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Why, Hello Monday

Every now and then, you have to wonder who profits from a population discouraged, depressed, disempowered, and disenfranchised.

I am pretty sure it's not me. I am pretty sure it is not you.

But somebody, somewhere, is making tons of money off the current situation. Far be it from me to urge them to take a place against the wall, but when the shooting starts, I bet that's where they'll find themselves.

Have you read the times today? Go and read the times today. Not all of it, necessarily, but read this bit: http://www.nytimes.com/projects/2013/invisible-child/#/?chapt=1

This is the world we live in. This is the world that with our actions and our inactions, we're creating. This is the world that is being built around us.

I don't even know what to do. I really don't. This little girl is being made into a symbol of something so much larger.  I am afraid she is our future.


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Dec. 9th, 2013 03:39 pm (UTC)
I don't know what to do either.
Dec. 9th, 2013 06:19 pm (UTC)
I started saying this back when I was in my mid-20s: we are, effectively, serfs. It was true then, and it's even more true now, and I do not see it changing until and unless we undergo a revolution in this country (be that revolution peaceful or not). More and more of us barely scrape by - more and more of us are lost to homelessness and hunger.
Dec. 10th, 2013 12:23 am (UTC)
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Dec. 10th, 2013 02:09 pm (UTC)
I was expecting a part 6, I will admit. This story was shocking and uplifting all at once. Then again I am not in the US…
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