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MSNBC Expert Calls for a List of the Rich to Pressure Them to ‘Give Back’
The Blaze ^ | Oct. 17, 2011 | Mike Opelka

Posted on 10/17/2011 11:03:49 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski, a former National Security Advisor to President Carter and a frequent guest on his daughter Mika’s MSNBC program, made a series of strange statements during his segment on “Morning Joe” earlier today.

Talking with the MSNBC crew about the concentration of wealth in America as motivation for “Occupy Wall Street,” Dr. Brzezinski seems to believe that publishing the names of people who make a lot of money would be helpful in redistributing wealth:

Brzezinski wants anyone making a lot of money to be pointed out, but a short time later he says he does not want Wall Street “demonized.” Then, he returns to his demonizing of people who legally earn a lot of money and spend it in ways that apparently he would not. Pay close attention to his statements about “control.”

“We have to have disclosure.”

“We have to have transparency.”

“We have to have control.”

“More fair distribution of Social Responsibility through taxation and elimination of loopholes.”

“And pressure even on the rich to avoid flaunting their wealth.”

(Excerpt) Read more at theblaze.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: carter; carterlegacy; classwarfare; communism; communists; democrats; envy; marxistcoup; redistribution; rich
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1 posted on 10/17/2011 11:03:52 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

You lost me at “Advisor to President Carter”. My dog has more credibility.


2 posted on 10/17/2011 11:05:25 AM PDT by ph12321 (We must, indeed, all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hey Zbiggy..Uncle Joe and Cousin Mao say HI.


3 posted on 10/17/2011 11:06:25 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Well I want zbigniew and all other communists to be put into in jail.

LLS


4 posted on 10/17/2011 11:06:46 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“We have to have control.”

One of his more honest self-defining comments.


5 posted on 10/17/2011 11:09:22 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Photobucket What you liberals don't get, is that in America, businesses are allowed to make a profit, make the decisions they choose, as long as they obey the law. It's called freedom. If corporations are violating LAW, they can be taken to court. Also, there are legislative checks in place protecting workers and consumer safety. Politicians write those laws, not the corporations. And let's not forget about the unions that make it possible for an uneducated worked to start at $40 per hour with full benefits. They gouge companies for every penny possible. These firms don't owe you or me. These foolish Occupy Wall Street protestors, owe themselves. If you don't like these companies, don't work or them, don't buy their stock, don't buy their products, or go out and start your own business. Risk...reward...work. America is predicated on freeedom, making a living, not on envy and excuses. If you want to blame someone, blame the incompetent socialist president and congress your fellow protestors elected. It's called acountability. The rich, which I have never been, don't us a damn thing. Believe it or not, they have rights to pursue the life of their choosing just like you. If liberals truly want to destroy this country, see it become an impoverished, entitlement cesspool, keep attacking those who made it what it is.
6 posted on 10/17/2011 11:09:27 AM PDT by xuberalles ("The Right Stuff" Conservative Novelties http://www.zazzle.com/xuberalles)
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To: ph12321
Sounds like the Thorazine has kicked in.
7 posted on 10/17/2011 11:09:39 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Free ThinkerNY

#1 on that list ought to be Peter Lewis - the owner of Progressive Insurance, who is a communist and good, tight friend of George Soros. Both men have donated millions to destroying the United States.

Listen to David Horowitz and Pat Caddell Explain the Radical Take-over of the United States. (This is a long 2-video viewing, but it is a very good one. They name some names in these two videos.)

http://trevorloudon.com/2010/01/david-horowitz-and-democrat-pat-caddell-explain-the-radical-take-over-of-the-us-must-view/


8 posted on 10/17/2011 11:10:06 AM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS U.S.A. PRESIDENT)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I caught that part, but what amazed me is how Zbig took a shot at Obama. He said America had abdicated it’s leadership role. On the financial front, and in Middle East negotiations. I think at some point he realized how bad he was making Obama sound, so he tried to spin it to make it sound like it was systemic. That the system was broken.

But, make no mistake, it was a direct hit on Obama.

From a dirty old commie like Zbig, it was amazing.


9 posted on 10/17/2011 11:10:19 AM PDT by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Zig, Pol Pot sends you his regards... from hell.


10 posted on 10/17/2011 11:10:50 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Ok, let me start the list for you Ziggy:

Madonna

Morgan Freeman

Sean Penn

Obama

Anyone have any other rich people to add to this list?

11 posted on 10/17/2011 11:11:02 AM PDT by w1andsodidwe (Barrak has now won the contest. He is even worse than Jimmah.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I make a lot of money, and I own a castle (seriously)

Come and get it.


12 posted on 10/17/2011 11:11:13 AM PDT by Mr. K (We need a TEA Party march on GOP headquarters ~!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Hope they list the movie stars also.
13 posted on 10/17/2011 11:11:29 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: LibLieSlayer

“Well I want zbigniew and all other communists to be put into in jail.”

...and he can take his ugly daughter with him. Zbigniew is an excellent example of the danger of letting foreign Leftists infiltrate our political system.


14 posted on 10/17/2011 11:12:22 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He, in conjunction with Obama’s OWS tactics, is inviting violence against those perceived as rich.


15 posted on 10/17/2011 11:12:29 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: w1andsodidwe

I thinks Babs should take in the homeless at her Malibu Estate this winter.


16 posted on 10/17/2011 11:12:46 AM PDT by scooby321
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hey, boslshevik scum Brzhinski!

A leader goes first!

Show us the cancelled check that you wrote to the nanny government to “give back” some of the fat you enjoy from living large off your political hackery.

What have you done to EARN any money since the Carter administration was ejected?

What a PIG.


17 posted on 10/17/2011 11:13:35 AM PDT by Westbrook
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To: Free ThinkerNY
We have to have “control” that’s such an amazing statement. Who is this “WE” Zbig?? These people won't be happy until someone gets hurt and at that point they will blame it on right wing talk radio.
18 posted on 10/17/2011 11:13:42 AM PDT by mk2000
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Okay. The List:

1) George Soros
2) Warren Buffet

You’re welcome, Zbiggy.


19 posted on 10/17/2011 11:14:21 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Barack suffers from ADD -- "Additional Deficit Disorder".)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I think Andrew Breitbart needs to dig up Zbignew’s home address, his office address, his personal cell phone number, the location of the country club where he spends most of his time, and his 1040’s for the years 1977-2011 inclusive and post them all on the web.


20 posted on 10/17/2011 11:14:54 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This is really getting scary. We have state run media calling for names of a category of Americans? People really better wake up. Republicans in the House and Senate better step up and stop fearing.


21 posted on 10/17/2011 11:15:05 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: LibLieSlayer
PUBLICLY NAME the rich?! How about bankers, financial advisers, or bond traders? How about people who don't agree with them or don't look like them or...you get the picture.

How long before windows start breaking and Krystallnacht starts again?

22 posted on 10/17/2011 11:15:27 AM PDT by July4 (Remember the price paid for your freedom.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I wonder how ‘rich’ Ziggy thinks Carter is.


23 posted on 10/17/2011 11:16:57 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’ll start;

George Soros
Martha Stewart
Bill Clinton
Bill Gates
algore
John Kerry


24 posted on 10/17/2011 11:17:06 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: w1andsodidwe

He can start here:

http://www.forbes.com/forbes-400/gallery


25 posted on 10/17/2011 11:17:21 AM PDT by Caribou ( www.ktok.com Red State Radio free streaming.)
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To: July4

How about all of those Hollywood Celebrities, and Movie Studios who won’t film in places unless they get significant tax breaks?


26 posted on 10/17/2011 11:17:35 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Free ThinkerNY

” MSNBC Expert “

Oxymoron ALERT!!!!!


27 posted on 10/17/2011 11:18:07 AM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
“We have to have control.”
28 posted on 10/17/2011 11:18:20 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

George Soros
Al Gore
Michael Moore
Steve Jobs (late)
Warren Buffet
Michael Isner
Bill Gates
John Kerry (his wife)
Arriana Huffington
Nanc Pelosi
Harry Reid
Rahm Emanuel
Dick Durbin
Dodd and Frank (Formerly of Fannie and Freddie)
Ect.............


29 posted on 10/17/2011 11:18:46 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (Government For the People - an obviously concealed oxymoron)
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To: w1andsodidwe

EVERY NBA thug on the courts.

Half og the NFL brawlers.


30 posted on 10/17/2011 11:19:24 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Like Rush said, just have them wear yellow stars.

Soros has a history of fondness for that,too.


31 posted on 10/17/2011 11:19:36 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (See ya later, debt inflator ! Gone in 4 (2012))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

hey,Ziggy.....just betting you are worth a few million and so is your little girl, Mika....so GIVE BACK!! Actually, just go away.


32 posted on 10/17/2011 11:20:01 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: w1andsodidwe
"Anyone have any other rich people to add to this list? "

Mika Bryzynski -

33 posted on 10/17/2011 11:20:24 AM PDT by eCSMaster (Democrats: the Party of NO!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Who is greedier?

Taxpaying Producers or Welfare Non-Producers

One just wants to keep what is theirs, the other wants what the producers earn for free.

34 posted on 10/17/2011 11:20:58 AM PDT by TexasCajun (Fast & Furious , Solyndra & Light Squared would be enough to impeach any White President !!)
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To: eCSMaster

I’ve got an idea...

instead of listing and targeting “the rich”,

let’s list and target (yes, in all senses of the word),
known Marxists and communists that are trying to enslave us.


35 posted on 10/17/2011 11:22:06 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Makes me wonder why Zbiggy didn’t return to the Polska Rzeczpospolita Ludowa after the war, he would have loved it there.


36 posted on 10/17/2011 11:22:13 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Caribou
Warren Buffett Omaha Ne.

Michael Bloomberg Gracie Mansion New York City.

George Soros New York City ( money is in Cayman Islands).

John Kerry Washington DC and 4 other houses.

Rockefeller Family , Trusts at Rockefeller Center.

George Kaiser Oklahoma ( has 10 Billion plus what he got from Obama.

Nancy Pelosi , Washington DC knows how to make over 50% return during a recession.

37 posted on 10/17/2011 11:22:26 AM PDT by scooby321
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Fiarness and transparency...didn’t we hear that from that snake oil salesman currently occupying the White House?

Instead we got lies, damn lies and more damn lies...


38 posted on 10/17/2011 11:23:10 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; All

I believe Forbes publishes it every year.


39 posted on 10/17/2011 11:25:05 AM PDT by edcoil (The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital. -- Joe Paterno)
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To: w1andsodidwe

SanFranNan


40 posted on 10/17/2011 11:25:09 AM PDT by NCC-1701 (In Memphis on January 20, 2009, pump price were $1.49. We all know what happened after that.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Dr. Brzezinski, be careful what you wish for. We see people like you and other Communists as the real enemy. Just in case you forgot, here's what happened to your totalitarian friends in Romania in 1989 when the people rejected the the Communist utopia:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckiXKWKBbC8

Life's a bit*h when totalitarians can no longer control the chaos.

41 posted on 10/17/2011 11:29:53 AM PDT by Artcore
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To: xuberalles

What you said! Well done.


42 posted on 10/17/2011 11:30:25 AM PDT by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: SueRae

Thank you. :)


43 posted on 10/17/2011 11:33:36 AM PDT by xuberalles ("The Right Stuff" Conservative Novelties http://www.zazzle.com/xuberalles)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Umm why not publish the names of everyone on the dole...


44 posted on 10/17/2011 11:34:20 AM PDT by rolling_stone
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To: Tenacious 1

The Whale, er, Oprah
Gwynneth Paltrow
Kardashians
Tiger Woods
Michael Douglas (CZJ can be adopted by Laz or someone here)
Geffen
Speilberg
George Clooney
(i.e., TONS of Hollywood rich celebs who mouth off their liberal garbage but are 1000% hypocrites)


45 posted on 10/17/2011 11:39:25 AM PDT by time4good
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski is the type of American who really isn't an American. Yes, I'm sure he's technically an American Citizen who is in good standing with the powers that be and he's got a passport and all the credentials you would ever want to have. But at his core level he's still a European and has a streak of European totalitarianism in him.

His thoughts (if you can call them that) on this ought the scare the hell out of everyone. Hey Zbig, why don't we just have a "$" Symbol tattooed on the forehead of those who you think have or make too much money. And if that's going too far we could force the rich to wear armbands with that same symbol on them. Why not? I mean this worked well for the Germans in the 1930s and 1940s so they could identify certain types.

This guy ought to scare the hell out of every decent American. Brzezinski is the quintessential example of the type of person who lives in the United States, possesses American citizenship but really isn't an American.
46 posted on 10/17/2011 11:39:49 AM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Zbigniew Brzezinski, fresh off winning the 2011 Jury Du Prix Tocqueville prize.

In his acceptance speech, as his daughter noted, he opined that the United States is becoming “a country of socially ominous extremes between the few super rich and the increasingly many who are deprived.” One source of the frustration among the American people, as Dr. Brzezinski sees it, is the “mystery” surrounding the way our economic system and the great, instantaneous flow of money works. He believes this frustration, coupled with an increasingly “fragmented” and “powerless” government, will eventually result in an era of worldwide socio-political unrest. Interestingly, he refers to the “Occupy Wall Street” movement — which has spread from lower Manhattan to other cities and counties — as “riots.”

RELATED: Warren Buffett Challenges Rupert Murdoch To A Tax Return-Off

He also offered an idea on how to apply public pressure to the very wealthiest among us:

You know, I’ve been looking at these worldwide riots that are developing. They’re all a reflection of deep passion, deep resentment and fear. Now the question is “Where will this go? How can this be sort of concretized?” And one thought that has occurred to me — and let me sort of mention it here casually without having really thought it through systematically — I think it would be increasingly helpful if there was a movement to publish, worldwide, lists of who make, largely through speculation, enormous amounts of money almost instantly, and basically hide the fact from their social context. You know, how many Americans are really fully aware of how many other good people, let’s say like Warren Buffett and others, who really donate a lot of their earnings to charities, to philanthropy? But how many more are there in the hedge funds, in the banks, in a variety of other places, who, on the basis of speculation, literally make millions of dollars that would take a century or two for the average person ever to make? I’d like to see those lists. And they shouldn’t be that difficult to produce.

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/dr-zbigniew-brzezinski-there-should-be-a-list-of-very-wealthy-who-do-not-give-to-charity/


47 posted on 10/17/2011 11:41:52 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: scooby321
Barack Obama

Diane Feinsteirn

Barbara Streisand

Speilburg

Rosanne Barr

50 Cents

Martin Sheen

Harry Belefonte

Valerie Jarret

Michael Vick

Katie Couric

All the Kennedys

Jane Fonda

Ted Turner

Howard Stern

Lady GaGa

Rosie O'Donnell

Algore

Michael JordanJoy Bahar

Whoopi Goldberg

People on government teat=$6 trillion

48 posted on 10/17/2011 11:42:51 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: txrefugee

Right on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LLS


49 posted on 10/17/2011 11:43:52 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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To: time4good
(CZJ can be adopted by Laz or someone here) Aww heck, I'll give it a try.
50 posted on 10/17/2011 11:44:40 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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