Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

The people at the top have to be scared shitless.

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU
 
originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-08 03:53 PM
Original message
The people at the top have to be scared shitless.
I have a feeling that they appreciate how badly everything has been going, and how much worse it is about to get. The people look to them for the answers, and they don't have them. This is an accident. If only this was so planned, but it ain't, they've just fucked up. The big chill is about to come, and the party is about to end. The sirens are sounding for the category 5 shitstorm headed for the US economy.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
Demeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-08 03:59 PM
Response to Original message
1. They Aren't Scared Enough
This country is one matchstick from revolution--a French style revolution--if the corruption and criminality don't get punished starting with the election and continuing until there is no more.

The people on the top miscalculated their escape timing, or didn't plan one, because they never thought that the geese laying those golden eggs would eventually turn on them. The power of numbers was always an abstraction. Their numbers, the $$$$, would always prevail, they thought. Well, they are discovering that it ain't so. Sheer numbers of people, many of them armed, will trump any amount of $$$. The people on top might want to rethink the 2nd amendment, next time they get a chance.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-08 04:22 PM
Response to Reply #1
11. The looting was legalized under Reagan, Bush I and Clinton
and has escalated to epic proportions under the current fools. No, they didn't think it would last forever, not after the writing on the wall appeared during the Enron fiasco. However, they expected it to last long enough for them to steal enough to ride out the calamity that is sure to follow.

The ultra rich now lead such separate lives serviced with such a separate infrastructure that we never see them, never really know who they are or where they live. What we think of as the rich are their top hirelings, the multimillion dollar a year corporate management. Those are the guys we'll turn on, completely missing all their string pullers who live behind large stands of trees and hedges, completely invisible except for the occasional trail their private jet leaves high in the sky.

Their numbers will go down, but they will still emerge obscenely wealthy, ready to buy the government as soon as the next batch of simpletons who don't know what they've done before comes along.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
FKA MNChimpH8R Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-08 05:19 PM
Response to Reply #1
19. If the repukes steal this election, there is only one possible response


Thousands of heads should roll, including those of the "Democratic" enablers who let this happen rather than stand on principle.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-08 04:01 PM
Response to Original message
2. They're insulated. They'll live. n/t
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-08 04:03 PM
Response to Original message
3. They exist to take money from the taxpayers...
We will pay dearly for their mistakes.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
geckosfeet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-08 04:03 PM
Response to Original message
4. Oh yeah. They fucked up. But they are not about to admit it. I don't look
to them for shit. They are nothing but a pack of thieves in suits and ties.

The party is going to end alright - for those of us whose income is lower than the top 1%. The 1%'ers will simply leave the country till it blows over.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
BeHereNow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-08 04:05 PM
Response to Original message
5. Surely you never believed...
That the Patriot Act and Homeland Security were about
protecting US, did you?

It has always been about protecting THEM from us.
And planned?
Go back and study some Trilateral Commission and CFR
documents.
It most certainly was planned.

BHN


Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
lovuian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-08 04:09 PM
Response to Original message
6. I do believe that the Propoganda machine is majorly broke
People have awakened to their tricks
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Kaleko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-08 04:18 PM
Response to Reply #6
9. Yeah. What the robber barons didn't plan on was the power of the internet
to help their wage-slaves to connect the dots.

This connectivity is our ace in the hole. There are disclosures coming that will blow the information gap between shadow govmt ops, regular government ops and We The People wide open.

I think Bernanke & Co are extremely nervous right now. Too many loose ends twisting in the wind...

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Bigmack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-08 04:12 PM
Response to Original message
7. Read "Shock Doctrine"...
This is NO accident. If they destroy the economy and the infrastructure and the schools and the safety net and the .... well, you get the picture... the Chicago School feels that pure capitalism will finally be achieved.

Read the book... maybe the pee will run down your leg like it did mine.

We are well and truly fucked!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
caledesi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-08 05:55 PM
Response to Reply #7
21. That book is great! NT
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
geckosfeet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-08 06:32 PM
Response to Reply #7
23. That wouldn't be capitalism - it would be anarchy.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Bigmack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-08 07:06 PM
Response to Reply #23
25. I think so, too....
but the True Believers at the Chicago School think it would be Nirvana.

Read the book.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-08 04:12 PM
Response to Original message
8. Good.
They earned it fair and square. (The fear, I mean.)
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-08 04:21 PM
Response to Original message
10. Ever notice the people at the top all live in gated communities with armed security?
That is no accident.

Don
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
onethatcares Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-08 04:27 PM
Response to Reply #10
12. amen to that Don.
either they are frightened of what's out there, or something else.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-08 05:38 PM
Response to Reply #10
20. Indeed they do.
I live down the street from one of those places. I actually had a relative who lived there. It really wasn't all that great for what they had to pay, but I guess the security is why it was so much.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-08 05:57 PM
Response to Reply #10
22. no they don't. The people who are really at the top don't live in those places.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Prisoner_Number_Six Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-08 04:30 PM
Response to Original message
13. They may KNOW it, but I doubt they APPRECIATE it.
They simply don't have that kind of mental state within themselves.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
KG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-08 04:33 PM
Response to Original message
14. prolly not.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
catzies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-08 04:35 PM
Response to Original message
15. "Accident?" Sorry, I don't agree. Law of Unintended Consequences, maybe.
Many have made out like the proverbial bandits they are. Scared shitless, too, no doubt.

But accidental? Sorry, I don't think so.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-08 04:37 PM
Response to Original message
16. Scared of what?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Golden Raisin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-08 04:41 PM
Response to Original message
17. Perhaps one of the reasons Blackwater
has risen to prominence and the public eye the last few years.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Bonhomme Richard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-08 04:56 PM
Response to Original message
18. McCain will not be their candidate.
They are already beginning to groom Romney.
You are going to here more and more about him.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
natrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-08 06:56 PM
Response to Original message
24. bullshit.no accident. all laws such as bankruptcy fisa etc in place to cope with rebellion
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Thu Aug 28th 2014, 06:46 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC