It has been observed that european countries have socialist institutions because...
... the leaders fear the citizenry. This is a french protest over unemployment and laws that threaten to erode the protections they enjoy.
This? This is sidewalk chalk.
OMG! Did you hear? A Sanders supporter knocked over a chair!!!
We have no standing, at all, to call the French people wimps.
Weak. Simplistic. So what?
But being a permanent part of the underclass sucks in France just like anywhere..doesn't matter it will never happen here.
And fun fact. if you have a college degree (bachelor's) unemployment rate is 2.3%
When you add people working part-time who want full-time jobs to the people who want jobs the total is over 12%.
That doesn't even include the people who have given up.
And most of them have no benefits to keep them afloat.
the democratic result.
Whatever shall I do?
If your view of your role as an elected official is to do what your donors want to the detriment of the people you represent, the least you should expect is to hear an occasional four letter word.
joke. The reason the Bernie supporters are so angry and chanting sexist slurs and throwing chairs is because they want to override the will of the people, who have Democratically selected Hillary. They want the marginalize the will of the people in favor of their own personal preference.
That consent can be withdrawn.
"The People" are all those who quit parties because they don't reflect the people anymore. Just their members.
Seriously hope they lock the Bernie Sanders supporters who make threats and vandalize up...it is what they deserve.
Many of the "usual suspects" are posting incessantly right here.
... perhaps it should be directed where it belongs, at the oligarchs.
Americans are going to be surprised in another ten years if they don't stop the plutocracy, oligarchy now. Although with each generation, we get used to less and less. Americans now have no idea what's possible. No institutional memory left. Good post. Use your liberty or lose your liberty. These people use it.
The protests alone didn't end that but they did force the Masters to change the draft rules (start the Lottery and end the 2S deferment) I think the lottery and end of 2s is what ended VN. More people/families had skin in the game.
Americans are cowards these days. The Masters have figured out how to placate the masses juuust enough (through various means carrot and stick) using the corporate media among other things.
that not enough people feel that they have skin in the game - YET!
That's what needs to happen. And it will be difficult with the corporate media now on the wrong side of the issues and the People
Everybody should feel vulnerable to war demigods in Congress. Things would change fast. Maybe that's the place to start. The military. We now have a protected class that doesn't have to worry about war anymore. Maybe that is what really changed...every eighteen year old should have to spend time in military on equal basis.
if there is any way in hell that they can prevent it.
He said that when the big demonstrations against the government were scheduled, the government announced a TV marathon of Swedish soft core programs for the same afternoon. Then they added a call-in quiz/contest where the prize you win is banned history books.
My first thought was that is Machiavellian yet brilliant. My second thought was that's every day in America.
Americans would'nt give yuo the time of day for a book, banned or otherwise.
Porn now....that's different !
because there is a whole slew of armed wing nuts that are just wishing for that day and they don't have our best interests in mind.
Circumventing democracy is only a good idea if you want unrest in a country with more guns than people.
"We can't afford social programs, because war" is only a useful rationale if you consider the concepts separable.
Wishing for what day? That they can influence leaders or that they can enjoy shooting up the town? The first? Absolutely. The second? What evidence do you have that would happen? Are the American People now all wing nuts?
Which I assume you supported 100%.
look up what I supported.
I can see why you have difficulty since your frame of reference is a children's video game.
It opens the eyes to what is possible and they don't pay that much more taxes. For what they get, it's a great deal.
Then we'll all be wingnuts in the streets. We'll have no choice left.
So I can tell you that people are becoming well...restless.
I have my doubts that they'll cover civil unrest unless it becomes impossible to ignore.
A 1968 echo. I am looking forwards to seeing prim and proper political reporters try to cover a riot. We are clear on the other side of the country, way out of my beat. And justifying the parry attire might be difficult with TSA.
And if there is a credentials fight inside...well at least a couple of the old hands were young in '68. Andrea Mitchell comes to mind. So perhaps she will remember the running shoes.
But we are ready if the local events get a whiff of pepper spray as well. This summer will be a continuation of last summer