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  •  I was going to mention this (16+ / 0-)

    but my diary was already long enough.
       I want to point out that the Great Famine of 1876 used even more strict tactics than the Irish Famine of 30 years earlier.

      The lives of poor people simply don't matter. That is the values of capitalism.

    "The oppressors most powerful weapon is the mind of the oppressed." - Stephen Biko

    by gjohnsit on Thu Jul 17, 2014 at 08:24:14 AM PDT

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    •  People can eat profits or profits can eat people (1+ / 0-)
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      it's an ideological choice. A very stark one in our current reality.

      I've long thought that the coming neo- paradigm will be of the colonial variety and not the feudal variety.

      Bengal was a colony, not a feudal land, and was treated as such. There will be some feudal baronies in our dystopian future - Google, Microsoft, Jonesboro, etc, but the rest of us will be colonies, and given the Bengal treatment.

      It's so horrifying to me, and has been for about 20 years now.

      I don't think people will wise up until they start burning food to protect market prices, and by that time we're pretty screwed.

      Thanks for a great read, and concise history lesson. I've been aware of the anti-corporate welfare aspect of the Tea Party for a long time now and really appreciate the diary.

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

      by k9disc on Thu Jul 17, 2014 at 10:57:35 AM PDT

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