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  •  I get it (4+ / 0-)
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    We clearly have a political system that is corrupt. Politicians spend more time raising money then they do anything else.  Things have changed, some for the better others for the worse. I do get that people need to have hope so they won't jump off a building.  We have clear problems and leaders too tone deaf to deal with them. Right now we have a clear disconnect between what our leaders think needs to be done and what is getting done. So, yeah, we have moved a few pieces in the right direction, but the cost of food, gas, and education are too high and are going higher. Demand for goods and services is still weak and hiring is stagnant. Not enough jobs are being created to offset the new people entering the job market.

    That's it. And no, I don't have some magic answer. It's why I bury myself in drugs and comedy.

    I sing praises in the church of nonsense, but in my heart I'm still an atheist, demanding sense of all things.

    by jbou on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 06:28:09 PM PST

    •  But the point is that we've moved so far (7+ / 0-)

      we're not facing nearly the overwhelming issues we faced even 40 years ago.  And compared to 100 years ago we're damn near paradise.  If we can do this much in 100 years, or 40 years, or even in the time since DOMA was passed, aren't we wasting energy on kvetching?  

      Yes we need to identify problems before we can fight them, but they're pretty well identified, aren't they?  Our media is no worse than what we've had for most of our history, and the Internet is making information more available to more people than ever before.  Win!  Rich people were damn greedy in the Gilded Age, and there was no social safety net for the rest of us.  That's a Win.  

      The doggerel about Republicans in the '30's?  "A Republican is someone who can't truly enjoy a sumptuous meal unless he knows that someone somewhere is starving."   But still, though they're no different today than they were then, we have SNAP, CHIP, Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security, ACA, entirely against their will.  Win.

      We have public education, no matter how broken it seems to be.  We have the option to fix it, not take Cantor's path.  He won't win unless we opt out of the battle.

      Nothing happens fast enough, our government was built that way, and good on the Founders for designing some safety blocks.  You'll notice that ALEC only seems to work at state levels, and only in Republican controlled states.  Imagine where we'd be if that kind of shit could move through both Houses of Congress as fast as it does in Legislatures.  Ponderous can be our friend.  

       

      I'm not looking for a love that will lift me up and carry me away. A love that will stroll alongside and make a few amusing comments will suffice.

      by I love OCD on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 06:53:48 PM PST

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      •  yup (0+ / 0-)

        Gay people, black folks and everyone else are on their way to being treated equally as bad in our corrupt system. But we all got us some iphones, so, winning!

        I sing praises in the church of nonsense, but in my heart I'm still an atheist, demanding sense of all things.

        by jbou on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 07:09:45 PM PST

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        •  And that is exactly why I wrote (4+ / 0-)
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          this diary.  It's the worst time ever, with the worst problems ever and nothing anyone says can make me think it's worth it to keep fighting because I refuse to acknowledge that progress has been made.

          I'm not looking for a love that will lift me up and carry me away. A love that will stroll alongside and make a few amusing comments will suffice.

          by I love OCD on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 07:24:30 PM PST

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