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  •  Conclusion--We Need a Revolution! (7+ / 0-)

    But first we need to inform Americans about how truly corrupt their country is.

    Taibbi is a reporter for a national magazine.  He's doing his job here by getting the news out.  Please tell me where he wrote that the solution is "call Congress" because I must have missed that part.

    Blogging also gets the word out.  But it isn't the same as civil disobedience.

    What we need is large numbers of people willing to march in the streets and be arrested if need be.  

    As Mario Savio said:

    "There's a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious—makes you so sick at heart—that you can't take part. You can't even passively take part. And you've got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels, upon the levers, upon all the apparatus, and you've got to make it stop. And you've got to indicate to the people who run it, to the people who own it that unless you're free, the machine will be prevented from working at all." – Mario Savio-Sproul Hall Steps, December 2, 1964

                 

    •  It may be odious to some of us... (0+ / 0-)

      But most people like this system and know it is corrupt and don't need to be told. Most Americans don't want to dwell on these things because they feel guilty for their own selfishness. The mandarin class represents the basic values of the American people--Americans admire cheats and grifters. There's a lot of hoo-ha about all this but nothing will be done anytime soon because fraud and high-living like violence and dominance games are what Americans love and secretly aspire to.

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