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Wed Oct 21, 2020, 11:36 AM

Does the GOP want to turn the US into a medieval feudal state?

Just an observation based on watching the news over the past couple of years...

There seem to be two major types of people who support the GOP and that person in the Oval Office. One type is mostly made up of filthy rich corporate executives, lobbyists, and similar people. The other type seems to be mostly average American workers, the ones who do the work that makes it possible for those executives to be filthy rich. And it would appear that most of the average American workers who support that person in the Oval Office listen mostly to Fox and similar outlets, if at all.

Now, there have been several items in the news about the ginormous disparity in pay scales between CEOs and front-line workers. A recent item (I don't remember which company) said the CEO made like 7,000 times more that an entry-level worker.

And, a number of major corporations have already put small businesses out of work, either by buying them or by competition.

A lot of Europe back in the Middle Ages consisted of small feudal states run by lords who had their own fiefdoms. They had the castles and huge residences and had farmers and tradesmen who supported them by paying taxes. Except in a few very specific cases, there was no real way for these serfs to rise above their station: they were stuck for life, and part of it was due to a lack of education.

So nowadays we see more and more large corporations hiring lots of people at low salaries and with minimal benefits. We see more and more small independent businesses going bust. We have the GOP wanting to dismantle the ACA. And we see a lot of average American workers, who work for these corporations in one way or another, listening to another huge corporation (Fox) that's encouraging them to support a system that's slowly turning them into little more than medieval serfs.

Again, just an observation.

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grumpyduck Oct 2020 OP
Newest Reality Oct 2020 #1
SharonAnn Oct 2020 #5
StClone Oct 2020 #2
musette_sf Oct 2020 #3
Kid Berwyn Oct 2020 #4
LakeArenal Oct 2020 #6
dchill Oct 2020 #7
vlyons Oct 2020 #8
silverweb Oct 2020 #9
Crunchy Frog Oct 2020 #10
TheRealNorth Oct 2020 #11

Response to grumpyduck (Original post)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 11:38 AM

1. Yes. Of course. It has been in the process for a while now, IMHO. Serf's UNITE!

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Response to Newest Reality (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 11:41 AM

5. Yes. Absolutely. Feudal lords will have all rights, serfs will have absolutely none.

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Response to grumpyduck (Original post)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 11:38 AM

2. Yes

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Response to grumpyduck (Original post)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 11:38 AM

3. Want to? Been in the works

since the day Nixon boarded the helicopter.

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Response to grumpyduck (Original post)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 11:40 AM

4. CEOs make 320 times what serfs get.

https://www.epi.org/publication/ceo-compensation-surged-14-in-2019-to-21-3-million-ceos-now-earn-320-times-as-much-as-a-typical-worker/

They are the new aristocrats and overlords in service to royalty ó the planetís plunderers and billionaires.

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Response to grumpyduck (Original post)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 11:42 AM

6. I have said that since 2009.

My protest sign was

Feudal Lords hate educated people.

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Response to grumpyduck (Original post)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 11:42 AM

7. Don't look now.

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Response to grumpyduck (Original post)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 11:55 AM

8. More like 3000 BC Egypt, where

we drag big monolith stones to build their pyramids

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Response to grumpyduck (Original post)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 11:57 AM

9. Absolutely.

It's what they've been wanting and working towards all along.

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Response to grumpyduck (Original post)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 11:59 AM

10. Yes. n/t

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Response to grumpyduck (Original post)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 12:04 PM

11. Republican politicians run some of these small counties/towns...

like it was their own personal fiefdom. Step out of line and the local 3%r sheriff can make life difficult for you.

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