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  •  They don't work for the 99%. (8+ / 0-)

    They work just fine for the owners of society.

    The bourgeoisie had better watch out for me, all throughout this so called nation. We don't want your filthy money, we don't need your innocent bloodshed, we just want to end your world. ~H.R.

    by chipmo on Fri Apr 27, 2012 at 02:38:43 PM PDT

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    •  Unfortunately (11+ / 0-)

      it's a lot easier to keep a few people with a lot of money happy than to keep a lot of people with no money happy. The POTUS, Congress, and their paymasters will keep doing this until it becomes damned uncomfortable. The solution is to make it damned uncomfortable.

      "There's a crack in everything; that's how the light gets in". Leonard Cohen

      by northsylvania on Fri Apr 27, 2012 at 02:43:37 PM PDT

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      •  The French 99% (4+ / 0-)
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        figured out how to do that in 1789.

        We cannot win a war crime - Dancewater, July 27, 2008

        by unclejohn on Fri Apr 27, 2012 at 05:13:58 PM PDT

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        •  I hesitate (1+ / 0-)
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          to rec'd your comment because today we don't want to think in terms of violence and the French Revolution was so bloody and horrible, in addition to innocent people getting harmed, that people don't want it to get to that point.

          But, I rec'd it anyway, because where things stand it is up to our elected representatives to make this better, because it can't come from the people anymore.  It has to come down to our elected representatives giving up their benefits of full retired, and healthcare as a start and then acting on the behalf of the people.  But, I don't see that happening anything time soon.

          "During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolution­ary act. " George Orwell

          by zaka1 on Fri Apr 27, 2012 at 05:58:57 PM PDT

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          •  You are confusing the revolution of (3+ / 0-)

            1789 and the counter-revolution of 1793. That's when Mlle Guillotine claimed her victims.

            Similarly, it was the counter-revolution against the Bolsheviks, featuring an invasion by the US, France, Japan and the UK (there were other capitalist invaders, but these are the main culprits).

            Generally, it is the ancien régime that insists on a bloodbath. Should we bow to their inhumanity and not advance the interests of the 99%?

            We cannot win a war crime - Dancewater, July 27, 2008

            by unclejohn on Fri Apr 27, 2012 at 06:13:30 PM PDT

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          •  i agree. NO ONE wants a 1789. (0+ / 0-)

            but that's where capitalistic RW policies will inevitably take us if they don't wise up. it's a Malthusian function. Capitalism only really works when resources are cheap and abundant. we no longer have that. the only thing that may save capitalism, and humanity as a species, is getting off this planet. otherwise, Malthus wins.

            blink-- pale cold

            by zedaker on Fri Apr 27, 2012 at 06:42:51 PM PDT

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        •  how about 1861? (3+ / 0-)
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          there was a large faction in the US that insisted on an economic model based on inhuman cruelty. It was so intransigent that force was required to bring that cruel system to an end.
          That work a little better?

          Class war has consequences, and we are living them.

          by kamarvt on Sat Apr 28, 2012 at 04:20:23 AM PDT

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