Posted 10 years ago on Nov. 30, 2011, 11:36 a.m. EST by sujigu
from Detroit, MI
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To be honest, reading the forums here is confusing me. There's a lot of discussion back and forth with a lot of people with different views. That's great, but at the same time, it looks to be like the libertarians and the far left somehow made an alliance, and now you're at each others throats because your philosophies are completely different with regard to income inequality and what people can expect from life.
I know you're all inclusive, but at the same time, I feel kind of at a loss as to whether I identify with the movement even though I am most definitely part of the 99%. I expect Republicans to say that I am evil because I am poor, and that it's all my fault, I'm a stupid college kid, and that I use food stamps and I apparently have a flat screen TV in my house (it must be invisible), and I don't wanna work at McDonalds (I work there now...), but I see a ton of that on here. Have the people who hate welfare on here actually...lived on welfare and know other people who use it so that they're not imagining what it's like and actually know what it's like?
Are you basically just libertarians and you're mad because the Tea Party astroturfed your first go-around?