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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-28-11 06:06 PM
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3. The 19th century seems to be the model.
Children working in factories. No unions, no wage and hour laws, no safety regulations. Robber barons. Extreme wealth and extreme poverty, not much in between. William Blake's "dark satanic mills." But the people at the top did very, very well.
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  -If the GOP's complete agenda were to be enacted in full... MrScorpio  May-28-11 06:03 PM   #0 
  - This is a class war between oligarchs and the rest of us  nonperson   May-28-11 06:05 PM   #1 
  - They're sociopaths. It's as simple -- and as scary -- as that.  villager   May-28-11 06:06 PM   #2 
  - The 19th century seems to be the model.  The Velveteen Ocelot   May-28-11 06:06 PM   #3 
  - Bleakly accurate. What the hell is wrong with them?  Scuba   May-28-11 06:07 PM   #4 
  - They want to be the new Carnegies and Astors and Goulds and Mellons  The Velveteen Ocelot   May-28-11 06:13 PM   #7 
     - The teabaggers are so filled with hate, brainwashed and being used  Raine   May-28-11 08:43 PM   #12 
  - Actually I think India's caste system seems to be their ideal model.  Initech   May-28-11 06:12 PM   #6 
  - Just a guess:  katsy   May-28-11 06:09 PM   #5 
  - They Aren't Doing Anything Different !!!...It's just that in the past there was another fucking ....  RagAss   May-28-11 06:15 PM   #8 
  - Agree  Raine   May-28-11 08:51 PM   #14 
  - Musical Interlude for the remedy to the GOP program, if fully enacted  Jack Rabbit   May-28-11 06:28 PM   #9 
  - Have you ever seen "Gangs Of New York"?  baldguy   May-28-11 08:01 PM   #10 
  - Oh Yeah, I'm a HUGE Scorsese fan. I see what you mean  MrScorpio   May-28-11 08:11 PM   #11 
  - Because they think they will profit  proud2BlibKansan   May-28-11 08:44 PM   #13 
  - What's funny is they are trying, but people are getting wise, and it's not working...  YellowRubberDuckie   May-28-11 08:56 PM   #15 
  - my guess: 50% Handmaid's Tale, 50% Fallout  0rganism   May-28-11 08:57 PM   #16 
  - "America" is, to them, an out-moded concept. Wealth is beyond nationhoods.  WinkyDink   May-28-11 08:59 PM   #17 

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