FROM DU: You Wanna Hear Crazy???
DUers Chime In:
--Their free market, not ours. They can encourage us to borrow money we can't take back, but we still have to pay them back. They can bribe legislators to do their bidding, but 300 million others go unheard. They can kill thousands and pay a fine if they're unlucky, but others go to jail for minor drug possession. And they get tax breaks while others get their legs blown off in their wars.
These bastards couldn't cope in a free market, let alone a society that put people first - they're just too addicted to power, theft and evasion of the responsibility even to pay tax or compete.
--Well, there is a difference... I doubt they would institute slavery on racial grounds again. Rather they'd want to enslave everybody who wasn't in the upper class. There's a lot of poor whites that would make just as good a slaves as poor blacks.
--I believe they have brought it back, but it is just not encoded in the law just yet. How about that case a couple of days ago of a rich couple out on Long Island who kept two Indonesian women in servitude in their household for years and years. The women slept on mats, paid a few bucks and were covered in cigarette burns and bruises. I don't expect this is just a single event.
--Absolutely. Slavery is great, if you're the slave master. And that's what these corporatist cocksuckers are putting themselves into position to be. The great joke of it all is that the mindless nimrods who put the fascists in power and agreed to all this shit are the ones who are going to be the slaves.
--It will not be called "indentured servitude" anymore. A person will be called a "Debt Relief Contractor"...
--The whole of the Rs is the weird fringe right; the fringe right is mainstream republicanism now--watch fox news for 3 minutes and you'll see. If you're a registered repuke and you voted for bush, you're a fascist boot licker. Republicans, every single one of them, are human garbage.
--You are limiting the term slavery to Africans. GOPers are likely to enslave anyone who is not a white Christian.
--I think they are looking at a feudal system to model... every peasant "free" to work for the feudal lord for a few morsals of food - and don't forget to pay your taxes to the king or you'll be thrown in debtor's prison.
-- We'll all be enslaved, and under the banner of "freedom". In some ways we already are. We have a feudal economy now, and it's getting more so all the time. Most people are in debt just for their survival (debt used to pay for food, medical care, etc.), and that debt keeps them from ever getting ahead. That's certainly a kind of slavery.
--Let them...WHO would stop them? They can do any damn thing they want and there is no one to stop them.
In debt for 'survival'? The term survival is relative; I know many people today who consider it to be terribly impoverished without their computers, IPODS, cell phones, plasma TVs, and a passably decent car in which to ride. 'Impoverished' to them means no swanky vacation every summer, no Spring Break in Cancun, no latest fashions, and not being able to have what they want the minute they want it.
'Debtor's prisons'? There ARE no debtor's prisons; the only people I've ever known held in jail over issues of debts were deadbeat fathers' who refuse to pay their court-ordered child support. They were not jailed precisely because they could not pay the debt but, rather, because they were in contempt of a direct order by the court.
Miss our slave plantations? You can't miss what you never had; no Republican/Christian/Conservative in America today has ever lived on a 'slave plantation' or owned a slave.
More and more wealth concentrated in fewer and fewer hands? The five wealthiest members of Congress are ALL Democrats (And I'm not sure that that even includes 'Family Compound Tedo, 5-House Kerry, or Vinyards Pelosi.) In regular America, the people that own the most and earn the most, pay the most taxes.
The idea that 'they see themselves as better than working class folks, of any color, and none of them actually work at all' is nothing but a pouty snort of sour grapes; you can't pay the majority of the share of taxes if you never do a days' work.
The rest of this sorry montage is propped up by conflating some cause-and effect relationship between drug use, tax breaks, getting one's legs blown off , and one Long Island couple holding two Indonesian women as house slaves!
Just like Rush Limbaugh says it's 'soup line America'. The DimDems are bound and determined to make things look as bad as possible--and then blame President Bush for the entire thing! Bush Derangement Syndrome has, once again, defined their world for them, measured out their happiness, and formed the parameters of their satisfactions in life.
I hope all those therapists who saw them through their first bout of this illness have an open place in their schedules. If this gets any worse, they're gonna need them!