I often have to wonder if anyone actually thinks anymore.
I often have to wonder if anyone actually thinks anymore.
You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
How much did you get paid while you were in? How many times did you recieve your benefit sheet indicating how much your 'socialized' medicine was actually worth as a benefit? You REALLY dont think military personnel PAY for those benefits? The low base pay is a part of a give and take. In any other job you would be compensated at a much higher rate. In a unions job...can you IMAGINE what the government would pay for soldiers, overtime, deployments, etc. It takes a special kind of mindset to declare the military a 'socialist' organization.
nah...there isnt much common ground.
How many of you that just...golly...really support the people on the right as well as the left were tripping over yourselves to ridicule the Tea Party and their efforts to end the bank bailouts, end big government, and to promote fiscal responsibility? Oh...but thats different...right?
Possibly one not mired in political dementia. It is in its essence a socialist organization, as it is founded and run by the state for the national interest and security of the country.It takes a special kind of mindset to declare the military a 'socialist' organization.
“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.
Here is an unnecessary division being propagated here by the media. The OWS people are angry about the same things the T party people are. Government spending, Unemployment, wrongful business practices, liars and cheats in high positions, ridiculous congressional ineptitude, the list goes on. In the same way that the T party is accused of racism and bigotry, the OWS people are accused of hippiedom and laziness. Neither is true. The fact is that many T party people were of minority decent, and many OWS people work or did work more than 40 hour weeks. I am surprised how easily so many of you seek to divide because the cable news channel tells you that this or that is happening. I admire both the T party and the OWS though I disagree with a few specific aspects ofc. The OWs have accomplished a single thing the T party never did. Once again we now may demonstrate in America w/o the need of getting a permit (I.E. PERMISSION) from the government. Do you honestly believe King George would have given the Boston Massacre bunch a permit to protest? Also do you honestly believe that the T party is a republican leaning group? I can certify that just because the talking heads say that they are, they are definitely not. The OWS are no more left leaning than the T party is right leaning. Yes I know there are hundreds of vids and many interviews, however that means very little because of two factors. First news channels seek outliers to exploit for ratings. The norm seldom sells and thus the most extreme examples are those placed on the news. Also the internet is full of outrageous stuff, from camels jumping through fire to the latest drone flights. This shows that the novel is placed online due only to the novelty. While this is not always the case, it is in the majority and all the more when emotions and opinions start to rule the day. Right wingers, go meet with some OWS people close to you before making an opinion, and liberals, go to a T party for yourself.
The basic idea as I have been told of the OWS function is to stop corporate interference in governmental affairs, seek much more direct and functional transparency, and provide opportunity for advancement that is far more even tan the present social situation allows in modern day America. Many speak of "equal opportunity" however these same people have no idea of the truth of the state of the union. Wall Street brokers can make 20,000$ in ten minutes and they need not even be correct in their assessment to do so. It is not their own money they risk but instead a future projection made with many peoples money. This is why gas prices have risen more than 200%. This does not come because someone went to college and studied hard or worked diligently, this is a position born of networking and affluence. Now know that if a person makes 50k per year they are in the top 10% wage earners in the U.S. Does this seem like equal opportunity to you? There is more disparity in America than in any other industrialized nation on earth. Whats more, my daughter was born a month ago and is presently 143,673.34 in debt. This is not my doing but instead the pervasive theft of a generation. This is why the American people are seeking a reformation. I suggest uniting and fighting as one, not allowing CNN and FOX News to dictate our understanding of reality.