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“The first thing that needs to happen, I think, is to get these people out of their homes,” a man wearing a bespoke blue-striped shirt, a Hermés tie patterned with elephants and Ferragamo loafers said recently. “Correct! I’ll explain,” the veteran member of a bank restructuring and advisory team said.
“The question to me is not do you foreclose or do you not foreclose. The question is when and with what philosophy you foreclose,” the man on the bank restructuring team said. “If you want to reduce the amount of leveraged homeowners you have, you need to ultimately kick them out of their homes.” A colleague walked up: His recommendation was to burn houses. It would lower the supply.
Behind the fruitfulness are men of understanding and knowledge and skill, men who experiment with seed, endlessly developing the techniques for greater crops of plants...These are great men...They have transformed the world with their knowledge...
The works of the roots of the vines, of the trees, must be destroyed to keep up the price, and this is the saddest, bitterest thing of all. Carloads of oranges dumped on the ground. The people came for miles to take the fruit, but this could not be. How would they buy oranges at twenty cents a dozen if they could drive out and pick them up? And men with hoses squirt kerosene on the oranges, and they are angry at the crime, angry at the people who have come to take the fruit. A million people hungry, needing the fruit -- and kerosene sprayed over the golden mountains.
There is a crime here that goes beyond denunciation. There is a sorrow here that weeping cannot symbolize. There is a failure here that topples all our success. The fertile earth, the straight tree rows, the sturdy trunks, and the ripe fruit. And children dying of pellagra must die because a profit cannot be taken from an orange. And coroners must dill in the certificates -- died of malnutrition -- because the food must rot, must be forced to rot...
In the souls of the people the grapes of wrath are filling and growing heavy, growing heavy for the vintage.
It is -- because capitalism is insane. It doesn't matter that we have a giant oversupply of something, and a giant number of people who desperately need that specific thing. The only thing that matters is: can this something be sold at a profit? If not, the obvious solution is to reduce supply by setting it on fire. And maybe this will create a business opportunity for the Koch brothers to sell tissues to America's newly-homeless as they watch the empty houses burn down.
The Democrats, led by Franklin D. Roosevelt and pushed by unions, harvested the Depression's grapes of wrath and created with them the foundations of middle class America. And someone's going to harvest 2010's grapes of wrath. But it doesn't have to be us. In fact, if you're like me, you're getting very worried about who it might be
originally posted by: Gothmog
Even a broken clock as the correct time twice a day....
This one lucked up and got one thing right in his entire life....
No mainstream outlet even hinted at this revolt against the system.
This should be an event We The People should build off of.
This should be an event that career politicians and fresh faces alike react to, albeit with contrasting reactions.
Im super happy to see this concept lost on every reader. Sooooper encouraging!!!
originally posted by: six67seven
a reply to: eluryh22
I think it simply paints the picture of revolt against the staus quo. BUT No mainstream outlet even hinted at this revolt against the system. This should be an event We The People should build off of. This should be an event that career politicians and fresh faces alike react to, albeit with contrasting reactions.
This should be a realization of the absolutely crushing power We The People house, and the first event of many where we exercise it. Im super happy to see this concept lost on every reader. Sooooper encouraging!!!
originally posted by: JinMI
a reply to: jellyrev
Some seem to forget the Grandholm years. I for one am happy to see here gone and especially not have a cabinet position under HRC. With the fading away of unions here in MI, goes that block of Dem voters. I was surprised as hell to see my county go Trump given the downtown area.