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We have more in common than you believe

Postby NewYork, New York » Thu Aug 18, 3:25 pm

From ZeroHedge.com

This Article does a good job of illustrating how our government masters, media elites and the 1%
have screwed ALL OF US. This article isn't about liberal vs. conservatives.
It is about how the world is ruled by people who really don't care about the common masses,
who are protected by armed guards while trying to take our guns away and who live in
gated communities, are driven around in limousines and who attend the same schools, are members
of the same clubs and who marry within their class.

We are all being screwed by those we elect to "serve" us.


How The Global Elites Screw Peons (While Media Fools Cheer)

Submitted by Michael Shedlock via MishTalk.com,

Do the Merkels and Junckers of the world give a rat’s ass about the problems they cause?
Did Bush or Cheney give a rat’s ass about the mass slaughter of hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians in Iraq?
Does Obama care about all the innocent victims of the US’s unconstitutional drone policy?

The answer to those questions is easy. But why? The short answer is neither the global elite nor their families are ever in a position to be damaged by their own actions.


As a result, those in power see people at the bottom as aliens whose bizarre emotions they must try to manage.

Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan discusses this setup in her column How Global Elites Forsake Their Countrymen.

Recently I spoke with an acquaintance of Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, and the conversation quickly turned, as conversations about Ms. Merkel now always do, to her decisions on immigration.

The acquaintance said, he believed the chancellor was operating in pursuit of ideals. Moreover she is attempting to provide a kind of counter-statement, in the 21st century, to Germany’s great sin of the 20th. The historical stain of Nazism, the murder and abuse of the minority, will be followed by the moral triumph of open arms toward the dispossessed. That’s what’s driving it, said the acquaintance.

It was as good an explanation as I’d heard. But there was a fundamental problem with the decision that you can see rippling now throughout the West. Ms. Merkel had put the entire burden of a huge cultural change not on herself and those like her but on regular people who live closer to the edge, who do not have the resources to meet the burden, who have no particular protection or money or connections. Ms. Merkel, her cabinet and government, the media and cultural apparatus that lauded her decision were not in the least affected by it and likely never would be.

Nothing in their lives will get worse. The challenge of integrating different cultures, negotiating daily tensions, dealing with crime and extremism and fearfulness on the street—that was put on those with comparatively little, whom I’ve called the unprotected.

The powerful show no particular sign of worrying about any of this. When the working and middle class pushed back in shocked indignation, the people on top called them “xenophobic,” “narrow-minded,” “racist.” The detached, who made the decisions and bore none of the costs, got to be called “humanist,” “compassionate,” and “hero of human rights.”

In Manhattan, my little island off the continent, I see the children of the global business elite marry each other and settle in London or New York or Mumbai. They send their children to the same schools and are alert to all class markers. And those elites, of Mumbai and Manhattan, do not often identify with, or see a connection to or an obligation toward, the rough, struggling people who live at the bottom in their countries. In fact, they fear them, and often devise ways, when home, of not having their wealth and worldly success fully noticed.

I close with a story that I haven’t seen in the mainstream press. This week the Daily Caller’s Peter Hasson reported that recent Syrian refugees being resettled in Virginia, were sent to the state’s poorest communities. Data from the State Department showed that almost all Virginia’s refugees since October “have been placed in towns with lower incomes and higher poverty rates, hours away from the wealthy suburbs outside of Washington, D.C.” Of 121 refugees, 112 were placed in communities at least 100 miles from the nation’s capital. The suburban counties of Fairfax, Loudoun and Arlington—among the wealthiest in the nation, and home to high concentrations of those who create, and populate, government and the media—have received only nine refugees.

Some of the detachment isn’t unconscious. Some of it is sheer and clever self-protection. At least on some level they can take care of their own.
Arrogantly Ass Backwards

One of the most disgusting and arrogant articles I have seen in a long time was written by James Traub, a contributing editor at Foreign Policy.

This ignorant (to use his own word) fool (my word but not nearly strong enough) says It’s Time for the Elites to Rise Up Against the Ignorant Masses.

“The Brexit has laid bare the political schism of our time. It’s not about the left vs. the right; it’s about the sane vs. the mindlessly angry,” says Traub.
Who the hell is Traub to decide what is right for the masses?

The masses were against the Iraq war (and correctly so). We had war anyway, with devastating consequences.

The masses never would have fought a war with Vietnam. We had a war, and we lost it. How many US citizens are dead, physically disabled, or mentally disabled because the elite so much believed in the asinine “Domino Theory” that they were willing to go into a stupid war on that belief?

Traub is upset that the masses have finally figured out the global elite don’t give a rat’s ass about them.

Mindlessly Angry?

People are not “mindlessly angry”. They are angry because they have been ripped off by the Fed, by their governments, and by ignorant media jackasses who are clueless about why there is so much anger

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Re: We have more in common than you believe

Postby Old Fart » Thu Aug 18, 7:52 pm

Tltr someone else's work

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Re: We have more in common than you believe

Postby Rudy » Thu Aug 18, 8:11 pm

I appreciate that you did not submit this as a conservative/vs./liberal issue.

I also appreciate that you did not try to blame or deride me or my ilk for any of this.

Because we certainly had nothing to do with it.

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Re: We have more in common than you believe

Postby modern roots » Thu Aug 18, 9:11 pm

NewYork, New York wrote:They are angry because they have been ripped off by the Fed


interesting read until the writer interjected with that little quoted tidbit above.

ripped off by the Fed?? how? how is the Fed ripping people off?

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Re: We have more in common than you believe

Postby NewYork, New York » Thu Aug 18, 10:01 pm

modern roots wrote:
NewYork, New York wrote:They are angry because they have been ripped off by the Fed


interesting read until the writer interjected with that little quoted tidbit above.

ripped off by the Fed?? how? how is the Fed ripping people off?


Low (almost zero) interest rates?

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Re: We have more in common than you believe

Postby NewYork, New York » Thu Aug 18, 10:03 pm

Old Fart wrote:Tltr someone else's work


I clearly did not write this article.

I thought it would shine a light on the ridiculous spats that occur
here on Channels. Unless you are a senior government official, a member of the mainstream media or the 1%,
you should actually take the time to read this information I so generously provided for your edification.

We are all being screwed by the elite.

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Re: We have more in common than you believe

Postby modern roots » Thu Aug 18, 10:20 pm

NewYork, New York wrote:
modern roots wrote:
NewYork, New York wrote:They are angry because they have been ripped off by the Fed


interesting read until the writer interjected with that little quoted tidbit above.

ripped off by the Fed?? how? how is the Fed ripping people off?


Low (almost zero) interest rates?


hey, I'm of the opinion that low interest rates are a benefit. now should the interest rate go up to say 10% then I'd say it was a rip off. really any interest rate above 2 or 3% is a rip off.

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Re: We have more in common than you believe

Postby worldcitizen1723 » Thu Aug 18, 11:06 pm

modern roots wrote:
NewYork, New York wrote:
modern roots wrote:
NewYork, New York wrote:They are angry because they have been ripped off by the Fed


interesting read until the writer interjected with that little quoted tidbit above.

ripped off by the Fed?? how? how is the Fed ripping people off?


Low (almost zero) interest rates?


hey, I'm of the opinion that low interest rates are a benefit. now should the interest rate go up to say 10% then I'd say it was a rip off. really any interest rate above 2 or 3% is a rip off.


you are kidding right? Geez i would be thrilled if my savings would get 10% like they did in the 70's!

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Re: We have more in common than you believe

Postby modern roots » Fri Aug 19, 2:26 am

worldcitizen1723 wrote:
modern roots wrote:
NewYork, New York wrote:
modern roots wrote:
NewYork, New York wrote:They are angry because they have been ripped off by the Fed


interesting read until the writer interjected with that little quoted tidbit above.

ripped off by the Fed?? how? how is the Fed ripping people off?


Low (almost zero) interest rates?


hey, I'm of the opinion that low interest rates are a benefit. now should the interest rate go up to say 10% then I'd say it was a rip off. really any interest rate above 2 or 3% is a rip off.


you are kidding right? Geez i would be thrilled if my savings would get 10% like they did in the 70's!


no, I'm not kidding. I don't see anything unreasonable about my post.
maybe you'd like to offer your opinion on how the Fed is ripping people off??

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Re: We have more in common than you believe

Postby chichi123 » Fri Aug 19, 7:09 am

worldcitizen1723 wrote:
modern roots wrote:
NewYork, New York wrote:
modern roots wrote:
NewYork, New York wrote:They are angry because they have been ripped off by the Fed


interesting read until the writer interjected with that little quoted tidbit above.

ripped off by the Fed?? how? how is the Fed ripping people off?


Low (almost zero) interest rates?


hey, I'm of the opinion that low interest rates are a benefit. now should the interest rate go up to say 10% then I'd say it was a rip off. really any interest rate above 2 or 3% is a rip off.


you are kidding right? Geez i would be thrilled if my savings would get 10% like they did in the 70's!


No shit. I remember Mom looking around for 15% cd's. Bless her heart.

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Re: We have more in common than you believe

Postby NewYork, New York » Fri Aug 19, 7:45 pm

modern roots wrote:
hey, I'm of the opinion that low interest rates are a benefit. now should the interest rate go up to say 10% then I'd say it was a rip off. really any interest rate above 2 or 3% is a rip off.



Ok. I'll bite. Why do you believe low interest rates are a good thing?

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Re: We have more in common than you believe

Postby modern roots » Fri Aug 19, 7:56 pm

no fan of usury here

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Re: We have more in common than you believe

Postby Bohannon » Wed Aug 24, 5:51 pm

Charging interest on money is unchristian...remember the tale of Jesus and the money changers?

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Re: We have more in common than you believe

Postby modern roots » Wed Aug 24, 7:25 pm

http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/savingan ... li=BBnb7Kz

interesting, short and simple read.
may add some perspective to the discussion on interest rates. be warned, it does introduce words such as inflation and deflation. the short article gives pros and cons. take a minute to read. I think you will enjoy it, especially worldcitizen and NYNY.

please note: I stand by my original post of low interest rates.

either way, enjoy!!

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Re: We have more in common than you believe

Postby Dazzler » Wed Aug 24, 9:08 pm

NewYork, New York wrote:
modern roots wrote:
hey, I'm of the opinion that low interest rates are a benefit. now should the interest rate go up to say 10% then I'd say it was a rip off. really any interest rate above 2 or 3% is a rip off.



Ok. I'll bite. Why do you believe low interest rates are a good thing?


It's a control for inflation, keeping living costs lower and encouraging consumer spending. Good for people who have some control over their income; not good for people whose living depends on investments.

But being a Christian, you obviously don't agree with living off investments.


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