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Forum Post: Class Warfare: Which Side Are You On?

Posted 2 years ago on Feb. 17, 2012, 8:21 p.m. EST by GildasSapiens (266)
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"Over the last thirty years, the United States has been looted. The rich and powerful, the 1-percent, have taken a disproportionate share of the economic gains that we've all worked for. As a consequence America is teetering on the brink of Plutocracy. To remedy this inequity and restore Democracy, fundamental changes must be made.

The first step is recognition that we're in a class war and must take sides."

http://www.opednews.com/articles/Class-Warfare-Which-Side-by-Bob-Burnett-120217-57.html

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[-] 2 points by jart (1147) from New York, NY 2 years ago

Which Side Are You On -- Pete Seeger
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N43Cm6ra0hY

[-] 2 points by Neuwurldodr (744) 2 years ago

I'm not sure if the rich are truly winning, since everything is about to pop anyway! Look around!!! But, what is for sure....the majority of them don't mind how they got there..or how it was done in the past as well...now that is the problem.
They (rich) have subjugated, oppressed, and anything else you can name as horrendous acts to become so, for centuries.
I don't mind the rich being rich, its just that they had and still have their foot on the necks and the backs of human beings (men, women and children) to do so... and refuse to acknowledge that or do anything about it! If only they (rich) would pay their fare share, to society as a whole, take care of the people who have been taking care of them, and not be so dogmatic about it...Is that too much to ask?

[-] 1 points by fairforall (279) 2 years ago

Bruce Springsteen is worth over $200m.

[-] 1 points by hedleymnn (14) 2 years ago

And he got there from people buying his music and going to his concerts, so what is wrong with that?

[-] 1 points by fairforall (279) 2 years ago

on the backs of the little people. He is the CEO of a large corporation and hasn't shared accordingly.

[-] 1 points by hedleymnn (14) 2 years ago

What do you mean he has not shared accordingly?? Are you on the couch waiting for him to cut you a check???

[-] 0 points by TheTrollsIayer (1) 2 years ago

Anyone who thinks the rich don't pay their "fair share" and the poor pay their "fair share" is a fool. I am a person who pays nothing out of my paycheck and still gets a check from the governement. I have no clue why, but in relaity 47% of working people in this country pay no income taxes, even though the lowest 15% use approximately 40% of government services. I know you won't beleive me because you already have a skewed world view and a "little Eichman" such as myself has to be lying. Bottom line is you beleive this foolish stereotype that rich people became rich through some immoral abuse of their fellow man but at the same time you do not look down at a much larger percentage of Americans who beleive the government should pay them to live and that makes you a moron.

[-] 1 points by Neuwurldodr (744) 2 years ago

Well, don't get your panties all bunched up your ass just because you can't see what I have seen or know what I know. You have never walked in my shoes, or my family's shoes, or any other nation, race, creed's shoes other than your own....so I am not begging you or anyone else (who crunch numbers instead of reality) to agree with me...How lame is that?? As I stated before, do "not be so dogmatic about it".. And I will ask you the same thing I ask any one who might try to label me a "moron", tell me the history and background of your origins, and then perhaps we can talk intelligently.....Europa...

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[-] -3 points by foreeverLeft (-264) 2 years ago

Could you explain to me how me having 100 dollars and you having 1 dollar hurts you (other than you just being a brokeass).

[-] 2 points by brightonsage (4494) 2 years ago

You can have your hundred but don't spend it on buying politicians to screw us and screw up the planet, our country, our institutions etc.

[-] 2 points by GildasSapiens (266) 2 years ago

If you're totally deaf, dumb & blind to the arguments in favour of social justice (that are all over this forum), & utterly ignorant of the extreme dangers to society & democracy from extreme wealth & income inequality (that are also all over this forum), you must fall into the category of either "Of Subnormal Intelligence" or "Conservative Troll" - either way, I don't waste time & effort on such as you.

[-] -2 points by foreeverLeft (-264) 2 years ago

In other words, you have no good reason other than you want some free shit and rich people need to give it to you.

[-] 2 points by brightonsage (4494) 2 years ago

That's what you would like to think, but that isn't it. Plus you don't have the hundred bucks, do you?

[-] 2 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 2 years ago

no dear

it is the rich that get to buy all the "free shit" because they have the all money

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