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Last year ethnic and racial stiff around the world kept getting worse reminiscent of the Great Depression. But suddenly with the Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street movements ordinary people are getting along with each other better. The latest scheme of allowing only 9 to 7 pm protest without tents or heaters could undo some of the gains.

Last year ethnic and racial stiff around the world kept getting worse reminiscent of the Great Depression.  But suddenly with the Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street movements ordinary people are getting along with each other better. The latest scheme of allowing only 9 to 7 pm protest without tents or heaters could undo some of the gains.
 
Before the Arab Spring and US follow up, the world was marching toward ever more religious and racial strife.

Of course during the depression US hatred of Hispanics (labeled Mexicans back then) was far greater than today, and until blacks and whites started uniting over Roosevelt, the racial hatred was far greater. In contrast just before the Arab Spring the only hope Obama ended up offering was that by being mad at him, people put off being mad at each other.

In India the poor are treated with total contempt and disgust, until last year the US was marching India's way as the rich kept getting richer and the poor poorer, the US in the direction of India. This, as the world rapidly raced for the bottom. We forget that during the first depression the word Okie was a despicable word almost a curse word, like with the poor in India. The country with the poorest working conditions winning the contracts for the global corporations.

But in one year something has changed. Until last year people getting along with each other and economic progress were considered one and the same. No one contemplating the possibility of economic conditions even temporarily continuing to get worse with people en-mass never the less getting along with each other better.

Hopefully not off the subject, it gave me hope that during the tsunami and earthquake in Japan, some coastal residents were in economic (even medical) desperation, soaking wet clothes without any easily retrievable food or contact with the outside world for over a week and cooperated, rather than seizing food from the kids or disabled and thinking of cannibalism.

Try to imagine last year, that this year, college graduates hopelessly in debt but with some cash would live side by side with the long term homeless and only one or two crimes here and there. Last year where a desperately in debt college student would move into the ghetto they'd be robbed blind.

We still have the same problems we did last year of the rich keep getting richer and every economic bailout spelling even more giving in to the rich. Obama's love bombing the rich only working with Bill Gates and a few of his friends. But Bill Gates confessions have something to do with the rise of the Occupy Wall Street and other Occupy movements.
           

How are we going to confiscate totally unnecessary wealth and at the same time stop capital fight to where it isn't confiscated or heavily taxed. Maybe we never will, but the future world I feared last year full of cannibalism, and starvation where food from far away would never make it to market without being stolen en route, a year later seems far away indeed. Let's celebrate the very few crimes instead of helpless being robbed blind like if the poor and in hopeless debt but not without cash had shared living quarters in the past.

If Philadelphia Mayor Nutter and other mayors around the country succeed at making the Occupy movements a daylight only protest, 9 am to 7 pm, where people scatter at night in separate directions, the world we faced last year would return.

Philadelphia blogger, Richard Kane

 

Comments

Illiterate Article

I have read some dumb shit in my time, but this disjointed, illiterate piece takes the cake. Flash for you Richard, people from Mexico are still called Mexicans. LOL, are you drunk, or just stupid?

Yes Mexicans in Mexico don't identify with the term Hispanic

However those born or residing in the US for many years refer to themselves as Hispanic. I didn't refer to the derogatory word similar to the "N" word. Using award terminology "Hispanics terrorized during the depression" I am sure would not make Dave Ogden happy since he is obviously upset some other point. Googling Dave Ogden yields interest possible reasons.

RichardKanePA

Laptops were stolen from Occupy Philly

Laptops were stolen from Occupy Philly communication tent and email chatter ceased. Old laptops that don't send pictures or sound out of the attic or something may be helpful. Someone could come and let others send emergency communication while they watch. Old news, I again think a phone with a lot of mailboxes would be something for more stable communication.

This may be the worst moment for this to happen with the city breathing down everyone's neck.

RichardKanePA

However those born or

However those born or residing in the US for many years refer to themselves as Hispanic. I didn't refer to the derogatory word similar to the "N" word. Using award terminology "Hispanics terrorized during the depression" I am sure would not make Dave Ogden happy since he is obviously upset some other point. Googling Dave Ogden yields interest possible reasons.

Your comment doesn't make any sense what so ever. Perhaps you should learn how to write coherently before you post more disjointed, illiterate crap and make an ass out of yourself again. So what is it Kane, are you drunk or just stupid?

Perhaps I should point out why feel like I do

This is Richard Kane again.

I have some problems with computer literacy and I'm not on Facebook, or Twitter, learning computers after 60 isn't easy. I talked with union activists at Occupy Philly about setting up a phone system at their union with a lot of mail boxes for Occupy Philly information. Maybe someone could put a multi-message phone in my apartment on 22nd Street if no one will volunteer space closer. So far other then hot beverage I provided a few showers, for those who called from the Friends Center.

Back in the 70's the able-bodied were kicked off welfare. I had no knowledge what Hypoglycemia was except after panhandling if I tried to make a cup of coffee a meal I would lose my ability to concentrate. So I fought with myself to buy something else instead and also fought with myself not to eat out of trash cans. However once I gave in and finished a cup of coffee someone hurrying to get on the subway service left on the bench. Anyway I was impressed with the homeless coming for hot tea and and proud of their 99% buttons and new found social conscience.

Back in the 70's a friend of mine was considered a trouble maker because he would be kicked out of soup kitchens after arguing with those butting in line. Anyway I believe what the Occupy movement is doing to America's psychic is priceless.