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  •  this video was not only great, it was awesome (5+ / 0-)

    hope it goes viral and is incorporated into the campaign.  It really hits the nail on the head.  

    You have to be friggin out of your ever livin mind to believe the sh** they are shoveling, or on drugs.  Or both apparently.

    Repuli-Bliss!  Surely a Republican version of Soma, from "Brave New World.":

    To maintain the World State's Command Economy for the indefinite future, all citizens are conditioned from birth to value consumption with such platitudes as "ending is better than mending," i.e., buy a new item instead of fixing the old one, because constant consumption, and near-universal employment to meet society's material demands, is the bedrock of economic and social stability for the World State. Beyond providing social engagement and distraction in the material realm of work or play, the need for transcendence, solitude and spiritual communion is addressed with the ubiquitous availability and universally endorsed consumption of the drug soma. Soma is an allusion to a mythical drink of the same name consumed by ancient Indo-Aryans. In the book, soma is a hallucinogen that takes users on enjoyable, hangover-free "holidays". It was developed by the World State to provide these inner-directed personal experiences within a socially managed context of State-run 'religious' organizations; social clubs. The hypnopaedically inculcated affinity for the State-produced drug, as a self-medicating comfort mechanism in the face of stress or discomfort, thereby eliminates the need for religion or other personal allegiances outside or beyond the World State.
    from wiki

    Here we are living in Huxley's world!

    Thanks so much, Mark.  Well Done, well done.

    I belong to the “US” of America, not the “ME,$,ME,$,ME,$,ME,$” of America!

    by SeaTurtle on Fri Jul 06, 2012 at 07:29:05 AM PDT

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    •  Agree 110% (1+ / 0-)
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      Cartoons and snarky video get points across faster than anything else.  And this is one of his best.

      There already is class warfare in America. Unfortunately, the rich are winning.

      by Puddytat on Fri Jul 06, 2012 at 01:14:46 PM PDT

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