It’s Time To Repudiate Socialism For The Rich

You need to know this... Donald Trump is setting up a cabinet of plutocrats.

As Quartz reports - the 17 people he's chosen for cabinet level positions so far have "...well over $9.5 billion in combined wealth... greater than that of the 43 million least wealthy American households combined - over one third of the 126 million households total in the US." This shouldn't surprise anyone - no matter how populist Trump sounded on the campaign trail.

Billionaires and millionaires are flocking to the Trump administration for one very simple reason: his policies are going to make them a whole lot richer.

For example - according to a report from the Center for Tax Justice that came out just before the election - the top 1 percent of Americans would take a full 44 percent of the tax cuts proposed in Trump's tax plan.

The bottom 20 percent - on the other hand - would see just 2 percent of the cuts.

This is socialism for the rich, or, as it's more popularly known as, Reaganomics -- and it's been the major driver of income inequality in America for the past 30 plus years.

If you compare historical top income tax rate over the course of twentieth century with a chart of income inequality in the United States over roughly the same time period, you'll see that the period with the highest taxes on the rich - the period between the Roosevelt and Reagan administrations - was also the period with the lowest levels of economic inequality.

You'll also notice that since marginal tax rates started to plummet during the Reagan years, income inequality has skyrocketed.

Even more striking, in the 35 years since Reagan took office and started cutting taxes on the rich, income levels for the top 1 percent have ballooned while income levels for everyone else have stayed pretty much flat.

This situation is only going to get worse under Donald Trump and his cabinet of plutocrats.

The new Gilded Age is upon us.

Unless we repudiate Reaganomics and put back in place the progressive tax system that worked so well between Roosevelt and Reagan, the rich will only get richer.

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stecoop01's picture
stecoop01 3 years 22 weeks ago
#1

I honestly believe the Repuglicons are trying to bring back the 1930's - huge wealth inequality, massive economic depression, legal racism, and bread lines. Personally, I hope they also bring back Art Deco, but that just won't be worth the cost. Hmmm...it just occurred to me, I was born in the 1950's, and I'll die in the 1930's...temporal anomaly ahead!!!

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frizby 3 years 22 weeks ago
#2

Nothing is going to change until the poor actually feel the pain they have caused by electing Reagan, Bush and now Trump. The Republican's keep taking from the middle class while convincing the working poor that the middle class is why they cannot suceed. A race to the bottom for everyone while the 1% pilfer all the spoils. Somehow we need to get the truth to this group who should be standing with the middle class demanding more. Instead of pulling the middle class down, we should be bringing everyone up. By the way, the top 1% earns their money on the backs of all of us. If Trump supporters don't already feel betrayed, then drink the cool-aid my friend. It is going to get worse for everyone and it will not be the fault of the middle class. Wake up!

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mwalkerco 3 years 22 weeks ago
#3

A total redistribution of wealth, which they only oppose when it goes the opposite direction!

Erik K 3 years 22 weeks ago
#4

As usual Thom, this is a well-crafted point. Please stick to this kind of reasoning, and stop with the "Trump is compensating for something with his ties" kind of talk. It doesn't help anyone in an argument, and just makes you seem petty.

Best wishes to you and yours in this holiday season.

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2950-10K 3 years 22 weeks ago
#5

Trump's cabinet picks show his true intentions...privatize medicare, more pipelines across the country, dismantle and privatize our public school system, privatize our infrastructure...etc. I'll say it again...Trump is a billionaire insider...part of the Fascist establishment that owns the entire Teapublican Party and half of the Democratic party. He is the establishment!...and Skeeter thought he was voting for change...yeah right!

Those who have controlled our government behind the scenes now have been placed in cabinet positions only to destroy those departments and privatize the living hell out of our commons. This is what out of control rich people do!

BTW: Russia admits communication with the Trump team before the election....why the blackout on this, the most important news of the election????? Maybe we should talk about Benghazi and private email servers instead. I'm sorry, this was the only realistic chance to get the election declared invalid. Why are the Democrats so god damn weak when it comes to fighting back? Too late now....we're stuck with Pence...Trump won't last six months.

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Kend 3 years 22 weeks ago
#6

As a Canadian that deals internationally, I can tell you that the rest of the world is scared of Trumps victory, but not for the reasons you may think. Trumps words "I am running for the President of the United States not the President of the world" has everyone world wide terrified they may have to pay their fair share for policing the world. Trumps energy independence goal, has the middle east wondering who is going to patrol the gulf so they can export their oil. Europe has the same concerns as Europe high energy costs are going to get even higher. Japan will no longer get a free ride for protection from China. I could go on for hours how much aid may be cut off to other forgiven countries especially Mexico as Trump will bring those jobs back to America with tax incentives. The Lefts biggest concern to me is how will the democrats ever get elected again if all this happens. Let the rich get richer if the rest of Americans standard of living increases.

Legend 3 years 22 weeks ago
#7

Why do we not vet our Presidential Candidates for corruption?

Does anybody think that these Billionaires and millionaires are going to change the system that made them billionaires and millionaires? Or just improve it to make them wealthier?

This is Fascism at its best. Billionaires and Ex-Generals for a Cabinet. What are conservatives thinking?

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deepspace 3 years 22 weeks ago
#8

Somewhere in Michio Kaku's infinite universes: Al Gore's win in 2000 wasn't stolen; Interpol arrested the perpetrators of 9/11 with the cooperation of the Taliban (Yes, that could have happened had Bush not refused their offer!) and extradited them to The Hague; renewable energy is the world's standard; billionaires don't exist but income equality does; false religions have given way to empathy, compassion, and tolerance; the Republican Party passes legislation that actually helps everyday citizens; Democrats aren't afraid to listen to their base; the United States is a real and honest democracy of, by and for the People; Earth is well into a new golden age.

... in a universe far, far away from this one.

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Howard Laverne ... 3 years 22 weeks ago
#9

There should be high taxes on corporations that invest overseas.
Lower taxes for those who invest in the US industries.

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deepspace 3 years 22 weeks ago
#10

@Kend#6:

"You take the blue pill, the story ends. You wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes."

If you actually believe the tales Trump spins and the primrose path to which he points, then you are hopelessly trapped in the Republican Matrix. When the rich get richer, the rest of Americans' standard of living does not increase. That's the illusion. In America, we call that "trickle-down" economics, or "Reaganomics." Never has worked, never will.

While inflation-adjusted wages go down, personal debt goes up to maintain the same standard of living.The banksters end up owning the houses, the cars, the educational opportunities, and all the rest of the trappings of the facade that you call an "increased" standard of living.

Is that how you make your living, Kend, on the backs of impoverished workers? Waking up is so hard to do.

Serenader 3 years 22 weeks ago
#11

Thom,

Spot on!

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stecoop01 3 years 22 weeks ago
#12
Quote deepspace:Somewhere in Michio Kaku's infinite universes: Al Gore's win in 2000 wasn't stolen; Interpol arrested the perpetrators of 9/11 with the cooperation of the Taliban (Yes, that could have happened had Bush not refused their offer!) and extradited them to The Hague; renewable energy is the world's standard; billionaires don't exist but income equality does; false religions have given way to empathy, compassion, and tolerance; the Republican Party passes legislation that actually helps everyday citizens; Democrats aren't afraid to listen to their base; the United States is a real and honest democracy of, by and for the People; Earth is well into a new golden age.

... in a universe far, far away from this one.

Great!!! Beam me up...activate the Magic Mirror...open the wormhole...whatever it takes to get me there. I want to live in that universe!!!

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Kend 3 years 22 weeks ago
#13

No deep space I don't make my living off the backs of my workers. My wife and I started a company out of nothing investing everything we had to create jobs in three different cities. Times are tuff here with unemployment at 10% yet all of my employees still have their jobs with full pay. My wife and I haven't taken a dime in wages or from the company in 10 months. That is the reality of owning your own business.

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deepspace 3 years 22 weeks ago
#14

@stecoop01:

Haha ... reading your post #1 made me think of Michio Kaku's theories.

deepspace's picture
deepspace 3 years 22 weeks ago
#15

@Kend#13:

Then you are a small business and should be rooting for Democratic policies that would help you and your employees tremendously, rather than the Republican lies that only help mega-corporations weasel out of their just taxes, steal an unfair share of the market, run away with most of the wealth, and shift the burden of their excesses onto the small businesses that generate seventy percent of the jobs.

By the way, a business always makes its money off the backs of its workers. Try running your company without workers and see how far you get. See, a healthy economy is a two-way street. As Paul Wellstone famously said, "When everyone does better, everyone does better!"

And kudos to you for being a good boss!

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tomcalwriter1 3 years 22 weeks ago
#16

Thom, it's about time you put the blame for this on the people who made it happen: Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party leadership. They rigged the election and cheated Bernie Sanders, who would undoubtedly have won the election and moved the country left where the majority of the electorate is moving rather than the opposite direction as we are now. Yet, they take no blame, will not admit their dishonesty, blame the Russians -- what a joke. Blame the Russians for exposing their fraud? That's like blaming the witness to the crime for the criminal act. I wish some commentator would call out the creeps in the DNC, who are still being chaired by that cheater, Donna Brazile, who was fired by CNN for her dishonesty. But the DNC doesn't care. They're just as dishonest and corrupt as she is.

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deepspace 3 years 22 weeks ago
#17

You have just called them out!

In defense of Thom, though, I have heard him say just that on several occasions. But he also tries to avoid the "circular firing squad" mentality, as the Democrats try to regain their footing to become the party of the workers once again.

We are the "commentators" who must take our party back by calling out the corruption and support those who do take your words to heart.

All good points!

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DHBranski 3 years 22 weeks ago
#18

What we can expect, I think, is that the rich will essentially do to the middle class what the middle class already did to the poor. This is too complex to cover in a simple comment, but it does appear that the US itself has been in a long process of transitioning into just another third world labor state. US corporations are now international entities, no longer dependent on US workers or consumers. You will do what low income people now do: Accept any job at any wage. There's nothing to fall back on today.

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DHBranski 3 years 22 weeks ago
#19

Too late. The US shut down/shipped out a huge number of jobs since the 1980s, ended actual welfare in the 1990s, creating a huge surplus of job-ready people who are desperate for any job at any wage -- grateful for the chance to replace you for less than you are paid. Virtually any US worker can easily be replaced by morning with someone who is willing to work for less. There's nothing to fall back on today.

The last I heard, there are 7 jobs for every 10 jobless people who still have the means to pursue one (home address, phone, etc.). What do you think happens to those who are left out?

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Pastor_Thoth 3 years 22 weeks ago
#20

Trump supporters think a plutocracy is exactly what America needs. It already existed. It's just now the plutocrats are running the government themselves. Question? Can members in the executive office contribute to political campaigns either directly or through PACs?

I swear to God. I don't think voters are that bright. Poor people voting rich people to run a government, to have the rich people sure up their interests with the military, is a very, very stupid thing to do. That's more dumb than representing yourself in a murder trial. You'd think that would be obvious to people. SMH

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k. allen 3 years 22 weeks ago
#21

(Response to tomcalwriter1 - #16)

I know I don't see or know it all. From what I do see, I think the motivating dynamics in this equation go much deeper than Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party leadership. In fact, I think the network of powers at work here goes above and beyond what any one of us can see ... or control ...

If we accept these impressions that seem so real, we bite the baited hook, consuming and regurgitating the script as it has been fed to us ... as the wheels keep turning beyond our reach, and we keep looking for someone to blame for it all ... a scapegoater's paradise.

Does anyone find it odd that the people being blamed today for corruption in the democratic process are all progressive women who came into this arena committed to change, who challenged corruption ... and now get to wear the jacket and take the blame ...?

Again ..., how do you go swimming and not come out wet?

deepspace's picture
deepspace 3 years 22 weeks ago
#22

@DHBranski:

You're right; it has been going on for too long and it does seem too late to reverse the massive hemorrhaging of jobs over thirty years of, basically, Republican policies, which too many corporate Democrats have signed onto. And it is extremely complex, with no good answers.

Howard Laverne (#9) zeroed in on a key aspect of tax policy, a version of which Nancy Pelosi actually passed in the House, only to be filibustered in the Senate. Nothing of any consequence can happen as long as Republicans and their corporate masters retain an iron grip on power. Now, all bets are off the table with the court jester as king.

The international pariahs are busily turning all countries into third-world status. Soon they won't have any low-paid workers left anywhere who can afford to buy their over-priced trinkets and baubles.

I'm not a communist or fan of Karl Marx, but it appears he was right that runaway capitalism would destroy itself. We're on the cusp of a new dark age; now is the time for people to rise up and throw off the yoke of kleptocracy. What that will look like could be ugly. Hopefully, it can somehow be accomplished without people dying, as has happened too many times throughout history. The greed-mongers are truly playing with fire!

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Willy Lohman 3 years 22 weeks ago
#23

I have been observing the collusion of the corporate and economic elite since the debate of "personal property rights" VS "the rights of the public" during the 60's and 70's, and "taxation for social benefit VS corporate "right" to decide how they meet their social responsibility."

We now know the results of those debates: corporations and the elite have decided their "Rights" are sacrosanct and that passing on the costs of their tax cuts to the "SERFS" is more important than their responsibility to the rest of society. The common term to describe these neo-libcon ideological beliefs and actions of this mindset is: "TAKERS".

The book "America: What Went Wrong?", 1992, by D. Bartlett and J. Steele based on a decade of reporting for the Philadelphia Inquirer about the effects of Reagan's Voodoo economics. "It is a solid indictment of how "rulemakers" and "dealmakers" have changed the rules of the game to favor the privileged, the powerful, and the influential - At the expense of everyone else".

Bartlett and Steele showed us the early results of public acts and private act of greed and how they started the dismantling of America's middleclass, the pillars of society and the attack on our social safety net.

It is time to take back our democracy from the resulting "FASCISM" of the neo-libcon ideology that has poisoned the world's economy and governments with their "Greed is Good.. so long as it's going into my pocket" practice and the overt abuse and usurpation of democratic governments world-wide! As a "Son Of the American Revolution", the actions of government today is antithetical to the intent and words of the US Constitution and Bill of Rights.

As Jefferson said, " "Democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." which is the intent of these malignant traitors aiming to enrich themselves through "TAKING" without producing anything of tangible value to contribute to society.

"Dissent is the highest form of patriotism" coined during the Vietnam War, is calling on citizens to remember and apply the intent of the US constitution in securing a "fair' equal and representative government:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.

By the words of our "Fore Fathers", it is our "Right and Responsibility" to abolish any form of governance that becomes destructive to the "Rights of Man" established and codified in 1776.

Wake Up and Speak Out Against US Fascist Tyranny!!!

Willy Lohman's picture
Willy Lohman 3 years 22 weeks ago
#24

I have been observing the collusion of the corporate and economic elite since the debate of "personal property rights" VS "the rights of the public" during the 60's and 70's, and "taxation for social benefit VS corporate "right" to decide how they meet their social responsibility."

We now know the results of those debates: corporations and the elite have decided their "Rights" are sacrosanct and that passing on the costs of their tax cuts to the "SERFS" is more important than their responsibility to the rest of society. The common term to describe these neo-libcon ideological beliefs and actions of this mindset is: "TAKERS".

The book "America: What Went Wrong?", 1992, by D. Bartlett and J. Steele based on a decade of reporting for the Philadelphia Inquirer about the effects of Reagan's Voodoo economics. "It is a solid indictment of how "rulemakers" and "dealmakers" have changed the rules of the game to favor the privileged, the powerful, and the influential - At the expense of everyone else".

Bartlett and Steele showed us the early results of public acts and private act of greed and how they started the dismantling of America's middleclass, the pillars of society and the attack on our social safety net.

It is time to take back our democracy from the resulting "FASCISM" of the neo-libcon ideology that has poisoned the world's economy and governments with their "Greed is Good.. so long as it's going into my pocket" practice and the overt abuse and usurpation of democratic governments world-wide! As a "Son Of the American Revolution", the actions of government today is antithetical to the intent and words of the US Constitution and Bill of Rights.

As Jefferson said, " "Democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." which is the intent of these malignant traitors aiming to enrich themselves through "TAKING" without producing anything of tangible value to contribute to society.

"Dissent is the highest form of patriotism" coined during the Vietnam War, is calling on citizens to remember and apply the intent of the US constitution in securing a "fair' equal and representative government:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.

By the words of our "Fore Fathers", it is our "Right and Responsibility" to abolish any form of governance that becomes destructive to the "Rights of Man" established and codified in 1776.

Wake Up and Speak Out Against US Fascist Tyranny!!!

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Dianereynolds 3 years 22 weeks ago
#25

Avoiding the "circular firing squad" mentality is what cost the Democrats the election. Radio and Television hosts became so paranoid that the general public would go rogue on the candidate that screwed the real candidate out of the nomination that some went so far as to close their public forums, censor any posts, and gave orders to their staff to block all callers that had anything negative to say about Hillary Clinton. They in fact are a huge part of the election loss and I suspect their current bitterness and negativity is just a just a result of them coming to terms with their terrible decision in dealing with the debacle that was the Clinton nomination.

I suspect, with daily talking points fed to them from above, most will spend the next eight years doing everything they accused the opposition of doing for the previous eight. All proving they are also part of the swamp that needs draining.

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2950-10K 3 years 22 weeks ago
#26

Sergei A Ryabkov, Russia's foreign minister has admitted repeated communication with the Hillary Clinton team during the campaign. 17 intelligence agencies say the Russian's hacked the RNC to spread propaganda in order to get Hillary elected. This worked and curiously enough....the republicans are remaining silent and rolling over and playing dead. Treason is a non issue here....nothing to see.

In addition the network media has blamed the current republican president for not speaking out...you know..that would have stopped it. Trump's private email server was the big story here, even though he broke no laws. Our own FBI thought Trump's email was a bigger story than a hostile foreign power interfering in our election.

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2950-10K 3 years 22 weeks ago
#27

you know what...this country can go straight to hell!

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humanitys team 3 years 22 weeks ago
#28

Your economic model is primitive it arises from illusions you hold about life which is the same as God .It is from the dual illusion of Insufficiency and Disunity that your economy emerges .The idea that there is not enough of what humans need to be happy ,and the idea that human beings are seperate from each other ; forms the basis of your entire economic model .

Presently on the planet ,wealth is defined as possessions and power .The old spirituality encourages you to have dominion over the earth .You have interpreted this to mean domination .And so you have imagined ownership of,or power over people ,places and things an asset- or part what you have called wealth .

According to this paradigm ,the more things you owned,the more power you had ,and the

wealthier you were.

The solutions that we seek are spiritual when we decide we are one and create life based on all of us the problems in our world will simply evaporate .Until then expect things to get worse.Power is always given never taken .At the moment we live in a world built on fear .And if you fear enough things ,you will give every freedom you ever had away .And you will do this gratefully .For there is only one thing you want more than freedom.

Safety

Security

Survival

The whole world has lost its way .But do not worry we shall find our way again .Tomorrows God will lead you there.For a spirituality that brings a message of freedom cannot and will not support a cultural story of oppression and repression forever .Sooner or later freedom will inspire the experience of freedom itself.And the unity of all things in the near future will be experiential .

The culture from which we emerge is causing the demise of the culture .

Namaste

evolutionrevolution.net

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humanitys team 3 years 22 weeks ago
#29

Your economic model is primitive it arises from illusions you hold about life which is the same as God .It is from the dual illusion of Insufficiency and Disunity that your economy emerges .The idea that there is not enough of what humans need to be happy ,and the idea that human beings are seperate from each other ; forms the basis of your entire economic model .

Presently on the planet ,wealth is defined as possessions and power .The old spirituality encourages you to have dominion over the earth .You have interpreted this to mean domination .And so you have imagined ownership of,or power over people ,places and things an asset- or part what you have called wealth .

According to this paradigm ,the more things you owned,the more power you had ,and the

wealthier you were.

The solutions that we seek are spiritual when we decide we are one and create life based on all of us the problems in our world will simply evaporate .Until then expect things to get worse.Power is always given never taken .At the moment we live in a world built on fear .And if you fear enough things ,you will give every freedom you ever had away .And you will do this gratefully .For there is only one thing you want more than freedom.

Safety

Security

Survival

The whole world has lost its way .But do not worry we shall find our way again .Tomorrows God will lead you there.For a spirituality that brings a message of freedom cannot and will not support a cultural story of oppression and repression forever .Sooner or later freedom will inspire the experience of freedom itself.And the unity of all things in the near future will be experiential .

The culture from which we emerge is causing the demise of the culture .

Namaste

evolutionrevolution.net

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humanitys team 3 years 22 weeks ago
#30

There is no hell but I know what you mean, life on Earth could be experienced as hell .Lets hope we create heaven on Earth ....we can do this its will power and understanding we are all one .This is the fast track to evolve .

Namaste

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humanitys team 3 years 22 weeks ago
#31

People are afraid when they are afraid they give there freedoms away for security ,safety and survival . See the post above .

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Liber_Al 3 years 22 weeks ago
#32

“When a nation’s young men are conservative, its funeral bell is already rung.”
~Henry Ward Beecher

“The modern conservative is engaged in one of man’s oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.”
~John Kenneth Galbraith

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Ou812 3 years 22 weeks ago
#33

The 5 stages of Grief and Loss are Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, and Acceptance.

1. Denial--Refusing to believe what has happened, feeling shocked. "This can't be happening."

2. Anger--Accusing others, such as supreme beings or friends, for what has occurred. "How dare you let this happen!"

3. Bargaining--Asking the universe or a supreme being to "cut a deal" with you. "Just let me live to see my daughter get married."

4. Depression--Experiencing listlessness or exhaustion with feelings of helplessness, guilt and lack of interest in life. "I might as well give up."

5. Acceptance--Facing the loss and moving on, returning to set goals in your life and focusing your energy more positively. "I'm ready to deal with this now."

Judging by what I read on this blog, It's my opinion, most of you are in the anger phase of loss. Most people who are in the grieving process don't feel like the five stages apply to them, does that sound familiar. Grief is a complicated emotion, and the grieving process is uniquely your own. No matter where you are in the process, you must grow to accept the situation in order to be a healthy person.

http://www.lifescript.com/well-being/articles/t/the_5_stages_of_dealing_...

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2950-10K 3 years 22 weeks ago
#34

So the new theory is 17 intelligence agencies all collaborated on a fake story to defame Trump with the insinuation that Putin was hacking the DNC to get him elected. ...yeah right! Oh I totally forgot about Tillerson...ahh who cares? Trump's reign of terror will keep everyone glued to radio, TV, and social media.... and that's all that really counts!!!

Time for me to move on to an organization that wants to fight ...not seek and bask in drama for the sake of ratings!

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Dianereynolds 3 years 22 weeks ago
#35

@Ou812 #33

I would argue that most progressives are angry and depressed from birth.

Denial comes later when their thoughts and ideals are repudiated by most of the rest of the population.

Acceptance and bargaining never enters their cranium.

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deepspace 3 years 22 weeks ago
#36

@Diane#25:

"Thou shalt not speak ill of any fellow Republican." -- Ronald Reagan's "eleventh" commandment.

... waiting ... waiting ... waiting ...

Nope, only hypocrisy.

@Ou812#33:

Sorry, a !!!yuuuge!!! majority of sober-minded voters totally rejected your disgusting, egomaniacal sexual pervert and will never -- here, let me spell it out for you: N-E-V-E-R -- reach that final stage of acceptance, which would mean to normalize a demented, macabre psycho-clown with a freakish, off-color circus wig of plugs(?)! Ain't gonna happen!

Most mothers would not trust this piece of shit in the same room with their daughters; and yet, there he is about to soil the chair in the Oval Office. WTF is wrong with you people?!

But you can always hope and pretend against all odds that sane people will suddenly lose their minds and accept your sick pervert as a (choke) "president." Some friendly advice: delusional, driveling mental cases should avoid trying to define what it is to be a "healthy person." It's embarrassing, rather sad.

Unless, you're just another dime-a-dozen paid troll, in which case I would suggest that you ask for a substantial pay raise for your vain but valiant efforts to spin such obvious lies into some semblance of acceptability.

It is certainly not working, but it is certainly entertaining -- kinda like watching Kellyanne Conway stumble through interviews with that weird combination of smoothness and grace and the barefaced duplicity of a really creepy liar.

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Ou812 3 years 22 weeks ago
#37

@deepspace:

I see you reached Stage 2. Good for you:)

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deepspace 3 years 22 weeks ago
#38

back @ Ou812:

I don't think you quite understand what revolution means.

Any human being who is not deeply disgusted by the absurd, piss-drunk stupidity of brain-addled Trump supporters evidently does not possess a fully evolved limbic system and should be pitied. Whereas, Trump sycophants deserve every malignancy about to be visited upon the country, the world, and themselves by this sorry-ass, self-aggrandizing moron, with whom they are so in love.

And why do you keep jabbering the same gibberish in endless loops? Boring! The troll handlers won't give you that raise, unless you can fake animated authenticity more convincingly.

:(~

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Ou812 3 years 22 weeks ago
#39

Back to you @Deepspace

Revolution

You say you want a revolution

Well, you know

We all want to change the world

You tell me that it's evolution

Well, you know

We all want to change the world

But when you talk about destruction

Don't you know that you can count me out

Don't you know it's gonna be

All right, all right, all right

You say you got a real solution

Well, you know

We'd all love to see the plan

You ask me for a contribution

Well, you know

We're doing what we can

But if you want money for people with minds that hate

All I can tell is brother you have to wait

Don't you know it's gonna be

All right, all right, all right

You say you'll change the constitution

Well, you know

We all want to change your head

You tell me it's the institution

Well, you know

You better free your mind instead

But if you go carrying pictures of chairman Mao

You ain't going to make it with anyone anyhow

Don't you know it's gonna be

All right, all right, all right

All right, all right, all right

All right, all right, all right

All right, all right

Songwriter: JOHN LENNON, PAUL MCCARTNEY

@Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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deepspace 3 years 22 weeks ago
#40

Good for you; you know how to copy and paste! Tomorrow, kids, you'll learn what toilet paper is for.

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Dianereynolds 3 years 22 weeks ago
#41

I can't figure out if deepspace, or Legend's head is going to explode first.

You two make every day Christmas.

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Ou812 3 years 22 weeks ago
#42

@dianereyonalds

My money's on deepspace. He's 'peggin' the seismometers.:)

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stecoop01 3 years 22 weeks ago
#43
Quote 2950-10K:you know what...this country can go straight to hell!

That ticket has been bought and paid for; the train is fully loaded, and barreling down the tracks, with flames shooting from the screaming wheels, towards Perdition. Asbestos suits are for sale in the dining car.

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jimzale 3 years 22 weeks ago
#44

BOO HOO,,, WEEP FOR THE POOR BILLIONAIRE REPUBLICANS HOW CAN THEY SURVIVE ON ONLY

A MILLION DOLLARS A WEEK?? OF COURSE DONNY TRUMPENSTEIN WILL GIVE MORE

WELFARE FOR CORPORATIONS , EXECS , AND FAVORS FOR RUSSIANS.....ETC....

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jimzale 3 years 22 weeks ago
#45

Mitt Romney said "" trump's a con man,, fake, phony and a fraud. ""He will promote

trickle down racism"""" March 2016 = remember this prophecy !!

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Dianereynolds 3 years 22 weeks ago
#46

NOW you are listening to Romney? Did you also listening to him when Obama was mocking him in a debate because Romney said Russia was a great threat to America?

Things do change don't they? Pretty soon Hartmann will be embracing Reagan.

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