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Cal Carpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-08-10 08:15 AM
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25. Who do you think fought (and even died) to get us to the New Deal?

It's one of the only things that *has* done any good in this country, and it's been crushed time and time again because it IS the one thing that works.

Vote with our dollars? WHAT FUCKING DOLLARS?

If someone has enough dollars to choose how and where to spend them then they are lucky as hell. Most people in this country (and the world - which is important because our economy goes way past political borders) have little or no choice? They're lucky if they can pay their basic bills and feed their families and hope to god they can sock a few bucks away so they don't starve to death in old age?
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  -Workers of the World Unite? Maybe a new way of looking at it? Ichingcarpenter  Dec-07-10 03:55 PM   #0 
  - Sure, kid. The workers of India are waiting for your call.  aquart   Dec-07-10 04:00 PM   #1 
  - Nationalism is a tough opponent for those wanting to fight global problems with global  pampango   Dec-07-10 04:03 PM   #2 
  - Getting universally screwed by the capitalists is a good motivator.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Dec-07-10 04:04 PM   #3 
  - I have seen new alternatives to the old thoughts  Ichingcarpenter   Dec-07-10 04:23 PM   #5 
  - sure  FamousBlueRaincoat   Dec-07-10 04:12 PM   #4 
  - We don't need a worker's revolution...  The_Commonist   Dec-07-10 04:25 PM   #6 
  - I only used that Idiom so that people would recognize it  Ichingcarpenter   Dec-07-10 04:29 PM   #8 
  - A worker's revolution is exactly what we need -  TBF   Dec-08-10 06:50 AM   #21 
  - No, a consumer's revolution is exactly what we need.  The_Commonist   Dec-08-10 07:46 AM   #23 
     - Who do you think fought (and even died) to get us to the New Deal?  Cal Carpenter   Dec-08-10 08:15 AM   #25 
     - What dollars? Who has any money left? 1% of them own 40% of this country.  TBF   Dec-08-10 08:26 AM   #26 
     - Consumers are to humans as dogs are to wolves. n/t  blindpig   Dec-08-10 08:55 AM   #28 
  - The power of the people is not in their money  Cal Carpenter   Dec-08-10 08:11 AM   #24 
  - With respect -  Moondog   Dec-07-10 04:28 PM   #7 
  - The Old Man is buried prematurely.  blindpig   Dec-07-10 04:34 PM   #9 
  - +1  leftstreet   Dec-07-10 04:36 PM   #10 
  - Well...... you know that word is like being a Liberal  Ichingcarpenter   Dec-07-10 04:38 PM   #11 
     - ..  leftstreet   Dec-07-10 04:39 PM   #12 
        - The word 'Marxist' doesn't have the same crap meaning as in the States  Ichingcarpenter   Dec-07-10 05:05 PM   #18 
  - +2  Starry Messenger   Dec-07-10 04:42 PM   #13 
  - That's the thing about truth  Cal Carpenter   Dec-07-10 04:50 PM   #14 
  - "Capitalism is bunk"  blindpig   Dec-07-10 04:56 PM   #16 
  - +3  maryf   Dec-07-10 04:59 PM   #17 
  - The middle class needs to realize they have more in common with the poor than the rich.  smoochpooch   Dec-07-10 04:53 PM   #15 
  - Not to worry  blindpig   Dec-08-10 06:31 AM   #19 
  - That clarity is coming every day - as more and more lose their homes and jobs.  TBF   Dec-08-10 06:47 AM   #20 
  - There's nothing wrong with the old way - unionizaton.  MilesColtrane   Dec-08-10 07:06 AM   #22 
     - And that is exactly why they've taken out our unions -  TBF   Dec-08-10 08:30 AM   #27 

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