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fasttense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-12-11 10:54 AM
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33. Hypocrisy has it's own elegant symmetry.
Edited on Wed Oct-12-11 11:07 AM by fasttense
Yes, yes, we all know that what the protesters are doing on Wall Street is not half as difficult as what they did in Egypt. We all know that stealing our homes through legal trickery and cons is not half as bad as being beaten and burned out of your home (even though in the end you still have no home). We all know that not having enough money to feed your children for 2 days is not half as bad not having enough money to feed your children for weeks (but in the end children are still going hungry). We all know that having to get a $50,000 loan, to get an education and remain in debt for half your working life, is not half as bad as not even having the opportunity to go to a college (but in the end we still have to take crappy jobs to pay our bills). We all understand that our suffering in the US is not half as bad as suffering in some other countries (but in the end we all are suffering).

Should we wait until we can't feed our children for weeks before we act? Should we wait until the CEO of JP Morgan is declared by the Supreme Court US President for Life before we act? Should we wait until we are as bad off as dictator ruled countries before we do something? You know the answer is NO We Should NOT Wait.

So, what if we use the courage and strength demonstrated on the film by Egyptian, Syrians and other protesters to energize and encourage our own people to not wait until it is too late?

No where in the film do they say see, America is just like Egypt. It merely shows how bad tyranny, fascism and brutality can get and how hard the struggle is. Because in the end we are all struggling.
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