UnderCover Waitress: Pig Roast

Monday, October 3, 2011

Pig Roast

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Chris Hedges writes a passionate plea to the 95 to 99 percent of us in the United States who do not own the vast majority of the wealth here. The best among us must occupy Wall Street. 

... The only word these corporations know is more. They are disemboweling every last social service program funded by the taxpayers, from education to Social Security, because they want that money themselves. Let the sick die. Let the poor go hungry. Let families be tossed in the street. Let the unemployed rot. Let children in the inner city or rural wastelands learn nothing and live in misery and fear. Let the students finish school with no jobs and no prospects of jobs. Let the prison system, the largest in the industrial world, expand to swallow up all potential dissenters. Let torture continue...

Whether you are in the mood for being arrested for civil disobedience today or not, I do recommend reading Hedge's blunt editorial. It is too easy to read about "other people" who are losing their homes or their lives due to loss of jobs, illness, and the incredible lack of affordability of medical care. People don't always realize they are next.

I listened to a well-dressed elderly woman opine about taxes after ordering her wine and three course meal. She felt she need not pay for public education since her children were grown. She had "done her bit for the schools." And people point at the younger generation and accuse them of being too entitled. This woman's complete and total self-absorption made me feel the need to vomit. (I didn't.)

I have said before that if we don't start taxing the rich, we will have to start eating them. We should get the whole community together and have a big, outdoor party. We will lend new meaning to the term, "Pig Roast."  

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