start→ Why Aren't People in the US Rising Up Like Those Elsewhere in the World? I say because WHAT IS MINE IS MINE AND WHAT IS YOURS IS MINE 1% rich say
Without a mass movement continually pushing and prodding for real change and holding politicians accountable—for their policies as well as their words—our neoliberal rulers assume that they can safely ignore the concerns and interests of ordinary people.https://www.commondreams.org/views/2019/11/14/why-arent-people-us-rising-those-elsewhere-world?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR2SCESNSynvtVTBCsvX44aNMf3OagoPwXstgIpVMyTGyg0nkw-1hex_mIM REPLIES: Daryl D K We're comfortable as long as we can buy shiny new stuff all the time. We believe we deserve our privileged lifestyles. We haven't suffered enough. Yet.
Ali-R G There is an odd sense of permanence and immortality when it comes to the lives of Western governments. It's as if at most only policies can be changed, but the frame of these governments will always remain. Protests have an entirely different meaning in the West than they do in Eastern countries.
Mary B It's true that U.S. police received surplus equipment from the military and it's scary. I confess I haven't read the article yet but my answer to the question in the headline why people haven't risen up? People are working all the time just to make ends meet and survive. Student loans and medical costs keep many people in economic survival mode. Media is under more and more corporate control and they don't have time to try to investigate what's really going on. And the national security state contributes to self censorship - many people won't admit it but they are afraid to express political opinions. And we do not have fair elections - the system of campaign finance corrupts politicians.
Mussa G R but mostly, the overwhelming majority of the people is heavy sedated by chemicals in their food and water, sports and entertainment.
start→ Why Aren't People in the US Rising Up Like Those Elsewhere in the World? I say because WHAT IS MINE IS MINE AND WHAT IS YOURS IS MINE 1% rich say Without a mass movement continually pushing and prodding for real change and holding politicians accountable—for their policies as well as their words—our neoliberal rulers assume that they can safely ignore the concerns and interests of ordinary people.https://www.commondreams.org/views/2019/11/14/why-arent-people-us-rising-those-elsewhere-world?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR2SCESNSynvtVTBCsvX44aNMf3OagoPwXstgIpVMyTGyg0nkw-1hex_mIM REPLIES: Daryl D K We're comfortable as long as we can buy shiny new stuff all the time. We believe we deserve our privileged lifestyles. We haven't suffered enough. Yet. Ali-R G There is an odd sense of permanence and immortality when it comes to the lives of Western governments. It's as if at most only policies can be changed, but the frame of these governments will always remain. Protests have an entirely different meaning in the West than they do in Eastern countries. Mary B It's true that U.S. police received surplus equipment from the military and it's scary. I confess I haven't read the article yet but my answer to the question in the headline why people haven't risen up? People are working all the time just to make ends meet and survive. Student loans and medical costs keep many people in economic survival mode. Media is under more and more corporate control and they don't have time to try to investigate what's really going on. And the national security state contributes to self censorship - many people won't admit it but they are afraid to express political opinions. And we do not have fair elections - the system of campaign finance corrupts politicians. Mussa G R but mostly, the overwhelming majority of the people is heavy sedated by chemicals in their food and water, sports and entertainment.
Why Aren't People in the US Rising Up Like Those Elsewhere in the World?
Without a mass movement continually pushing and prodding for real change and holding politicians accountable—for their policies as well as their words—our neoliberal rulers assume that they can safely ignore the concerns and interests of ordinary people... The waves of protests breaking out in country after country around the world beg the question: Why aren’t Americans rising up in peaceful protest like our neighbors?
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