Sad news for Honest Tough Commentary

Discussion in 'Media' started by midcan5, Mar 28, 2011.

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    One of the truly good ones died. Joe Bageant saw things as they are, check out his site and read some of his insights into America below.

    "As an Anglo European white guy from a very long line of white guys, I want to thank all the brown, black, yellow and red people for a marvelous three-century joy ride. During the past 300 years of the industrial age, as Europeans, and later as Americans, we have managed to consume infinitely more than we ever produced, thanks to colonialism, crooked deals with despotic potentates and good old gunboats and grapeshot. Yes, we have lived, and still live, extravagant lifestyles far above the rest of you. And so, my sincere thanks to all of you folks around the world working in sweatshops, or living on two bucks a day, even though you sit on vast oil deposits. And to those outside my window here in Mexico this morning, the two guys pruning the retired gringoes hedges with what look like pocket knives, I say, keep up the good work. It's the world's cheap labor guys like you - the black, brown and yellow folks who take it up the shorts - who make capitalism look like it actually works. So keep on humping. Remember: We've got predator drones." Joe Bageant

    Joe Bageant: Joe Bageant, 1946-2011
     
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    white guilt.

    it's not just for breakfast any more.

    thanks for the laugh
     
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    Never heard of the guy. I like what I've read the last several minutes. Apparently he escaped too.
     
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    One less negative influence in the world. A real glass half empty kinda guy.

    R.I.P.
     
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    They should erect a statue and place it next to the statue honoring hard-working Mexican peasants.
     
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    Why is it that you libbies have to categorize people by color?
     
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    good damn question. Remember right after the election? On this vewy board.. They strutted around and told us white people to sit down and stfu, that we were now irrelevent.. and the white demonRats just sat there passively letting it happen.. it was a real eye opener...into hatred.
     
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    alphabetizing takes too long
     
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    Can you guys share with us who gives you these brilliant repartees? They seem rather common and one can always expect them, the same them, are you all tied into the same teletype or some archaic machine that gives you your instructions? Odd how none of you have a thought deeper than three words or maybe four if you are really trying hard.

    "Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation." Oscar Wilde
     
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    The guy was an idiot. How can we consume infinitely more than we produce? Europe, and later America, have produced more than they consumed. This can be demonstrated by the fact that European and American products are found all over the world.

    Where are the huge trash piles full of African goods?
     

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