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America Condemns One Violent Mob While Celebrating Another

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Where is the corporate media's disgust for the courtesans of corporate destruction that wreak violence on Americans daily?

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Most rational Americans have correctly criticized and denounced the violent insurrection in the Capitol last week. Those moments of attack by a racist, disgusting mob have not lacked for condemnation and denunciation. They were violent. They were reprehensible. They called for the killing of lawmakers, demanded the hanging of Congress members. The liberal media and even most of Fox News have not held their tongues when it comes to excoriating the morally bankrupt people who took part. And I agree with those thoughts.

BUT -- why don't we see an equal amount of disgust and condemnation for the violence done by our ruling class, the courtesans of corporate destruction?

Is allowing people to die or fall ill due to lead pipes in Flint, Chicago, Pittsburgh, and hundreds of other cities not violence?

Is allowing citizens to lose their lives to cancer from Teflon™ chemicals dumped in their water or preventable oil spills not violence?

Is allowing tens of thousands to die of preventable illnesses from our garbage healthcare system not violence?

Is allowing 15 million to lose their healthcare during a pandemic and therefore fear going to the hospital when they get sick not violence?

Is imprisoning millions of people for years for non-violent crimes not violence?

Is locking up political prisoners like Steven Donziger, Mumia Abu-Jamal, Reverend Pinkney, Julian Assange, Chelsea Manning, Leonard Peltier not violence??

Is dropping a bomb every 12 minutes on innocent people in countries thousands of miles away not violence??

Is allowing millions in this country to go hungry while we throw out 40% of all food not violence?

Is arresting people who try to feed those who are starving not violence?

Is allowing hundreds of thousands to go homeless, living under bridges or on benches or squatting in collapsing structures while this country has trillions of dollars and millions of empty houses -- is that not violence?

Is arresting, beating, and persecuting those who try to give those people houses not violence? And bulldozing the homes is that not violence?

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Well said, Mr. Camp.

Let us not forget the $4,000,000,000 in annual funding to the Israeli governement to provide grants to Jewish Israelis to build settlements on Palestinian land and also purchase weapons and munitions to shoot and bomb Palestinians and Syrians while also violating Lebanese air space. Recently the US Congress gave the Israeli government $500,000,000 for "cooperating" with the US government...slavish murderous corruption. For an accounting, visit UN, Israeli/Palestinian.

How could we forget the Yemenis and the grinning evil Saudi Crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman standing in his dress next to Donald Trump's recitation of the Saudis purchase of US weapons - the insane genocidist who wants the children of the Yemenis to tremble when they hear the name of the House of Saud? How does the Trump administration further reward the Saudis? On their reluctant way out the door, they place the Houthis on the "terrorist" list...Houthis who have died by the hundreds of thousands at the hands of US and Saudi murders while trying to protecting Yemen.

We live in a wonderful world.

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Jeecus, Shad, I want to thank you for your thorough, truthful responses that you are providing

for us useless idiots who surely must admire your intelligent statements that we don't have the time to supply. in s.boston, we say 'grazie'

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So true. I said just last week that if a person kidnapped a baby and threatened to torture the baby to death unless the parents paid a twomillion dollar ransom we would call it them inhuman, evil terrorists of the cruelest kind, but pharmaceutical giant Novartis developed a cure for a disease - SMA - that kills babies as their nervous system rapidly deteriorates until they can not move, eat and eventually breathe killing most by 18 months - the cost of the cure? You guessed it, two million dollars. Our government will use eminent domain to steal the property of its citizens to build a wall to keep out immigrants but apparently patents on a drug that will save babies from dying a horrific death are sacrosanct.

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The joke is after January 6 events in D.C., now Mexicans are afraid and want that wall.

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THANKS for your time for compiling the list of problems that many have faced and some of them such as illegal sanctions which violate international accords are continued.

Many United Nations' members are silent. Many OEN members are silent. Why? Aren't the lives of other human beings important?

I would like to add imposing illegal sanctions that started during President Carter's time and increased drastically during Obama time.

White phosphorus bombs were dropped on Civilian populations, the majority of so-called free world remained silent.

There have been many holocausts which have been ignored by the Western media.

As I write this comment, the US made bombers and bombs are killing people. The majority of UN and OEN members remain silent, why?

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