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  •  "Are you with WALMART or with the Terrorists?!" (13+ / 0-)

    Snark today, reality tomorrow.
    "You will buy our shitty merchandise or else! Because not getting in line and being a good consumer is Un-American!"

    •  Ownership of things has long been a (8+ / 0-)

      substitute for human rights.  Property rights trump human rights. Had to. Otherwise, how could owning people be considered legal?
      Our commitment to legal slavery reverberates. If some people can't be deprived of their rights, everyone's rights are liable to attack.

      That said, ordinary folk know that money is worthless and has to be converted into stuff to be of any use.

      Also, I wonder if the impulse to stand in line at Walmart or a concert's first night springs from the same source as the impulse to stand in line waiting to vote. Standing in line with like-minded people counters the effort to atomize or isolate people in their cages on slabs and cages on wheels. OWS, too, has raised a challenge to the effort to separate people from each other. It's not "divide and conquer," it's divide to conquer. How is the promise of self-government to be derailed?

      We organize governments to provide benefits and prevent abuse.

      by hannah on Fri Nov 23, 2012 at 09:26:53 AM PST

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