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SheilaT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-11-10 06:54 PM
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4. Probably not.
Even among the working class, there is no sense of class solidarity. Some huge percentage of the population consider themselves middle class, even when they are well above or below that definition. And most people honestly believe that they will eventually be in the top 5% of earners, again contrary to reality.

We had remarkably little major protests or violence against the rich during the Great Depression, when things really were a whole lot worse than they are now. I think that says it all.
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  -Will we ever have major protests or violence against the rich in the US and old mark  Jul-11-10 06:47 PM   #0 
  - As long as the cops have pensions to worry about the rich will  rzemanfl   Jul-11-10 06:50 PM   #1 
  - No cop I know worries about his/her pension. Its a given. Good post. n/t  Peregrine Took   Jul-11-10 07:11 PM   #16 
     - TRUE  PM Martin   Jul-11-10 09:40 PM   #28 
  - Hunger would be the breaking point.  tekisui   Jul-11-10 06:50 PM   #2 
  - exactly..  ixion   Jul-11-10 06:59 PM   #11 
  - They are already feeding us poison and no one complains.  Bonobo   Jul-11-10 10:52 PM   #33 
     - excellent point!  handmade34   Jul-12-10 12:06 AM   #38 
  - People don't react in this country....  Bloofer_Lady   Jul-11-10 06:52 PM   #3 
  - You are right about 'unless it directly effects them'  Mimosa   Jul-11-10 06:54 PM   #6 
     - Thank you for the welcome.  Bloofer_Lady   Jul-11-10 06:57 PM   #9 
  - Probably not.  SheilaT   Jul-11-10 06:54 PM   #4 
  - If things keep going wrong as they have for decades  jp11   Jul-11-10 06:54 PM   #5 
  - Not as long as TV Preachers keep pushing Pie In The Sky.  Joe Bacon   Jul-11-10 06:56 PM   #7 
  - If we'd let Wall Street burn down instead of bailing it out, and no stimulus was passed  OmahaBlueDog   Jul-11-10 06:57 PM   #8 
  - This is why the bailout was so awful...  Davis_X_Machina   Jul-11-10 07:00 PM   #12 
     - That's one reason why it happened and you saw so many congresspersons  old mark   Jul-12-10 05:43 AM   #40 
  - I have thought of this before, and when I compare our circumstances  Curmudgeoness   Jul-11-10 06:58 PM   #10 
  - It Happened Before, It Will Happen Again  Demeter   Jul-11-10 07:06 PM   #13 
  - Well we already have in the Tea Parties. They are protesting  doc03   Jul-11-10 07:09 PM   #14 
  - All That Moves Them Sir, Is That The President Is A Black Man  The Magistrate   Jul-11-10 07:13 PM   #17 
     - You are right n/t  doc03   Jul-11-10 07:24 PM   #20 
     - Archie Bunker was never just about race.  pscot   Jul-11-10 07:26 PM   #21 
  - The "turtles" are there to protect "them from "us."  Peregrine Took   Jul-11-10 07:10 PM   #15 
  - when American Idol ends.  Odin2005   Jul-11-10 07:17 PM   #18 
  - Or NASCAR. Or KO.  WinkyDink   Jul-11-10 10:47 PM   #30 
  - I hate to be negative but I'm sure that by the time it does happen in th U.S. it will too late.  leeroysphitz   Jul-11-10 07:17 PM   #19 
  - Americans of 2010 aren't the Americans of 1776  howaboutme   Jul-11-10 07:38 PM   #22 
  - My brother thinks it'll come more about by.........  socialist_n_TN   Jul-11-10 07:44 PM   #23 
  - Not as long as we have clusterfox nooze and the msm acting likewise.  muntrv   Jul-11-10 07:52 PM   #24 
  - Maybe the homeless will rise up against those of us who have housing?  stray cat   Jul-11-10 08:28 PM   #25 
  - If another round of tax cuts on the rich happens I think that would lead to demonstrations.  applegrove   Jul-11-10 09:22 PM   #26 
  - The world will have to reach near apocolyptic conditions for the drugged populace to rise up  Stinky The Clown   Jul-11-10 09:26 PM   #27 
  - +1  KillCapitalism   Jul-11-10 11:52 PM   #36 
  - Neither would get coverage in the U.S.  costahawk1987   Jul-11-10 10:44 PM   #29 
  - We're just satisfied enough.  Forkboy   Jul-11-10 10:48 PM   #31 
  - Not as long as the cops keep militarizing. Want to see what THIS does to a crowd?  Bonobo   Jul-11-10 10:51 PM   #32 
  - what the hell is that?  patrick t. cakes   Jul-11-10 10:58 PM   #34 
     - Link.  Bonobo   Jul-11-10 11:08 PM   #35 
  - makes me think of "REDS"  handmade34   Jul-12-10 12:05 AM   #37 
  - They are ready for it.  L0oniX   Jul-12-10 12:29 AM   #39 

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