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  •  I've Been Citing India and China as Our Medium- (5+ / 0-)

    term future for a while here. Also the 1800's Scottish Highlands, whose ownership in another way found their people to be useless for both labor and consumption. In that case ownership literally got rid of almost its entire population, driving them out of the country to the new worlds.

    The comparison of the US future to feudalism is very wrong; feudal lords depend on their population. Ours are clearly coming to not need us at all.

    India, China, yes everything ownership has been doing for 2 generations is consistent with them planning for that kind of future.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Tue Jun 12, 2012 at 07:06:36 AM PDT

    •  That's why progressives aren't taken seriously (2+ / 0-)
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      The idea that we would ever resemble a very poor country is ridiculous.

      Romney '12: Bully for America!

      by Rich in PA on Tue Jun 12, 2012 at 07:27:31 AM PDT

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      •  Been to an inner city 'ghetto' lately? Or for that (2+ / 0-)
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        matter - the poorer areas of the Ozarks?

        Personally, I don't think we can ever actually resemble India or China, but we're definitely headed down that rabbit hole.

        We would need our population to triple to put that kind of strain on our resources. But that doesn't mean we can't reflect certain aspects especially regarding poverty and corruption.

        As for your statement about progressives, you can blow it out your ass and make more sense.

        Romney - his fingernails have never been anything but manicured.

        by Pescadero Bill on Tue Jun 12, 2012 at 07:58:44 AM PDT

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        •  yet poor people keep voting Republican (2+ / 0-)
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          How many people in the Ozarks think that "big city liberals" and our alleged voter base of welfare dependents in the ghetto are the reason that the Ozarks are poor? How many people in the Ozarks think that the direction they're headed is a good one: a bright future full of old-time religion, clannishness, and self-reliance - like it was before the damnyankees came along?  Plenty of conservatives in the ghetto as well.

          India probably has the same problem.  Simple math dictates that most of the Indians voting for the inequality and corruption are also desperately poor.

          To those who say the New Deal didn't work: WWII was also government spending

          by Visceral on Tue Jun 12, 2012 at 08:53:24 AM PDT

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