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Forum Post: the Wealthy are the True Burden on society.

Posted 10 years ago on Dec. 13, 2011, 8:21 a.m. EST by FriendlyObserverA (610)
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everyone is carrying the wealthy.

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[-] 2 points by Frizzle (520) 10 years ago

So true.

[-] 0 points by MVSN (768) from Stockton, CA 10 years ago

Almost half of the country does not ay federal taxes. The middle class carries both top and bottom.

[-] 0 points by FriendlyObserverA (610) 10 years ago

the top have taken 40% ? how much have the bottom taken?

[-] 0 points by doctorlove (-10) 10 years ago

Excuse me Ms. smarty pants. I want you to know that you and ows are complete morons. You haven't got the faintest idea of what you are protesting. If you really gave a shit about the 99%, you would pack your tent and shit, clean up after yourselves and allow the local businesses (99%) to start having customers come back into their shops/ businesses. You disgusting hippies have ruined public parks all over the U.S.A. (my great country) and because of that, you all should be arrested and deported to Canada/Mexico. If you don't like what we have to offer in my great country, then get the fuck out of here you losers. The Doctor! Ben is a queer liberal

[-] 2 points by FriendlyObserverA (610) 10 years ago

we don't like what the wealthy have done to our liberties.

[-] -1 points by doctorlove (-10) 10 years ago

Then get the fuck out of my country asshole

[-] 1 points by FriendlyObserverA (610) 10 years ago

wealth and capitalism is global .. not just an american problem.

[-] 0 points by MVSN (768) from Stockton, CA 10 years ago

I would suggest a Third World country. You might be happier there.

[-] 0 points by FriendlyObserverA (610) 10 years ago

It's starting to look that way ..

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[-] -2 points by Arditum (37) 10 years ago

I think a little differently about this matter. Let's say the 99% are huntinh dogs, would you call the 1% parasites? No, the 1% fits the role of owners much better in this analogy. The owners keep their dogs on a tight leash and pull whenever they stray too much. If a dog tries to bite an unfair owner, it gets put down regardless of the motivations.

The difference between this analogy and reality is that both the 1% and the 99% are humans with the same level of intelligence. Would your dog still happily let itself be put on a leash and obey unfair orders if it had your same level of intelligence?

As long as there was an acceptable condition to live in, we as the 99% stayed quiet, but as our owners finally proved that they aren't better or smarter than us with this economic crisis (they asked us to bail them out!), we suddenly realized we don't need owners. Hunting dogs don't really need masters to survive in the wild and so do we!

In my opinion this is the position OWS should assume towards the 1%: we don't want reforms or treats, we simply realized we don't need you, the 1%. We want to build a truly democratic society for us and our children that doesn't allow the 1% to control us without providing a single real benefit. The 1% can't exist in a truly democratic society.

They use capitals to move economy? But who does that really benefit, if not themselves? We are seeing right now how well such economy is moving! Endless inflation caused by the economy trying to keep up with the endless speculations of the 1%!

[-] 3 points by AFarewellToKings (1486) 10 years ago

The whole system seems to be hanging by a thread and the 99% sense it at every turn. When we look to our supposed leaders they seem void of any real solutions. Can that really be deliberate? Or are the problems now too numerous and too big to control or overcome. The 99% get frustrated because we see and hear solutions all day on the shop floor or around the water cooler and at night around the kitchen table, but nothing ever changes. So it's time to realize that it's going to take 100% of us, each doing what they can, to fix it.

The great barrier to implementing the technical solutions which we now have at our finger tips is the political structure. Perhaps I'm naive to think that a new independent party could pose a serious enough threat to the status quo that they'd bargain in good faith, but that is what the spirit of OWS / We Are The 99% is to me. And that's really what I want out of the 99% Declaration. The National General Assembly is our way of saying we have a table too, we'll come to yours and you'll come to ours, and we'll begin moving forward. Honestly, I think it would be fun for everyone.

So let's get together and make this NGA, the Third Continental Congress, the most significant political event in at least a generation and not waste our time suffering in pain. We're not going to ask the owners for permission. That's just so last millennium : )

For the kids, We Are The 99%

http://thedeclarationofdesperation.wordpress.com/

https://sites.google.com/site/the99percentdeclaration/

[-] 1 points by PandoraK (1678) 10 years ago

AFarewelltoKings, here is the link for the new 99PercentDeclaration site.

http://www.the99declaration.org/

A lot more interactive and informative wouldn't you agree?

[-] 1 points by AFarewellToKings (1486) 10 years ago

I just looked YES this is going to be fun!! Honestly, I've been so totally immersed in the trenches here that I never even looked at the facebook page. What a battle! One SWEET Little Victory.

So who gets to be Paul Revere??? WOW what a publicity stunt THAT would be.

Thanks PandoraK for being the bearer of good news.

Soon, oh soon the light, ours to shape for all time, ours, the Right.

AFTK

[-] 1 points by PandoraK (1678) 10 years ago

Sorry, this just on Facebook...

Bill Schultz shut down our site so we have to find a new server. I will let you know when it is back up.

[-] 1 points by AFarewellToKings (1486) 10 years ago

wikileaks got any to spare? GRRRRR thx

[-] 0 points by FriendlyObserverA (610) 10 years ago

if the 99% do come to the table , do they have any real solutions to offer ?

[-] 1 points by AFarewellToKings (1486) 10 years ago

Think of it as parents with a huge number of children. We have the wildest ideas, they have all the money. Time to put them together and keep the human family together.

[-] 0 points by FriendlyObserverA (610) 10 years ago

what brings them together ?

[-] 1 points by AFarewellToKings (1486) 10 years ago

unconditional love