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  •  It's an 80 year cycle (2+ / 0-)
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    80 years before the 1920s, we were gearing up for a civil war when the slave owning agribusiness folks refused to pay for labor.

    80 years before that, we threw out King George III and his East India Trading Company.

    We may be due for a bigger fight than we expect.

    "As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly."- Arthur Carlson

    by bobinson on Mon Feb 14, 2011 at 10:49:02 AM PST

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    •  Heard Thom Hartmann talking about... (1+ / 0-)
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      ...something like that last week.  A generation consumed with economic collapse, war, and depression, followed by a generation that builds back up, then a generation devoted to spiritual aspects and improving society, followed by a generation absorbed with greed and materialism, ant then the cycle repeats, on about 80-year intervals.  I don't remember who developed the theory, but he supposedly demonstrated the pattern held going as far back as the War of the Roses.

      We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both. - Justice Louis D. Brandeis

      by dsteffen on Mon Feb 14, 2011 at 04:21:15 PM PST

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