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  •  I'd be fine if people started tearing shit down. (18+ / 0-)

    The oligarchs would be responsible for having bought this on themselves.

    Of course any person involved would be deemed an anarchist or their motives dismissed as just more "racial tensions", but the fact is we have reached a political impasse where voting alone won't get the job done.

    We've all seen it, otherwise good politicians making bad policy in an effort to indulge the wishes of some lobby or other.

    As a for instance, most personal debt would be manageable except for the fact that Joe Biden helped get legislation passed enabling credit card companies to start charging outrageous fees doubling and sometimes tripling people's debt. The interest alone makes paying off that debt nearly impossible for many, many people in this economy. It has resulted in creating financial misery that equals a modern form of indentured servitude for perhaps millions of people. And don't even get me started on the so-called debt recovery system. Fucking Joe Biden.

    That's why the disenfranchised need a means of getting attention and without shocking civil disobedience, it will never happen in this corrupt political environment, and bad laws that roll over the poor and undermine the middle class get passed in an effort to make the wealthy wealthier. We, the poor and middle class are their flock to be picked off and gorged on at their will.

    What it looks like to me at this point is that from Obama on down, all of the political class, with a few exceptions, are doing little more than working to engrave in the law books of this country a new, financially secure aristocracy. Fuck'em, I say.

    Physics is bulls**t. Don't let them fool you. Fire IS magic.
    (Facts brought to you by the Party of the Future - the GOP)

    by Pescadero Bill on Sun Apr 07, 2013 at 08:27:45 AM PDT

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    •  problem is if the "tearing down" starts (2+ / 0-)
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      the gloves will come off. Curfew, crushdown with live-ammo and a couple of bloodbaths to really get the message across.

      Nightly news showing how the good of the country is being looked after. Propaganda machine is already fully operational.

    •  Glad someone here remembers how Joe Biden pushed (4+ / 0-)

      … through those credit-card / personal bankruptcy revisions.

      Isn't Delaware the original corporation-friendly state? No one with a career closer to the people's interest than Biden's was available for the Democratic nomination for vice president?

      The Dutch kids' chorus Kinderen voor Kinderen wishes all the world's children freedom from hunger, ignorance, and war.

      by lotlizard on Sun Apr 07, 2013 at 11:33:41 AM PDT

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