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Is this the defining quote for the 21st Century?

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Create a society that values material things above all else. Strip it of industry. Raise taxes for the poor and reduce them for the rich and for corporations. Prop up failed financial institutions with public money. Ask for more tax, while vastly reducing public services. Put adverts everywhere, regardless of people’s ability to afford the things they advertise. Allow the cost of food and housing to eclipse people’s ability to pay for them. Light blue touch paper.” –  Andrew Maxwell, Irish comedian

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If it’s not, it must come pretty damn close.

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  1. Scotty
    11 August 2015 at 10:39 am

    A very descriptive quote, Frank, I think it sums up Western society very aptly.

    When the riots turn into revolution, I wonder if future historians will look back at Maxwell’s comment and wonder why no one took the warning more seriously?

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