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How is it "turning into" anything? The United States has always been sustained on the backs of the so-called serfs. It's just that now, the concept of serfdom has expanded to include (formerly) middle-class white people, and that just doesn't sit well... finally.
It's not important until it happens to you. While I'm glad that people are slowly waking up, please remember that the United States oppressing and pillaging entire socioeconomic classes is not by any stretch of the imagination a new phenomenon.
Our current state of affairs should come as no surprise.
One can only hope that one day through this experience with adversity... [snip]... then we may be able to create the equality and unity that we all deserve.
reply to post by CranialSponge
Is there no room for a different outlook , I'm an idealist there is only about 12-20 % of us in any given population.
Hey it's part of my job :- idealists are seekers of personal journeys and human potentials , so I will always believe there is a better way.
reply to post by spy66
You know things will never be different , if people always believe that its impossible.
Sounds like a club that I would rescind my membership to.
The abused thinks that the violence was his or her fault.
The abused has an inability to place the responsibility for the violence elsewhere.
The abused fears for their life and/or the lives of their children (if present).
The abused has an irrational belief that the abuser is omnipresent and omniscient.
Now the U.S has been in a constant state of war for many years and there has been considerable trauma present in 911 , Sandy Hook and Boston bombing , to name a few , so it is possible.
I just don't know if the majority of a nation can suffer from it.
The time for change in the U.S. had ended, the window has closed.
Now what is left to look forward to ?
As my mother used to say , "You've made your bed, now you have to lie in it".
The world has beseeched you , screamed at you to do something about it , anything.
You paid no heed.
You danced to the piper and you were their cheerleaders.
You covered your eyes, ears and mouths and spoke no evil against what was happening.
You consented by default to all that is coming your way.
You played the left/right political paradigm and the black/white minstrel show.
America is so fractured and divided , it couldn't fight its way out of this despotic nightmare even if it should decide to try.
When your own citizens pleaded with you to drop the charades and the petty bickering and stand up for you rights , you blew raspberries at them , like small spoilt children.
For those that did nothing the shame will be forever yours , it belongs solely to you , you can take that to the Fed and bank it, for it will be the only thing you can bank.
I applaud all those Americans that did give a damn about their rights and freedoms.
I applaud their bravery and their tenacity in the face of overwhelming apathy and delusion.
I'm no longer pointing the finger at the politicians or the banks , but at those that still to this day , claim nothing is wrong , its all ok.
Below are some exerts about how and what that bed will look like .
The erosion of these liberties is not the result of a series of random, unconstitutional acts by a set of power-hungry globalist minions. Instead, the new and emerging system of American justice is bringing forth a sweeping set of reforms which is quickly ending our noble experiment with inalienable, individual liberties. This new system of justice, being visited upon shores, is called Communitarian law and it represents the antithesis of Constitutional law as it champions community interests at the expense of individual liberties. Terms like social justice, sustainability, smart growth, collectivism and sacrificing for the greater good represent some of the buzz words and phrases of Communitarian law.
Know the language , for it is important for you to understand the parameters of your brave new order....
And that which you thought you own and had a right to keep , will be taken from you....