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Contemplating Reparations and Punishments After We Win The Class War

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After the Allies defeated the Germans, over 11 million German soldiers were imprisoned. Over a million of them died before being released.  Over ten million German nationals were expelled from their homes in the occupied countries. Many of them also died. 

Of course there were the Nuremberg trials, where war criminals were prosecuted, with some of them executed. 

Now, take a conceptual leap with me. 

The plutocratic top one percent, combined with the multinational corporations and the minions who serve them have declared all out war on us-- on the middle class and the poor. They have set up a health care system where at least tens of thousands die every year-- the ones they can't deny or paste over. They've set up a system of banking that works as part of the medical military media industrial complex to take away millions of homes, to wipe out the savings of millions. That health care system is designed to force seniors to give up their life savings so they can get miserable assisted living services. 


Photo by Rob Kall, taken at the Occupy Wall Street first year anniversary

The one percent's war against the middle class is now set up to keep young people in just about life-long debt to pay for educations that are not even delivering the better jobs that were promised. Why? Because even those better jobs have been outsourced with no tariff protections for American workers.  Even leading Democrats are leading the assault on Unions-- take Rahm Emanuel for example.

The war against us has produced tens of millions of casualties. The authors of THE BETRAYAL OF THE AMERICAN DREAM predict that there will be over 100 million casualties.  ONE HUNDRED MILLION CASUALTIES from the One Percent's war against the middle class and the poor.


Photo by Rob Kall, taken at the Occupy Wall Street first year anniversary

So, here's where I really push the comparison to the defeat of the Germans. Imagine that we fully engage in this war with the one percent-- that we go for winning, not trying to placate them, that we go for defeating and destroying the power base and war resources of the enemy, that we go for taking back what they stole from us, what the built and acquired with the spoils of war. 

That would include their homes, their pensions, their businesses, their memberships in organizations of power.  The Allies expelled them from their homes and let them take what they could pull on a wagon with them. 


This screen shot from a youtube.com posted US military video taken after WWII shows the damage done to a German city. While Americans have not experience damage to physical structures, the damage to families, careers, whole industries, has been massive.

A comparable collection of reparations and seeking of justice would put a lot of people in jail, with all their wealth and assets taken away-- taken back. When the Russians took Berlin, they raped thousands of women. That's reprehensible. But the Allies did put wives and children out on the street. I'm not saying to do that. When we-the-people defeat the One Percent, we will put in place a reasonable safety net for the poor and health care for all. When the husbands and wives and children of the One Percenters (hey, nowadays there are PLENTY of female One Percenters,) are left without their wealth, expelled from their homes, they will have access to subsidized housing, food stamps, medicaid-- a much better situation than the Allies left millions of German Nationals in. 


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Radical and harsh, but truer words were never spok... by Timothy Gatto on Monday, Sep 17, 2012 at 7:06:32 AM
because most of the time I can learn both sides of... by Michael Morris on Monday, Sep 17, 2012 at 7:49:31 AM
You have guts, for sure, to bring this out into th... by K V Ramani on Monday, Sep 17, 2012 at 9:55:55 AM
 Sir,  The commenter above was faster, b... by Ad Du on Monday, Sep 17, 2012 at 1:36:04 PM
 Teachers are poorly, poorly prepared, and i... by Ad Du on Monday, Sep 17, 2012 at 1:45:44 PM
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1.  Russians never raped ' thousands'  i... by Mark Sashine on Monday, Sep 17, 2012 at 8:37:56 PM
  To protect society from dangerous peop... by Theresa Paulfranz on Tuesday, Sep 18, 2012 at 11:09:43 AM
The problems that you describe in your diatribe do... by Doc McCoy on Monday, Sep 17, 2012 at 8:43:52 PM
People like you, in WWII, if they got their way, w... by Rob Kall on Monday, Sep 17, 2012 at 9:18:27 PM
neither a liberal or a right winger - but somewher... by Doc McCoy on Monday, Sep 17, 2012 at 11:13:05 PM
When the system is rigged, it is pointless to talk... by K V Ramani on Tuesday, Sep 18, 2012 at 8:36:13 AM
Brilliant observation. The idea of the zero intere... by Rob Kall on Tuesday, Sep 18, 2012 at 9:19:38 AM
and we need to show that hnesty works. We need to ... by Mark Sashine on Tuesday, Sep 18, 2012 at 9:46:49 AM
         &... by Bob Gormley on Tuesday, Sep 18, 2012 at 4:53:17 PM
"personal responsibility" are words that this admi... by Michael Morris on Tuesday, Sep 18, 2012 at 7:36:08 AM
Excuse me. But you have things a bit confused. Tha... by Rob Kall on Tuesday, Sep 18, 2012 at 8:44:58 AM
The wealth of the one percent should remain theirs... by John Sanchez Jr. on Monday, Sep 17, 2012 at 9:39:42 PM
to determine what was stolen and what was gained b... by Michael Morris on Tuesday, Sep 18, 2012 at 8:16:45 AM
And given the ultimate stakes involved - i.e, the ... by Kyle McDermott on Monday, Sep 17, 2012 at 9:40:10 PM
Good article, Rob. Definately deserves some though... by J Hart on Monday, Sep 17, 2012 at 9:41:37 PM
Two Wrongs will never make a Right. Your prescri... by Paul Repstock on Monday, Sep 17, 2012 at 11:18:27 PM
He's not advocating that we throw the rich from th... by Timothy Gatto on Tuesday, Sep 18, 2012 at 1:33:48 AM
throw from homes, the general idiot is.  This... by Michael Morris on Tuesday, Sep 18, 2012 at 7:39:43 AM
Innocent? I'm talking about the banksters and thei... by Rob Kall on Tuesday, Sep 18, 2012 at 9:01:17 AM
but it is determined that that is not enough. ... by Michael Morris on Tuesday, Sep 18, 2012 at 9:37:12 AM
Business as usual is no longer viable we need to r... by kevin walsh on Wednesday, Sep 19, 2012 at 5:28:26 AM
In the view point of Nigerians, Afghanis, and Iraq... by Paul Repstock on Tuesday, Sep 18, 2012 at 11:16:18 AM
But I may defer to King Solomon (970-931 BC), son ... by Allan Wayne on Tuesday, Sep 18, 2012 at 1:26:46 AM
What about Solomon do you defer to?... by Rob Kall on Tuesday, Sep 18, 2012 at 9:23:02 AM
Baby Splitting is no good (if wealth is a baby), b... by Allan Wayne on Tuesday, Sep 18, 2012 at 1:02:33 PM
because that is clearly the crux of the problem. I... by intotheabyss on Tuesday, Sep 18, 2012 at 8:37:43 AM
It is a blueprint for Fascism. This is an open inv... by Paul Repstock on Tuesday, Sep 18, 2012 at 9:25:37 AM
We already have Fascism Paul. What I fear from the... by SwamperTom on Tuesday, Sep 18, 2012 at 9:53:54 AM
@Paul Repstock:   The one percenters create... by Ned Lud on Tuesday, Sep 18, 2012 at 9:58:04 AM
@Swamper Tom:   Atta boy. You overrate Euro... by Ned Lud on Tuesday, Sep 18, 2012 at 10:14:47 AM
the wheat I want to see in the world.I believe we ... by SwamperTom on Tuesday, Sep 18, 2012 at 10:47:26 AM
@Tom again:   We can't all be vegetarians. ... by Ned Lud on Tuesday, Sep 18, 2012 at 11:02:53 AM
However, the HUGE problem is that they used the fa... by 911TRUTH on Tuesday, Sep 18, 2012 at 11:05:19 AM
The 99% if you will, are more durable and enduring... by SwamperTom on Tuesday, Sep 18, 2012 at 1:03:17 PM
needed to implement the Patriot Act which of cours... by Dorothy Przystas on Thursday, Sep 20, 2012 at 3:24:10 AM
Best article yet Mr. Kall, IMHO.There have to be c... by Don Caldarazzo on Tuesday, Sep 18, 2012 at 1:33:09 PM
I have to presume atleast a good part of that is d... by Paul Repstock on Tuesday, Sep 18, 2012 at 7:04:58 PM
Well, this is awkward.  A bit presumptuous of... by Don Caldarazzo on Tuesday, Sep 18, 2012 at 8:14:40 PM
but here's the problem. The evil reaches down to t... by SwamperTom on Tuesday, Sep 18, 2012 at 8:36:37 PM
When we talk of punishing billionaires and corpora... by Don Caldarazzo on Tuesday, Sep 18, 2012 at 9:14:19 PM
Send them back to their dying planet, just like in... by Bob Gormley on Tuesday, Sep 18, 2012 at 4:46:59 PM
You're not "jumping the shark". Finally it's refre... by John Rachel on Wednesday, Sep 19, 2012 at 5:18:16 PM
I'm not sure I would favor redistribution, that wo... by SwamperTom on Thursday, Sep 20, 2012 at 7:41:43 AM