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Forum Post: If you work for a large US financial institution...

Posted 2 years ago on April 29, 2012, 2:40 p.m. EST by opensociety4us (914) from Norwalk, CT
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...then YOU are a welfare recipient.

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[-] 3 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 2 years ago

At this point, we all are....

[-] 1 points by GypsyKing (9780) 2 years ago

No, we're not all Republican Plants, like you.

[-] 1 points by JadedCitizen (4277) 2 years ago

You are fond on labeling people into little boxes. Sign of a tiny mind.

[-] 2 points by GypsyKing (9780) 2 years ago

Oh really? I've been called a Democratic plant here a hundred times. The right dumps labels on people with a bucket and then wimpers the moment anyone calls them at their game.

That is the mindset of a bully, and I'm not buying into that lie for one moment.

[-] 1 points by JadedCitizen (4277) 2 years ago

Yeah, I get that. Lot of people guilty of name calling on here (me too). I apologize for the rude comment. I just feel the constant use of these labels degrades the conversation to a level where no is bothering to try and see any other perspective.

[-] 1 points by GypsyKing (9780) 2 years ago

Thank you for understanding.

After much thought, I have made my position plain. This movement is a left wing movement. That is what clearly distinguishes it from the "tea party." I am a Jeffersonian Democrat, and I feel that Jefferson's inspiration is the guiding force in our aim to take back democracy: real democracy.

And so from my perspective the lines are now clearly drawn. There is no room for the Republicans or the right wing in this movement. There is no more need for debate, as those who stand against us have clearly alligned themselves with the 1%.

People stand now with us, or with the oligarchy. We have had the debate, and those who stand with democracy have won The debate is over. Now is the time for action.

[-] 1 points by Builder (4202) 2 years ago

Those are strong words. Are you mindful that many among us have other thoughts about how and why this movement started, and whence it will go?

Capitalism can be blended with socialist outcomes, as it already happens in successful European countries.

I agree that the criminal element within the republican party simply has no place in a modern economy, and I've long held that belief, and often wondered why American people have put up with their blatant lies and stupid policy decisions, but I can't see much hope with the current admin either, in light of the unilateral invasions of soveriegn nations at the behest of the one percent via NATO.

Please, take a step back from the situation, and take it all in again at a glance, as if seeing it all for the first time.

It's not as black and white as it might appear to be on the surface.

[-] 2 points by GypsyKing (9780) 2 years ago

Please understand that my comment only relates to the upcoming American election. If we don't thrust the Republicans out of power, and like it or not at the present time that means a united Democratic left-wing, than this movement will either be crushed or stalemated over the coming long four years,

I by no means see the Democratic Party, as it currently exists, as the ultimate answer.

But you must realize that the Republicans under Bush were just a hairs breadth away from actual fascism! That above all is what we must stave off at all costs in the US at this moment in our history.

[-] 1 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 2 years ago

You are falling right into the trap they want you in.

The nation is split pretty evenly on L vs R. Your chances of ending just one are much less than creating something new that resonates with the people.

Check out my post on the numbers in regards to alternative options.

[-] 1 points by Builder (4202) 2 years ago

I guess if you look at the bigger picture, you're all actually indebted to the military industrial complex, considering the fact that to keep the US greenback afloat, the military has had to be used to stop other countries from trading their oil for other currencies than the petrodollar.

On the other hand, if the paper-based fiat economy wasn't reliant on oil trade for a hint of reality, US bonds wouldn't be worth the paper they were written upon.

It's a no-win situation, really. Bring on the globuck. Something we can all count on.

[-] 1 points by monetarist (40) 2 years ago

Also could you care to define 'large'? How large? And large by what parameter - number of employees, revenues, number of branches/offices?

[-] 1 points by monetarist (40) 2 years ago

And how is that?

[-] 1 points by the13thfloor (27) 2 years ago

Everyday people aren't protesting we should be calling Chase bank, bank of America and, faxing them occupy flyers to waste their ink money and time. It's our damn money anyway!!!

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (28242) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

To True.