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Its former name is the Euclid Square Mall but to me, it is the new ground zero. This is an attack made upon the lives of a people far more sinister than could be carried out by aircraft. This is a terrorist attack made by bankers who crashed our economy. Not because they weren't making any money in this country but because they could make more money in China.   The Euclid Square Mall is the tomb of Capitalism. The empty stores and kiosks, the dry fountains and worn carpets ask, where are the people? Where are their jobs?


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I spoke with the mall staff in the person of Rosemary Luksic, a lovely older lady who promised me, "We're coming back." But she agreed that they can't come back until people find jobs. This is the crux; this is the tip of the pyramid, the point of the spear. There are no jobs and there will be no jobs as long as the same trade policies are followed.

These criminals have done this to us, this isn't an accident, this is treason. All across this country tens of millions of hard working men women and children have had their lives stolen away from them by a few thousand bankers and Wall Street executives who for mere money have sold out the well being of a nation. They weren't motivated by god or by some nut ball religious fervor but by simple unadulterated greed. Walk the halls of this new ground zero, and then tell me this isn't a replay of the Great Depression. The amazing irony of "A new Pearl Harbor" only when the Nazis burned the Reichstag there was no one inside.

Herbert Hoover didn't understand the Great Depression and when Hoover was President the factories were only closed, not gone. The sole legitimate reason for government is to protect the well being of its people. When government ceases to protect the interests of its people, it ceases to be legitimate. When government works against the interests of its people, no matter what political handle we ascribe to it, it is a tyranny and it is nothing less than the abject failure of Capitalist system. It is nothing less than the abject failure of the two party system; a system based upon lies and greed.

"I am opposing a social order in which it is possible for one man who does absolutely nothing that is useful to amass a fortune of hundreds of millions of dollars, while millions of men and women who work all the days of their lives secure barely enough for a wretched existence." -- Eugene Victor Debs

 

"Above all, always be capable of feeling deeply any injustice committed against anyone, anywhere in the world." -- Ernesto Che Guevara

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