reply to post by autowrench
YES WE CAN!
Just plug into cable TV for 20 hours a day, with super-sized portions of FOX News and, for "balance," MSNBC. Make sure you leave your clock radio
tuned to talk radio while you sleep. You see, the problem isn't that history is repeating itself, it's that you have become to old and lost in
oldthink to appreciate the joys and advances of the new Millenium doubleplusgood newspeak newthink reality. But don't worry, FEMA re-education
crisis camps are coming to an abandoned railway station, water treatment plant, or soon-to-be-closed college campus near you! Camp Director Tommy
will put on your eyeshades, stick in your earpiece, and you know where to put the cork! And don't worry, you are automatically signed up by
registering to vote, or by using a major credit card in your local Target®, Walgreens®, or Walmart® stores.
In the FEMA re-education camps, you'll be gently shown the error of your oldthink oldspeak ways. It seems to me that you are suffering from a lack
of memory loss, and a tragic emphasis on your individual thoughts and perceptions. This is very bad and can lead to conditions such as megalomania
and bipolar disorder. Are you getting enough fluoride in your water? Ask your state-sponsored health professional for a fluoride supplement. (It's
been reclassified as an essential nutrient and it's much cheaper than Prozac®!)
The war in Iraq is very different than the war in Viet Nam. The main goals of Viet Nam were to stop the domino progression of communism in the world,
control the world's heroin production region, and defoliate that region so that the production could be moved to the middle east. Once that was
accomplished in the 80s Viet Nam could be industrialized (you know, it's amazing how clean industrial waste looks after you've spent a few decades
up to your t1ts in Agent Orange and burnt bodies...) And it wasn't that the taxes were so high that GM and Ford had to move their factories, it was
the cash incentives the government was giving away to get them to move! And lets face it, why pay $30/hour to some community college drop out who is
always going on about his "rights" when you can pay $30/week to a family of 12 who know they don't have any?
Now, here's why the Iraq and Afghan and soon to come Iranian wars are nothing like Viet Nam: they are a way that the dope and oil cartels can join
forces and work together to dominate one area without challenge, rather than some cartels working over here in this corner of the world, and some
working over there in that corner--believe me, you don't want some upstart South American cartel vying for a piece of the worldwide action, or
playing one of the established megacorps off against another! You can't have a free, safe, and American democratic hegemony with that crap going on!
And it's good for America because it encourages cooperation over competition! And don't forget about diversity! All those refugees help hide the
illegal immigrants, and that's all good for diversity! It makes us all more American! More doubleplusgood melting pot!
Today's drug problems are nothing like the drug problems we had back in the 60's and 70's! Back then, the problem was finding enough that was
"quality" stuff. Many people had to raid the medicine cabinets of old people for good stuff, which was bad because--can you believe it?--the old
people back then paid for their own drugs out of their own pockets?!?!?!?!
Now the problem isn't finding enough "good stuff," because it is everywhere, they even advertise it on TV--no, the problem is since everyone is out
of work, finding the money to buy them! And don't think you can just go rob someplace, because nobody has any money these days!
So, far from history repeating itself, it's really nothing like when you were younger. Your memories are wrong, and frankly, dangerous. You might
even be attempting to use agitative speech to inspire homegrown terrorism in impressionable young people who don't have the experience to know how
wrong your worldview is and not even know it. Has your carry-on been packed or attended to by anyone other than yourself today?
Please remember, it takes a village, and your silly notions of individual lifestyle and perspective is just too carbon-heavy to have a place in our
brave new world. Are you up-to-date on your mandatory adult vaccine schedule? We can't have an old fart like you spreading hep-C or polio around
the ol' FEMA camp, can we? And please don't worry about a thing, once nationalized mandatory health care has been shoved down your throat, death
panels will be elected in each camp and candidates for cheap, painless euthanasia treatments will be nominated by block committee members on a weekly
basis! In the meantime, "a dram is better than a damn!"
[edit on 4/25/10 by without_prejudice]