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When Will Americans Be Fed Up?

  1. canadawest99 profile image60
    canadawest99posted 5 years ago

    You know I watch in sadness as our southern neighbors drift into oblivion.  I watch more people vote for American idol than they do president.  I watch people hopelessly addicted to the internet, facebook, reality shows, hollywood, sports, drugs, sex whatever all while the powers that be drive the country into the ground.  Trillions spent overseas while the countries infrastructure crumbles.  Its not a democrat or republican thing, its the entire establishment and wall street.

    Almost three years ago, the federal government gave the U.S. banks almost 1 trillion dollars and it has increased several times since then.  What did the banks do with this money?  They sure as hell didn't lend it to anyone.  They won't invest in entrepreneurship cause they know everything is gonna be made in china from now on.  They hung on to it and paid themselves and invested in companies moving overseas.  Now the government wants to cut your entitlements saying they are not affordable.  Once again, they try to get the little guy to take the haircut not the establishment.  Where is wall street's haircut?  This is truly capitalism run amok.

    A trillion dollars could have been invested right at home, rebuilding infrastructure, educating people, creating renewable energy - things that would have created jobs and built a future for the country.

    Americans you have to get those establishment politicians out of there if you are ever going to rise again.  Anyone that has been in office more than 2 terms should be turfed.

    1. Onusonus profile image87
      Onusonusposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      We're in the "crisis" stage of the communist takeover, next comes "normalization". then we will feel safe comrad.

      Lets see;
      indoctrination of a generation through the school system, check. (Thanks NEA)
      Government owned Banks, check.
      Government owned car companies, Check.
      Government distributed medicare, check.
      Social security, check.
      Increasing power of unions, check.
      All products bought from overseas communist countries, check.
      Centralization of food distributors, check.
      Massive debt to communist countrys, check.

      1. lovemychris profile image80
        lovemychrisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Fee Fi Fo Fum, I smell the blood of a Foxnews chum.

        1. Onusonus profile image87
          Onusonusposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Read about the way the Communists take over. It's pretty obvious where we are headed. I'm sure they will call it something else to ease our minds though so don't worry. Redistribuiton of wealth, standing up for the little guy, liberal progressive...
          What ever it takes to break down the infrastructure of the greatest country the world ever knew. It will all be like a dream, a little fairy tale that couldn't have possibly been real.

          1. lovemychris profile image80
            lovemychrisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            If you think the Baggers are the answer, you're the one who's dreaming.
            Google the 10 signs of Fascism.....fits them to a T.

            1. Onusonus profile image87
              Onusonusposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Baggers, what baggers? Carpet baggers? Brown baggers?

            2. Evan G Rogers profile image82
              Evan G Rogersposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              that's strange... from every piece of research I've done on fascism, it almost always starts off with people promising the government to do everything for them.

              Sounds more like a Democratic and Republican thing...... or maybe just government in general.

              Make it illegal for the government to steal your money and the problems will go away.

              1. lovemychris profile image80
                lovemychrisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                1. Invoke a terrifying internal and external enemy.
                2. Create a gulag.
                3. Develop a thug caste.
                4. Set up an internal surveillance system.
                5. Harass citizens' groups.
                6. Engage in arbitrary detention and release.
                7. Target key individuals.
                8. Control the press.
                9. Dissent equals treason.
                10. Suspend the rule of law.

                http://www.alternet.org/world/51150/?page=1

                It's Naomi Wolf's take. Read the whole thing...very revealing.
                ***

                Also-I would remind you of that quote: "When fascism comes to America, it will come carrying a cross, and wrapped in the flag" (paraphrase)

                1. Evan G Rogers profile image82
                  Evan G Rogersposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  1) A lot of those things were done under Democratic administrations. Many of them were done under Republican administrations. But whichever group STARTED the item in question, the other group did NOT END the practice.

                  2) I like Hayek's "The Road to Serfdom". He spells it out pretty clearly.

                  Here's a 5 minute run down. (Unless you're a very fast reader, get your pause button ready)
                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkz9AQhQFNY

                  1. lovemychris profile image80
                    lovemychrisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    That video reminds me of Nine Inch Nails, Closer...explicit version! smile

                    But yes, a ,lot of that is very recognizable....and we started living IN it during Bushco...

                    Right now---I don't feel it as much! maybe I'm completely biased, but I just feel freer now. Maybe it's because I am female, with 3 daughters.
                    Republicans are bad for women, imo.

                    But the propaganda....Fox/Hate-Talk...check
                    Scapegoat enemy...HELLO! Muslims!
                    Police-state...check.
                    Spying STASI-type intrusions...check: Total Information and Awareness Network, circa 2002....CHECK!

                    Promises not kept: Lowering taxes creates jobs...check.

                    Yes,a lot was familiar.

    2. Evan G Rogers profile image82
      Evan G Rogersposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I'm fed up of people telling me I need to be fed up because I don't do what they think is right.

  2. lovemychris profile image80
    lovemychrisposted 5 years ago

    Not if what you have to replace them with is Cantor, Ryan and Bachmann.
    I'll take Barney Frank any day.
    And Dennis Kucinuch.
    And Marcy Kaptur.

    What we need to do is get the special interests out of the equation: and that is impossible. Everyone is a special interest.
    Problem is--the ones with the most money always win!

    How about we don't allow millionaires to run? They would all be gone then!!

    Oooops-and nowwwww: Trump! weeeeeee

    1. BillyDRitchie profile image61
      BillyDRitchieposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah, let's put the country in the hands of the moocher class.....real big improvement, there....

      1. lovemychris profile image80
        lovemychrisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Um hello!! We're already there!

        Subsidies anyone???

        1. BillyDRitchie profile image61
          BillyDRitchieposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          But I thought you were in favor of that......take from the achievers and give to the non achievers, right?  It's all about fairness, right?

          1. lovemychris profile image80
            lovemychrisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Fair?

            Not in the lexicon of Baggers.

            Otherwise, we would be ending that stupid Tax cut,which benefits the uber-rich on the backs of the middle class, and doing something about the tax system, which allows a billion dollar company to not only not pay ANY taxes, but get a rebate back!!!!

            Any chance any of those thing will be on the agenda, Boehner?

            Oh, and while we're at it: WHERE ARE THE JOBS? You got your tax cuts, where are they?

  3. LittleFairy profile image82
    LittleFairyposted 5 years ago

    For people like me living in other countries, the America shown to us is usually all glorious and glamarous. Its saddening to know that a country with so much has its citizens living with so little.
    If thats the scene for one of the richest countries that we should expect even worse scenarios for third world countries.

    1. Onusonus profile image87
      Onusonusposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      You've got to be kidding. the average american Citizen has plenty. Plenty of food ( Way, way too much food), shelter, transportation, free education, houshold applicance, our perfectly good junk just goes to the the local goodwill for the less fortunate to aquire.

  4. lovemychris profile image80
    lovemychrisposted 5 years ago

    Tea Baggers--you know, the well-financed gropup that sent tea-bags to Democratic members of Congress as a warning..."we're coming to get ya".

    Connecting “Too Big To Fail Cartel” “U.S. Debt Is Myth” “Financing of Illegal Wars on Humanity”


    http://www.veteranstoday.com/2011/04/07 … -humanity/

  5. lovemychris profile image80
    lovemychrisposted 5 years ago

    "Are we being brainswashed to believe we live in Freedom?
    Consider a U.S. Military Veteran minding his own business driving his car within the U.S.A. gets stopped by U.S. Border Patrol. They seek to search his car without resonable suspicion that he was violating any law and question his citzenship. Mind you, this goes on within the U.S. Border; not upon entering into the U.S. but within the U.S.! Don’t believe it?

    Watch the below video and you decide."


    http://www.veteranstoday.com/2011/04/08 … n-america/

  6. AnnCee profile image77
    AnnCeeposted 5 years ago

    Certainly those who aren't dumbed down and brainwashed by the left are fed up.

    We are determined to eradicate the scum that pose as American Congressmen who are destroying this country.   I hope many will serve time in prison for their crimes.

    They make the laws that bind us but they don't follow those laws themselves.

    They've sold us to the highest bidder.

  7. BobbiRant profile image59
    BobbiRantposted 5 years ago

    The comments on here show how Truly Americans are indoctrinated with fallacies and half truths when it comes to what they wrongly dub as 'socialism.'  College students will tell you: "No one Really listens to Freud anymore."  rofl  Yes they do, they simply don't know it or recognize it.  Freud comes in the form of fake news, media advertising and people telling lies calling it 'news.'  I find the comments to prove that correct each time someone spouts 'socialism' like They haven't an Original thought in their heads, just spouting what they see and hear.

    1. canadawest99 profile image60
      canadawest99posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      The only definition that applies is facsism which is surrender of state powers to corporate interests.   Thats usually the end result of capitalism unchecked.

  8. Moderndayslave profile image61
    Moderndayslaveposted 5 years ago

    This country has been sold out from right under our feet.  Look into how many former congress people work for major corporations or end up as paid lobbyists after leaving office.

  9. lovemychris profile image80
    lovemychrisposted 5 years ago

    "American Congressmen who are destroying this country.   I hope many will serve time in prison for their crimes."

    You will have to give us Bush, Cheney, Rice, Rumsfeld, Yoo, etc etc etc, first.

  10. lovemychris profile image80
    lovemychrisposted 5 years ago

    ps: I think it's funny that people just started getting fed up in 08.

    Wow--what took you so long?

    1. Evan G Rogers profile image82
      Evan G Rogersposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Here's why: Ron Paul finally decided to run for president.

      That's what woke us up.

      1. lovemychris profile image80
        lovemychrisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Well, that makes sense!!

        But, as for me...I saw him at a right-to-life rally, and he spoke...that ended it for me. Not for my freedom? sorry.

        And, I JUST saw your Hayek link...going now to read it.

        1. canadawest99 profile image60
          canadawest99posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          The U.S.A as analyzed like a corporation would be:

          http://www.businessinsider.com/why-the- … wed-2011-2

          1. Evan G Rogers profile image82
            Evan G Rogersposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Just let people spend their money as they choose (and make sure that no one can create money out of thin-air).

            People will want to see their own lot in life improve, and insodoing, will help each other out.

            The reason why Steve Jobs is rich is the same reason why smart-phones are so ingrained in our society right now.

            1. John Holden profile image61
              John Holdenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Really? But you've made it perfectly clear that you don't want to help other people out.

              1. Evan G Rogers profile image82
                Evan G Rogersposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                No i haven't.

                Man, arguing with you is like talking to a brick wall.

                I regularly give to charities, thank you.

                Taxes are NOT charitable.

                1. John Holden profile image61
                  John Holdenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  Nothing to do with taxes, you make it quite clear who you think is worthy of your help, society doesn't all ways agree with  your choices.

                  If arguing with me is like arguing with a brick wall then I suspect that is because I don't constantly roll over and say "gosh Evan, you're so right, how could I fail to see the error of my ways"

        2. Evan G Rogers profile image82
          Evan G Rogersposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Ron Paul IS pro-life, but he wouldn't want government funding it, nor would he want abortions to be illegal.

          That's the beauty of a Libertarian - you can disagree with their specific issues, but you know they won't make it illegal for you to do what you want.

 
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