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Wall Street Protest Starting to Look Like Egypt

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Wall Street Protest Starting to Look Like Tahrir Square, Egypt

Alexander Higgins reports:

NYPD police scanners are estimating a crowd up to 5,000
are occupying liberty square in a scene that is now starting to look
more like Egypt’s Tahrir square.

 

The protests have become so large that Fox News has set up a live stream covering the protests. Here are some screen shots from their camera.

 

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Here are some additional photographs from a helicopter.

Who Are the Protesters?

Wall Street is trying to write all of these people off as being
“hippies” who “need to get a job” (to which the protesters would
respond: That’s the point – There are no jobs, because Wall Street has destroyed the economy.)

 Wall Street Protest Starting to Look Like Egypt.

The poor and the desperate, formerly-middle class people participating in the protests are not taking well to Wall Street’s “Let them eat cake” response.

But all types are marching, including grannies and pilots:

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Marines and other military men and women.

Wealthy folks such as Russel Simmons and Alec Baldwin.

Liberals and conservatives.

On the other side of the protest line, Mayor Bloomberg is whining that the protesters are targeting bankers who “are struggling to make ends meet”.
He has a point: if Wall Street is reined in so that the rest of the
country has a chance, the bankers might have to cut back on their mistresses, prostitutes and solid gold toilets.
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Class Warfare?

Yes, this is class warfare. But it is class warfare by the 1% against the other 99% (and see this). Specifically, it is the looting of the country by the top .1% through fraud.

As Warren Buffet – one of America’s most successful capitalists and defenders of capitalism – points out:

There’s class warfare, all right, but it’s my class, the rich class, that’s making war ….

Leading economists note that rampant inequality was one of the main causes of the Great Depression and of the current economic crisis.

Indeed, given that inequality in America is worse than Egypt (or Tunisia, or Yemen or most Latin American banana republics), and that social mobility is lower in America than in most European countries (and see this), we have been predicting these types of protests for years.

If Wall Street is starting to look like Tahir Square, it is because
America is starting to look more and more like Egypt – with a handful of
super-rich, and crumbs for everyone else.

 

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Sat, 10/01/2011 - 10:29 | 1728775 Temporalist
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Yes but is the enemy of my enemy my friend?  The slate must be wiped clean before new designs are drawn.

 

Sat, 10/01/2011 - 09:19 | 1728620 Pig Brotha
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The protest has degenerated into a leftist propaganda show, I've been there and seen/heard it for myself. They are all united in one paradigm, they want someone to do something for them. I went there hoping to find people who were ready to fight & destroy the current government/corporatist alliance and start on a path of individual freedom and self determination but was disappointed to find the usual suspects all clamoring for the government to step in and make everything OK. When I tried to explain that it is the government & the corporations colluding in the destruction of the individual in this country not too many people wanted to hear it. Unfortunately many of the protesters are the NYU/Columbia white trash whose parents are paying 50k a year so they learn to be good little marxists and spout their 60's style empty slogans. When I start seeing individuals show up to protest (not union members that just want more government) this unholy alliance of government/corporatist then we will know this protest is for real. Until then I will continue to show up at the protest and do what I can do destroy this beast and hope I get some reinforcement soon.

Sat, 10/01/2011 - 14:41 | 1729239 Buckaroo Banzai
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Thank you Pig Brotha. It was my greatest fear that the filthy Cultural Marxists would get in front of this parade, in order to further their own dirty ends. Unfortunately it appears to be playing out that way.

New York City is full of thieves (bankers), the Useful Idiots who feed off their table scraps, and dirty Cultural Marxists. So unless you bring in outsiders, it's only logical to expect that the protesters would be composed of Useful Idiots and Cultural Marxists.

Ugh.

Sun, 10/02/2011 - 12:25 | 1730861 mjk0259
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Whereas the USELESS idiots such as yourself just stay home.

Sat, 10/01/2011 - 11:48 | 1728951 whstlblwr
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It's why George say more conservatives need to show up at protest. It's not left or right. Both sides agree: Wall Street exploit taxpayer, the country. Socialized their losses, maybe disagree how to handle it, so what?

Where are official Tea Party? It's how we know tea party co-opted by other agenda. Nowhere to be found, maybe they hoping for Wall Street donations? Tea Party start with call for government to stop giving money to Wall Street.

Sat, 10/01/2011 - 16:59 | 1729505 ActiveIngredient
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The tea party was out en masse in early 2009 protesting the Wall St. bailouts, as the left sat on the sidelines mocking them.   

Sun, 10/02/2011 - 01:55 | 1730274 Freddie
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Not only did the left mock the Tea Party and still does, the media ignored the Tea Party.   The media obviously is there in force in NYC but they ignored 2 million people in DC.  ALL of TV and all of the media are shit and it you watch it - you enpower the elites and support them.

Also - Who got in the faces literally of politicians at town halls?  Tea Party types who include libertarians, conservatives, independents and others.  They were in their faces about bailouts and taxes and corruption.  Where was the left?  Oh protecting like thugs in Wisc to protecting their union goodies paid for by taxpayers.

Sun, 10/02/2011 - 01:55 | 1730273 Freddie
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Not only did the left mock the Tea Party and still does, the media ignored the Tea Party.   The media obviously is there in force in NYC but they ignored 2 million people in DC.  ALL of TV and all of the media are shit and it you watch it - you enpower the elites and support them.

Also - Who got in the faces literally of politicians at town halls?  Tea Party types who include libertarians, conservatives, independents and others.  They were in their faces about bailouts and taxes and corruption.  Where was the left?  Oh protecting like thugs in Wisc to protecting their union goodies paid for by taxpayers.

Sat, 10/01/2011 - 09:59 | 1728688 High Plains Drifter
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make up a sign and carry it.   put  "israel did 911"  on it and see what response you get from the yiddish infiltrators....ha ha ha  . i can tell by looking this is not what liberty loving people want.  george says it looks like egypt. yes maybe it does and it will have the same result too. it is all contrived. i knew it from the start. if these people were real the police would have already been given the green light and i don't mean that pussy footing around like they did last week either. i am talking about severe beat downs , rubber bullets and sound cannons. we shall see. the pilots walking around with signs really looks  ....cule.......ha ha ha  

 

i am very curious why our camera loving and attention loving alex jones is not there trying to hog some of the limelight?  hmmm. jones used to always say well we are all in this together shit. yeh right. i am sorry folks. we are not all in this together. there is no togetherness nor was there ever. those who love liberty are few and far between. 

 

these people are not what it is all about. look at them. they look well fed and are just doing this because it is a passing fad. the union members are there for a reason too. due to globalization their game is now over and the world of 5 dollars a hour or less is here. they were useful at one time but no more. the industry has been moved to china by  the slave owners and so now the unions are being left hanging in the wind.......

Sat, 10/01/2011 - 10:01 | 1728708 Lee
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Ha ha nice try.

okay people we need this to totally fuck up the system.

 

BLACKS AGAINST OBAMA!

JEWS AGAINST ROTHSCHILD!

 

if we can get that going, THEY WILL BE FINISHED!!!!

Sat, 10/01/2011 - 13:58 | 1729162 Hapte
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Blacks against Obama? I don't know a single black person who voted for that clown. The MSM loves throwing out 90% figures. Lol, 90% of the LESS than 1% of bougie niggas who bothered voting.

Sat, 10/01/2011 - 10:40 | 1728803 john39
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yeah well, even there the republicans just roll out herman cain.

Sat, 10/01/2011 - 09:53 | 1728684 rwe2late
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Pig Brotha

No wonder that "not too many" want to listen to you "explain" that they are "white trash" and the demonstration is just a "leftist propaganda show.".

Maybe you should reconsider whether protesting that the governement serves only the Wall Street 1% and should instead better serve the 99% is "leftist propaganda".

You might well also examine your prejudices toward those you derogatorily brand as "good little marxists" and "unionists" as well.

Sat, 10/01/2011 - 16:56 | 1729496 ActiveIngredient
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"whether protesting that the governement serves only the Wall Street 1% and should instead better serve the 99% is "leftist propaganda".

 

If that's what they are truly protesting then why aren't they in DC?  

Sat, 10/01/2011 - 21:48 | 1729988 rwe2late
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 Wall Street symbolically represents the 1%, who pull the strings for the D.C. political puppets.

Sun, 10/02/2011 - 14:10 | 1731033 DeadFinks
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Replace "political puppets" with "crooks", then explain why WS is the focus rather than DC.

Sun, 10/02/2011 - 17:01 | 1731403 GoinFawr
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It stands to reason that you can break up a circle jerk at any given point along its circumference.

Sat, 10/01/2011 - 10:24 | 1728742 Pig Brotha
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rwe2late

Unlike you I don't want anyone SERVING me, I just want to be left alone. I have lived long enough and been in enough organizations (military, unions & the corporate world) to understand that most just want their needs taken care of at the expense (and life) of others. Why is it that you feel you have a right to be "served" by the government or anyone else? And as far as using the term "good little marxists" it was meant as a description not an insult, some of us still believe people have the right to be whatever they choose.

Sat, 10/01/2011 - 10:34 | 1728784 rwe2late
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 Puhleeze,

Your comments were obviously meant as derogatory.

There is a difference in meaning between wanting "anyone to serve me", and having the government serve the citizenry.

Furthermore, not everyone wishes to be a hermit anarchist, and are quite happy have the services of garbage collection, sewage and water treatment, roads maintenance, and many other "services", even perhaps occasionally legal protections.

Sat, 10/01/2011 - 12:59 | 1729067 Uncle Remus
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Jeebus! WTF does "garbage collection, sewage and water treatment, roads maintenance" have to do with bank bailouts, entitlements, foreign aid and military empire? "[G]arbage collection, sewage and water treatment, roads maintenance" can all be done by private enterprise.

It is, at best, disingenuous to imply that those who would prefer a reduction in government size, scope and cost would be subject to piles of uncollected garbage, untreated or no water and roads in even worse shape than they are now. I'd even go so far as to suggest, strongly, that the risk of piles of uncollected garbage, untreated or no water and roads in even worse shape than they are now are greater as a result of public union retribution over a derailed gravy-train.

Sat, 10/01/2011 - 21:57 | 1730003 rwe2late
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 My reply was directed at Pig Brotha's anarchist comments about wanting no services from anyone, and his ridiculing those who might demand anything from government.

Your accusations are directed to a straw man you invented, not what I said, nor what could be reasonably inferred from what I said.

Sun, 10/02/2011 - 00:51 | 1730226 Uncle Remus
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What part of "Furthermore, not everyone wishes to be a hermit anarchist, and are quite happy have the services of garbage collection, sewage and water treatment, roads maintenance, and many other "services", even perhaps occasionally legal protections" did I build a straw man from?

Apparently we differ on what constitutes a reasonable inference.

Sun, 10/02/2011 - 08:20 | 1730503 rwe2late
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Uncle Remus

Pig Brotha clearly identified himself as a hermit anarchist, renouncing ALL SERVICES from "anybody", public and private:

"Why is it that you feel you have a right to be "served" by the government or anyone else?"

"Unlike you I don't want anyone SERVING me, I just want to be left alone. I have lived long enough and been in enough organizations (military, unions & the corporate world)..."

Sat, 10/01/2011 - 10:51 | 1728826 Pig Brotha
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So I guess I'm a hermit anarchist because I understand that no government or corporate entity can make me happy? And apparently you can not distinguish between a government that provides garbage pickup, water treatment etc with one that regulates what I can put into my own body or provide the level of personal security I choose (firearms). People like me do not need people like you, some of us wake up everyday understanding that our lives belong to us and we don't need the permission of  others to exist at what ever level we decide. It must be awful having an outlook on life you seem to be displaying, so frighted with the notion that you are responsible for yourself and in the end no one can truly help you but yourself. Live a little, eventually life will show you that the only true happiness comes from within.

Sat, 10/01/2011 - 11:35 | 1728931 rwe2late
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Your quote "I don't want anyone SERVING me, I just want to be left alone. "

Your diatribes rest on your pretended knowledge of what myself (and others) disparagingly believe.

Sun, 10/02/2011 - 03:46 | 1730352 GoinFawr
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Entrenched indoctrination is one helluva disgusting boil to lance r, Kudos for the effort, but be prepared for a torrent of virulent pus

Sat, 10/01/2011 - 09:46 | 1728665 Earl of Chiswick
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not there so can't comment but did check out their site not sure what slutwalk and rally for a nuclearfreefuture have to do with occupy wall street

Occupy Wall Street Agenda

Today's Agenda

https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?title=Occupy%20Wall%20Street%20Age...

Saturday, 1 October

12:00 Rally for a Nuclear-Free Future

12:00 SlutWalk NYC

13:00 General Assembly

13:00 NJC: The Campaign to End the New Jim Crow

15:00 We are the 99% Solidarity March with #occupywallstreet

19:00 General Assembly

Sat, 10/01/2011 - 09:14 | 1728617 surf0766
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I do not want military rule like Egypt has now.

Sat, 10/01/2011 - 10:20 | 1728751 Bruin4
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Right surf0766, keep believing that we don't currently have military rule and are not living in a police state.

Sat, 10/01/2011 - 10:39 | 1728802 Das Capitalist
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I don't necessarily disagree Bruin4, but surf0766 raises a good point.  If we do tear down our corporatist state, what comes next?

Sat, 10/01/2011 - 13:41 | 1729114 Bruin4
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We dont need to do anything, it will crumble all on its own as we see, the problem is we let the corporate state get out of control and failed to head them off at the pass.

Thats we we get for interfering in free markets and allow back room corporate favoritism dealing and legislation to destroy us but really the bigger picture is they cant survive without us so what now? I dont know but they are scared, shit scared.

Unlike Egypt, we wont have our military support this revolution - they will be ordered to cut us down. Unfortunately we may need the military on our side if and when the revolution starts - after that there will be time to pick up the pieces and re establish a government based on the constitution and not the patriot act.

Sat, 10/01/2011 - 15:49 | 1729374 surf0766
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You are simply taking about corruption in all it's forms. We let corruption get out of control by not forcing those officials out of office for not enforcing the law.

 

 

 

Sat, 10/01/2011 - 18:37 | 1729732 Bruin4
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Corruption is only part of it, its was our failing to pay attention to anything that allowed this to happen, granted the corruption was and is insidious - however we were more than complacent, we were complicit in its development. I ask myself how much do these bastards want and the answer is always the same....they want all of everything, a hard force to stop but when it cant get what it wants it will implode.

WE need to rebuild this after the implosion - smarter. kinder and more sensible people must be given the room to rise up and take control. It wont be the end of capitalism or  profit nor will it the beginning of socialism or a dictatorship - but it just may be the birth of the free market economy that actually gives a shit about its constituents and the nation. The current demonstrations on wall street , i hope , are only the beginning of an enlightenment for this country but we all have to get off our asses and participate.

 

Sat, 10/01/2011 - 18:37 | 1729731 Bruin4
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Corruption is only part of it, its was our failing to pay attention to anything that allowed this to happen, granted the corruption was and is insidious - however we were more than complacent, we were complicit in its development. I ask myself how much do these bastards want and the answer is always the same....they want all of everything, a hard force to stop but when it cant get what it wants it will implode.

WE need to rebuild this after the implosion - smarter. kinder and more sensible people must be given the room to rise up and take control. It wont be the end of capitalism or  profit nor will it the beginning of socialism or a dictatorship - but it just may be the birth of the free market economy that actually gives a shit about its constituents and the nation. The current demonstrations on wall street , i hope , are only the beginning of an enlightenment for this country but we all have to get off our asses and participate.

 

Sat, 10/01/2011 - 09:07 | 1728605 surf0766
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I do not want military rule like egypt has now.

Sat, 10/01/2011 - 08:59 | 1728592 strateshooter
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many comments here diparage this protest but personally i honestly believe that when Obama looks in the mirror post election day after losing it he will say to himself..you should have tackled the banks stupid !!

 I think he is an intelligent and decent man..and maybe his intuition pointed him this way initially...but he got gamed by Wall St and its puppets I think.Shame.

Sat, 10/01/2011 - 11:14 | 1728879 Vendetta
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I disagree totally that he is a decent man, his intelligence has nothing to do with it.  There are plenty of people who are 'intelligent' but not decent.  3,000 died on 9/11 and here we are 10 years later still chasing the boogeyman, trillions of wealth evaporated and millions of jobs lost because of the actions of a corrupt banking system in collaboration with government entities but obama meets with the criminals on an almost daily basis.

One week of Seals and marines sent to wall street to root out the financial terrorists would have been financial reform I could believe in ... but no, the politicians of all stripes get their payola from there (I know there are some exceptions but they are few). 

Sat, 10/01/2011 - 10:23 | 1728761 rwe2late
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strateshooter

 Obama is ostensibly a war criminal and a protector of war criminals. The long list of his toadying to the financial cartel and military imperialists has been enumerated often.

The evidence does not point to him being a witless puppet.

Rather, it points to his being a willing and conscious servant of plutocracy and militarism. Nonetheless, the issue of his personal culpability should be for a court to determine.

Unfortunately, many Obama apologists and opportunists seize upon the fanciful hope that he is a "good man" (he loves his dog), in order to denigrate, if not exonerate, the trangressions of his administration.

Sat, 10/01/2011 - 10:23 | 1728760 surf0766
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He should have tackled corruption in whatever place it resides. Just going after banks as being the root cause will not accomplish anything. All corruption must be sought out and removed. I haven't seen anyone go after corruption just simply make excuses why "next time we will punish them".

Sat, 10/01/2011 - 09:36 | 1728629 Ranger4564
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I really don't think O is a decent or innocent man. I think he was chosen by the global financiers because he was complicit and willing.  He spoke of the things people wanted, but he delivered all the things the financiers wanted.  He's not even close to respectable in my book.  I am ashamed I was misled and still asleep when I voted for that charlatan. I now see there is no point in voting because the electoral college ensures corruption and the will of the oligarchs.  Direct democracy is not stupid, as Jefferson said, it's uncontrollable... you can kill / buy / replace 200+ electoral college participants, you cannot kill / buy / replace 300 Million people (let's hope).  So the political system in this country was specifically established to enable direct control by the oligarchs while presenting the image of being for the people.  The 3 branches famously do not include the people.  Congress (legislative) is people you can buy.  Courts (Judicial) is people you can buy.  White House (Executive) is people you can buy.  What's missing? People (Citizens) whom you cannot buy.

Too many people then take the leap proclaiming that all government is corrupt. That's true to the extent that all governments so far have been corrupt... but we need to find some way to self govern... which is why I am advocating the Anonymous model... like jury duty.  Government that is so temporal, you cannot buy it, there isn't time, and the purchasers don't gain anything from their purchase because the process is timed.  Sure, there may be a way to corrupt that system too, especially with high frequency buying, rigging of the pool of jurors, constitutional reforms outlawing such a system, etc... so we evolve some more and find something better.

My point?  Being conservative is death.  Be progressive and always on the move intellectually, and reinvent the world, constantly.  That is the way to defeat these bastards.

Sun, 10/02/2011 - 10:22 | 1730656 DaveyJones
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your first two sentences describe many of our presidents..unfortunately.

Sat, 10/01/2011 - 14:42 | 1729223 Buckaroo Banzai
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You are 100% right that Obama is evil.

You are 100% wrong that "progressivism" is the answer. That's what got us into this mess-- stupid socialist and communist ideas. "Progressive" is Newspeak for Cultural Marxism. Cultural Marxism is what Orwell warned us about, and is what has slowly taken over western culture in the last 50 years.

This country is drowning in a sea of Marxist/Progressive shit. Everything is proceeding according to the Cultural Marxist plan. If we don't start undoing the last 80 years of cultural and ideological damage, we are truly fucked.

Sun, 10/02/2011 - 13:50 | 1730966 mjk0259
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I see , so in your interpretation of Marxism, the Marxist goal is to give trillions of dollars to wealthy bankers? That's one theing they did not do in any implementation.

 

If this country was drowning in Marxism, we would at least have socialized medical by now like other Marxist countries such as Taiwan, UK, Germany.

 

 

Sat, 10/01/2011 - 17:13 | 1729532 Lord Koos
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"The last 80 years"?  Because things were so good in 1931?

Sat, 10/01/2011 - 12:08 | 1728977 ServingMyKing
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Your understanding of the founding principles of the United States is wrong.  The purpose was to create an enduring system of laws (republic) that applied equally to everyone.  A republic is different from of an oligarchy or a democracy.  In a republic, the law rules blindly instead of imperfect and fallible people.  The division of power with the 3 branches and legislation by representatives sets up a protective barrier against both tyrants and mobs.  It took some 200+ years to finally break through all these barriers so I would say our founders did a remarkable job.

Conservative means to conserve the founding principles of the United States.  Progressive means to meander around willy-nilly with no principles until you end up with a King.  In the history of mankind, the founding system of the US is an exception.  Kings and dictators are common.

 

Sat, 10/01/2011 - 12:50 | 1729054 AnAnonymous
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Made me laugh because suddenly, the picture of US citizens spiting their drivel one hundred years from now on jumped to my mind.

A republic is nothing more than a form of government in which political positions are public and delivered to representatives.

Kings and dictators were much common at start of the US. Dictatures are like any other resources for the US: they are going to deplete them. How much of them will be left?

Most, if not all the world, will have the US political type of body governing.

Sat, 10/01/2011 - 10:31 | 1728782 juangrande
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"Being conservative is death!" Yes, the "if we could only go back to the way it was" crowd doesn't realize that "the way it was" was a necessary step towards "the way it is". And this "greatest generation" BS, please? The most asleep, possibly? When we figure out we've all been played collectively, then we can become the player! Of course Cog. Diss. has written at length about this over the last couple of years and is mostly dismissed as being long winded. The truth is always there for us to grasp. It can just be too painful.

Sat, 10/01/2011 - 08:56 | 1728587 strateshooter
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slogan ?

I went to NY and all i got was some free pepper spray !!

Sat, 10/01/2011 - 08:48 | 1728569 Bazooka
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When the poor lose their jobs, homes, dignity and have no more to lose.....they will lose it! It's called negative social mood and because of this mood, Ben Bernanke should be very scared. The people who are hungry, jobless and mad as hell will want to blame someone....it's called projection...you project your guilt and anger towards anything or anyone outside of you....and poor Ben Bernanke has a bulls eye target on his forehead.

The masses will demand Ben Bernanke to be tried and executed. Also, woe to Squid Face of Goldman Sachs...Jamie Dimon too....the masses will demand their heads on a platter.

Sat, 10/01/2011 - 10:51 | 1728828 RSloane
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Sorry, Bernanke has no reason to fear the poor. Not the people who think they are poor because they can't indulge their latest whim, but the people who actually are poor.

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