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  •  There you go... like Greed much more than (3+ / 0-)

    Plutocrat, but Greed is personal and not systemic.

    Greed leaves the cunning edge off of the corporate bean counters and CEOs and the amoral pursuit of profit of the corporation also gets a pass.

    And again, I question the War frame.

    If you want something to never end and you want to never win, or you start or maintain your enterprise with ulterior motives, that's when you call it a war. I think many of us kind of perceive that, especially given the last 50 years.

    MLK would not have gotten very far with a "War on Bigotry" despite a large enough popular support.

    This fight is much like civil rights, IMO, in that we are fighting for basic legitimacy as human beings.

    The power of the Plutocracy at this time is immense. They can already make you an un-person, and we're not far away from that being leveraged politically and socially as a method of operation, IMO.

    Democracy - 1 person 1 vote. Free Markets - More dollars more power.

    by k9disc on Wed Jan 08, 2014 at 04:09:18 PM PST

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