct-17-11 11:01 PM   #50 
  - It's called balance...  Xtraneous   Oct-17-11 10:36 PM   #48 
  - K&R  raouldukelives   Oct-12-11 09:55 AM   #29 
  - This video makes it clear. Who are you going to vote for now?!  Township75   Oct-12-11 10:35 AM   #31 
  - recommend  xchrom   Oct-12-11 10:52 AM   #32 
  - Bloody Outstanding  malthaussen   Oct-12-11 11:11 AM   #34 
  - Superb. This is truly a moment in history.  JBoy   Oct-12-11 12:27 PM   #35 
  - Our Govt. supports demonstrators all over the world-just not in America!  midnight   Oct-12-11 12:58 PM   #37 
  - Because it is paid (and very, very well) to support protestors abroad...  Amonester   Oct-12-11 02:35 PM   #38 
  - WHEN  Plucketeer   Oct-12-11 02:38 PM   #39 
  - Kicked and recommended!  Enthusiast   Oct-12-11 02:56 PM   #40 
  - Poignant, well done piece of social art!  Dont call me Shirley   Oct-12-11 03:12 PM   #41 
  - Put it on facebook.  icymist   Oct-12-11 04:05 PM   #43 
  - The more they oppress a people the more they will  lovuian   Oct-12-11 04:09 PM   #44 
  - It does make American Exceptionalism look pretty shallow...  KansDem   Oct-12-11 04:21 PM   #45 
  - Is it possible to send this to all the congress critters,  lsewpershad   Oct-12-11 04:53 PM   #46 
  - Excellent!  mia   Oct-12-11 08:21 PM   #47 
  - It's time to stop living the lie  RegieRocker   Oct-18-11 12:38 PM   #51 

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