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freshwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 09:53 PM
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29. You got it.
Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 09:54 PM by freshwest
Philanthropy is commendable, but it must not cause the philanthropist to overlook the circumstances of economic injustice which make philanthropy necessary.

Martin Luther King, Jr.
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  -In the New Class War...ABC drops the first Propaganda Bomb for the Wealthy maxrandb  Apr-04-11 12:40 PM   #0 
  - Its interesting to read about Carnegie and the rest  napoleon_in_rags   Apr-04-11 12:48 PM   #1 
  - But most of the time, the money goes to whoever kisses ass the best...  rfranklin   Apr-04-11 12:51 PM   #3 
  - people should not have to rely on charity  fascisthunter   Apr-04-11 06:33 PM   #27 
  - You got it.  freshwest   Apr-04-11 09:53 PM   #29 
  - Carnegie ran sweat shops  eilen   Apr-05-11 05:20 AM   #42 
  - He was viciously anti-labor  Cherchez la Femme   Apr-05-11 09:55 AM   #59 
     - Exactly  kenfrequed   Apr-05-11 10:19 AM   #60 
  - Carnegie was a right bastard...  druidity33   Apr-05-11 05:45 AM   #43 
  - This show and Undercover Boss are there to convince...  prairierose   Apr-04-11 12:50 PM   #2 
  - Amen. I've never seen such blatant propaganda. Millionaires and billionaires are worried. Good. nt  thanks_imjustlurking   Apr-04-11 06:21 PM   #23 
  - Yessireeee Bob!!! Blatant propaganda is right!  Little Star   Apr-04-11 06:31 PM   #26 
  - Both those shows are nothing but crap  Raine   Apr-04-11 06:59 PM   #28 
  - Because no one would notice the camera crew  Sherman A1   Apr-05-11 02:47 AM   #40 
  - What about "Outsourced"? The re-release of Arthur? The NFL lockout?  CrossChris   Apr-04-11 12:53 PM   #4 
  - I hate how it makes rich people look like some special species.  themadstork   Apr-04-11 12:59 PM   #5 
  - Yes, and in reality  maxrandb   Apr-04-11 02:00 PM   #6 
     - But the "poverty class" hasn't?  bobbolink   Apr-04-11 02:20 PM   #13 
        - Yes, of course they have  maxrandb   Apr-04-11 02:38 PM   #15 
           - Then, could you please at least mention us?  bobbolink   Apr-04-11 02:41 PM   #16 
           - The point is to get the lower class up into the middle class and protect the middle class.  w4rma   Apr-04-11 06:28 PM   #24 
           - I hate that phase, "The poor will always be with you" for it is taken out of context.  happyslug   Apr-05-11 09:10 AM   #55 
  - K&R  Hubert Flottz   Apr-04-11 02:03 PM   #7 
  - That's what I hated about Big Give, or the Secret Boss show.  closeupready   Apr-04-11 02:04 PM   #8 
  - Did you see Bill Maher tear into this show? Amazing.  jtown1123   Apr-04-11 02:06 PM   #9 
  - Rich people must be getting nervous, if they're putting out PR shows  leftstreet   Apr-04-11 02:06 PM   #10 
  - You are definitely on the right track! JUSTICE rather than CHARITY.  bobbolink   Apr-04-11 02:10 PM   #11 
  - In Hebrew the word for "charity" is derived from the word for JUSTICE.  Raksha   Apr-04-11 02:52 PM   #19 
     - Yes, thank you. There are many aspects of Judaism that reflect JUSTICE.  bobbolink   Apr-04-11 03:00 PM   #20 
  - But they can't write off taxes.  EC   Apr-04-11 02:13 PM   #12 
  - I don't want to demonize the wealthy  maxrandb   Apr-04-11 02:32 PM   #14 
     - But that is back to the charity and that leaves us petitioning with hat in hand.  bobbolink   Apr-04-11 02:46 PM   #18 
     - JFK got his quote from the New Testament (Luke 12:48) eom  Obamanaut   Apr-05-11 02:22 AM   #39 
        - Yes  maxrandb   Apr-05-11 09:07 AM   #54 
  - K & R 1000 times! I couldn't agree more.  Raksha   Apr-04-11 02:45 PM   #17 
  - You're letting them off a hell of a lot easier than I would  Warpy   Apr-04-11 04:45 PM   #21 
  - Philanthropy is about control and improving image.  JDPriestly   Apr-04-11 05:06 PM   #22 
  - But, but, taxing isn't "feel-good" fare for the masses!  WinkyDink   Apr-04-11 06:29 PM   #25 
  - so they donated $250,000 to a charity  Bombero1956   Apr-04-11 11:04 PM   #30 
  - Interesting how the shows producers don't know or just ignore the  Rex   Apr-04-11 11:11 PM   #31 
  - 5% won't be nearly enough to fund all that.  SnakeEyes   Apr-05-11 12:26 AM   #32 
  - Make it 50.  grahamhgreen   Apr-05-11 12:33 AM   #34 
  - Back in my more clueless days  madamesilverspurs   Apr-05-11 12:27 AM   #33 
  - a mere $250,000?  hfojvt   Apr-05-11 12:38 AM   #35 
  - I paid, GE got a rebate.  lonestarnot   Apr-05-11 12:44 AM   #36 
  - Me too. I am getting fucking sick of this bullshit.  truebrit71   Apr-05-11 09:48 AM   #58 
  - Rockefeller and his give-away of dimes was one of the most appaling media circuses in US History nt  rpannier   Apr-05-11 01:21 AM   #37 
  - How about 10%?  Enthusiast   Apr-05-11 02:11 AM   #38 
  - The rich need PR. They are parasites.  ipaint   Apr-05-11 02:55 AM   #41 
  - I am a teacher: Get this shit:  callous taoboy   Apr-05-11 07:17 AM   #44 
  - ah, a UK propaganda import at that!  harmonicon   Apr-05-11 07:30 AM   #45 
  - Millionaires and billionaires get a nice, little high....  Corruption Winz   Apr-05-11 07:38 AM   #46 
  - It's not really their money to give in the first place  PotatoChip   Apr-05-11 07:42 AM   #47 
  - FYI  onlyadream   Apr-05-11 07:48 AM   #48 
  - The wealthy can not exist without causing the poor to exist  Taitertots   Apr-05-11 07:59 AM   #49 
  - Here, here....  GTurck   Apr-05-11 08:00 AM   #50 
  - Oh, goody - more fluffing for the 1%  hatrack   Apr-05-11 08:05 AM   #51 
  - Yeah in my view these shows are nothing but propaganda for the ultra-rich  jimlup   Apr-05-11 08:44 AM   #52 
  - But one of the Boss' cried, so he must "care". Right?  russspeakeasy   Apr-05-11 10:33 AM   #61 
  - It's hardly "the first" such propaganda bomb  Bragi   Apr-05-11 08:46 AM   #53 
  - Kay & Arghhhhh! n/t  Plucketeer   Apr-05-11 09:37 AM   #56 
  - Impress me by paying THEIR FREAKIN SHARE OF TAXES!!! n/t  Fire1   Apr-05-11 09:46 AM   #57 
  - Yesterday someone here on DU said her family earns 100k but brings home 60k after taxes  SaveAmerica   Apr-05-11 10:39 AM   #62 
  - $250,000, or whatever these people give, is chicken feed compared to  Ron Green   Apr-05-11 10:52 AM   #63 
  - I did not watch the show but I worked in a railroad museum in a town  jwirr   Apr-05-11 11:05 AM   #64 
  - The rich view social obligations as discretionary.  Deep13   Apr-05-11 11:08 AM   #65 
  - If I accidentally switch to one of those reality tv shows, I'm outta there  brewens   Apr-05-11 11:11 AM   #66 
  - Isn't this called "slumming?"  KansDem   Apr-05-11 11:13 AM   #67 
  - Bingo! I hate shows like this.  Vinca   Apr-05-11 11:21 AM   #68 
  - Listen to this socialist  bongbong   Apr-05-11 12:22 PM   #69 
  - Great; steal a few trillion from the public coffers by lobby and fiat,  ooglymoogly   Apr-05-11 12:25 PM   #70 
  - Corporate media = pro corporate/wealthy propaganda  Dawson Leery   Apr-05-11 12:39 PM   #71 

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