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Sat Feb 23, 2013, 02:18 PM

A book everyone should read and pass along to others to read!

Several days ago I came across a recommendation here on DU for a book:

Going Postal: Rage, Murder, and Rebellion: From Reagan's Workplaces to Clinton's Columbine and Beyond

Here is the explanatory blurb from Amazon:

[font color = "blue"]An eye-opening look at the phenomenon of school and workplace shootings in America, Going Postal explores the rage-murder phenomenon that has plagued and baffled America for the last three decades, and offers some provocative answers to the oft-asked question, "Why?" By juxtaposing the historical place of rage in America with the social climate that has existed since the 1980s when Reaganomics began to widen the gap between executive and average-worker earnings the author crafts a convincing argument that these schoolyard and office massacres can be seen as modern-day slave rebellions. He presents many fascinating and unexpected cases in detail. Like slave rebellions, these massacres are doomed, gory, sometimes even inadvertently comic, and grossly misunderstood. Taking up where Bowling for Columbine left off, this book seeks to set these murders in their proper context and thereby reveal their meaning.

I ordered the book and read it as soon as it came in. The book needs the attention of a good editor, but otherwise it is a worthwhile read. I recommend you get a copy, read it, and then pass it along to other people you know who deplore the meanness of our culture as it trickles down from our plutocratic overlords.

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Dan Feb 2013 #1

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Sat Feb 23, 2013, 09:38 PM

1. Reagan

Reaganomics, and everything that he sold, in the name of 'ownership society' was always in my definition a tale of man's indifference to man, or a rejection of community.

Reagan made indifference to the plight of others/the planets - signs of weakness;

Reagan made racism acceptable;

Reagan made greed agreeable;

Reagan was one sorry SOB.

I was amazed that so many decent people believed in his crap;

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