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  •  Gawd, I'm tired of this crap. (18+ / 0-)

    In fact, I'm tired of a large percentage of the "human" race. It becomes more apparent that intelligence is a rare commodity, that religion is a form of insanity, and that civilization is an aberration that will soon pass, leaving the idiotic savagery of the past back in control of what's left of our species.

    Crap, was I speaking aloud? Oh well.

    •  Here's how I see it: intelligence is plentiful in (1+ / 0-)
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      humans as a resource, but commoditized increasingly less through punitive policies with regard to education and the training of humans.  I believe in God, and believe that only some religions are a form of insanity; others provide a comforting (and that is not a bad thing) structure within which to organize spiritual yearnings.  Civilization is not an aberration, but rather, is in flux over thousands of years, and our current stretch of US history within that flow is getting less and less civilized.  Gotta fix that.

      That's one more thing to add to my long list of small problems. --my son, age 10

      by concernedamerican on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 03:48:01 PM PDT

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      •  What do you mean, "increasingly less"? (0+ / 0-)

        Try going down to the local library and reading newspapers from a hundred years back. Don't mistake culture and civility among a minority at the top of the social structure for pervasive civilization. More has changed for the better than for the worse.

        "They smash your face in, and say you were always ugly." (Solzhenitsyn)

        by sagesource on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 08:31:52 PM PDT

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        •  I mean that in the last 30 years, what had been a (0+ / 0-)

          hundred-year rising arc of believing that public schooling and vocational training for white people were useful for the state to subsidize, as it made for better citizens and productivity for businesses, is falling.  That arc was at its rounded peak between the 1940s and the 1960s.  

          That's one more thing to add to my long list of small problems. --my son, age 10

          by concernedamerican on Wed Mar 20, 2013 at 05:26:50 AM PDT

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    •  I am with you (1+ / 0-)
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      I want to join another species

      by chloris creator on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 05:21:29 PM PDT

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