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Sat Jan 9, 2016, 01:53 AM

 

Bernie - America's Last Chance To Change Course Without Bloodshed

I do not say these words lightly. My friends keep pointing out the wealth disparity keeps getting worse, and they are afraid of what will come. If the disparity continues to get worse, history shows us what will happen. What has always happened, and ain't pretty.

The same old "political" game isn't gonna change anything. Especially with the 1% owning the brainwashing apparatus, and most politicians.

Nich Hanauer points out exactly what my friends fear.

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/06/the-pitchforks-are-coming-for-us-plutocrats-108014

I can't blame people for wanting their guns, considering what may come. What may be inevitable.

I am dead serious.

For me, Bernie is our nation, and our world's final chance.

Don't blow it.

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Reply Bernie - America's Last Chance To Change Course Without Bloodshed (Original post)
Yallow Jan 2016 OP
Punkingal Jan 2016 #1
Journeyman Jan 2016 #2
Punkingal Jan 2016 #3
Journeyman Jan 2016 #5
alcibiades_mystery Jan 2016 #4
Fuddnik Jan 2016 #6
newfie11 Jan 2016 #7
NurseJackie Jan 2016 #8
brooklynite Jan 2016 #9
leftofcool Jan 2016 #10
sufrommich Jan 2016 #11

Response to Yallow (Original post)

Sat Jan 9, 2016, 02:02 AM

1. Better be careful...you will be called a Nazi.

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Response to Punkingal (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 9, 2016, 02:42 AM

2. I believe the term you're looking for is "Jacobin" . . .

The Nazis were quite comfortable with the wealthy.

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Response to Journeyman (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 9, 2016, 02:46 AM

3. I was referring to a post earlier today in another thread.

I was warned not to "hate" DWS because that's how the whole Nazi thing started in Germany. (I don't hate her, BTW, I just think she has done a bad job.)

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Response to Punkingal (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 9, 2016, 03:05 AM

5. The "Nazi thing" began over hatred of a single Jewess, a mid-level Party functionary? . . .

Who ever told you that was selling ignorant bilge of the lowest order.

And frankly, I don't see how it has anything to do with the topic in the OP, the threat of impending revolution should the status quo remain, or -- shudder -- grow worse.

May I suggest you find a decent work on the French Revolution, or even a passablet account of the October Revolution, to better see the analogy Stiglitz is trying to draw. And check out the writings of Hannah Arendt, to better learn the nature and impact of the 20th century.

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Response to Yallow (Original post)

Sat Jan 9, 2016, 02:57 AM

4. Oh Lawd!

 

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Response to Yallow (Original post)

Sat Jan 9, 2016, 04:50 AM

6. French Revolution Severance Packages.

There comes a breaking point for abuse.

I just put up a post in LBN how Pfizer just raised the prices for many of their drugs. All at the same time they're trying to use an inversion loophole to get out of paying their taxes.

Clinton Incorporated sure as hell isn't going to try to reign them in, other than say "Cut that out" while laughing all the way to the bank.

Bernie probably is our last chance at a peaceful solution.

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Response to Yallow (Original post)

Sat Jan 9, 2016, 06:08 AM

7. There was a time I would have disagreed with u

But the wealth imbalance in this country is staggering and growing.
History does repeat its self, just depends on how long the masses put up with it.

OTOH I grew up in the 50's and 60's so have memories of different times.
Maybe without those years to look back on I would not know how bad it is now.

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Response to Yallow (Original post)

Sat Jan 9, 2016, 07:50 AM

8. Oh brother! GMAFB!

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Response to Yallow (Original post)

Sat Jan 9, 2016, 08:07 AM

9. When you come for me, aim for the head.

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Response to Yallow (Original post)

Sat Jan 9, 2016, 08:57 AM

10. The Socialist Militia is coming?

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Response to Yallow (Original post)

Sat Jan 9, 2016, 08:59 AM

11. ........

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