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  1. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Everybody’s a patriot. Especially those who pay 13% of their total income. All nice ‘n’ legal.

  2. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 4 years ago

    I’m not entirely in agreement with you on this, Monty, in the sense that you present the OWS as protesting the cause of the problem. In the protest movements of the tea party and OWS ( and other protests ) I think they protest the symptoms of a problem as the problem. The symptoms make an easily perceived point of focus to rally ‘round and pontificate on. Quite often the problem per se remains unidentified and time, money, personnel, and effort are squandered on symptoms with little to no effect. It’s a typical human reaction to want to do something, anything (even if it’s wrong).

    Of course, finding all of the symptoms is an ignoble process and finding the solution to the problem can be drudgery, but that “eureka” moment can be well worth it. The real bummer is to find out that your solution can’t be realistically implemented.

  3. Atma

    Atma said, almost 4 years ago

    Why damn the darkness when the solution is to just turn on the light? Of course, if you’ve lived in darkness all your life, you haven’t any idea what light is, but that doesn’t make it unreal, just unrealized. The solution to all the problems in the world is to just unleash the creative potential of people and they will naturally solve everything. Unfortunately, the best means to unlock creativity is often vilified as “evil” by some very uncreative narrow-minded darkness-loving people, but it’s starting to happen anyway.

  4. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 4 years ago

    @Atma

    To paraphrase B. F. Skinner. By the time you find the solution to a problem a bunch of other problems have popped up.

  5. piobaire

    piobaire said, almost 4 years ago

    @mikefive

    I think both Monty and you, Mikefive, are making good points. It heartens me to see real thinking and good will in these posts.

  6. piobaire

    piobaire said, almost 4 years ago

    @Atma

    Well said, Atma

  7. piobaire

    piobaire said, almost 4 years ago

    I largely agree with your post, Monty, and I like the way you express yourself. I would comment that the main problem seems to have been, from my studies, two fold. First, more taxes levied on colonists, in comparison with their siblings and cousins back in England, and second, no representation in Parliament.

  8. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    @Atma

    There is a battle between those who want to enslave us and those who want to live freely but most people don’t see it.

  9. piobaire

    piobaire said, almost 4 years ago

    @Radish

    We need people like Andrew Carnegie, who knew where his vast wealth came from, and gave back to make life better for all, for the system that allowed him to become wealthy. We need people like Teddy Roosevelt, who knew that too much money concentrated too much power in the hands of too few, and corrupted both business and politics.

  10. piobaire

    piobaire said, almost 4 years ago

    @Radish

    Eisenhower warned us about this too.

  11. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    churchie: that’s C-4 in the bags, but sadly, the detonator already went off under the hat, 3 1/2 years ago!!

  12. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    It should belong to all of us! How would anyone know if the Occupy wall street has a job or not? Most people on the Left have jobs! We WORK and we want to work when we lose jobs, JUST LIKE the guy on THE RIGHTWING.

  13. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    ^The “state” was an empire under an absolute monarch, not a republic, democracy, or “state” under control of the people. It was the concept of monarchy, and EMPIRE, where even the WEALTHY in the colonies wanted MORE wealth, and MORE control in their OWN HANDS! Gee, it sounds just like the corporate dudes backing the “TEA party” today. The difference is, they’re rebelling against a republic, and rule of law that isn’t granting them enough PROFIT without even MINOR taxation to support the STATE they want to remain and increase as EMPIRE!!

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