Voices from Russia

Saturday, 5 November 2011

5 November 2011. A Tale of Two News Reports… Most of the Unemployed Have Exhausted their UIBs… Schuller Asks His Congregants to Send His Family Food Via His Chauffeurs Because They’re “In Need”

“Whee! I don’t owe anybody anything! It’s ALL mine! The Invisible Hand of the Market rewarded me ’cause I’m one of God’s Elect. Pat Robertson and Rick Perry said so…”

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Read this and this. Ponder this… the Republican Party wants to CUT extended UIBs to benefit the richest Americans. They’ve waged an open and vicious class war against American working people since 1981, with the result that the richest 1 percent now have 250 percent more than they did in 1980, (in real terms), whilst the rest of us have only 85 percent of what we had in 1980 (in real terms). Besides that, this averaged-out figure hides the fact that the 4 percent below the top earners has also made out like bandits, which means that ordinary people have taken a bigger hit than the figure suggests (it may be as low as two-thirds of the 1980 figure in real terms). There’s a reason for “Occupy Wall Street”… the above figures tell you the story. The oligarchs (and their political running-dog lackeys in the GOP) are being pushing ordinary Americans to the wall; they’re being forced to give up the fruits of years of labour to subsidise the drones and parasites of our society. Guess what? People ARE pushing back.

As for the story about Schuller asking his congregants to send his family food aid via his limo drivers… that’s disgusting (isn’t that a perfect ilustration of the attitude taken by JP and Bobby?). Yet, that’s the mentality of the Five Percenters… they scream when a relatively minor crisis hits and demand “aid”, but when anyone asks for help in their distress… they slam their heel full-force into their faces. “Die! And decrease the surplus population! I REFUSE to pay one more dime in taxes. I earned it… I’m keeping it… and I don’t bloody care about anyone else”. Reflect on this… most of those who advocate cudgelling the poor so that they can afford their country club dues and larger McMansions claim that they’re “Christian”. That, I submit is obscene beyond all measure.

A Special Note to Orthodox Christians:

Paffhausen, Lyonyo, Potapov, Whiteford, Webster, Dreher, Reardon, and Mattingly, all support the Republican assault on the poor in the name of enriching the plutocrats. Have they forgotten “You are your brother’s keeper?” Did they EVER know it? Such people sign themselves, “with love in Christ”. Such hypocrisy and dubiousness turns my stomach… and I believe that I’m NOT alone in that…

Barbara-Marie Drezhlo

Saturday 5 November 2011

Albany NY

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