Monthly Archives: November 2011
As of now, humans have detected only a small percentage of the matter in the universe, and we hypothesize that there is no ending point to the ‘arrow of time’. Considering these two widely accepted truths, I believe that all things truly are possible.
If time is endless- as it appears to be, every imaginable scenario will eventually happen.
“In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.”
― Douglas Adams
Yet, America’s corporate and political leaders have intentionally been shoveling wealth into an ever-bigger pile for those at the top. They’ve gotten away with this by lying to the great majority, which has seen its share of America’s prosperity steadily disappear. Yes, they’ve told us, the rich are getting richer, but that’s just the natural workings of the new global economy, in which financial elites are rewarded for their exceptional talents, innovation, and bold risk-taking.
Horse dooties. The massive redistribution of America’s wealth from the many to the few is happening because the rich and their political puppets have rigged the system. Years of subsidized offshoring and downsizing, gutting labor rights, monkeywrenching the tax code, legalizing financial finagling, dismantling social programs, increasing the political dominance of corporate cash – these and other self-serving acts of the moneyed powers have created the conveyor belt that’s moving our wealth from the grassroots to the penthouses.
Not since the Gilded Age, which preceded and precipitated the Great Depression, have so few amassed so much of our nation’s riches. Having learned nothing from 1929’s devastating crash, nor from their own bank failures in 2008 that crushed our economy, the wealthiest of the wealthy fully intend to keep taking more for themselves at our expense.
Now, however, the people are onto their lies. In an October poll, two-thirds of Americans support increased taxes on millionaires, an end to corporate tax subsidies, and policies to more evenly distribute the wealth we all help create. This is rising egalitarianism shows the true American character, and it’s changing our politics – for the better.
- Class Warfare and It’s Corporate Underpinnings (woodgatesview.com)
- Robert Reich: The Rise of the Regressive Right and the Reawakening of America (huffingtonpost.com)
The text of this card is printed below. After some research, I believe Emery put the wrong year on this card. It should be 1945. ~ sekanblogger
(from) Pcf. Emery B. Schwartz 904965 – Co. A. 5th tank Bn. – 5th Marine Div. FMF – c/o F.P.O. San Fransisco
(to) Leon & Betty Hodges – 2409 E. Kellog – Wichita, Kansas
(body of text) Iwo Jima – March 18, 1944
Dear Leon & Betty,
What have you kids been doing all the time since I’ve been gone? Alice says that Leon kept the kids amused the other night by drawing them pictures. I hope you keep drawing alot as it will come in very useful in many ways later on. On the way here a boy on the ship drew a different scene nearly every day. How are you getting along in school? Tommorrow will make one month staying in a foxhole every night. I’ve only had my shoes off three nights and things have been plenty rough all the time. I hope you study hard in school and learn a profession so you won’t have to go through this. I have to put this Japanese card in an envelope as they won’t accept it otherwise. Love, Emery
(for the official Marine report from Iwo Jima on March 18, see below.) Please notice the casualty count. (X marks the end of sentence)
This is only the 5th Div report, the 3rd and 4th Div were also at Iwo Jima.
WARNING – If you’re easily offended, especially by “The F-word”, please skip this post.
- My Rebuttal to ERIC ERICKSON founder of website? “we are the 53%” is a rich 1% wanker (bonjupatten.wordpress.com)