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"Let no one be discouraged by the belief that there is nothing one man [or one woman] can do against the enormous array of the world's ills -- against misery and ignorance, injustice and violence... Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total of all those acts will be written the history of this generation.
It is from the numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man [or a woman] stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he [or she] sends a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance."
- Robert F. Kennedy
amiller1326:

Wish I would’ve known that before

amiller1326:

Wish I would’ve known that before

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It is amazing to me that the conservative working class (especially the working poor) has been so captivated (and captured) by corporate America that they fight fang and claw to keep themselves on the bottom end of increasing economic disparity, and to make the wealthy, wealthier at the expense of worker.

In the 4th century BCE, Plato said that neither oligarchy nor democracy are suitable systems to bring about social justice. An Oligarchy—rule by the few and the wealthy—is unacceptable because the wealthy are only interested in their own appetites and will exploit the workers for gain. But Democracy will not lead to social justice either, because the public, by and large, is ignorant of the functions of government, and by that lack of information, they are easily misled by the emotional rhetoric of self-serving politicians.

Even back in Plato’s time, the two major political parties in Athens were the Oligarchs and the Liberals. The Oligarchs wanted precisely what conservative “leaders” want today—an oligarchy. The Liberals wanted all men to be equal and have equal voice—same as today.

The process of good propaganda is clear:

1. Demonize a word (such as “liberal”) by using it always in a negative sentence, preferably as emotion-generating as possible (falsehoods actually work better than truth). Give the word no quarter and never speak it in a positive sentence. Because of the constant demonization of the word, long and loudly, many in the public will come to hate the word and everything associated with it.

2, Now, attach any person or policy to the word, and the person or policy comes to be hated as well.

Evidence? Take a look at Newt Gingrich’s memo to GOPAC back when the political division was not as bad as today: Google “Language: A Key Mechanism of Control.” Yes, the conservatives started this well before Gingrich wrote the memo, but it did serve to clarify and consolidate the political methodology of the Right Wing. This was greatly enhanced by the rise of the neoconservatives.

So, here we are, a corporatocracy, slipping quickly into an oligarchy with the help of the corporatist conservative Supreme Court.

Max Furr on Gap between executive pay and worker wages continues to grow

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If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.
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ourtimeorg:

Definitely true.

ourtimeorg:

Definitely true.

fairycastle:

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ourtimeorg:

Agreed.

ourtimeorg:

Agreed.

1wantchange:

World’s Toughest Job

Your sex is on fire

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creatingaquietmind:

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creatingaquietmind:

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ourtimeorg:

So why doesn’t the media ever ask this question?

ourtimeorg:

So why doesn’t the media ever ask this question?

ourtimeorg:

Illogical reasoning.

ourtimeorg:

Illogical reasoning.

mothernaturenetwork:

You’ll be amazed at how many times single-use coffee pod waste could circle the EarthIf you think the waste from one little K-Cup doesn’t make much of a difference, think again.

mothernaturenetwork:

You’ll be amazed at how many times single-use coffee pod waste could circle the Earth
If you think the waste from one little K-Cup doesn’t make much of a difference, think again.

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