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    ...perhaps we can build enough of a kernal of a new culture to survive what's coming, so that if humanity gets a chance to start over, maybe we can do so with a better model.
    is the shred I cling to in order to make some kind of sense of life.

    Freedom isn't "on the march." Freedom dances.

    by WarrenS on Tue May 15, 2012 at 08:38:09 PM PDT

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      I sometimes think that more pain might eventually wake us up, but then I realize that we had Serious Discussions in our media about whether single mothers, gay people, and Wiccans might have caused 9/11 by existing.
      Just as quickly tears that shred.
      We have been primed to ascribe supernatural motives to natural phenomena ("It's a miracle the tornado didn't kill us", "God is punishing New Orleans") and we have also been trained to disbelieve science, because doing so benefits the status quo. There was a time when I did not believe that acquired knowledge could be rolled back, but that conceit ended when I watched Karl Rove et al do  just that in arena after arena.

      Class war has consequences, and we are living them.

      by kamarvt on Wed May 16, 2012 at 05:04:59 AM PDT

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        You keep taking the words out of my mind!  The thing is that many of the "fundies" think that it their right to dominate the animals, trees, plants, water, etc.  God gave them "domion" over them.  They see that as "God gave it to them to USE!"  Never enters their mind that it's all going to disappear and what will happen then?  Oh yeah I forgot God will provide!  Sometimes I get tired just thinking about it.

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