Day Of Rage: Americans Finally Reacting To Economic Rape?

Undoubtedly, many are wondering if the unrest in Africa and the Middle East would spark any movements in the United States. What comparisons can be drawn from the protests in Wisconsin to the other protests seen around the world?

Paul Joseph Watson of InfoWars offers his perspective:

Last month we speculated how long it would take for the scenes on the streets of Cairo to be repeated in America. After all, Americans are facing similar levels of economic rape to those that prompted Egyptians to rise up and overthrow 30 year dictator Hosni Mubarak.

Now Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan (R) is making similar comparisons after protesters massed in the hallways of the Wisconsin state Capitol this morning as part of what Matt Drudge dubbed a “day of rage”.

The demonstrators are rallying against a “momentous bill that would strip government workers, including school teachers, of nearly all collective bargaining rights,” reports the Associated Press.

The bill asks public sector workers to make a 5.8 percent pension contribution, roughly equal to the national average, along with a 12.6 percent health insurance contribution.

Ryan expressed his opposition to the demands of the protesters, but noted that the Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker was now facing, “Riots — it’s like Cairo has moved to Madison these days.”

Similarly, noting that the Governor has threatened to break the union protests by deploying the National Guard, writer Noam Chomsky told Democracy Now that what happened in Egypt was “the beginning of what we need here – democracy uprising.”

As part of the demonstration against the bill, students of Stoughton High School staged a walkout on Monday as a show of support for their teachers.

Whether you’re in favor of making public sector workers pay more in contributions or not, the fact is that Americans in general now face the terrible consequences of a derivatives debt black hole that threatens to shut down the entire economy…

[continues at InfoWars]

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  • Audio7

    Congress critter Ryan needs to get out more often. Peaceful demonstrations aren’t just for his teabagger friends anymore.

    • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

      aww yeah…and this aint two dozen pissed off retirees with tri-corner hats either :-)

  • Anonymous

    Congress critter Ryan needs to get out more often. Peaceful demonstrations aren’t just for his teabagger friends anymore.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    aww yeah…and this aint two dozen pissed off retirees with tri-corner hats either :-)

  • Christopherdemilio

    Oh yeah… you can feel the “rage” pouring out of every frame….

  • Christopherdemilio

    Oh yeah… you can feel the “rage” pouring out of every frame….

  • Paul Panza (who are you)

    Watch out for those non-lethal electromagnetic weapons in the hands of our military/police force. The only good one is a dead one philosophy applies when rioting. Actually, I do not see US rising up against our own tyranny because we are to afraid to die for what we believe.

    • Hadrian999

      it’s more than fear, no matter how bad the ruling class screws the people they will have half the population cheerleading for them, che was right, you can’t have a revolution while a democratic(even if it is totally corrupt) system exists, to get people moving our system has to be exposed as a fraud first

  • Paul Panza (who are you)

    Watch out for those non-lethal electromagnetic weapons in the hands of our military/police force. The only good one is a dead one philosophy applies when rioting. Actually, I do not see US rising up against our own tyranny because we are to afraid to die for what we believe.

  • GoodDoktorBad

    If this is rage then I guess we’re back to redefining the english language. I’ve seen rage and this is not it.

    Did I hear that rap tune “Tricky” in the backround? Party time!

  • Anonymous

    If this is rage then I guess we’re back to redefining the english language. I’ve seen rage and this is not it.

    Did I hear that rap tune “Tricky” in the backround? Party time!

  • Hadrian999

    it’s more than fear, to matter how bad the ruling class screws the people they will have half the population cheerleading for them, che was right, you can’t have a revolution while a democratic(even if it is totally corrupt) system exists, to get people moving our system has to be exposed as a fraud first

  • You_hoo

    Economic rape?

    Cut out the victim thinking, please.

    No one raped Americans; they greased themselves up and bent over. “I make $20k per year, and you’ll give me a mortgage for $200k, with no verification and no money down? Sign me up!”

  • Andrew

    No one? I’m disappointed. You could’ve used this as an excuse to make up a story about Americans being raped by Marxists, Postmodernists, and Regulators. Where’s your creativity?

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    It may not be rage yet…but its people getting off their couches and into the view of cameras :-)

    Its one thing to argue about the perils of socialism…its another thing to stare down an educated workforce and tell them they cannot bargain collectively for insurance, benefits and can only bargain for wages under specific circumstances. Even more tellingly, you can’t tell them the fiscal austerity is called for when the state actually managed its money very well and was ahead of the game…

    …right up until its new leaders gave away millions in tax breaks, putting you in the hole you’d spent years being careful to avoid…then blame your wages and benefits for the debt they created. Its on thing to lie…its another to lie badly and essentially assume that everyone is as stupid as your personal fans. Nice to see some action in public at long last.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    It may not be rage yet…but its people getting off their couches and into the view of cameras :-)

    Its one thing to argue about the perils of socialism…its another thing to stare down an educated workforce and tell them they cannot bargain collectively for insurance, benefits and can only bargain for wages under specific circumstances. Even more tellingly, you can’t tell them the fiscal austerity is called for when the state actually managed its money very well and was ahead of the game…

    …right up until its new leaders gave away millions in tax breaks, putting you in the hole you’d spent years being careful to avoid…then blame your wages and benefits for the debt they created. Its on thing to lie…its another to lie badly and essentially assume that everyone is as stupid as your personal fans. Nice to see some action in public at long last.

  • Other Mr T

    This is just a warm up for the future. The real day of rage will come when social security checks stop coming – watch out!

  • Other Mr T

    This is just a warm up for the future. The real day of rage will come when social security checks stop coming – watch out!

  • Other Mr T

    This is just a warm up for the future. The real day of rage will come when social security checks stop coming – watch out!

    • Godozo

      This will be a generational warfare thing…watch the Government (under Neocon and Tea Party leadership) declare the separation between Boomer and Xer by who gets SS checks (boomer) and who doesn’t (Xer).

  • Godozo

    This will be a generational warfare thing…watch the Government (under Neocon and Tea Party leadership) declare the separation between Boomer and Xer by who gets SS checks (boomer) and who doesn’t (Xer).

  • Andrew

    No one? I’m disappointed. You could’ve used this as an excuse to make up a story about Americans being raped by Marxists, Postmodernists, and Regulators. Where’s your creativity?

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