Skip to main content

View Diary: It's not personal, it's just business (127 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  Major party war on workers (3+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    ladybug53, JerryNA, RiveroftheWest

    We live in a royalist wannabe age, having turned out backs on the dreams of the nation's founders.

    Destroy the land so that billionaires can be more "billion-y".

    Destroy the workers so that billionaires can be more "billion-y" and Friends of the Earth can mouth lies about shared sacrifice.

    And -- gee --- launch drones, arm America-hating rebels in Syria so that -- Damned if I know, but the folks running things never seem to be happy if they aren't involved in killing somebody.

    Not the vision embodied in "all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness".

    LG: You know what? You got spunk. MR: Well, Yes... LG: I hate spunk!

    by dinotrac on Mon Jun 17, 2013 at 02:36:49 AM PDT

    •  It hit me over the weekend, finally, they do not (4+ / 0-)

      want peace.  They want war.  The US, inc. our Nobel-laureated pres, and all the others the world over.  They want war.  They like it.  It serves them and their cohorts well.  They don't suffer.  They don't sacrifice, so for them, it works just fine.  They want it.  Because if they wanted peace, they'd make peace.  But they don't.  And that's because they want war.

      The elevation of appearance over substance, of celebrity over character, of short term gains over lasting achievement displays a poverty of ambition. It distracts you from what's truly important. - Barack Obama

      by helfenburg on Mon Jun 17, 2013 at 03:50:00 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  We seem utterly unable to say, "You guys sort that (2+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:
        JerryNA, RiveroftheWest

        out among yourselves and let us know what you decide."

        In fairness to our leaders, there must be some
        sense of exasperation as well, given the dynamics of the middle east, and...

        during the Cold War years, the old Soviet Union was every bit the meddler we were, making the "do we meddle or not" question a little murkier.

        But -- CHEEZE! C'mon, guys, you really need to be able to describe an identifiable American interest with a straight face.


        LG: You know what? You got spunk. MR: Well, Yes... LG: I hate spunk!

        by dinotrac on Mon Jun 17, 2013 at 05:06:13 AM PDT

        [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site