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May Day 2012; Which Side are You on?
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Mayday 2012; Which Side are You On?


2% of the people own half of the wealth; we remaining 98% share the other half. Still more simply; fifty humans serve one millionaire.

The present writer is a long-haired vegetarian who prefers a simple, low CO2 lifestyle. He would be content to watch the plutocrats drown in their champagne and choke on caviar while sipping green tea and munching tofu. Envy is not the issue.

The industrialized societies face problems more serious than a few excesses of conspicuous consumption. The 2% simply own most of the media, giving them near control over what we know and want. (This website is part of the counter movement.) Candidates for public office are naturally drawn into their sphere of influence, like asteroids into Jupiter. This fact helps to explain why people vote for jobs and peace, only to get war and unemployment, decade after decade.

This may be why Europes "leaders" pretend that they never heard of the New Deal. Can they really be that ignorant? Let us hope that our national and EU governments have not fallen victim to a stealthy Business Plot

Politically, we are free, equal citizens of the European Union. Economically, we are wage slaves. Most of us are wise enough to appreciate the rule of law, democratic processes and fundamental rights. What we need is to extend these facilities from the "political" into the "economic" sphere. Until the 2% offloaded their gambling debts onto us via fraudulent "bailouts" the calls for profound social change could be pushed to the side of the public debate as starry-eyed idealism. Seeing how societies around the Mediterranean are being destabilized and how people there are dying for lack of advanced medical care and sometimes by their own hands, apathy appears to be a luxury that the masses can no longer afford. Civilized survival depends on resisting the power of the 2%.

A simple question for the reader "Which side are you on?"

A more complex one for advanced readers; "What are you going to do about it?"

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