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Forum Post: "Death of the liberal class". Astute political commentary.

Posted 12 years ago on Oct. 19, 2011, 7:16 p.m. EST by tictac (5)
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I am a Swedish friend and observer of the movement. I have for many years watched in horror US political commentary, and searched in vain for someone (besides Ralph Nader and Chomsky) who is willing and courageous enough to tell it as it is. I found this guy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYCvSntOI5s&feature=relmfu

I strongly urge you to watch this. A movement without honest intellectuals is easy prey for fascism!

With LOVE from across the sea.



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[-] 1 points by tictac (5) 12 years ago

Chris Hedges, Pulitzer Price winner and activist. He was fired from Wall Street Journal.


[-] 1 points by Mcc (542) 12 years ago

The government funded Research and Development should not benefit private industry unless the private industry is willing to pay for any breakthroughs made. So if the Feds invest $100,000,000 and discover a way to turn cat piss into fuel, then the energy industry should fork over at least $100,000,000 for the rights to put that discovery on the free market. That's not what has been happening. In fact, that has never happened once that I'm aware of. Instead, the Feds give billions in handouts and tax breaks to Fortune 500 companies like Exxon so they won't have to dip into their precious multi-billion dollar profits and pay for their own god damn R&D or infrastructure. As a direct result, those Fortune 500 companies pay their executives millions and record high dividends to shareholders. 1/2 of which are paid to the richest one percent. Another 35 percent to the next four percentiles. Another 11 or 12 percent to foreign investors. The lower 95 percent share the measly scraps leftover. It's nothing but a god damn smoke and mirrors trick. A giant favor to the rich. You would think with all that money in handouts, they would at least grease the pipe before they fuck us with it at the gas pump but they won't.

[-] 1 points by tictac (5) 12 years ago

This really is grossly off topic. Watch the video dude! Those who come to teach, learn nothing.