On July 1st, 2015, Bernie Sanders, told a crown in Madison, Wisconsin that "The top one-tenth of 1 percent" of Americans "own almost as much wealth as the bottom 90 percent." PolitiFact rated his statement as "Mostly True."
It doesn't take a rocket scientists to see that this trajectory can't be sustained.
Here's the bottom line for almost everything we do here. Whenever society pass laws to pick on or target the weak or the vulnerable, it is targeting the wrong people. They aren't the ones destroying this country. Not even close. They're just easy targets. They have no voice. Sure, certain organizations do a great job of trying to advocate for them but it doesn't even put a dent in the overall problem. They are still scapegoated and blamed for most of societies problems. After all, "They're just lazy freeloaders who refuse to work!"
It's easy for conservatives and right-wing "Christians" to sideline, marginalize, scapegoat and demonize the vulnerable (poor, gay, sick, immigrant, etc.) because the vulnerable don't have paid lobbies, legal representation, political representation, or spokespeople. They can't defend and position themselves like the super rich.
Nothing like picking on the little guys, or as Jesus would put it, the least of these. Meanwhile it's the super rich who drain the economy dry, move their money offshore tax havens and laugh all the way to the country club. Conservatives have Americans angry at the wrong people and it's a travesty of justice purchased with lies and brainwashing via media. Follow the money folks, you'll figure out who's causing all the problems for Americans and it isn't the people you've been led to believe who have no voice.
We have made it our life's mission to open people's eyes to this truth. Whatever you can do to help us makes you a part of that fold, no matter what it is. We have a very reasonable offer below that we think is a win/win. Please read on.
Why do you think we never hear about any of this in the media? That's because there are only a handful of media companies left in the world. They've all been bought up and consolidated by bigger media companies.
Contrary to the propaganda conservatives repeat hundreds of time daily, the national media isn't "The Liberal Media." It's Corporate Media. Think about it. Are these massive media corporations who spend billions put out a liberal message? They report exactly they want you to hear, a positive spin on the corporate agenda.
So what is the ordinary person to do? Answer: Do what you can. Corporate media isn't going to tell the truth. We have to take it upon ourselves to do small things.
One of the most effective ways to communicate to the random masses is by wearing t-shirts with a message. One of our co-founders wore a shirt to a fair last week-end and we kid you not, some 25 people took pictures of it and asked where they could get one.
A t-shirt isn't going to fix all the worlds problems, but it will get a message out there that you won't see anywhere else, and it will often strike up a conversation where you can share that the weak, the sick and the downtrodden are not the people putting a drain on society. The amount of resources they receive is incredibility miniscule compared to the vast resources the uber rich game from a rigged system that allows them to hoard a majority of everything left in this world to sustain life. And guess what they want to do with it? Sell it all back to us at ridiculous prices!
One reader wrote, "Despite the commercial at the end, worth the read."
Another reader wrote, "I kind of agree with (Name Withheld). While I agree with the message, half the article was "buy this t-shirt."
From another reader: I would have to agree to; it should be two separate topics or posts. Misleading almost.
Here are our feelings on the above three comments. or any others we many have missed in the remaining thread. We originate in Portland, OR. We're kind of a strange breed in Portland and when we feel strongly about something we make it our own.
The shirt pertains to the article message 100%. It was offered to people who desired to make the message a part of the lives and take it out, wear it, and create some conversation on the topic maybe even altering some perceptions.
We Portland natives like to increase our opportunities to connect buy doing thinks like that, but we realize not everyone is like us. No worries.
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