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  •  This is just plain scary... (4+ / 0-)
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    Diane Gee, liz dexic, Alma, Lujane

    watching such a blatant attempt to turn public education into a for-profit enterprise.

    We are far greater as a society when we share education, defense and other aspects of our basic rights of life, liberty and pursuit of happiness.

    I don't even see that as a debatable opinion, as there is ample empirical proof all over the world and throughout history.

    Countries that have found a way to harness and control the ravenous beast known as capitalism are invariably better places to live, even for the rich.

    Unfortunately, here in our 'exceptional' USA, we haven't found a method to keep capitalism from devouring us, and as more and more wealth becomes concentrated at the top, it becomes less and less likely that we ever will.

    I can't predict the next phase, but it's looking pretty grim. Facism, plutocracy, dictatorship..... all are reasonably possible outcomes of losing this fight.

    And in the end, the rich will hold back the rising seas with dikes built from the bodies of the poor as they sip champagne and congratulate each other for being 'better' than the rest.

    Hooray for you!

    OK, enough maudlin ponderings.... off to my day job!

    Cheers

    Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain. Friedrich Schiller

    by databob on Thu Nov 29, 2012 at 07:50:57 AM PST

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