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On topic - The whole socialism thing is off the mark...it's Fascism that's being worked in, not socialism. A little socialism is not a bad thing, people are being fooled.
Over the last quarter-century, historians have by and large ceased writing about the role of ruling elites in the country's evolution. Or if they have taken up the subject, they have done so to argue against its salience for grasping the essentials of American political history. Yet there is something peculiar about this recent intellectual aversion, even if we accept as true the beliefs that democracy, social mobility, and economic dynamism have long inhibited the congealing of a ruling stratum. This aversion has coincided, after all, with one of the largest and fastest-growing disparities in the division of income and wealth in American history....Neglecting the powerful had not been characteristic of historical work before World War II. ” Source
"...Back during the Johnson administration Charles DeGaulle demanded the United States collateralize the loans owed to France in gold and started carting out the bullion from the treasury. This caused several other nations to demand the same and President Nixon had to slam the gold window closed or the treasury would have been emptied, since the United States was even then in debt for more money than the treasury could cover in gold. But Nixon had to collateralize that debt somehow, and he hit upon the plan of quietly setting aside huge tracts of American land with their mineral rights in reserve to cover the outstanding debts
Originally posted by Kords21
I actually think the best quote to attach to this picture isn't socialism, but "Do I look like a guy with a plan?".
It probably won't be long before there's a hotline/e-mail address to report people wearing the Obama/Joker t-shirts. It'll be another "teachable moment". Acorn will round them up and we'll have a good ol Bud Lite Kegger and reflect on how stupidly we've been acting.
I'm not sure what this place is anymore, but it's not America, at least not in my eyes.
I get what you're saying, but I'm not talking about necessarily that though. What I was referring to was that, if we look at things at the very VERY basic level, can they really do what they try to set out to do?
Originally posted by Next_Heap_With
The Joker was an Anarchist Not a socialist...
Whoever created the poster needs to do more research...