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Response to Capt. Obvious (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2015, 05:44 AM

32. Most all of us are oppressed

White people certainly a bit less so than those who are black or brown. We have had nearly 40 years of conservative economics, all but non stop.

The rich have never been richer and the rest of us proportionately have rarely had to work longer for a smaller slice of the pie. Every year the management brain trust comes up with a new thumbscrew of some sort to squeeze a bit more work from us for the same money.

Decent jobs that pay a living wage for folks of modest intellectual means are gone.

A battle over who is the most oppressed among us is at some level is simply a distraction to keep us fighting among ourselves as opposed to taxing or jailing the oppressors.

Sure there are issues of race bias, yes mass incarceration is a huge problem, and black lives do matter. However, until we stop arguing over who has the better s**t sandwich and start to focus in a united way on those doling them out, no progress will be made.

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