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VAUGHN BRESHEARE

Adventurer, Zeitgeist Movement

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The greatest enemy we have is mass cynicism. When people get to the point when they think nothing can be done. What choices must we make?

It's easy when people are fearful and disorganized, feeling separate so we can be vulnerable to demagogues who will say it's because of government, it's because of immigrants, because of blacks, when in actuality we are all struggling over a smaller and smaller share of a bigger AND BIGGER pie.

Our attention is being deflected and diverted from the big story that all the income is going to the top. When do people cross that threshold to take action, speak up, vote, make their voices heard?

Over the last 30 years the erosion of the middle class has been relentless, union busting, healthcare access and costs, education costs, job off-shoring, taxing inequality and of course sending our youth to die in wars supporting large corporations like Exxon and Halliburton.

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  • Apr 17 2012: I agree, I am part of the Occupy movement and people condem us for trying to make positive change. We want the cororations to pay there fair share of taxes along with the top 1%. We pay ours yet last year 74% of the corporations in Pennsylvania payed no taxes. I'm not trying to pick on the top 1%, you earned your money and can have it, but pay taxes on it. We also want social justice and who could argue with that, you would be surprised who could. We have no leader and vote by a 75% agreement, direct democracy and everyone is heard. I work hard and still don't make the income my father made 25 years ago with the same education, we are becoming more impovrished every day. We need the 99% to wake up, follow the money trail and join us in our efforts to make a better country, and we do love our country.

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