hubiestubert: I will likewise give Obama some credit, for doing something similar. I still think he needs to come out in favor of football, baseball, apple pie, and express his admiration for Ford and Chevy brand trucks, just to watch the Congress line up to tell everyone how terrible it is that the President sided with such Pinko-Commie institutions, and just let the knee jerk opponents twist themselves up to find reasons to tell their constituents how terrible a thing it was.
Dusk-You-n-Me: These guys truly think they are the Masters of the Universe.
Mrtraveler01: gaslight: From the Occupy movement to the demonization of the rich embedded in virtually every word of our local newspaper, the San Francisco Chronicle, I perceive a rising tide of hatred of the successful one percent. There is outraged public reaction to the Google buses carrying technology workers from the city to the peninsula high-tech companies which employ them. We have outrage over the rising real-estate prices which these "techno geeks" can pay. We have, for example, libelous and cruel attacks in the Chronicle on our number-one celebrity, the author Danielle Steel, alleging that she is a "snob" despite the millions she has spent on our city's homeless and mentally ill over the past decades.San Franciscans always find something to biatch about. I think the anger over the Google buses and the rising number of tech workers in the city is pretty stupid and misguided but I don't think that San Francisco is about to lead them to the gas chambers either.
2wolves: [www.theartblog.org image 247x388][img.fark.net image 570x238]Closer match.
vernonFL: [i.huffpost.com image 570x238]He looks like a Bond villain, or maybe evil Mr. Rogers.
zerkalo: It's not class warfare when the rich wage it
This Face Left Blank: fusillade762: 2wolves: [www.theartblog.org image 247x388][img.fark.net image 570x238]Closer match.He's also got kind of a Christopher Plummer thing going on. Which ties things back to Nazis quite nicely.I was thinking of Robert Loggia, but I like that yours brings it back to the Nazis.
jjorsett: Super Chronic: Why did the WSJ publish this? Might have something to do with the fact that Perkins is Murdoch's buddy and used to sit on the board of directors of News Corp.Maybe they think airing a wide range of opinion is good. Viewpoint discrimination is more of a lefty thing. You know, like, "We're not publishing any more letters disagreeing with climate change," or, "If you hold conservative values I dislike, get the hell out of New York."
Boloxor the Insipid: The jews of germany and the 1% in America are the same thing: they are scapegoats.
Relatively Obscure: Unlike him, most people, including progressive types, have never killed anyone.
Phinn: I created this alt just for this thread: When comparing something to Nazi Germany, you don't get to play it off as "violence" like it was just a couple Hitler's Youth beating up an old Jew in an alley.The Reign of Terror, as depicted in the image from Gyrfalcon that I was responding to, was not isolated, but systemic.From Wikipedia: "The death toll ranged in the tens of thousands, with 16,594 executed by guillotine, and another 25,000 in summary executions across France."So, the position from a number of FarkProg posters here is not so much that Perkins is cray-cray to think there's a nascent threat of mass murder, but that it's justified, which is a substantially different argument.
Phinn: Gyrfalcon: Isn't that sad? Gee, that's sad. If only there were some way for me to express my sadness.[buelahman.files.wordpress.com image 355x367]Gee, I wonder where he got the idea that violence systemic oppression and genocide was being threatened.
Warlordtrooper: I'm ok with this, lets put the 1% into concentration camps.
TV's Vinnie: The big motivation that drives corksuckers like this isn't just from the owning of craptons of luxury items and vast amounts of wealth. They want, no, insist upon us proles worshiping them for being rich. The idea of us worms all adoring them for being so stinkin' loaded with cash gives them that little rush they feel of thinking that they are better than the rest of us.So of course, the fact that us drones dare to not sing praises from the work pits any longer baffles and troubles the Elites. There's no longer that big rush they get from flaunting around in their fur coats and 4 million dollar Venenos because they get glares & scowls instead of the OOOs and AHHHs they are accustomed to.And so, in their little poutrage, they have their secretaries type up missives like this, where the Masters of the Universe declare their superiority over all to Know Their Place and not even make a single peep of their umbrage. Shut up! Obey! Resume worshiping us rich, your Gods! Obey!
Boloxor the Insipid: The lesson of Nazi Germany is not that crazy people get into office and do bad things, it is that an entire population can group think its way to concentration camps.The jews of germany and the 1% in America are the same thing: they are scapegoats.
You're probably making 10% less than you were 10 years ago. The top 0.01% is making 76.2% more. pic.twitter.com/nYQIpWobfC- Critical Reading (@CriticalReading) December 21, 2013
Cletus C.: peasandcarrots: Ignore me if this isn't a new observation, but something just clicked for me... These tools are genuinely a little bit scared, aren't they?I mean, we make jokes about the French Revolution and show pictures of the guillotine, mostly out of frustration that these people don't seem to realize that they're living in a different world and don't understand that true victimization isn't a 1% capital gains tax increase. But I'm starting to think that some of them are getting a little nervous that the riff-raff might actually start coming after them. If this tool can compare the harassment of the Jews in Germany with civil unrest among the 99%, there's some part of his brain that really actually honestly genuinely does feel a little bit threatened.And the thing about the 1% getting scared is that they honestly don't know how to defuse the situation they've created. They can't increase the moribund wages of their employees or ensure better access to the privileges of employment, nor can they pay more in progressive taxes to prevent the collapse of our social system, because everything they've heard and read for the last thirty years has told them that that's Wrong. So they're wracking their brains trying to come up with something else. A lot of them, like this idiot here, have decided to tell us how put-upon and victimized they feel. Don't you feel sorry for him now? Don't you feel bad that you hurt his feelings? Poor little thing. ...Why are you looking at him that way?That was as twisted and nonsensical as Mein Kampf.
Zombie Butler: LittleJoeSF: Mrtraveler01: LittleJoeSF: Mrtraveler01: gaslight:Do you think this is another bubble in the making?/honest question, it's good to see SF growing again but I remember the 1990's all too wellIt is totally different this time around because the current tech boom is being pushed by companies that actually have a real value (Most of them anyway), or a viable product that is or will become profitable. In the late 90's it seemed everyone was just starting companies for the sake of starting a company and maybe then selling it off for a ridiculous amount if cash.I sure as hell hope that I am right..Nah, it's a bubble and it will crash. Only way to keep it going is to keep raising salaries to keep up with the rents. This is counter to what the companies want which is higher and higher profit. Bubble.
Satanic_Hamster: jso2897: I caught how he refers to the wealthiest 1% as the "successful" 1%.Nice to know that all us dumb assholes out here who work or have worked all our lives, feeding, clothing and housing ourselves and our families, educating our kids, making and providing everything his soft, spoiled, lazy ass uses - are all failures.Scapegoat, my foot.Christ, what an asshole.That and the bullshiat belief that everyone with lots of money EARNED it. They'd like everyone to believe they started as poor dirt farmers and crawled their way to the top with no help from no one.
vernonFL: He looks like a Bond villain, or maybe evil Mr. Rogers.
HighOnCraic: shifty lookin bleeder: Boloxor the Insipid: The lesson of Nazi Germany is not that crazy people get into office and do bad things, it is that an entire population can group think its way to concentration camps.The jews of germany and the 1% in America are the same thing: they are scapegoats.Wake me when we stick the rich in ghettos.OMG WE ALREADY DO!1! HELLO, GATED COMMUNITIES ANYONE?!?! OMGWTFBBQ!Kramer: Next thing you know you're saying they should have their own schools.Jerry: They do have their own schools!
shifty lookin bleeder: Boloxor the Insipid: The lesson of Nazi Germany is not that crazy people get into office and do bad things, it is that an entire population can group think its way to concentration camps.The jews of germany and the 1% in America are the same thing: they are scapegoats.Wake me when we stick the rich in ghettos.OMG WE ALREADY DO!1! HELLO, GATED COMMUNITIES ANYONE?!?! OMGWTFBBQ!
Arkanaut: vernonFL: [i.huffpost.com image 570x238]He looks like a Bond villain, or maybe evil Mr. Rogers.It's the turtleneck, right?
theorellior: Jim_Callahan: Are you perhaps unclear on what "progressive" means?I haz a sad. You're usually smarter than that."Progressivism is a broad political philosophy based on the Idea of Progress, which asserts that advances in science, technology, economic development, and social organization can improve the human condition." First sentence of the wiki on "Progressivism". I don't see much about class in that.
Chameleon: Remember, if you aren't literally starving to death, you have no right to complain about systemic inequalities built into our economic systems.
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