Friday, January 30, 2015

Abe Lincoln: Would Have Preferred Emigration To Russia Over American Hypocrisy

"As a nation, we began by declaring that "all men are created equal." We now practically read it, "All men are created equal, except Negroes." When the Know-Nothings get control, it will read, "All men are created equal except Negroes, and foreigners, and Catholics." When it comes to this I should prefer emigrating to some other country where they make no pretense of loving liberty - to Russia, for instance, where despotism can be taken pure, without the base alloy of hypocrisy."

Alan: Lopsided economic inequality lays waste to the moral rubric "All men are created equal." 

In America, the children of the filthy rich are created with unequal advantages just as the poor are created with unequal disadvantages. 

Consider this passage by Matt Bruenig: "You are 2.5 times more likely to be a rich adult if you were born rich and never bothered to go to college than if you were born poor and, against all odds, went to college and graduated."

Cycle of Poverty

"Plutocracy Triumphant"
Cartoon Compendium

"Politics And Economics: The 101 Courses You Wish You Had"

Inequality: Joseph Stiglitz Brilliant Reflection On Obama's State Of The Union Address

1910 Income Tax Promised To Never Shift Burden From Richest 1 - 4%

U Mass Professor Emeritus Richard Wolff Provides Out-Of-The-Box Views

"The Rich Aren't Just Grabbing A Bigger Slice Of The Pie. They're Taking It All"

Major General Smedley Butler: Do Wars Really Defend America’s Freedom?

G.K. Chesterton: "The Anarchy of The Rich"

Aristotle On Democracy: Rule By The Needy

George Soros: On The Coming Class War In The United States

"Pope Francis Links"

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