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Township75 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-11 11:10 AM
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2. I'm happy people are protesting wall street, but...
this stuff about the elite trembling in their boots is just a horse-shit line by someone trying to make a popular speech. Do you really think anyone on wall street is scared or trembling regarding these protests? I doubt it.
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  -Cornel West at Occupy Wall Street protest: The elite will tremble Playinghardball  Sep-28-11 11:05 AM   #0 
  - "Don't be scared to say 'Revolution' "  Vanje   Sep-28-11 11:07 AM   #1 
  - I'm happy people are protesting wall street, but...  Township75   Sep-28-11 11:10 AM   #2 
  - Maybe not 'scared' or 'trembling' just yet, but unless they're fools,  coalition_unwilling   Sep-28-11 11:14 AM   #4 
  - Yes. There's just too many getting the short-end.  Loge23   Sep-28-11 11:28 AM   #8 
     - Seeing that photo and the video whence it originated brought to  coalition_unwilling   Sep-28-11 11:33 AM   #9 
  - It is figurative, not literal.  AmBlue   Sep-28-11 12:02 PM   #13 
  - Excellent post and so true!  PotatoChip   Sep-28-11 02:11 PM   #27 
     - Why, thank you, PotatoChip!  AmBlue   Sep-28-11 05:31 PM   #28 
  - They did not tremble at the beginning of the 60-80s either. What we  jwirr   Sep-28-11 01:02 PM   #18 
  - You're right, a populist protest is the wrong venue for fiery polemics!  Ignis   Sep-28-11 02:01 PM   #26 
  - Isn't he the part of the elite?  frazzled   Sep-28-11 11:14 AM   #3 
  - When people speak of elite they are speaking of those who are so rich they can buy senators, votes,  FarLeftFist   Sep-28-11 11:18 AM   #6 
  - Oh, under that definition, fuggehdabout it: they won't ever listen  frazzled   Sep-28-11 11:22 AM   #7 
  - Yeah. Kind of like that elitist Franklin Roosevelt  RufusTFirefly   Sep-28-11 11:48 AM   #10 
  - That wasn't the point: if you're talking about the "elites"  frazzled   Sep-28-11 12:21 PM   #14 
     - Oh, he did talk about them occasionally - to say how they hated him  jwirr   Sep-28-11 01:10 PM   #20 
  - One could argue West is part of the elite but then he's from a generation  justiceischeap   Sep-28-11 11:56 AM   #11 
  - Lady GaGa was an 'elitist' here yesterday...  Whisp   Sep-28-11 01:15 PM   #22 
     - I'm beginning to suspect....  Pacifist Patriot   Sep-29-11 10:52 AM   #32 
  - Hell yeah! The more names, the better!  arcane1   Sep-28-11 11:14 AM   #5 
  - ...  xchrom   Sep-28-11 11:59 AM   #12 
  - K&R nt  TBF   Sep-28-11 12:23 PM   #15 
  - Another camera hungry "leader"  CalvinJam   Sep-28-11 12:34 PM   #16 
  - So? All professor's charge to speak at some events it is part of the  jwirr   Sep-28-11 01:13 PM   #21 
  - And yet Cornel West has the nerve to support the poor  fasttense   Sep-28-11 01:24 PM   #24 
  - That video brought tears to they eyes of this old 60s demonstrator. nt  jwirr   Sep-28-11 12:55 PM   #17 
  - Ha ha! A tenured Ivy League professor is railing against ""The elite"  Freddie Stubbs   Sep-28-11 01:10 PM   #19 
  - Are you equating a tenured Ivy League professor with the Koch brothers  jwirr   Sep-28-11 01:16 PM   #23 
  - Funny, never any comment on the Koch Bros  Kingofalldems   Sep-28-11 01:33 PM   #25 
  - And Moses was raised and educated  Solomon   Sep-28-11 05:39 PM   #29 
  - Revolution!  Coexist   Sep-28-11 07:07 PM   #30 
  - I don't know whether to be amused or disgusted....  Pacifist Patriot   Sep-29-11 10:51 AM   #31 

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