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Maybe there is something we can do..
originally posted by: DerBeobachter
The fear to be disarmed is an "U"S american fear that spreads right now, not a world problem.
And everything the dystopian writers have written was not so bad like reality is. They all thought that people would need to be forced to accept the dystopian society the western world now lives in. No one of these writers ever thought that people would become stupid enough to buy all the "smart" spying devices for a lot of money. That people "would have nothing to hide" anymore but to expose themselves wherever and whenever they can, to spying corporations.
In reality t`s all worse than in all these dystopian stories, because the majority of mankind is that stupid nowadays!
What we are seeing in these examples is not rampant socialism, but rather the bottom line of capitalist corporations, cutting corners to improve their bottom line.
..to a general population who do not want to think about anything other than the pollyanna world they are comfortable in, hence that kind of pablum is fed to them across the country.
To the OP, read up on what Progressivism really is. That's what the current social civil war is about