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Political Heretic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-28-10 03:49 PM
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3. Whatever DUers were talking about it have been replaced by DUers apologizing for the status quo
Thus it bears repeating for an apparently new generation of DU.
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  -The Economic Elite Have Engineered a Coup, Threatening the Existence of the Middle Class Political Heretic  Feb-28-10 03:39 PM   #0 
  - Honestly, recs 30 second after this is posted are as bad as unrecs 30 seconds after.  Political Heretic   Feb-28-10 03:42 PM   #1 
  - Personally, I would rec it on the title alone :)  Bluebear   Feb-28-10 06:21 PM   #17 
  - I would have recced based on the first paragraph alone. If our so-called  Subdivisions   Mar-01-10 12:33 PM   #50 
  - Aren't they a little late to the party?  Cleita   Feb-28-10 03:43 PM   #2 
  - Whatever DUers were talking about it have been replaced by DUers apologizing for the status quo  Political Heretic   Feb-28-10 03:49 PM   #3 
     - That is so true, Political Heretic  tom_paine   Feb-28-10 06:15 PM   #15 
     - Corn Pone Hitler?  Voice for Peace   Mar-01-10 09:18 AM   #35 
        - Whups. Forgot to give props "kudos to James Kunstler for that term"  tom_paine   Mar-01-10 10:58 AM   #43 
     - I was one of the suckers, untill Obama shoved a knife in my back.  Odin2005   Feb-28-10 10:00 PM   #25 
  - Great piece. Here's what our favorite ex-DUer PUMA Perry Logan had to say in the Comments section:  HughBeaumont   Feb-28-10 03:57 PM   #4 
  - Should just remind him that she carries water for the Obama administration now.  Political Heretic   Feb-28-10 04:09 PM   #7 
  - Mission Accomplished!  bvar22   Feb-28-10 04:01 PM   #5 
  - +1000 nt  laughingliberal   Feb-28-10 06:12 PM   #14 
  - Well said!  Foo Fighter   Feb-28-10 09:57 PM   #22 
  - Obama and his Corporate Administration sickens me. I can't stand the sight of any of them.  SammyWinstonJack   Mar-01-10 08:09 AM   #31 
  - Destroy civilian jobs to encourage military recruitment ...and the cheer leaders here are happy.  L0oniX   Mar-01-10 11:02 AM   #44 
  - And yet the repubs condemn Obama hourly.  BonnieJW   Mar-01-10 11:08 AM   #45 
     - They did the same to Clinton - all the while he gave them everything they could want. n/t  DCKit   Mar-01-10 12:22 PM   #49 
     - It helps maintain the illusion of choice  nxylas   Mar-01-10 12:36 PM   #51 
     - It's all a good cop/bad cop play....  liberation   Mar-01-10 02:24 PM   #53 
  - The working class has been telling the middle class for years that they were next. All the while the  ipaint   Feb-28-10 04:02 PM   #6 
  - Wonder how far up or how high the numbers have to get before people wake up? nt  laughingliberal   Feb-28-10 06:10 PM   #13 
  - +100000 n/t  ljm2002   Feb-28-10 09:07 PM   #18 
  - I hear you. n/t  truedelphi   Feb-28-10 10:03 PM   #26 
  - The "upper middle class" won't..  DisgustedInMN   Mar-01-10 05:43 AM   #29 
  - Agree...  RedRoses323   Mar-01-10 08:21 AM   #33 
  - Part II here:  inna   Feb-28-10 04:12 PM   #8 
  - The article is dead-on.  KillCapitalism   Feb-28-10 04:43 PM   #9 
  - The Middle Class is doing it to themselves  gulliver   Feb-28-10 05:10 PM   #10 
  - Very true about many people, unfortunately  snagglepuss   Feb-28-10 06:03 PM   #11 
  - This one sentence of yours did it for me:  truedelphi   Feb-28-10 10:09 PM   #28 
  - the financialization of all areas of life....  amborin   Feb-28-10 06:05 PM   #12 
  - Serf wages for all. knr nt  Union Yes   Feb-28-10 06:20 PM   #16 
  - We still can vote!!  BeFree   Feb-28-10 09:30 PM   #19 
  - If voting changed anything they would make it illegal.  Odin2005   Feb-28-10 10:03 PM   #27 
     - +1  L0oniX   Mar-01-10 10:56 AM   #42 
  - I can't argue with any of that. Rec. nt  bertman   Feb-28-10 09:33 PM   #20 
  - k & R  donheld   Feb-28-10 09:36 PM   #21 
  - We've been had. Obama is just another Corporatist.  Odin2005   Feb-28-10 09:58 PM   #23 
  - k & r  Starry Messenger   Feb-28-10 09:59 PM   #24 
  - Just the 'faux' middle class  blindpig   Mar-01-10 07:47 AM   #30 
  - kr  Echo In Light   Mar-01-10 08:11 AM   #32 
  - I call bullshit  sui generis   Mar-01-10 09:02 AM   #34 
  - You're blaming the victim on this one  MadHound   Mar-01-10 09:30 AM   #36 
  - I am guessing you are the one in one hundred  sui generis   Mar-01-10 10:06 AM   #38 
  - Yeah, voting worked soo well in '08....  blindpig   Mar-01-10 09:57 AM   #37 
  - I promise you one thing  sui generis   Mar-01-10 10:10 AM   #39 
     - They must be separated from the means of production.  blindpig   Mar-01-10 11:12 AM   #46 
     - since it's a pose no worries, but thank you for the snub  sui generis   Mar-01-10 12:20 PM   #48 
        - ... yawn  liberation   Mar-01-10 02:34 PM   #55 
           - egg-zackitly  sui generis   Mar-01-10 02:42 PM   #59 
     - I totally agree with you. There is literally no hope for the poor. They cant storm the Bastille  rhett o rick   Mar-01-10 02:37 PM   #56 
        - see  sui generis   Mar-01-10 02:41 PM   #58 
           - Bitter yes, tongue in cheek no way. I am sorry too few of my class recognize  rhett o rick   Mar-01-10 02:53 PM   #66 
              - yes as a matter of fact  sui generis   Mar-01-10 02:57 PM   #68 
              - Violence is not rewarding. Revolutions are awful, and anyone who's seen one would agree  AlienGirl   Mar-01-10 03:02 PM   #71 
                 - Like that American revolution...  Political Heretic   Mar-01-10 03:19 PM   #74 
                 - This is not like that. This would be more like the Civil War.  AlienGirl   Mar-01-10 03:27 PM   #79 
                 - I wish. But IMHO the American Revolution was unique. We were a whole continent away from our enemy  rhett o rick   Mar-01-10 03:31 PM   #81 
                    - American revolutionaries also had a goal and set of unifying principles  AlienGirl   Mar-01-10 03:38 PM   #82 
                       - Where did you ever get your goal for the revolution?  rhett o rick   Mar-01-10 05:59 PM   #92 
                          - Where I see it going? Likely eventual Balkanization, regional wars, even a second Dark Ages  AlienGirl   Mar-01-10 06:44 PM   #96 
                 - Damnit. Leave reality out of this. You certainly know how to kill a buzz.  rhett o rick   Mar-01-10 03:27 PM   #78 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Mar-01-10 10:15 AM   #40 
  - And the wealthy white person voice weighs in to the discussion. "It's not our fault!"  Political Heretic   Mar-01-10 02:33 PM   #54 
  - A man walks into a 7-11 with a gun and demands all the money.  rhett o rick   Mar-01-10 02:44 PM   #60 
  - rhett o rick  sui generis   Mar-01-10 03:00 PM   #69 
     - It's not about *YOU* you egotistical lunatic.  Political Heretic   Mar-01-10 03:24 PM   #77 
     - well it became personal  sui generis   Mar-01-10 04:10 PM   #85 
     - You say the poor has nothing to complain about because they have allowed the  rhett o rick   Mar-01-10 03:40 PM   #83 
        - no you extended it too far  sui generis   Mar-01-10 04:16 PM   #86 
           - I accept kooky, but I have a very hard time believing that anyone in the top1/2% weathy ruling class  rhett o rick   Mar-01-10 05:46 PM   #91 
  - This could be interesting...  Greyhound   Mar-01-10 02:48 PM   #64 
  - after 13 brazillian posts here do you think  sui generis   Mar-01-10 02:54 PM   #67 
  - They are only nervous because the middle class still has a lot of money to loot.  rhett o rick   Mar-01-10 06:01 PM   #93 
  - let's see I'm technically  sui generis   Mar-01-10 02:51 PM   #65 
     - Rich, White, Entitlement. Gotta love it. No one has said you don't "deserve the things you have"  Political Heretic   Mar-01-10 03:15 PM   #73 
     - oh you did the we  sui generis   Mar-01-10 04:29 PM   #88 
        - I'm quite comfortable letting my post, and your response to it, stand on their own for all to see.  Political Heretic   Mar-01-10 06:10 PM   #94 
     - I am sorry but I dont believe you. I may be wrong but to get into the top 1/2 % it is impossible  rhett o rick   Mar-01-10 03:48 PM   #84 
  - I call Godwin's law...  liberation   Mar-01-10 02:40 PM   #57 
  - Yes, but the victory is hollow if the loser is ambivalent. nt  rhett o rick   Mar-01-10 02:47 PM   #62 
  - oh god the brilliance it hurts  sui generis   Mar-01-10 02:47 PM   #63 
  - It's not that your class wants to kill us, it's that you dont care if we die.  rhett o rick   Mar-01-10 02:46 PM   #61 
     - okay  sui generis   Mar-01-10 03:01 PM   #70 
        - That's pretty much what he just said.  Political Heretic   Mar-01-10 03:22 PM   #75 
           - wow you've found an enemy right under your nose  sui generis   Mar-01-10 04:19 PM   #87 
              - Once again, its not about YOU. Try to repeat that to yourself a few thousand times.  Political Heretic   Mar-01-10 06:11 PM   #95 
                 - I'm just curious  sui generis   Mar-02-10 08:13 AM   #97 
  - K&R.  Vidar   Mar-01-10 10:54 AM   #41 
  - No shit?  northofdenali   Mar-01-10 12:11 PM   #47 
  - Warren Buffett said it: There is a class warfare. My side started it and my side's winning.  DuaneBidoux   Mar-01-10 01:16 PM   #52 
  - K&R  pleah   Mar-01-10 03:06 PM   #72 
  - Yes we can no longer ignore that we are under attack...  winyanstaz   Mar-01-10 03:23 PM   #76 
  - and the Middle Class went along to get along with it for 30 FUCKING YEARS  omega minimo   Mar-01-10 03:29 PM   #80 
  - What income levels describe the middle class?  Trillo   Mar-01-10 05:03 PM   #89 
     - The real distinction: Working class=you earn a wage; upper class=your money makes money  AlienGirl   Mar-01-10 05:17 PM   #90 

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