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  •  I really do disagree (4+ / 0-)

    ...even though I rec'd your comment, that "Humanity is easily intelligent and wise enough to deal with what's confronting us."

    I invoke "the teabagger wave" of 2010 as an evidentiary reference.

    Truth is, as much as the novel book "the bell curve" is demeaned, half of us are of less than average intelligence. And we ALL vote.

    So stupid people vote in stupid representatives, right here at home. (Sorry, 'bout the "stupid", but it fits.)

    Accordingly our systems give deference to extreme concentration of wealth and income, and since energy from burning things has been so essential to our systems, the owners of those energy sources have maximal influence in our governance.
    I can't argue with that. I just wish, emphasis on WISH, it wasn't so.

    Here's a bizarre, late-night, I'm about to go to bed and HAVED had a drink thought;

    How's about we get the rednecks all fired up to exerciser their second amendment rights against the oil companies that are holding them hostage by running up the national debut using our army to secure their oil rights.

    Please keep in mind, I admit I had "a drink or two"...

    "Doing My Part to Piss Off the Religious Right" - A sign held by a 10-year old boy on 9-24-05

    by Timbuk3 on Sun Jan 13, 2013 at 08:20:07 PM PST

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    •  My Point is It's Not Only Intelligence but the (3+ / 0-)

      systems we live in.

      Press freedom for example is the forbidding of society from civilizing the public square. There will come a time when this will be regarded as a questionable approach to ensuring a sufficiently, pertinently informed electorate.

      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 Sun Jan 13, 2013 at 09:02:30 PM PST

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