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Thu Jan 30, 2014, 11:04 AM

"Dear Editor of the Wall Street Journal: It's started: The great unwashed are coming"


http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/01/30/1273193/-Cartoon-Lucky-Ducky-makes-a-billionaire-fear-genocidal-apocalypse

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Reply "Dear Editor of the Wall Street Journal: It's started: The great unwashed are coming" (Original post)
kpete Jan 2014 OP
jsr Jan 2014 #1
L0oniX Jan 2014 #2
IrishAyes Jan 2014 #3
bvar22 Jan 2014 #13
blackspade Jan 2014 #17
bbgrunt Jan 2014 #18
frwrfpos Jan 2014 #20
harun Jan 2014 #25
tex-wyo-dem Jan 2014 #28
Enthusiast Jan 2014 #30
L0oniX Jan 2014 #34
grahamhgreen Jan 2014 #19
kpete Jan 2014 #22
grahamhgreen Jan 2014 #24
mwb970 Jan 2014 #32
cinnabonbon Jan 2014 #4
Brigid Jan 2014 #5
pscot Jan 2014 #9
truedelphi Jan 2014 #14
bullwinkle428 Jan 2014 #6
Armstead Jan 2014 #7
bullwinkle428 Jan 2014 #11
dotymed Jan 2014 #12
truedelphi Jan 2014 #15
Enthusiast Jan 2014 #29
mstinamotorcity2 Jan 2014 #33
sulphurdunn Jan 2014 #8
Spitfire of ATJ Jan 2014 #10
LongTomH Jan 2014 #16
Enthusiast Jan 2014 #31
defacto7 Jan 2014 #21
jtuck004 Jan 2014 #23
Little_Wing Jan 2014 #26
Cleita Jan 2014 #27

Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 11:07 AM

1. Perfect.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 12:05 PM

2. I hope they fear us!

 

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Response to L0oniX (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 12:10 PM

3. Too many of 'them' are so drunk on hubris, they lack the sense for that.

And it will be their eventual downfall. W/o even broaching 'shoulda/woulda/coulda', there won't be a single damn thing anyone on earth can do to stop it when the pressure valve bursts.

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Response to L0oniX (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 02:34 PM

13. They do.

That is why the 1% is building the Total Surveillance/Security State,
militarizing the local police,
and tearing up the Constitution.

THAT is all about protecting the 1% when the Working Class & Poor realize how badly we have been screwed by BOTH Parties for over 30 years.

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Response to bvar22 (Reply #13)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 03:52 PM

17. +1000

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Response to bvar22 (Reply #13)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 03:59 PM

18. +2000

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Response to bvar22 (Reply #13)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 06:09 PM

20. true

 

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Response to bvar22 (Reply #13)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 10:03 PM

25. +10,000, Notice a US Congressman makes 174,000, Snowden was making 200,000 +

They are putting the surveillance employees in the good ole boys club to make sure they keep their mouths shut. One didn't.

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Response to harun (Reply #25)

Fri Jan 31, 2014, 02:51 AM

28. Perfectly put, harun! Nt

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Response to bvar22 (Reply #13)

Fri Jan 31, 2014, 07:48 AM

30. The Total Surveillance/Security State only exists to protect the interests of the 1%

and their corporations.

The Total Surveillance/Security State exists to undermine the interests of the 99%. Or so it seems to me.

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Response to bvar22 (Reply #13)

Fri Jan 31, 2014, 01:30 PM

34. Watch Dirty Wars on Netflix. JSOC is murdering inocent women and children.

 

JSOC is directly controlled by the POTUS. It's not just drones. The 1% at at the root of war ...maybe that is only my opinion.

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Response to L0oniX (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 06:08 PM

19. Not yet

 

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Response to grahamhgreen (Reply #19)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 07:33 PM

22. but soon

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Response to kpete (Reply #22)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 09:41 PM

24. Hehe!

 

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Response to L0oniX (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 31, 2014, 08:04 AM

32. They'd better. Mansions burn. Yachts sink. Just sayin'. /nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 12:22 PM

4. Tee hee. rec!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 12:34 PM

5. Well, to paraphrase Jay Gould . . .

They may be counting on hiring one half of the working class to kill the other half.

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Response to Brigid (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 01:33 PM

9. They already have

It's called Homeland Security.

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Response to pscot (Reply #9)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 03:31 PM

14. Almost typed in "LOL" -

Except it is very true, what you say, and not at all funny.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 12:54 PM

6. Tip of the hat in that first panel with the reference to that "Kristallnacht" creep -

the guy was actually convicted of manslaughter in France for running down a smaller boat with his yacht, and killing a doctor aboard that boat.


"Tom Perkins

In 1996, Perkins was racing his yacht in France when he collided with a smaller boat, killing a French doctor on board, he wrote in his 2008 memoir, “Valley Boy: The Education of Tom Perkins.”

Perkins was found guilty by a French court. Jail sentences were suspended, and he was ordered to pay a fine of $10,000.

Perkins described it like this: “Arrested and tried in a foreign court in a language you don’t understand, by judges indifferent — or worse — to justice, represented by an inappropriate lawyer with the negative outcome preordained.”"

http://business.financialpost.com/2014/01/28/tom-perkins-rich-lifestyle/

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Response to bullwinkle428 (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 12:57 PM

7. Sounds like he got off easy

 

Found guilty of manslaughter but jail sentence suspended and he had to pay $10,000

Poor baby.

If he were a poor nobody, he'd still be sitting in a cell, most likely.

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Response to Armstead (Reply #7)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 02:04 PM

11. I'm guessing he also thought them speaking French rather than

English in FRANCE also made them "just like the Nazis"!

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Response to bullwinkle428 (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 02:20 PM

12. Kristallnacht

I had never heard of the Tom Perkins sociopathic incident. I followed your link and read about that atrocity. Kristallnacht is German and translates into "night of glass." Which was one of the first major atrocities against Jews in Hitler Germany. Oddly enough, Perkins compared anyone that spoke against the aristocracy as Nazi's. In Hitler-Germany, Nazi's were the aristocracy. They had to be in order to survive, even after it became clear that Hitler was insane.
I did not originally see the boat smashed by the Yacht.

Below is a Wikipedia entry about the original "Kristallnacht" perpetrated by the Nazi's against German Jews.


Kristallnacht (German pronunciation: [kʁɪsˈtalnaχt]; English: "Crystal Night", also referred to as the Night of Broken Glass, or Reichskristallnacht [ˌʁaɪçs.kʁɪsˈtalnaχt], Pogromnacht [poˈɡʁoːmnaχt] ( listen), and November pogrome [noˈvɛmbɐpoɡʁoːmə] ( listen), was a pogrom (a series of coordinated attacks) against Jews throughout Nazi Germany and parts of Austria on 9–10 November 1938, carried out by SA paramilitary forces and non-Jewish civilians. German authorities looked on without intervening.[1] The name Kristallnacht comes from the shards of broken glass that littered the streets after Jewish-owned stores, buildings, and synagogues had their windows smashed.[2]

At least 91 Jews were killed in the attacks, and 30,000 were arrested and incarcerated in concentration camps.[2] Jewish homes, hospitals, and schools were ransacked, as the attackers demolished buildings with sledgehammers.[3] Over 1,000 synagogues were burned (95 in Vienna alone) and over 7,000 Jewish businesses destroyed or damaged.[4][5] Martin Gilbert writes that no event in the history of German Jews between 1933 and 1945 was so widely reported as it was happening, and the accounts from the foreign journalists working in Germany sent shock waves around the world.[3] The Times wrote at the time: "No foreign propagandist bent upon blackening Germany before the world could outdo the tale of burnings and beatings, of blackguardly assaults on defenseless and innocent people, which disgraced that country yesterday."[6]

The pretext for the attacks was the assassination of the German diplomat Ernst vom Rath by Herschel Grynszpan, a German-born Polish Jew resident in Paris. Kristallnacht was followed by additional economic and political persecution of Jews, and is viewed by historians as part of Nazi Germany's broader racial policy, and the beginning of the Final Solution and The Holocaust

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Response to dotymed (Reply #12)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 03:37 PM

15. Have you ever read "They Thought They Were Free" ??

By author Milton Meyer.

He was an American who went over to Germany in the early fifties, and passed himself off as a gentile, in order to figure out what went on inside Germany in the 1930's.

It is a mind bending, life altering book.

The parallels between what went on there and what is going on here, are indeed all encompassing. And part of the program is that many subjects are on the "no discuss it" list.

Except here it is anyone that has a lousy credit record who is wearing a computerized equivalent of a yellow star. You can't hold a job, can't remain free from police hassles, can't do much once that credit record shows you are a "parasite." And for some that lousy credit record indicates you are a "terrorist." (Credit ratings actually cntribute to how people put on the no fly list are assembled!)

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Response to truedelphi (Reply #15)

Fri Jan 31, 2014, 07:43 AM

29. +1 a whole bunch.......nt

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Response to bullwinkle428 (Reply #6)

Fri Jan 31, 2014, 08:13 AM

33. Don't blame Mr. Perkins,

He's suffering from "Affluenza" and he doesn't have Obamacare for treatment.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 01:00 PM

8. What's most amazing to me

 

is that these are the exact attitudes publicly professed during the Gilded Age. It's like "deja vu all over again."

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 01:37 PM

10. Figures that he would be using a typewriter....

 

No doubt followed by a government stamp to be picked up by a government employee.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 03:49 PM

16. It's not just that they're rich........

..........it's that they're casting greedy eyes at what little we've got left.......our pensions, our social security, our healthcare and our jobs. The CEO and shareholders regard employees as merely 'costs' to be reduced or eliminated!

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Response to LongTomH (Reply #16)

Fri Jan 31, 2014, 07:53 AM

31. Very well said and spot on.

We need to exercise extreme vigilance just to preserve what remains. And it isn't looking good.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 06:28 PM

21. It may be so.

You can't look history in the eye... and not flinch.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 09:31 PM

23. Just a cartoon. The enemy has nothing to worry about, and won't for at least a decade or two.

 


They own far too much of the real estate between our collective ears for us to be any kind of threat.

Most people don't even realize they are under attack. Far fewer have a plan for fighting back. And the number who can actually put something workable or sustainable into action is nearly zero.

That funny paper is sarcasm, not a testimonial.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 10:09 PM

26. Imminent rueage n/t

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jan 31, 2014, 02:06 AM

27. Or in the words of the Wizard of Id:

"The peasants are revolting!"

To which the King replies:

"The peasants are always revolting."

Yep, that's what the 1% think of the rest of us, especially when we start occupying what they think is theirs.

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