Sunday, April 2, 2017

Newsweek: BERNIE SANDERS STILL WANTS A REVOLUTION

Americans chase wealth. We put people with wealth on a pedestal. We work hard to someday achieve the 'American Dream.'  We strive to someday have big expensive homes, big expensive cars, expensive vacations, recognition, and celebrity. It's the concept all for me and the hell with everyone else. When it comes to financial well-being, it has become the national norm. It's called Capitalism.

It's the reason Donald Trump was elected as President of the United States.

With Donald Trump occupying 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., we will experience even greater inequality. It will sow the seeds of social revolution. The kind of political and social revolution Senator Bernie Sanders advocates.

Americans need to stop worshiping wealth. We need to reject Capitalism, Conservatism, Libertarianism, Oligarchy, and the Republican Party, and start working for the betterment of our society. It means at the end of the day, we must reject money and choose an economic system, like a resource based economy.

“Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires,” perhaps may have some truth in it.

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders:

My Republican colleagues have nightmares worrying about redistribution of wealth. The truth, however, is that we have seen in the last 4 decades a massive, massive redistribution of wealth, but it has gone in the wrong direction. It has gone from the pockets of working families into the hands of the billionaire class. And that’s a reality that cannot be ignored.

In this country today, the top one-tenth of one percent now owns almost as much wealth as the bottom 90 percent. Unbelievably, 20 Americans now own as much wealth as the bottom half of America. One family, the Walton family, owns more wealth than the bottom 42 percent. And in the last 17 years, while the middle class continues to decline, we have seen a tenfold increase in the number of billionaires – going from 51 to 565. Meanwhile, 43 million people live in poverty.

According to Forbes Magazine, the 10 richest Americans have seen their wealth go up by $109 billion from March of 2016 to March of 2017. In one year!

BERNIE SANDERS STILL WANTS A REVOLUTION
By Jason Le Miere

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