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32. The not comparing to other countries I agree with
Wed Oct 28, 2015, 05:26 AM
Oct 2015

And it goes to the black American experience.

We started as selfish wealthy colonists who over turned our Monarchy. The best "other example" since they overturned the power of the same country is India. But that wasn't the wealthy who made it happen there - disconnect.

When they overturned the power structure three things remained in place -
People as commodities - Slaves/Black Americans
People removal to benefit the expansion of commerce - Natives
People Indentured to support commerce - Indentured Servants . . . Many from what is now Great Britain.

All three allowed for Capitalism to be cemented in our culture. That's why on the face of the I Am A Man Garbage men movement it appears to be a move towards labor/socialism -

But in reality it was a move against the government of that city, state, country to treat all EARNERS equally. To a fair wage for a black man who might have liked to support his family without dependence on social welfare programs.

You have to contrast their desire to make a buck and live independently with the White Male City, State, Country Union employees who COULD support their families.

It was about equal access to capital so they could build wealth. It was about their wives and children being able to rely on the government he paid taxes to - in the event of his death on the job. So - his children had a shot in the US.

People say - well some do - that The Great Gatsby is the great American novel. It's about desire - one being to be a part of the "American Dream". I say - that American Dream of prosperity and affluence - a decent life - it was never ours.

Until a shot rang out . . .

Citing him might be a problem JustAnotherGen Oct 2015 #1
Actually ... 1StrongBlackMan Oct 2015 #4
And was this private corporation 1Strong? JustAnotherGen Oct 2015 #5
You got it! n/t 1StrongBlackMan Oct 2015 #7
"if that's the best you got when he's been dead for almost 50 years - you've got a problem." Number23 Oct 2015 #14
Weirdly combative? Rebkeh Oct 2015 #17
It was the "will this get me in trouble here and I don't care if it does" bit that was needlessly Number23 Oct 2015 #21
I'm still confused Rebkeh Oct 2015 #25
And it was explained to you. Over and over again Number23 Oct 2015 #26
I like O'Malley, Rebkeh Oct 2015 #16
The not comparing to other countries I agree with JustAnotherGen Oct 2015 #32
Here's why I caution you about going down the socialism path JustAnotherGen Oct 2015 #2
here is a good place to start re: philosophy tishaLA Oct 2015 #3
Great article Rebkeh Oct 2015 #18
So you ask the question... tishaLA Oct 2015 #28
Welcome to DU ... 1StrongBlackMan Oct 2015 #6
The first link Rebkeh Oct 2015 #19
Something just struck me ... 1StrongBlackMan Oct 2015 #8
Someone must have told her? JustAnotherGen Oct 2015 #10
For a couple of reasons Rebkeh Oct 2015 #20
I loved bernie when I posted berniesoblack! bravenak Oct 2015 #27
Giving this to you again - I see 1strong did first JustAnotherGen Oct 2015 #9
I'm not sure of your age but Kind of Blue Oct 2015 #11
"So the immediate "so what" popped into my mind as well when BS proclaimed his march with Dr. King." Number23 Oct 2015 #15
Yeah, she's still officially with the campaign. Kind of Blue Oct 2015 #22
Thanks for the link Rebkeh Oct 2015 #23
I agree with you that progressivism is better Kind of Blue Oct 2015 #29
MLK is not a magic racial trump card. kwassa Oct 2015 #12
It would be a turn off to me... onpatrol98 Oct 2015 #13
You clearly are not mentally challenged... Rebkeh Oct 2015 #24
"I know Bernie believes in equal rights. Kind of Blue Oct 2015 #30
That's just it though Rebkeh Oct 2015 #31
"If that's a problem, it's not my problem." Kind of Blue Oct 2015 #33
?? I came here to ask Rebkeh Oct 2015 #34
What did you ask in 25 words or less, again? randys1 Oct 2015 #35
As far as I can tell, its this: tishaLA Oct 2015 #36
Yeah, OK. I dont know the answer anymore, I spend most of my time on here randys1 Oct 2015 #37
It is, but Rebkeh Oct 2015 #39
Sorry about that. I thought it was your agenda Kind of Blue Oct 2015 #38
I think I see the disconnect Rebkeh Oct 2015 #40
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