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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-13 07:11 AM
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This is something that only dawned on me recently.
Since the crash of 2008 it appears that the government has no qualms about betraying the interests of the common man. There are several reasons for that.

We are now so far removed from what used to be a socialist alternative. An alternative they, the powerful wealthy, rightfully feared. Now we can see the truly one-sided future economic reality in store for us. Or, we see a small sample of the economic reality in store for the common man. We are certainly headed back to that 19th century economic reality. It's not a place I want to go.

But how many people are even aware of the progressive changes that have taken place since 1900? They don't know how it was before, so they do not realize what it can become once again. The people do not recognize the 20th Century as the historic aberration that it was. They assume the United States of America was always like that. But before the labor movement this wonderful American middle class simply did not exist. If we have to rely on the citizenry remembering history, we are fucked.
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