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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-15-12 09:48 AM
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3. We've been in a real class war in this country since the Mayflower arrived..
Ever read the Constitution as originally written by the slave owners, shippers and businessmen of the colonies, before any amendments were made?

Of course, after 1980, the war escalated exponentially for a couple of reasons.

One, St. Ronnie and all he did and stood for, including being so popular.

Two, partly because of St. Ronnie, the neoliberal wing of the Democratic Party was able to take control of the Party, instituting the undemocratic institution of Super Delegates and changing the policies of the Party from what was then left of 99% oriented policies to 1% oriented policies.

Three, the DNC sent Democrats in D.C. a memo asking them to see if they couldn't get some of those nice lobbyist campaign contributions that the Republicans were getting.

Thing is, until the people who had already appropriated 99% of the wealth of the country started whining about class warfare, most of us were only vaguely aware that we had been engaged in class warfare for four centuries and had pretty much lost at most major steps along the way.
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  -What would a real "class war" look like ? kentuck  Apr-15-12 08:21 AM   #0 
  - A Real Class War? You're Soaking in It.  NYC_SKP   Apr-15-12 09:30 AM   #1 
  - If we accept that the solution lies in voting...  kentuck   Apr-15-12 09:37 AM   #2 
  - We don't get to vote on those issues. We get to vote only for candidates.  No Elephants   Apr-15-12 09:55 AM   #4 
     - And therein lies the problem, in my opinion...  kentuck   Apr-15-12 11:27 AM   #6 
        - I understand your point about principle vs. party. What I am trying to add to that point, though,  No Elephants   Apr-16-12 09:09 AM   #10 
  - +1 and LOL on the "You're soaking in it."  No Elephants   Apr-15-12 09:56 AM   #5 
     - See Reply #7.... I've been wondering myself... n/t  KoKo   Apr-15-12 04:51 PM   #8 
  - We've been in a real class war in this country since the Mayflower arrived..  No Elephants   Apr-15-12 09:48 AM   #3 
  - "Inverted Totalitarianism" by Sheldon Wolin (The Question for Way?)  KoKo   Apr-15-12 04:29 PM   #7 
  - That was written in 2003. I wonder what he would write after we've  No Elephants   Apr-16-12 09:25 AM   #12 
     - The Oakland guy got little coverage except on "Democracy Now"  KoKo   Apr-16-12 10:09 AM   #13 
        - Catch 22. A national narrative depends upon media.  No Elephants   Apr-16-12 10:15 AM   #14 
  - I only give allegiance to the giver of all good things, not a party, and that's why so many vote for  Divine Discontent   Apr-15-12 05:01 PM   #9 
  - Blessings, DD, but the last candidate for potus who ran on that platform and (IMO) actually meant it  No Elephants   Apr-16-12 09:14 AM   #11 
     - blessings. good posts, btw. n/t  Divine Discontent   Apr-17-12 04:47 PM   #17 
        - Awwwww, thank you.  No Elephants   Apr-17-12 10:46 PM   #18 
  - To know what it looks like, just open your eyes.  dtexdem   Apr-16-12 12:11 PM   #15 
     - That would be labeled domestic terrorism and handled accordingly.  No Elephants   Apr-16-12 01:02 PM   #16 

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