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A broad political term usually used to describe the power structure that includes, but is not limited to, the mainstream media, the permanent state, and a host of politicians and politically connected people which work to keep the status quo, especially as it pertains to the warfare state.
"Every Establishment news outlet will be for every war" - Jimmy Dore
"The Establishment is so petrified, including Romney, that we could actually win a war, and that we could actually end a war" - Rand Paul
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True of COVID-19 sufferers and of George Floyd. The key phrase at this moment in American history.
"I can't breathe, said Floyd as he was being suffocated. "I can't breathe" thought more than 100,000 victims as they were dying of Covid. "I can't breathe" chanted countless Americans in the streets, protesting enduring police brutality.
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A generic word referring to the men upstairs, the ones in smart suits who wear ties. They run corporations and burn down rainforests.
"I'd say poke the establishment, but that sounds too cute and cuddly"
-Liza Oleinik
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The world as we know it. Where sex is thought to be dirty. They say it's not but there actions speak louder than words. Antilove laws ect. Where you work like a robot to make enough money to eat and to raise some kids who will blame you for all the trouble in there life. And where money is worshiped.
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