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  •  Tweet it -- even better, the original. (6+ / 0-)

    This should go viral.

    (I only suggested the original to give the most props to the good professor who is the original author, and because there are people who will see the name Daily Kos, and won't go there.)

    This piece goes to the very heart of what ails us, of what gave rising to the Occupy movement, and of what MUST be addressed if there is any hope of saving democracy -- if not the planet. That's not hyperbole -- the issues raised here are inextricably linked to climate change denial, and the imminent threat to human existence within any semblance of civilized, enlightened society.

    Sadly, if probably won't go viral. It's more than 2 lines long. It requires some thought. It will be demagogued, and dismissed as "far left-wing". At least in the U.S., we are so far down the road of hating and blaming each other that nobody will ever see what is destroying us until it is far too late. As Prof. Wray suggests, it may already be too late. Which is why everybody is buying guns, and is shifting into "I'll get mine" mode, and to hell with everyone else.

    Even "progressive Europe" is now in full austerity mode, with Spain facing default, and massive transfer of wealth and power to the top 0.1% fully underway. The destruction of every progressive gain of the last century -- the right wing's wet dream -- is being realized so quickly that almost nobody realizes it is happening.

    It's sobering, and depressing as hell, to realize that even a leader as visionary as Obama appeared to be, who surely must understand what is being said in this piece, sees himself as unable to confront any of it. If FDR were president today, could he do better? Are we to the point where only Occupy can save us from a feudal, fascist future? And given how that movement has been brutally suppressed, even here, by militarized police, under the auspices of a "liberal" administration, where does that leave us?

    "But there is so much more to do." - Barack Obama, Nov. 4, 2008

    by flitedocnm on Wed Jul 25, 2012 at 02:35:19 PM PDT

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    •  Crash happened in Oct 1929 (0+ / 0-)

      Things went from bad to worse for over three years.

      Roosevelt didn't come into office until 1933 at which time people were willing to try anything and knew the GOVERNMENT had to do something.

      Obama's biggest mistake was in not throwing the election to John and Barbie then go on and win in 2012.

      There are a lot of things that will come into effect in 2013. It will be time.

      Reagan brought the ten months of over 10% unemployment down by vastly increasing government spending — particularly on the military.

      I'm asking you to believe. Not in my ability to bring about real change in Washington ... *I'm asking you to believe in yours.* Barack Obama

      by samddobermann on Sat Jul 28, 2012 at 01:56:42 AM PDT

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