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originally posted by: jimbo999
originally posted by: MOMof3
a reply to: tadaman
I take full responsibility. I was fooled by conservatism most of my life. I voted for Ronald Reagan, the downfall of the working/middle class.
Well, don't get fooled again then. The New Conservatives are the New leftists.
originally posted by: cavtrooper7
a reply to: MOMof3
Vietnam ended when I was 15,I had been reading UFO books and more since 10.
I remember it in a visceral fashion mostly.Scum spitting on their defenders, the Watts riots Dr.King and his call for unity which they plugged him for.
originally posted by: MOMof3
a reply to: Willtell
That pretty much sums it up. But how does someone like you, or a nice guy like Ben Carson or Bernie, become leaders under the current system? What would you change to make it easier for the common person to run for office. Even locally, it takes a rich person. Maybe it always has.
. Obama was called everything from Far-Left to Far-Right, and everything in between. The truth is something else, as he and some Republicans have said,
Michelle Obama as a revolutionary in military fatigues, packing AK-47 and ammo; her husband dressed like the Muslim he is stubbornly accused of being. Both of them stand in the Oval Office, with a portrait of Osama bin Laden behind them over a fireplace, in which an American flag burns.
"The truth of the matter is that my policies are so mainstream that if I had set the same policies that I had back in the 1980s, I would be considered a moderate Republican"
A system based on infinite growth, on a finite planet, cannot sustain itself. That is a given, we no longer live in a capitalist society, capitalism takes the booms with the busts; a capitalist society does not embrace corporate bailouts or corporate protectionism
Getting to stay in school, with Mommy and Daddy paying the bills, to get an "education" that tells them Mommy and Daddy are sh**. They get to hide in their "safe places" where no one is allowed to speak against their idea because it may hurt their feelings and traumatize the little snow flakes.
He was also responsible for our first boon doggle in Afghanistan where we armed Islamic Fighters.
Wilson is best known for leading Congress into supporting Operation Cyclone, the largest-ever Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) covert operation which, under the Carter and Reagan administration, supplied military equipment including anti-aircraft weapons such as obsolete FIM-43 Redeye MANPADS surface-to-air antiaircraft missiles and paramilitary officers from their Special Activities Division to the Afghan Mujahideen during the Soviet war in Afghanistan
originally posted by: akira131
originally posted by: jellyrev
I am so tired, tired spiritually and emotionally of it all. I know I am not the only one. Bernie and Trump are manifestations of the people's discontent with the system. I am so sick of being labeled. We label everything. We sit back and critique and criticize while we do.... nothing. Our country is dying. I can't even let my children watch american cartoons anymore, it is THAT bad.
the whole world sees us for what we are. They see our government for what it does and what it destroys. I think it has come to the point that even with choices that maybe aren't that great, so long as they are anti establishment we flock to them en mass.
We are the ones keeping this system going, so many of us are disillusioned groups do rash things like taking over nature reserves. Things here have degraded so badly that the people, the collective consciousness of America is starting to wake up and lash back. We have to fix this and the only way we can is to DO SOMETHING. we have to change our government before it devours us all. I love the term "unwashed masses".
It makes me chuckle. we unwashed masses keep your computers running. We grow the crops that feed your family. We build the things you use to make your everyday life that much more enjoyable yet we are racist, sexist, ignorant fools who don't matter until we begin washing over the system with waves of change. Then we are relevant because we are "so backwards" we will "make it worse".
It's already worse. Our course is unsustainable. I walk down the halls of my work everyday and see people of every race color and creed and i do not judge them. they do not judge me. we speak kindly we say "hello" "how are you today" "hey how's it goin!" yet if you watch any of the divisive junk on tv you would think we walk the halls glaring waiting for a turned back so we can beat the person because of their skin color, shoot them because we are rednecks. This is not how it is. WE the UNWASHED MASSES are not just the cogs in the machine, we ARE the machine. we make it work, we maintenance it, if care for it and for our troubles we have had an establishment destroy us, rob us, degrade us everyday in pop culture news and tv. destroy our foreign relationships, give away our nation to unaccountable corporations whom then pay lobbyists to pay off and bribe those supposedly representing us.
I think we could bounce straight into fascism. But if we do it is because we were handed the ultimate betrayal by a system that is already cannibalizing us. Not because we are the problem, because THEY are the problem.