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    Re: Does the average citizen harbor envy/jealousy, hatred for the extremely wealthy?

    Quote Originally Posted by NGNM85 View Post
    As an Anarchist, I am philosophically opposed to private ownership of the means of production. The mean of production belong to society, and should be administered, democratically, by the people, themselves.
    an interesting dream with no chance of reality. (thank god)



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    Re: Does the average citizen harbor envy/jealousy, hatred for the extremely wealthy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Living it up in the USA:




    Poverty in the US almost as bad as in North Korea

    "While there are five million in North Korea that face food shortages, the same number in the US is 45 million."
    that's one of the most stupid claims of the year.



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    Re: Does the average citizen harbor envy/jealousy, hatred for the extremely wealthy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Living it up in the USA:






    Poverty in the US almost as bad as in North Korea

    "While there are five million in North Korea that face food shortages, the same number in the US is 45 million."
    This is sad and those who allowed this to happen should be ashamed ...

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    Re: Does the average citizen harbor envy/jealousy, hatred for the extremely wealthy?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    why do you claim to be a libertarian then? you are really an anarcho syndicalist like bakunin
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    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    an interesting dream with no chance of reality. (thank god)
    Admittedly; there aren't that many examples of what you might call, more-or-less 'fully realized' Anarchist societies, and the examples that have existed have tended to be small-scale. However, the best examples I would point to would be Revolutionary Span, or the Israeli Kibbutzim.

    If you are interested, I've just created a new thread on the subject, for anybody who may be interested in learning about Anarchism, or discussing it, at length. I plan to update the thread with more links, and probably some videos, soon. All are welcome, and encouraged to participate.

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    Re: Does the average citizen harbor envy/jealousy, hatred for the extremely wealthy?

    Quote Originally Posted by MusicAdventurer View Post
    This is sad and those who allowed this to happen should be ashamed ...
    Yes, it seems those of the hard right variety think it is not possible to have a strong middle class any longer, they think the only way America can compete today is by making our citizens as poor as the third world countries.
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    Re: Does the average citizen harbor envy/jealousy, hatred for the extremely wealthy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Yes, it seems those of the hard right variety think it is not possible to have a strong middle class any longer, they think the only way America can compete today is by making our citizens as poor as the third world countries.
    If we could become self-sufficient, we could avoid all this mess ... however, we seem to have an unhealthy addiction to foreign oil ..

    I made a poll that is somewhat related to your post asking what we can do to lower poverty levels: http://www.debatepolitics.com/polls/...dle-class.html
    Last edited by MusicAdventurer; 07-23-11 at 02:01 AM.

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    Re: Does the average citizen harbor envy/jealousy, hatred for the extremely wealthy?

    I always laugh at the notion of envy and jealousy. Pay the same taxes I do and get the hell over yourself
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    Re: Does the average citizen harbor envy/jealousy, hatred for the extremely wealthy?

    Quote Originally Posted by MusicAdventurer View Post
    This is sad and those who allowed this to happen should be ashamed ...
    Can you provide any evidence of when and where those pictures were taken? For example, could the top one be from Joplin, MO in 2011 or New Orleans in 2005?

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    Re: Does the average citizen harbor envy/jealousy, hatred for the extremely wealthy?

    Well, I was going to show pictures of true poverty, but all I get is one of two links, but it takes you to the site where my pictures are. Sorry, but that won't do. I'll keep trying.
    Last edited by LesGovt; 07-23-11 at 02:28 AM.

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    Re: Does the average citizen harbor envy/jealousy, hatred for the extremely wealthy?

    Quote Originally Posted by LesGovt View Post
    Well, I was going to show pictures of true poverty, but all I get is one of two links, but it takes you to the site where my pictures are. Sorry, but that won't do. I'll keep trying.
    So we are not as poor as we should be yet????? Quite the idealist aren't you?
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