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  •  I disagree about the US (3+ / 0-)
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    happymisanthropy, slatsg, JesseCW

    I think that we are currently in a canibalistic phase, where as a result of changes to the law over the last 30 years or so, wealth and power are being rapidly transferred upwards. The safety nets you refer to are no longer safe and are being targeted for dismantlement and exploitation. The rights and freedoms that we are so proud of are either being chipped away or are becoming meaningless in the real world. We are in fact moving towards a Latin American style plutocracy.

    Or at least that's my take on things!

    History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce - Karl Marx

    by quill on Thu Apr 25, 2013 at 10:00:26 AM PDT

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    •  Can't disagree too much with that (2+ / 0-)
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      quill, milkbone

      It is certainly the case that compared to other countries, there is no Left here in the US.  The Democratic Party is a center-right party and the GOP is an extreme right party in comparison with most Latin American democracies today.  

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