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  •  I wish I could rec this diary a hundred times (7+ / 0-)

    especially for putting your finger on this:

    By definition, one man's comfortable reality can be another man's "dystopia."  The fact that income inequality has reached staggering levels in his country, leaving even the most educated American citizens scratching for subsistence while still mired in debt may indeed be fairly characterized as "dystopian."   A so-called representative form of government that showers rewards on its wealthiest members but cannot or will not provide adequate health care for its citizens can certainly be characterized as "dystopian."  It certainly feels "dystopian" enough for those experiencing it.   So it's easy to see why Obama's approach resonates, particularly since it is directed towards a Republican party that has actively worked to sabotage any economic recovery, any expansion of health care, any efforts whatsoever to provide for the well-being of most Americans.  
    Finally, a word for exactly the world we live in -- it is a dystopia, and the republicans I frequently communicate with see nothing wrong with it at all!  They can't understand why I object to it.  I'm going to start referring to it as dystopia.

    "On their backs were vermiculate patterns that were maps of the world in its becoming. Maps...of a thing which could not be put back. Not be made right again."

    by middleagedhousewife on Mon Apr 09, 2012 at 04:20:55 PM PDT

    •  FWIW, I use "dead end" (0+ / 0-)

      I find words like dystopia go right over their pointy little heads.
      Same goes for troglodyte, but that's an old favorite of mine, so i keep it.

      Class war has consequences, and we are living them.

      by kamarvt on Tue Apr 10, 2012 at 06:17:05 AM PDT

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