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Forum Post: Why have no Americans called "enough" yet?

Posted 8 years ago on Nov. 13, 2011, 4:43 p.m. EST by Krankie (140)
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I would be interested in people's opinion on this. Of the so-called Developed nations, workers in the US have been shafted by globalization and corporate marauders more than workers in any other country. America also probably has more privately-help arms than any other country in the world. And we certainly more than our fair share of psychopaths.
Given those facts, can anyone understand why some heavily-armed, distraught American worker hasn't decided to take justice into his own hands and taken out a CEO? I do not wish to see anyone hurt, or anyone break the law, but I wonder how far can people be pushed and taunted before they break... It will be a sad day for everyone if this is what it takes to wake up the 1% to the pain that they are inflicting...



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[-] 3 points by Mooks (1985) 8 years ago

Probably because the vast majority of people in the US still lead very comfortable lives.

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 8 years ago

We do have people that have flipped their lid and killed a half dozen or so people at the work place. They either commit suicide or die.

So, hey, that sounds like a bad plan,.

[-] 1 points by JadedGem (895) 8 years ago

Occasionally they do, its kept out of the media because they are afraid the idea would become popular.


[-] 1 points by gestopomillyy (1695) 8 years ago

the revolutionary war was violent and worked really well.


[-] 1 points by CancelCurrency (128) 8 years ago

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. --That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. July 4, 1776.

[-] 0 points by mediaauditr (-88) 8 years ago

Because it's illegal to kill somebody. It is legal to vote out politicians who take bribes from corporations and interest groups that allow 'greed' to flourish unchecked.