What the people of Egypt are doing now is exactly what we should..
be doing to Wall Street and the money brokers. The fact is that they are literally robbing the treasury as we speak. They would shit their pants and be screaming "Let's talk about it" just as Gibbs is saying about Egypt. These people love their power just up to the point that they really don't have any. That is if the people;e get fed up.
I truly believe that Americans have forgotten about the impact of protests like this. I'm hoping that we'll start to remember what it is to stand up to injustice. We've been so vetted that we've forgotten what it's like to NOT do what we're told for once and decide for ourselves.
7. I completely agree that peaceful demonstration is always, undoubtedly the best choice
Edited on Fri Jan-28-11 04:21 PM by Zephie
and will always be the best choice. However there comes a point where when you've been ignored, marginalized, and made to endure asinine conditions (the food prices in Egypt were outrageous and they're getting pretty insane here too), that taking more brutal action may be appropriate. Now is not the time for America, and hopefully that time will not come for a good long while. I am still holding out for a democratic solution, however I won't be surprised if it happens here too if things don't change, and if it does, I'll be with them in the streets, because things will be too bad not to be. At that point employment is trivial.
We might wear a politically provocative T-shirt to a rally, or carry a protest sign for a few hours, then go home and watch "Jersey Shore" and order a pizza, then envision ourselves as "radicals". No one I know is moved or angry enough to be willing to demonstrate for 4 days, be bludgeoned and beaten, and then literally tear apart an armored vehicle with their bare hands (as they did this morning in Suez). We are good at talking the talk. Other nations are now showing us the walk.
19. This doesn't have anything to do with elections.
I'm convinced that they are already bought and sold. The money brokers need to feel the threat directly. Forgive the term but, at the end of the day they are pussies that have gotten away with bullying. Look at that corporate raider that wants his donation back from UCONN because he didn't have a say in the football coach selection. They really believe they make the rules and they will as long as we let them.
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