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    I personally think that the anonymity of the Internet has had a negative influence in propelling some of these trends. I think open bigotry has moved from being socially unacceptable to being acceptable. Hatred, Intolerance and Bigotry are all the new black.

    BUT, playing an even larger role -

    I also think that it's a reflection of a wider underlying unhappiness in society - when people feel optimistic about their own situations and their own futures, they don't need a dog to kick to make them feel better and unleash their aggression. They don't need scapegoats to explain their unhappy situation.

    I think we went down a bad road when the economic focus was taken off the 99% and Main Street and given to Wall Street and the 1% where it remains to this day.

    Strangley enough, I think that if the banks had failed and been taken over and if the financial perps had been punished we would be in a happier and more secure society today.

    What has happened by that not occurring is that TPTB have signaled to us and we have received the signal subconsciously, evn if we are not aware of it consciously, that we live in a land with no Rule of Law and it is basically open season, Social Darwinism is our new world order and that the meek will not inherit and that the race will go to the swift, strong and cruel.

    Ironic that this is how Hope and Change are winding up.

    “Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.” FDR

    by Phoebe Loosinhouse on Sun Mar 02, 2014 at 06:04:56 AM PST

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