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  •  how about eye for an eye (0+ / 0-)

    leaving us all blind?

    our current system is as unsustainable as was the british. the iron curtain also fell, with relatively little bloodshed.

    The cold passion for truth hunts in no pack. -Robinson Jeffers

    by Laurence Lewis on Mon Mar 25, 2013 at 02:14:19 PM PDT

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    •  How about turn the other cheek (0+ / 0-)

      No matter how you slice and dice it our enemy is not the 30% or so of hard core republicans who think Rand Paul and Paul Ryan will usher in the new capitalist utopia. And neither is Glenn Greenwald who wants to usher in the new socialist workers utopia, with him at the top of the heap of course.

      There never was an old capitalist utopia or old socialist workers utopia. The enemy was always the 1%. 2 thousand years ago it was the Roman 1%. Then it was the 1% of the Germanic tribes of northern Europe. Finally it was the 1% of the Catholic Church from the end of the 8th century until the middle of the 14th and the Black Plague.

      I see a pattern here. All of these 1% kept the masses in ignorance, suffering, and poverty using superstition and the threat of magic. We still enable them today clinging to magical ideas that even as our economic enemies in the 1% slowly kill us off by fouling the air and water, exacerbating climate change, while the 1% live in unimaginaeable luxury, we tell them that even though they are our enemy, we love them. That somehow that will change them as if 4000 years of the 1% never happened. No, not the hocus pocus of turn the other cheek because when the Catholic Church took power and became the 1% they decided turn the other cheek was bad policy.  

      Knowledge is Power. Ignorance is not bliss, it is suffering.

      by harris stein on Mon Mar 25, 2013 at 04:52:52 PM PDT

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      •  here's to the new boss (0+ / 0-)

        same as the old boss. there always will be 1%ers. the point is the neutralize them, and non-violent means have worked.

        The cold passion for truth hunts in no pack. -Robinson Jeffers

        by Laurence Lewis on Mon Mar 25, 2013 at 09:45:24 PM PDT

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