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Carol
01-28-2011, 05:53 PM
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Godhumor (1000+ posts) Fri Jan-28-11 04:40 PM
Original message
"Wishing" for a revolution in the US in the light of Egypt is insulting to the Egyptian protestors

Their grievances are much, much different than what the average US citizen faces. We are nowhere close to where it is necessary for the populace to risk violence, disappearance or death to make a change. This is the Egyptians' movement, not ours.

Some DUers: Oppression in the US is just like in Egypt.


sufrommich Donating Member (1000+ posts) Fri Jan-28-11 04:52 PM
Response to Reply #1
16. Compared to poor Egyptians, you live in the lap of luxury. nt

melody (1000+ posts) Fri Jan-28-11 05:23 PM
Response to Reply #16
48. You haven't been to the rural south lately, have you? n/t

Teaser (1000+ posts) Fri Jan-28-11 05:07 PM
Response to Reply #1
29. How often do the secret police beat your ass?

saras (471 posts) Fri Jan-28-11 05:15 PM
Response to Reply #29
37. Who needs secret police when ordinary police can do the job?

Answer: too often.
Criteria: once is once too often.

Lucian (1000+ posts) Fri Jan-28-11 04:46 PM
Response to Reply #2
9. We're not being oppressed by our government?

The Patriot Act, the corporations taking over the government, corruption in our own government, the poor, the unemployed, the uninsured?

I think we're way overdue for a revolution.

saras (471 posts) Jan-28-11 05:17 PM
Response to Reply #31
39. Relatives, or friends?

Unfortunately, my relatives are either right-wingers, dead, or live in other countries.

If you asked how many people I knew personally have been killed by US forces, or US backed and trained forces, I'd have to ask a few permissions, but I could get you a list.

DJ13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Fri Jan-28-11 04:43 PM
Response to Original message
5. So we should just accept our fate at the hands of the tyrannical elites?

readmoreoften Donating Member (1000+ posts) Fri Jan-28-11 04:54 PM
Response to Original message
17. Oh here we go. Just like only people about to lose their fingers need unions.

Not service workers or teachers. Maybe you're not dealing with oppression or police violence in your upper class world, but you underestimate the repression of American leftists. No, I don't mean "Democrats." I mean leftists. P

I've come to believe that they have a group of anarchists posting on DU, just like they have a group of socialists and communists as well as simply the far left liberals.

Madisonian
01-28-2011, 07:44 PM
Best answer yet...

Starbucks Anarchis
34. Like DUers are going to get up from their computers.
:rofl:

SarasotaRepub
01-28-2011, 07:57 PM
These fools don't have a clue Carol. Not a single one.

NJCardFan
01-28-2011, 09:08 PM
saras (471 posts) Fri Jan-28-11 05:15 PM
Response to Reply #29
37. Who needs secret police when ordinary police can do the job?

Answer: too often.
Criteria: once is once too often.

Uh oh. Another "I was roughed up by the cops for doing nuttin" idiot.

Madisonian
01-28-2011, 09:12 PM
Uh oh. Another "I was roughed up by the cops for doing nuttin" idiot.
There were a couple of times in my somewhat misspent youth that I was roughed up a bit by the local constabulary.
I might have been doin' nuthin' at the time, but I knew them and they knew me.
Justified? Questionable. Deserved? Definitely.

Lanie
01-28-2011, 10:18 PM
Hey DUers, how many are you are going to jail after saying that stuff? You're nowhere near as bad off as the Egyptians. That's offensive.

The United States is offensive. Both sides. Darn.

DarkHalo
01-29-2011, 03:12 AM
Uh oh. Another "I was roughed up by the cops for doing nuttin" idiot.

Probably one of those cops jumping out of a bush, lol.

FDK
01-29-2011, 09:38 AM
boloboffin (1000+ posts) Fri Jan-28-11 04:43 PM
Response to Original message
99. The homeless in the US....

are much worse off than the average Egyptian.


(OK, I made that one up.)

txradioguy
02-02-2011, 04:31 AM
Gotta love the courage these Libtards have to back up their convictions.

Which is zero.

Much easier for them to live vicariously through the people that DO have a backbone than get up from their keyboard.

noonwitch
02-03-2011, 09:23 AM
Our country is not perfect, but it's still better to live here than pretty much anywhere else in the world.

DUers are so oppressed, living in their parents' homes and finding ways to be eligible for an EBT card.