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Sun Aug 17, 2014, 08:51 AM

 

America is a Horror Show

...David Simon, journalist and creator of the TV series The Wire and Treme, talks with Bill about the crisis of capitalism in America. After President Barack Obama’s annual State of the Union address, it’s a reality check from someone who artfully uses television drama to report on the state of America from an entirely different perspective — the bottom up.

“The horror show is we are going to be slaves to profit. Some of us are going to be higher on the pyramid and we’ll count ourselves lucky and many many more will be marginalized and destroyed,” Simon tells Moyers. He blames a “purchased” Congress for failing America’s citizens, leading many of them to give up on politics altogether.


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Triana Aug 2014 OP
handmade34 Aug 2014 #1
kairos12 Aug 2014 #2
malthaussen Aug 2014 #3
Tom Ripley Aug 2014 #4
truth2power Aug 2014 #9
JayhawkSD Aug 2014 #5
L0oniX Aug 2014 #6
Enthusiast Aug 2014 #13
JEB Aug 2014 #7
NRaleighLiberal Aug 2014 #8
Enthusiast Aug 2014 #14
bbgrunt Aug 2014 #10
Adam051188 Aug 2014 #11
rock Aug 2014 #12
Enthusiast Aug 2014 #15

Response to Triana (Original post)

Sun Aug 17, 2014, 09:24 AM

1. K&R n/t

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Response to Triana (Original post)

Sun Aug 17, 2014, 10:16 AM

2. More farce than horror i think.

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Response to kairos12 (Reply #2)

Sun Aug 17, 2014, 10:18 AM

3. Like one of those Grade Z slasher films.

We even, as a society, commit the standard error: "Hey, we're being stalked by a madman with an axe! LET'S SPLIT UP!"

-- Mal

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Response to malthaussen (Reply #3)

Sun Aug 17, 2014, 10:22 AM

4. +1000

 

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Response to malthaussen (Reply #3)

Sun Aug 17, 2014, 11:46 AM

9. That is profound. Seriously! Thanks.

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Response to Triana (Original post)

Sun Aug 17, 2014, 11:19 AM

5. He makes a lot of good points, but one I would alter slightly

 

When he says that "it was when labor and business were fighting that it worked well."

I see it a bit differently. To me it was "when labor and business had equal degrees of power," because we weren't always fighting. I was in the IBEW for years, and later the Teamsters, and only rarely did we have to resort to strikes to arrive at contracts. The grocery union in Southern California has reached contract the last two times without fighting, because the union has enough power and not too much. There is a balance.

His basic point, however, is absolutely correct. The destruction of unionism has been a disaster for the working class.

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Response to Triana (Original post)

Sun Aug 17, 2014, 11:28 AM

6. Hillary will save us from this.

 

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Response to L0oniX (Reply #6)

Sun Aug 17, 2014, 04:06 PM

13. She'll be a warrior for the working class!

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Response to Triana (Original post)

Sun Aug 17, 2014, 11:30 AM

7. Here is another view from ground level.

 

http://linhdinhphotos.blogspot.com/

Lots of pics and very good writing.

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Response to Triana (Original post)

Sun Aug 17, 2014, 11:37 AM

8. my wife and I have been thinking this for some time now....

for a country and people with such potential, it is being squandered at an alarming rate. The innate flaws of human beings - desire for war, greed, power, pettiness, jealousy, dishonesty - is never more apparent.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #8)

Sun Aug 17, 2014, 04:07 PM

14. Perfectly well said.

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Response to Triana (Original post)

Sun Aug 17, 2014, 11:51 AM

10. k and r. thanks Triana

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Response to Triana (Original post)

Sun Aug 17, 2014, 01:29 PM

12. Bazingo!

I got tied of saying Bingo so often.
+1 Recommended

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Response to Triana (Original post)

Sun Aug 17, 2014, 04:08 PM

15. Kicked and recommended!

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