If You Don’t Like It…

Re: the shirt in Australia’s Woolworth’s: Aussie flag in the upper corner, with the slogan: “If You Don’t Love It, Leave.”

Imagine some pig of a person saying that to you in the context of a relationship, perhaps one in which they beat you, or just generally don’t do right by you, and they say “What? You don’t like it? LEAVE.”
Clearly not someone who can be worked with. And clearly, someone to leave.

But Australia? America? A Country???

It’s. A COUNTRY.
It’s made up of People, and Laws, and all that; It’s a Work in Progress, a place for many people to collaborate on solutions, not a tyranny of one.

So, if you don’t like it, maybe you try to Change it, maybe make it – oh, what? – BETTER?

Also:  What if it’s ‘your’ Country? The one you were born in?
A: Where would/should you go?
B: Picture this slogan on a shirt or car during, say, the late 1930s.
In Germany. “Hey, you don’t like it? Leave!”
Nice…
Come to think of it, that is kind of the mentality they had, and criticism did come to a whisper, especially once they got all those dissenters and Commies and Jews out of the way.

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Riots in England

Calling these riots and potential riots a “crisis in European Democracy” is such a smoke screen to avoid admitting that it’s a crisis in Capitalism, which is not necessarily Democracy!

It also creates a gateway for something that isn’t Democracy to be brought through – something that perhaps doesn’t involve as much freedom as Democracy without control by the few wealthy might.

Monsanto Murderers

What more do we need to know???

“Far from being ‘magic seeds’, GM pest-proof ‘breeds’ of cotton have been devastated by bollworms, a voracious parasite.

Nor were the farmers told that these seeds require double the amount of water. This has proved a matter of life and death.

With rains failing for the past two years, many GM crops have simply withered and died, leaving the farmers with crippling debts and no means of paying them off.

Having taken loans from traditional money lenders at extortionate rates, hundreds of thousands of small farmers have faced losing their land as the expensive seeds fail, while those who could struggle on faced a fresh crisis.

When crops failed in the past, farmers could still save seeds and replant them the following year.

But with GM seeds they cannot do this. That’s because GM seeds contain so- called ‘terminator technology’, meaning that they have been genetically modified so that the resulting crops do not produce viable seeds of their own.

As a result, farmers have to buy new seeds each year at the same punitive prices. For some, that means the difference between life and death.”
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1082559/The-GM-genocide-Thousands-Indian-farmers-committing-suicide-using-genetically-modified-crops.html#ixzz1Hjt4s8BQ

Bernie Sanders tells it

Here’s one detail for you:

Last year, Exxon made $19 BILLION in profits, paid $ 0 $ (that’s ZERO $$!) in taxes, AND got $156 Billion, 1-5-6 BILLION dollars in REFUND from the IRS!

More:

Then there are these kinds of absurd tax breaks under the Bush tax credits – if extended, Per Year:

$1.3 million dollars tax break for Rupert Murdoch;

$1.3 million dollars tax break for CEO of JP Morgan Chase J. Diamond;

$785 thousand tax break CEO of Citigroup V. Pandit;

$713 thousand tax break for Former CEO of Bank of America Ken Lewis;

$813 thousand tax break for CEO of Wells Fargo John Stumpf;

$926 thousand tax break for J. Mack of Morgan Stanley;

and so on…

Versus, $250 measly dollars proposed one time for Seniors and Vets, DENIED by Republicans!

and:

People who make a living on capital gains will pay less tax than firemen, teachers, police officers!

From 1980-2005, 80% of all income in this country went to the top 1% – the richest 1%!

Did you know that many CEOs are making 300, that’s 300 times more than their workers!

– that’s $250 a week for you, and $75,000 a week for them

NOBODY SHOULD MAKE $75,000 A WEEK! NOBODY!

Tell me one thing that someone on this planet does that is worth that kind of money!!!!!

Meanwhile, the corporations – who are now people and can buy congress, in secret – own almost everything;

for instance:

4 – that’s 4 – companies – Bank of America, JP Morgan, Chase, and CitiGroup, (maybe also Wells Fargo?) own 1/2 of ALL mortgages, and 2/3 of ALL credit cards – and, while they got bailed out at interest rates like 1.1%, most people now pay minimum 20% interest, some up to 79%!!!!

And did you know that 3 out of 4 of these institutions – that were “too big to fail”, so we HAD TO bail them out – are now BIGGER THAN BEFORE THE BAIL OUT!!??!!:

Wells Fargo:  43% Bigger;

JP MorganChase:  51% Bigger;

Bank of America:  138% BIGGER!

using billions from the FED to buy out other corporations!

And these institutions now own over half of the assests of the GDP of America!!!!

ARE YOU PISSED OFF YET????

Did you further know that while we “bailed out” all the banking institutions here, we also bailed out the state owned Bank of Bavaria for $2.2 billion, and the Arab Banking Corporation in Bahrain for $23 billion, with interest rates of 1/4 of 1%?  And we bailed out Toyota and Mitsubishi to the tune of $5 billion; AND extended $350 billion to the Bank of Japan! AND: $40 billion to the Bank of South Korea?!?!

How are you doing this Holiday Season?

watch this 13 mins:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5OtB298fHY

Better yet, watch/listen to Bernie’s entire filibuster on cspan:

http://cspan.org/Watch/Media/2010/12/10/HP/A/41779/Sen+Sanders+Held+a+Tax+Cut+Filibuster.aspx

Even if you just leave it on in the background you’ll get the facts in between your ears, and you’ll be well armed! AND SO ANGRY!

We ALL need to STAND UP!!!! Or We most Certainly will DROWN!
We cannot allow this unbridled greed, immorality, unfairness and exploitation to continue!   We can’t allow these corporations, the manipulative people behind their banners, and the heartless heedless isolated rich to sell our country out and bring us to ruination!  All of our futures are at stake, as is the idea of whatever dream has ever been possible here –

And Bernie is in his 70s!  Who’ll tell it when he’s gone???

!LET’S FIGHT!  Call, Write, Make NOISE!


* Bernie Sanders and Howard Dean 2012!!!! *