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  •  You need not wait for Sorkin... (3+ / 0-)
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    NancyK, Mathuin, dewley notid report this. This attitude among the ownership class, this question of whether anger among the servant class is enough that it might cause them some personal inconvenience or, god forbid, cost them money, is front and center on any discussion of America's economic disease on any media outlet that features any of them or their media flacks. Just watch a bit of analysis, even on PBS's Nightly Business Report or Charlie Rose, and the question is scarcely concealed.

    How far can we continue to push the poor and middle class Americans before they hit the streets to protest? Before they boycott? Before they strike? Before they utterly snap and burn us down? How concerned do we need to be about their views?

    Until now, the answer has been "very little"...but the one thing they hate most, and they hate it with a white-hot passion, is having their names and corporate identities exposed as part of the exploitative class? They cannot withstand public scrutiny, and they won't tolerate it long if they have some private security detail in their retainer.

    If we keep up the pressure on them, or increase it through economic means like boycotts and strikes, they will fight back, and they are not known for their restraint. This could get ugly once the light shines on these cockroaches.

    -5.38 -4.72 T. Atlas shrugged. Jesus wept.

    by trevzb on Tue Oct 04, 2011 at 01:53:31 PM PDT

    •  the thing that is different this time is that (2+ / 0-)
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      trevzb, dewley notid

      there has never really BEEN a middle class to fight the oppressors.  They've never really been riled up as a specific socioeconomic group until this moment.  The shock doctrine worked for a while, but it does truly feel like people are waking up to the carnage Wall Street and its political puppets have wrought and are saying "enough."

      It will be interesting to see what happens here.

      "They are the best among us." -- Hedges on #occupywallst

      by livjack on Tue Oct 04, 2011 at 02:42:50 PM PDT

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