The 20 wealthiest Americans, a group that would fit comfortably inside a luxury private jet bound for a private Caribbean island, are worth more than the poorer half of the American population, according to a recent report from the Institute for Policy Studies. Forbes’s wealthiest 100 are worth as much as all 42 million African-Americans, the report says.
Twenty votes vs 218,959,000 million Americans eligible to vote?
(Total number of Americans eligible to vote, 218,959,000. ... Percent of Americans who voted in the 2012 Presidential election, 57.5 %)
SO most Americans must LOVE getting fcked by the rich and powerful!
The “dimensions of shame” awaiting the perpetrators and bystanders to the crimes of the Syrian war are as yet unknown, but they will be ample. German has a better word than bystander for those — always the majority — who make their accommodations with evil. That word is “mitläufer” — roughly “fellow traveler.”