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Mon Apr 29, 2013, 07:37 AM

4. Rolling my eyes over here...

(Not because I don't appreciate this and other links you've posted...)

The federal government has effectively transferred responsibility for nationwide, multifaceted, broad-based systemic poverty and homelessness directly onto the backs of local governments and local communities. And for the past 15 years, those local communities have been fighting back with a vengeance. Rather than fight the feds however, they are putting their energies into attacking poor and homeless people. Unfortunately like the kids who get bullied at school and then bully the kids smaller than them, the fighting that is happening isnít coming close to addressing what has everyone so freaked out in the first place Ė poor and homeless people being forced to live on the streets.

When are peons like this author (and the billions of us who'll never know the luxuries of wealth) going to recognize that the corporate megs have promoted this meme: that we poor people are directly responsible for our plight? It serves its purpose well, by deflecting our attention from their carefully planned rape of the world AND by promoting in-fighting among the 'have-nots,' so that we waste our time, energy, and what little critical thinking skills we've managed to succor past their co-opted system of public education.

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xchrom Apr 2013 OP
Heidi Apr 2013 #1
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Heidi Apr 2013 #3
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chervilant Apr 2013 #4
xchrom Apr 2013 #5
marmar Apr 2013 #6
mbperrin Apr 2013 #7
TheKentuckian Apr 2013 #8
Spitfire of ATJ Apr 2013 #11
OneGrassRoot Apr 2013 #12
redqueen Apr 2013 #9
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