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  •  This country (31+ / 0-)

    is on a path to a violent revolution. I don't wish for it, I fear the awful implications of this idea.

    The corruption in DC is over the top, and blatant. Once elected, the the politicians do not listen to us, but only the corporations. The Democratic party is gaming us, they don't vote for our interests any more. The media is a corporate tool, and more and more young people are wise to the tricks.

    I love this country. When I see what the corporations have done to it , I weep inside. They have killed the dream. They have spat upon the legacy of the great people who built it. They have destroyed the very fabric of America, and try to paper it over with nonsense and "reality" shows. Its not working. I feel that the DC inside loop does not realize exactly what the fuck they are doing. When the shit hits the fan, they will be all surprised. I won't.

    I should put something smart or witty here, but can't think of anything.

    by onionjim on Sun Jun 19, 2011 at 03:46:51 AM PDT

    •  no, this country is not on that path, (2+ / 0-)
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      but both democrats and republicans like to warn you about it. They are ready to let the "bad anarchists" to reappear, so that they can warn all the "good democrats" to not join those "bad violent unreasonable democrats".

      So  they have a reason to muzzle any of those who they fear might not longer agree with them. It has a method. It's suffocating any critic before they have even know themselves that "they are dangerous critics that must be feared".

      •  You know what's interesting (9+ / 0-)

        about the world right now?  That even as we are gazing at our own navels right now (and that's not improper given our plight), much of Latin America has taken a tack that actually puts it squarely AGAINST the Washington consensus and on what, I think, we would call a populist path.

        It's interesting.

        From Neocon to sane- thanks to Obama- and Kos.

        by satrap on Sun Jun 19, 2011 at 07:17:44 AM PDT

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      •  The HELL IT ISN'T! (3+ / 0-)

        MILLIONS of middle-class people have been shoved into poverty, their family wealth stolen, their jobs reduced to minimum wage slavery, and they are living a paycheck away from no food in the house-and the crazy teabaggers want to eliminate FOOD STAMPS?

        ONE BIG disaster is all it will take to turn these people into an angry mob-who will then go out and punch a few hippies, some schoolteachers and a fireman or two, because everyone knows they caused it!

        "Ronald Reagan is DEAD! His policies live on but we're doing something about THAT!"

        by leftykook on Sun Jun 19, 2011 at 08:31:14 AM PDT

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        •  It (3+ / 0-)
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          is coming. But Washington won't be surprised. That's why they have militarized the police and have the military expanding their role in the US. They will suppress the people uprising against their masters the criminal rich and the Washington elite brutaly. Expect it.

          •  "Drug war" was useful to them. n/t (0+ / 0-)

            -- We are just regular people informed on issues

            by mike101 on Sun Jun 19, 2011 at 06:23:24 PM PDT

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          •  That's what they think. (0+ / 0-)

            They've been screwing with and abusing the police and military.  Do you really think they'll have a unified force to oppress with?  They won't.  

            In the days of the collapse of the Roman Empire, fed-up soldiers started routinely committing coups and overthrowing the Emperor.

            That is what is so stupid about the kleptocrats.  They are not cut out to be warlords, yet they are destroying the system which made them rich in favor of a system which favors warlords.  It would be in their best interests to be a little more generous and stave off that disaster, but they just won't do it.

            Read pp. 1-7 of Krugman's _The Great Unraveling_ (available from Google Books). NOW.

            by neroden on Sun Jun 19, 2011 at 06:47:35 PM PDT

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      •  Why will it be violent? The owners will MAKE it. (0+ / 0-)

        Violent oppression by the kleptocrats will lead to violent reaction.

        In countries which are doing better and are further on the road to social democracy, the kleptocrats were either violently suppressed earlier, or they backed down and decided not to be violent.

        In this country, I expect the kleptocrats to act like the Southern leaders before the Civil War -- intransigent, unreasonable, uncompromising, expansionist, and violent.  I hope they don't, but if they do they will force a violent reaction.  It's up to them really.

        Read pp. 1-7 of Krugman's _The Great Unraveling_ (available from Google Books). NOW.

        by neroden on Sun Jun 19, 2011 at 06:45:00 PM PDT

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