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    WheninRome, gjohnsit

    and now with the sequester austerity will be imposed here on the 98%.  My neighbor has relatives in Greece, they are now getting heat twice a day for about fifteens minutes.  They are freezing, hungry, and unemployed without healthcare. Always, always, when these conditions persist in any political and corporate system when the burden of supporting the wealthy and corporations becomes too much for the people human nature kicks in and there is a fight or flight response.  Or in other words a revolt.

    You can see this on a micro level all the way to the macro level.  To give you a small sample of how this is happeing beginning on the micro level is all of us need to heat our homes we pay for heat from the gas and electric companies.  Therefore, our gas and electric company is now a monopoly and buddy, buddy, with the government.  So what happens when the gas and electric company pays its CEO and shareholders millions and give bonuses in the millions, ah well, the rates have to keep increasing and the ratepayers have to pay for that.  So what eventually happens is that the ratepayers homes get colder and colder and they are paying out more and more money for less because of the costs keep going up while the CEO and shareholders get richer and richer on not only raising rates, but also taking subsidies from the government.  

    All systems are currently broken just about everywhere in the western world and there is no trust left.  All we have now is absolute corruption ruling everything and so tied in a knot nothing can get fixed or undone without threats from the top to destroy us if don't continue to provide for them with ever last dime we have.

    Never in history have the wealthy not been woke up in someway or other when they have walked around with their heads up their asses for too long while others suffer to keep them in wealth.  Look at all the revolts in history, France, Russia, England, etc, have always happened when millions of people are crushed in order to keep a few in complete and total wealth.

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

    by zaka1 on Wed Feb 27, 2013 at 12:57:54 PM PST

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