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Thread #140645 Message #3253881
Posted By: Lox
09-Nov-11 - 05:29 PM
Thread Name: BS: Wall Street Protesters...
Subject: RE: BS: Wall Street Protesters...
The simple fact is this.
Nobody, ever in the history of the world, ever gave away political power.
Power has always been won in some sort of struggle, whether through non-violent non-cooperation, Unions and strikes, wars of independence, or revolutions.
Right now it can be said that the power lies in the hands of those with the money and their friends in congress, who coincidentally have money.
This is called corporatocracy - in the old days it was called feudalism.
The people want an equal share of power and they want proper remuneration for helping venture capitalists to build their businesses.
These things will not be given to them freely, they will have to be taken.
The tea party poses no threat to the ruling class of America, so there was no suppression.
OWS represents a threat to the ruling classes monopoly on power and resources and it is being resisted violently.
The fact is folks that this is about the people taking their political power back.
It will be a struggle. The power and the money will be guarded selfishly by those who possess them and they will do whatever it takes to protect their assetts.
The US government has shot its own people before on numerous occasions and chances are it will happen again. Native Americans, African Americans, Union activists, anti vietnam protesters, LBJ - how many kids have you killed today ... etc ...
But this time things are different.
This time there is social media - it undermines the propaganda machine and it undermines attempts to keep us divided and isolated.
"You will not be able to stay home brother,
you will not be able to plug in, turn on and cop out,
you will not be able to lose yourself on skag
and skip out for beer during commercials because
the revolution will not be televised brother".