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Mythsaje Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:25 AM
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It's about the Class War, Stupid.
THAT is the underlying message of our times. Everything else we face is a symptom of that. The rich are getting richer faster than ever, and the middle class is vanishing like an icecube in the sun. The war is profiting the ultra-rich "conservative" class and killing or physically or emotionally maiming the children of the lower classes. Credit card companies, advertisers, and banks are preying on the less fortunate and leading them into debt so they can buy more Chinese crap foisted upon them by multi-nationals who play the political game to avoid paying their fair share and take far more from the system then they'll ever put into it.

Everything else. EVERYTHING else is just a symptom of the underlying problem--America no longer belongs to Americans. It belongs to the monied interests, who are manipulating everything down to foreign and domestic policy decisions at the expense of everyone else who doesn't have the funds to compete on K Street.

THIS is the true battle of our time. Anyone who doesn't realize its import isn't paying attention.
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Angela Shelley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:27 AM
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1. You have said it so well
so how does the "Class War" turn around?

Stop buying crap on credit.
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Vanje Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:37 AM
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3. Its hard to pay cash for a first house
Even with the housing bubble burst, houses more of a workers salery than they used to.
20 years ago, I bought a house on 0.5 acres for 25K. I made ~12 K / year.
That same house costs 100K now. I still make ~12K/year.

A a low to mid wage-earner "homeowner" , now is owned for life.
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Wiregrass Willie Donating Member (436 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 06:24 AM
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12. I we can agree that class war begins with Corporations...
Then we must get our politicians to curb the eternal life of the Corporate entities. The Courts say a Corporation is a citizen. Why then doesn't it die like all other citizens ? If they did occasionally die, they would be unable to accumulate the wealth to buy politicians like they now do.
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:28 AM
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2. When I read something that doesn't seem to make sense,
all I have to do is "follow the money", and I come right back around into the truth of this statement.

(nominated)
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The Traveler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:50 AM
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4. Well, you did it again
Now I'm gonna have to recommend ya ... :)
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scarletwoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:01 AM
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5. Yup. No war but the class war. If you don't understand THAT, you understand nothing.
Edited on Sat Nov-17-07 11:38 AM by scarletwoman
Great post, voted to recommend.

sw

(edited to make my subject line clearer)
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glowing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:19 AM
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6. Of course it is, it always has been. Def. rec. for these 3 very important
paragraphs.

Follow the money and it leads to the crap we continue to endure. There is only 1 candidate I trust that is running for President... except he is belittled and called an elf. I'm half way in and out the door on Edwards. He seems to have shed the DLC coat and embarked on a campaign with the truth. I personally wouldn't mind if the two of them teamed up. Together, they would really heal the nation and bring the wrongs into rights. I don't care which way you pair them, they would have to work as co-pres. to undo the soooo many wrongs. It would be an amazing thing for someone to finally open the doors to the tombs that encase the many atrocities that have been committed by our secreted policing agencies like the CIA and NSA. With real information, there would be a lot of elite in jail.
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DCKit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 12:06 PM
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7. Please tell me you have some acreage I can convert to DU food and energy... nt
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OneBlueSky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 03:41 AM
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8. I agree . . . and hand-in-hand with the class war is . . .
corporate control of our government . . . that is how the rich exercise their near total control over the rest of us . . .

I will not vote for a candidate who is beholden to mega-corps; in the presidential race, you can easily figure out who that eliminates from consideration for me . . .
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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 03:43 AM
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9. it is ALL the class war
several thousand rich fucks think their money is more important than the lives of millions of people, the survival of our species and the survival of our planet.

it is the ultimate ignorant arrogance.
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upi402 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 04:21 AM
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10. "class warfare" and "liberal" have been demonized in the corporate media
We really have to get folks elected who will stop the fascist propaganda machine's march.
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Perry Logan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 05:35 AM
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11. America has been in a state of civil war ever since 2000.
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BB1 Donating Member (671 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 06:50 AM
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13. Maybe some of the people who think alike
should get together and set up a new society. The country is big enough, and you can call yourselves the 'New Natives'. And use the old Constitution in the right way. I'll come and visit!

(on the other hand - why not take over the Amish communities?)
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 08:41 AM
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14. Of course it is. n/t
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