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Class War Spurs Violent Clashes in Europe -- Why Are Americans Just Letting the Super Rich Win?

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posted on Nov, 3 2010 @ 04:08 PM
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Think the recent elections in the U.S. are about to change anything, think again! It is time to put to rest the delusion that someday your going to be a millionaire. Because the game is rigged and has been rigged from the very begining, you can't win. The rich will just get richer and we will all just get poorer. And as Honore de Balzac has said, " behind every great fortune, lies a great crime". The crime is being perpetrated by the top 1% of society who control nearly all of the wealth. This is worldwide. Multinational corporations have merged with government behind the scenes and are stealing the wealth from the middle class (which will soon be no more) and the poor. It time we realized that this is a class war, beyond boundries, beyond the imaginary lines of Nationality. We are all one. Regardless of where we live, we are one. The people must be ONE. The average American or European needs to realize that he has more in common with a peasant in Afghanistan than he does with a member of congress, house of lords, or a corporate executive. We all want to be free to live our lives without someone always sucking the very marrow out of our bones.


"The fiction that America is a nation without class, a lie since its inception a half-century ago, gets more and more untenable as actual class struggle daily intensifies. It’s time to accept the simple yet profound fact that America is in the midst of class war – and the super-rich, the American sector of the global oligarchy, is winning."

www.alternet.org...



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posted on Nov, 3 2010 @ 04:18 PM
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Applause! We let them win because the American people are apparently idiots. They are told the truth, and they are told lies, and they believe the lies. Because they are narrow minded greedy materialistic superficial drones who can't think past their next whopper, and could care less about their fellow man.

That's why.

I love you.



posted on Nov, 3 2010 @ 04:29 PM
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The greatest trick of the American super rich has been to convince the rest of Americans that if they sell their communities down the river, refuse to pay for social programs, and retreat into a "small government" shell, that someday they might be super rich, too.

The reality is that when those small entrepreneurs are down on their luck, they've lost their business and the house they live in is being foreclosed, the super rich won't do anything to help them. In fact, they will just laugh and refuse any bailout, saying that only lazy and degenerate people are unemployed or poor.



posted on Nov, 3 2010 @ 04:35 PM
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Originally posted by HUMBLEONE
...The rich will just get richer and we will all just get poorer...


And the fact that the rich-poor divide is getting wider proves this to be true...


WASHINGTON (AP) — The income gap between the richest and poorest Americans grew last year to its widest amount on record as young adults and children in particular struggled to stay afloat in the recession.


www.usatoday.com...

Recessions are only for the poor, the rich benefit from it!

People need to realise that the capitalist economy is a scam. The private ownership of the means of production, capitalism, need to keep resources artificially scarce in order to maintain profits for the capitalist, at our expense.


Technological capacity to produce enough to satisfy everyone's needs already exists globally and has done so for many decades. Yet needs continue to remain unmet on a massive scale. Why? Quite simply because scarcity is a functional requirement of capitalism itself.

www.worldsocialism.org...

There is no lack of resources, there should be no recession. Artificial scarcity.



posted on Nov, 3 2010 @ 04:37 PM
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Applause from me as well.

Yes most Americans are too busy playing with their ipods, reading romance novels, dancing with the stars and not paying attention.

We are living in very exciting times.............the decline of the American Empire.

Read my location.



posted on Nov, 3 2010 @ 04:38 PM
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Don't you mean you failed?

I started poor and I mean poor. Now I own a successful business and have a good life with no wants. Had I not gotten involved with radical idea's in my youth, I would likely be a millionaire at this point. Out of stupidity and listening to radical nut jobs in my youth, I did not wake up until well into my thirties putting me far behind what I could have done. I may yet make it before I die. My biggest regret is having followed along with wrong minded people in my youth. Only when I learned the lesson that you may not be able to beat the system, but if you use it like an intelligent person, you can win did I wake up from my drug induced stupor.

You write as if you have never lived in the US. Have you, or do you?

As I look at the people I grew up with, those who put in the effort are all doing well and those who aren't are doing badly because they never tried. They run their mouths a lot about how it's everyone's fault but their own, but they never tried.

Yes it's hard, but the rewards are worth it. If you want to make it, you first have to stop hanging with losers and listening to their pathetic excuses and them blaming everything on everyone else or the system. Are you aware most rich people in this country are first generation wealth, they did not inherit it?

Our poor have cars, cell phones, computers and compared to the poor in most of the world they are quite well off. Even the homeless can get plenty of food and shelter if they want it. I was homeless for a time, which is what woke me up out of my radical nonsense and stupidity. I could get four hot meals a day. Bags of food every day. Free bus passes for transport and sleep in a bed every night. Do you suppose it's like that in much of the rest of the world? There was help everywhere I looked. The permanent Homeless were that way of their own choice.

What planted all this hate in your heart that is blinding you to the possibilities?

I'd say the US discriminates in favor of motivated, educated, hard working people. I'm not sure I see that as bad.

Yes we have problems, but nearly as bad as much of the rest of the world. I don't pay attention to angry people who blame their own bad experiences on others, when their failures are clearly their own. Yes the game is rigged. It's rigged to benefit people who are motivated and to allow those who are a waste of time to survive by living off others work and the fruit of their work. You contribute to the system it rewards you. You sit around whining and not trying, while blaming your problems on everything but you, you fail miserably. It's easy to understand really.

We go through cycles of times like this, but we endure and come out better in the end. The complainers and non-participants always loose, but then that is their choice.



posted on Nov, 3 2010 @ 04:39 PM
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Let me guess, your all young and poor and you got pissed when the world did not hand everything to you without you having to do anything for it? Be honest now?



posted on Nov, 3 2010 @ 04:39 PM
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Starred your post Ladyinwaiting.............you know the score and had the guts to call like like you see it.

I agree.



posted on Nov, 3 2010 @ 04:39 PM
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We are taught early in life, and business, in order to be successful, you have to be ruthless.. you have to get over on your competition before they get over on you. It's true, and a mirror of nature, in a way, but humans are a bit different, I believe. Our greatest accomplishments happen when everyone puts their differences aside and work together. Competition is a good thing, but so is cooperation. We need to get our rampant greed, and materialism in check. Shiny things, shelter, cars, yachts, what have you, should not be held above life. No one should have to suffer horribly, and die needlessly, just so someone else can afford the down payment on their second leased car, but it happens everyday, all day long.
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posted on Nov, 3 2010 @ 04:48 PM
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Star and Flag!


Thought I'd post in a link to the protests today in Dublin.



www.bbc.co.uk...

Students in Ireland getting rightly pissed off by new proposed hikes in tuition fees. Considering the students have to do the majority of work on their own outside of university, using their own private Internet connections, library visits etc. What exactly are they paying for? A piece of paper that says they attended a particular building for three years?.. Poorer families soon won't be able to attend, as universities increase fees, yet do not improve educational standards!

Expect to see more of these protests across the UK and Europe!
edit on 3-11-2010 by Big Raging Loner because: To fix a word.


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posted on Nov, 3 2010 @ 04:51 PM
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Originally posted by Blaine91555
Let me guess, your all young and poor and you got pissed when the world did not hand everything to you without you having to do anything for it? Be honest now?


You are one of the lucky ones.

You think just because others are not as successful as you do not, or have not, worked hard?

That is a very naive opinion.

For one not everyone's idea of success is the same as yours. Not everyone's hard work is necessarily going to produce income, and the majority of the really wealthy have had it handed to them by their parents, and their parents, going back many many years. The rags to riches story is extremely rare if you consider the world, and not just your own little world. Also if it wasn't for the slave trade America wouldn't have the wealth is does now and you wouldn't have been so lucky.

Hard work makes you wealthy is a myth.


'One of the most common myths about getting rich or achieving financial success is that working hard is the key to create wealth,' declared Jamie McIntyre. Jamie is a very much sought after personal development coach and has traveled all over the world meeting and learning from some of the best teachers in this world including the, Anthony Robbins, General Norman Schwarzkopf and Robert Kiyosaki.

He further insisted that, 'working hard and making money have nothing in common, I repeat, nothing to do with each other in this modern time.' Why is this man making such very powerful but controversial statements? Well, he backed up his statements with the following explanation. He uses his dad, a farmer as an example...

www.financemanual.com...

Having said that it is impossible for everyone to be wealthy in a capitalist economy because all the profit goes to a minority group. The best most people can hope for is a good paying job, but of course they are in short supply also, and no matter how hard you work if those jobs are not available then you're out of luck.

Just because you are lucky it doesn't mean you worked any harder than anyone else, that's just massaging your ego.



posted on Nov, 3 2010 @ 04:51 PM
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I see this as a good verses evil thing. I hate to blame the victim of any evil act. I see the poor and middle class of the World as victims. They have been maliciously lied to, kept in the dark, fed a steady diet of propaganda from the MSM which is nothing more than the "Ministry of Truth" for the cleptocracy. Why can't they see what we see? Isn't it clear? Where is the righteous indignation! Where is the outrage! Can't they see that the entire system is corrupt to the very core? There is no way to vote in a fix to this situation. Can't people see that the whole voting thing is just a sham. You can pick rich, sociopathic, millionaire A or rich, sociopathic, billionaire B. What choice? The game is rigged. What choice do any of us really have? "We have the illusion of freedom. What we are really free to decide on is 26 kinds of bagels"- George Carlin



posted on Nov, 3 2010 @ 04:57 PM
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I've never had to be "ruthless" and nobody ever taught me that? Who taught you that nonsense?



posted on Nov, 3 2010 @ 05:01 PM
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I appreciate your response. There is something blatantly wrong, inherently evil going on when people are unemployed, starving and a very small minority of the population lives in unbeleivable luxury. No they didn't earn it, most of them had it handed to them by their Robber Baron mommy or daddy. I am happy that your business is successful. I hope that it stays that way. I hope only the best for you.



posted on Nov, 3 2010 @ 05:05 PM
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I'm not lucky at all. I came from a poor Farming family. I started my current business with under $200. Anyone could have done it.

I just learned a skill working for other people. Stopped listening to negative people and failures. Then I used that skill in my own business and it worked out well.

I had to work hard and study hard while others hung out at bars and parties. That's the only sacrifice I made. I figured out the clock watchers who hate their jobs and their employers are the ones who always fail and discovered if I went the extra mile, those over me would gladly help on my way. You build a solid foundation from experience and knowledge and then what you build on that foundation works.

Yes, I had to do things like work graveyard shift while carrying a full load my second trip through College. I won't lie, it was hard. Now, though I work for me which is the best person to work for. Main thing is, I stopped blaming the world for my failures and got of my dead butt and did something about my life.

I have nothing against those who choose to be clock watching employees who have to make themselves go to work in the morning, but they will always be angry and have to find excuses for their failures. No sacrifice equals a bad life no matter what country you live in.



posted on Nov, 3 2010 @ 05:09 PM
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Originally posted by Blaine91555
Let me guess, your all young and poor and you got pissed when the world did not hand everything to you without you having to do anything for it? Be honest now?


Your assumptions are...incorrect! Right now, I'm doing pretty well actually. What does age have to do with anything anyway? Many older people still haven't a clue and lack wisdom. Some young people have bounds of wisdom. But I have eyes and see corruption. Why do you still refuse to see? Why do you still refuse to hear the empty words of the corrupt? Open your eyes!



posted on Nov, 3 2010 @ 05:10 PM
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Thank you. Ditto. I'm a little frustrated today, as you can see.

And to whomever:

I'm not poor, quite the contrary, thank you so much. I'm actually quite blessed. But I'm also blessed with a good mind, a compassionate disposition, and am able to have concern for my fellow human beings.
I know right from wrong. I can discern lies from truth.

I am ready with my checkbook, and put my money where my mouth is. I give a crap.
Just because some people can't see past their little checkbooks, and little family of creature comforts, doesn't mean everybody is that way.

There are a few of us left who believe in human rights, and human dignity. So please, if someone disagrees with you don't make the most presumptuous assumptions that theyt might be losing your precious tax dollars. I personally don't want them.



posted on Nov, 3 2010 @ 05:13 PM
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It won't be long for the riots to hit the states. There's about 2 million people who are about to run out of un employment insurance in the States. Once that happens people will start getting violent.

Good luck to all you working kids in Europe. Show them whats up. Don't stop until you guys win. WORK TOGETHER



posted on Nov, 3 2010 @ 05:16 PM
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I have nothing against those who choose to be clock watching employees who have to make themselves go to work in the morning, but they will always be angry and have to find excuses for their failures. No sacrifice equals a bad life no matter what country you live in.


How dare you? You are stereotyping, categorizing, and insulting everyone who doesn't think like you do.
I'm sorry you had a rough time coming up, but happy you turned that around. My experience is different from yours. I was raised attending fund raisers, and going to second base for charities. We had plenty, and always valued helping those in need. My parents are dead and buried, but I still maintain their values.

Since you like being insulting, how about this? There is a pecking order, yes? You did without, consequently everybody else can to. You've got yours now, to hell with the rest of them. Small mindset. Small, small.


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posted on Nov, 3 2010 @ 05:22 PM
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because they sign our paychecks? which we need.... Trust me, we want better, but its a chess match.. right now we're in a defensive strategy.






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