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    Re: Anonymous Declares War on the US Government

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    ...i can see a real class war coming......because people who have nothing to lose are very dangerous.....
    our poverty rate is still quite lower than it was in 1958.

    so as far as folks who have nothing to lose, we have a lot less than we used to, per capita.

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    Re: Anonymous Declares War on the US Government

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    The issue is that there are SO MANY people who believe the opposite on both sides of the field. It's ridiculous and I wish people like you would have been here in the late 2000s. We had a group of people who were constantly going on about how they'd be ready if the government ever became too oppressive. Really bubba? As if their fat asses would get up for 20 mins from the couch to pick up a gun and go after the military.
    You're forgetting the other side of the spectrum. I believe that people would go to the cartridge box just as readily, if there was an internal overthrow of the government; a scenario where a persident tried to disolve Congress and the SCOTUS, making himself supreme ruler. The people wouldn't stand for that.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Anonymous Declares War on the US Government

    Quote Originally Posted by Gie View Post
    It is true that there are "some" on the right that call for violent overthrow of the government, as well as the left and of course a lot of that kind of stuff was expressed at various Occupy demonstrations. Citing a comment from a failed congressional candidate that was defeated by a democrat in 2010, speaking about the possibility of violent overthrow being a possible "on the table" remedy in the face of tyranny? Not a very good example of the "danger" there. His own party distanced themselves from him for these and other comments and the locals voted his opponent into office. This was all the buzz back in October 2010 after Huffpo made a big splash about how dangerous another "righty" was being. The only violence and public acts of destruction I've seen in that time period were not coming from any of the right wingers you are talking about, but from those other people other posters are talking about. That you keep sidestepping around in order to bring us up to date about dangerous right wingers.

    As for Anonymous I too think they are now pretty much done, though I expect they will still be around and up to their hijinks for some time to come. They have pretty much screwed the pooch IMO.
    The question wasn't so much about who was saying it and what position of power they were in but mostly whether there are people on the right wing who do it. The fact of the matter is that there are. It doesn't make them mainstream but they do exist.
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    Re: Anonymous Declares War on the US Government

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    ...I believe that people would go to the cartridge box just as readily, if there was an internal overthrow of the government; a scenario where a persident tried to disolve Congress and the SCOTUS, making himself supreme ruler. The people wouldn't stand for that.
    we're talking about reality here, not silly fantasies.

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    Re: Anonymous Declares War on the US Government

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    our poverty rate is still quite lower than it was in 1958.

    so as far as folks who have nothing to lose, we have a lot less than we used to, per capita.
    but the divide is growing very large, thunder.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Anonymous Declares War on the US Government

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    i don't know, thunder. i was thinking earlier today that our govt does so much that we don't know about and would probably be horrified by. obama's presidency has not been transparent, as promised. of course, neither were any of the preceeding administrations. everything has gotten so out of hand, people hate others specifically for their political views, that was never the norm in the past. the middle class is losing ground, and yes, the rich are becoming richer.

    i can see a real class war coming......because people who have nothing to lose are very dangerous. despite the right wing opinion, most people in poverty don't want to be there, and the middle class is becoming quite resentful of the upper class. not of their money, per se, but of their opportunities. it's a soul deadening experience to live paycheck to paycheck with no way out.
    Poor people don't even have the self motivation and discipline to stop being poor. They sure hell don't have what it takes to fight an all out war.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Anonymous Declares War on the US Government

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Poor people don't even have the self motivation and discipline to stop being poor. They sure hell don't have what it takes to fight an all out war.
    Orly? Please, tell me, when did you become an expert on the poor?
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    Re: Anonymous Declares War on the US Government

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    The question wasn't so much about who was saying it and what position of power they were in but mostly whether there are people on the right wing who do it. The fact of the matter is that there are. It doesn't make them mainstream but they do exist.
    Thanks for that rhetorical and redundant news flash. That was a lot of work just to sidestep another less palatable truth, is what it looks like from here.
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    Re: Anonymous Declares War on the US Government

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    we're talking about reality here, not silly fantasies.
    What's silly about that? Are you saying it can't happen, here?

    It won't succeed here, but it sure hell can happen.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Anonymous Declares War on the US Government

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Invisible View Post
    Orly? Please, tell me, when did you become an expert on the poor?
    I know the difference between getting up off my ass and going to work to make a living and sitting on the porch waiting for the mail man to show up with the welfare check.

    I've known people all my life who had just enough gumption to go get their check out of the mailbox.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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