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  •  Our country has been on the decline (2+ / 0-)
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    TomP, semiot

    and you can pretty much trace that decline through our space program. Yes, Virginia, we did land men on the moon and we have manned the space station and we have sent out probes into the outer and inner limits of our little solar system. And we have had great ingenuity in building a machine that can analyze rocks and take pictures and move around on a planet like mars.

    But pretty much we are done. Other countries are going to pass us by. Other countries are going to explore inner and outer regions. Our education system is in failure mode. Almost all of our political systems are in that same mode. We have a people who have no political will to make changes but who would very much like for us to end these endless wars thank you very much (but don't worry about them getting out and protesting either.)

    We are done. All of our systems are now geared to keep us down, not to bring us up (what systems are working at all.) All of our systems are no longer geared to protect us or to follow the constitutional model at all. We have been bought out, if not by companies like Bain then by the financial, insurance, and energy companies and by the scoopers in the MIC. We are looking at huge attempts to manipulate the votes by out and out theft (pulling people off the rolls wholesale for no reason at all other than the suspicion that they might vote dem), repression (voter id, making the hours shorter and the lines longer and intimidation) and out right fraud (some rethug was bragging about voting in two states! and some scam is occurring with absentee ballots.)

    And there is little political will to change that as far as I can see.

    American Television is a vast sea of stupid. -xxdr zombiexx

    by glitterscale on Mon Oct 15, 2012 at 12:01:31 PM PDT

    •  So what would happen... (0+ / 0-)

      if the CONCEPT of nationhood became irrelevant?

      These rants, snark or not, that reference our national efforts give me a pain.  Rigid political organization is only a phase.

      -6.12 -4.87 Nobody votes for the lesser of evils. We vote AGAINST the GREATER of evils.

      by jestbill on Mon Oct 15, 2012 at 02:09:31 PM PDT

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