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Society & Culture  (tags: thieves, bankers, 1%, 99%, Jim Hightower, tell it like it is )

- 1521 days ago -
The rich are not getting richer because they are more enterprising than everyone else harder working or of strong moral character. They are thieves. They are getting richer by stealing from you. It is time we started talking plainly about whats going on.


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. (0)
Friday April 24, 2015, 6:55 am
> They are thieves.
- and that's euphemizing. They're ROBBERS and MASS-MURDERERS ...
" Not only does structural violence kill more people [currently dozens of thousand a day --wda] than behavioral violence, it is also the cause of the majority of behavioral violence. " -- Zeitgeist(3): Moving Forward (2011)

Animae C (509)
Friday April 24, 2015, 7:23 am
T.Y. Dandelion

Liv B (0)
Friday April 24, 2015, 8:16 am
I agree with El Lobo....they should be charged with crimes against humanity and Mother Earth. Thanks Dandelion.

Past Member (0)
Friday April 24, 2015, 8:24 am
I couldn't look myself in the mirror!
Thank you Dandelion

Patrick Donovan (344)
Friday April 24, 2015, 8:37 am
Having spent too many years working on Wall St., I can honestly say that the only goal set for us was to increase the company's profits.

Sue H (7)
Friday April 24, 2015, 10:17 am
Too long those who could have punished them have looked the other way. Time for them to pay.

Arild Warud (174)
Saturday April 25, 2015, 3:08 am
Gr$$dy bastards.

Birgit W (160)
Saturday April 25, 2015, 5:35 am
It is very sad that 99% of the populations can sign petitions but nothing is being done. They 1% have the money, and money = power.

Freya H (345)
Saturday April 25, 2015, 7:57 am
Absolutely no question that the

Jim Ven (0)
Saturday April 25, 2015, 11:10 am
thanks for the article.

Winn A (179)
Saturday April 25, 2015, 11:35 am

Lois Jordan (63)
Saturday April 25, 2015, 4:42 pm
Noted. Thanks, Dandelion. Yes, they are absolutely thieves. No, we have not recovered the wealth we lost, the wealth we never had but worked so hard for.....and our childrens' wealth that will never come. Although Hightower used "wealth" I should probably just call it income and savings; along with homes that so many paid into for many years and lost.

David Thieke (6)
Saturday April 25, 2015, 8:47 pm
Noted and agreed. Our civilization can not long survive, much less progress, when it serves the needs of the 1 percent , at the expense of everyone else. If it continues on this course, eventually it will implode. It may take decades, but based upon the accelerated climate change if nothing else, ti will probably take less than 100 years for things to fall apart if they continue to head in their current direction. As bad as things were In the days of the original Gilded Age in America, they were actually better in some ways than they are now, as many of the Super Rich then, such as Andrew Carnegie , realized that the Rich had to give something back to society, if for no other reason than to keep society stable, and thus their own positions secure. Today, however, most of the super rich give nothing back at all and their "solution" to creating stability is to enforce it via a militarized police force and to private security armies. That short sighted tactic will eventually backfire, to the determinant of us all.

Patricia N (9)
Sunday April 26, 2015, 2:57 am
Yes, they apparently do not read history. The peasants finally cannot take anymore and revolt. It would be a real bloody revolution now with even city and rural police buying military equipment and even drones. As soon as I saw gated communities becoming quite normal in U.S. and Canada I had a premonition that something was astir. And the attitude of most of the rich companies and people who resist giving back and laws that cut welfare and help for the poor. But we must keep talking about it and voting for better people in office.

S J (124)
Sunday April 26, 2015, 11:27 pm
no doubt, i can't wait for the day where I can really fight back. thanks Dandelion

Caitlin M (104)
Monday April 27, 2015, 5:40 am
I listened to the 2 minute audio file on this site. What Jim Hightower says succinctly tells us what is so very true. I consider the robbery that we are being subjected to the one greatest threat to humanity. Just as Dandelion's other posts say about Agent Orange and other toxic products making some of the greedy bastards so wealthy, they are the greatest killers and seem to have no understanding of the world they are leaving their children to. Thanks to Dandelion for keeping the messages in front of us.

Gina Caracci (219)
Saturday July 11, 2015, 8:00 pm
$ always wins unless WE stand up
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