Posted on April 13, 2013 by riverdaughter
Most of you have already seen this video. I’m reposting it here for those of you who lurk here from the right.
Wealth *is* being redistributed in this country. It’s going to the people at the top. “Oh, sure”, you say, “that’s just statistics and you can make statistics lie and stuff.” Now, you’re beginning to sound like Stephen Colbert.
The point of this video is not to attack wealth. The point is that it is concentrated in the hands of too few people to the detriment of everyone else. A corporate CEO does not work 380X harder than his accountant and even garbagemen deserve a living wage. For too many people, a living wage is not a reality.
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Posted on October 26, 2012 by riverdaughter
… but the circumstances surrounding the Krim children murders in New York City involve *two* families. The nanny’s actions may be the stuff of Halloween nightmares and maddeningly inexplicable, a horror that the childrens’ mother should never have witnessed. It’s natural that we empathize with the parents over the loss of their well-loved children. But the nanny also has relatives and an adolescent son and they are as mystified and horrified as the victims’ family.
I wish that the people who are keeping the Krims in their thoughts had considered how insensitive that might sound to the family the nanny left behind. At some point in the future, we should have a discussion about whether it was the shock of the murder itself or the socio-economic chasm between victims and perpetrator that caused the thought keepers to forget the pain, grief and confusion of the nanny’s family.
Maybe that’s something the 1% should spend the weekend thinking about.
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Posted on October 20, 2012 by riverdaughter
We’ve been trying to tell the world that since 2008. “He is one of them.” (about minute mark 40:50)
Check out this interview Freeland and Taibbi do with Bill Moyers. It’s unsettling. Freeland points out that progressives have to get the band back together and do something. The problem is that Obama was the guy who broke us up in the first place and during the last year, progressives did NOTHING to scare him.
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