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Thu Aug 16, 2012, 01:55 AM

I am watching the Triangle Fire documentary that HBO was running this month...

I had watched the Triangle Fire that PBS did while I was in the Hospital back in February.

What I am wondering is, will it take something like this to happen to pull us out of our replay of the Gilded Age?

We let people like Mitt Romney get this close to the presidency, a guy who has no idea, not even a clue of what it is like to be an American who survives by working their body to the limit? He has no clue about the men and women doing mind numbing work just so they can scape together enough to eat for the next week.

There is this sense of entitlement that surround both Romney and Ryan, that they were to the manor born, that they were the best and the brightest that this country has to offer....

But what they don't have is a sense of empathy, something that ties them to the humdrum lives most of us live as we take each struggle in strides, hoping for a better day.

These men of providence think it is their right to reap as much as they can because they feel entitled to it simply because of who their parents were and who their parents knew....

I remember when I was campaigning in Union Halls here in Cleveland as I ran first for State Rep and then for the State Senate. I can't tell you how many times I heard I am never going to vote for you because you are going to take my gun or you are going to allow my daughter to get an abortion...

I wonder how many of those workers still have Union jobs now that they have been voting for republicans for a generation.

Anyway, I just get all worked up when someone like President Obama is called out of touch by men who never once in their life had to wonder when their next meal was coming from...

That's it.

Good Night!

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Reply I am watching the Triangle Fire documentary that HBO was running this month... (Original post)
WCGreen Aug 2012 OP
6502 Aug 2012 #1
alphafemale Aug 2012 #2
Gormy Cuss Aug 2012 #7
ProfessionalLeftist Aug 2012 #3
AngryOldDem Aug 2012 #4
HughBeaumont Aug 2012 #5
WCGreen Aug 2012 #6

Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Thu Aug 16, 2012, 05:13 AM

1. WCGreen, I would only correct you on one point...

... you suggest that the GOP, Republicans, the Right-Wing do not understand the plight of the working class and the poor. The struggles of working hard just to earn enough to eat.

I believe your mistake is to think that the GOP and their ilk don't understand.

I am sure that they understand 100%.

The GOP and their ilk understand 100% and they don't care.

That is their true nature. It all flows from there.

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Thu Aug 16, 2012, 05:30 AM

2. If something like that were to happen today?

 

The Randians would send the victims' survivors a bill for cleaning the sidewalk.

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Response to alphafemale (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 16, 2012, 07:33 PM

7. & Homeland Security would spend months deflecting responsibility by investigating a terror link. n/t

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Thu Aug 16, 2012, 07:43 AM

3. "But what they don't have is a sense of empathy"....

= "sociopaths"

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Thu Aug 16, 2012, 07:47 AM

4. It wouldn't make one whit of difference.

This documentary should be required viewing for anyone who truly wants to understand the importance and necessity of labor unions, as well as protecting the rights, lives, and safety of the working class.

Sadly, the working class is now interchangeable parts in the cog of the machine, as all that matters are the bottom line and profits for a privileged few..

Those girls and women died for absolutely nothing, and it angers me how short this country's memory truly is.

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Thu Aug 16, 2012, 07:49 AM

5. Amazingly enough, some people think the Gilded Age wasn't that bad!!

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Response to HughBeaumont (Reply #5)

Thu Aug 16, 2012, 07:30 PM

6. thanks for making this thread better.....

Especially from a fellow Clevelander...

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