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Cerridwen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-03-09 06:16 PM
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19. So am I. So did I. Wanna compare scars?
Oh, wait, you did. You were a single parent. The honored among honored. Those of us who didn't go that route had more "fun" to play with. Wanna know how many single moms I helped out by taking their holiday hours so they could be with their families? Naw. That's just hierarchy of privilege.

Now, you wanna own up to how much privilege you enjoyed for being white of a certain class?

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  -Peace of Mind in America is gone. Raven  Dec-03-09 05:50 PM   #0 
  - "There was a time in this country when if you did a good job and worked hard..."  ZombieHorde   Dec-03-09 05:52 PM   #1 
  - Pretty much after WWll  eleny   Dec-03-09 05:56 PM   #4 
  - Yep. I think that is was only around the time from right after WWII to the 70's  Caliman73   Dec-03-09 06:32 PM   #31 
  - Seem to me it was back in the 60's and 70's. Companies like IBM and AT&T were stable  Raven   Dec-03-09 05:56 PM   #5 
  - One word - Outsourced  HipChick   Dec-03-09 06:11 PM   #15 
     - A better word  Knight Hawk   Dec-03-09 06:28 PM   #26 
  - Up until about the Nixon administration, you could make it.  stevedeshazer   Dec-03-09 06:13 PM   #17 
  - 1946-1979 aprox* - Reganism destroyed this country.  KG   Dec-03-09 06:40 PM   #41 
     - And it continues to.  kenny blankenship   Dec-03-09 06:51 PM   #57 
     - I was born in '46 and agree with that time frame  eleny   Dec-03-09 07:12 PM   #67 
  - K&R  Jamastiene   Dec-03-09 05:52 PM   #2 
  - Those times were gone long ago......  FrenchieCat   Dec-03-09 05:54 PM   #3 
  - I think so. A man I knew for many years was a director for AT&T.  Raven   Dec-03-09 06:01 PM   #7 
  - I made a deal with America, But the USA welched on its word.  slampoet   Dec-03-09 05:59 PM   #6 
  - Brings me to tears. How far we have come...or gone.  Raven   Dec-03-09 06:02 PM   #9 
  - Exactly Correct!!! It used to be as you say, but now you never know day to day just  RKP5637   Dec-03-09 06:02 PM   #8 
  - That was the Golden Age of America. Prior to about 1945 none of those things were true.  Speck Tater   Dec-03-09 06:04 PM   #10 
  - Is it impossible to bring those conditions back?  Raven   Dec-03-09 06:06 PM   #12 
     - Sure it's possible. Cut our population in half and then wait 2 million years for more oil to form.  Speck Tater   Dec-03-09 06:10 PM   #14 
     - Only by taking power back from the rich  FiveGoodMen   Dec-03-09 06:23 PM   #22 
  -  Cerridwen   Dec-03-09 06:05 PM   #11 
  - Well, I'm a white woman who faced enormous odds in the mans'  Raven   Dec-03-09 06:09 PM   # 
  - So am I. So did I. Wanna compare scars?  Cerridwen   Dec-03-09 06:16 PM   #19 
     - Nope, don't want to compare scars. Just talking about peace of mind...  Raven   Dec-03-09 06:21 PM   #21 
        - That was not a personal attack.  Cerridwen   Dec-03-09 06:28 PM   #25 
        - British Way?  Knight Hawk   Dec-03-09 06:39 PM   #40 
           - In quotes. We inherited a lot from Britain. Our laws. Our  Cerridwen   Dec-03-09 06:46 PM   # 
        - Don't let 'em tell you it never happened.  stevedeshazer   Dec-03-09 06:35 PM   #35 
           - For whom? n/t  Cerridwen   Dec-03-09 06:43 PM   #48 
  - +1  leftstreet   Dec-03-09 06:12 PM   #16 
  - When referenced today, is it really that hard...  TCJ70   Dec-03-09 07:17 PM   #68 
     - I presume Raven thinks as you've posted. However, (ya knew it was coming),  Cerridwen   Dec-03-09 07:23 PM   #69 
  - Raven nails it  Skittles   Dec-03-09 06:09 PM   #13 
  - a mouthful. +1  Better Today   Dec-03-09 06:15 PM   #18 
  - Fair enough, rec5, I do think that as this so-called 'republic for which it stands' undergoes...  bridgit   Dec-03-09 06:17 PM   #20 
  - Well put. There is no Peace of Mind, and no faith in the future  villager   Dec-03-09 06:24 PM   #23 
  - What's happening is that the post-WWII bubble is just about gone.  stevietheman   Dec-03-09 06:26 PM   #24 
  - I think you are right. We live in a larger world but we haven't adjusted.  Raven   Dec-03-09 06:30 PM   # 
  - Agreed. We are going through a UK-style deflation, but...  stevietheman   Dec-03-09 06:40 PM   #44 
  - The spoils of winning a world war it seems in retrospect. nt  phasma ex machina   Dec-03-09 07:07 PM   #66 
     - Exactly. The American people were spoiled for decades after WWII.  stevietheman   Dec-04-09 01:36 PM   #72 
  - Because we fucking let it happen.  RagAss   Dec-03-09 06:29 PM   #27 
  - The only peace of mind I have is the few hours I sleep at night  blues90   Dec-03-09 06:52 PM   #60 
     - Good Post !  RagAss   Dec-04-09 12:57 AM   #71 
  - not this again.  cali   Dec-03-09 06:29 PM   #28 
  - Not made up. Were you there? There was a time when corporate  Raven   Dec-03-09 06:33 PM   #32 
     - Yes, I was there and as someone upthread pointed out  cali   Dec-03-09 06:40 PM   #43 
     - It was called the social contract. I think some of the younger posters  tonysam   Dec-03-09 06:50 PM   #56 
  - not this again.  cali   Dec-03-09 06:30 PM   #29 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-03-09 06:32 PM   #30 
  - ...  leftstreet   Dec-03-09 06:34 PM   #33 
  - What does ... mean?  Raven   Dec-03-09 06:35 PM   #37 
  - Thank you, thank you, thank you! I thought I was dreaming or demented!  Raven   Dec-03-09 06:34 PM   #34 
  - you're calling me a troll, Ms. July '09?  cali   Dec-03-09 06:35 PM   #36 
     - Preach it, cali!!!! And THANK YOU!!! n/t  Fire1   Dec-03-09 06:51 PM   #59 
  - Sorry, but it did. n/t  tonysam   Dec-03-09 06:36 PM   #38 
     - Yes it did.  Raven   Dec-03-09 06:38 PM   #39 
     - From 1945-1975 the American Dream was a reality  tonysam   Dec-03-09 06:40 PM   #42 
        - Not if you were black it wasn't. And for most of that time it didn't exist  cali   Dec-03-09 06:41 PM   # 
        - Again. For whom? n/t  Cerridwen   Dec-03-09 06:42 PM   #46 
        - If you are talking about minorities, no, but it sure as hell was for the vast majority  tonysam   Dec-03-09 06:44 PM   #49 
           - So, for you and yours.  Cerridwen   Dec-03-09 06:48 PM   #53 
        - 1945 > on wiped out American Working Class solidarity  leftstreet   Dec-03-09 06:42 PM   #47 
           - The working class had great solidarity as did the middle class until  tonysam   Dec-03-09 06:46 PM   #50 
              - you differentiate between the classes?  leftstreet   Dec-03-09 06:49 PM   #55 
              - They were ALL workers, whether blue collar or white collar.  tonysam   Dec-03-09 06:51 PM   #58 
              - Have you read any history not in the "approved canon" of the US?  Cerridwen   Dec-03-09 06:54 PM   #62 
     - For whom? n/t  Cerridwen   Dec-03-09 06:41 PM   #45 
        - You already had your question answered. Stop it. n/t  tonysam   Dec-03-09 06:46 PM   #51 
        - Not at the time I posted that, I hadn't. Though the answer was a bit  Cerridwen   Dec-03-09 06:49 PM   #54 
        - I'll answer that: For white men. n/t  cali   Dec-03-09 06:46 PM   #52 
           - For SOME white men.  blues90   Dec-03-09 06:58 PM   #64 
           - Of a certain class or classes.  Cerridwen   Dec-03-09 06:59 PM   #65 
  - killed by the wealthy  branders seine   Dec-03-09 06:52 PM   #61 
  - Unemployment in 1955 was 4.4%  HiFructosePronSyrup   Dec-03-09 06:57 PM   #63 
  - "Everywhere around me I see jealousy and mayhem because no men have all their peace of mind to carry  tXr   Dec-03-09 07:38 PM   #70 

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