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  •  JFK, 1963, Berlin (3+ / 0-)
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    There are many people in the world who really don't understand, or say they don't, what is the great issue between the free world and the Communist world. Let them come to Berlin. There are some who say that communism is the wave of the future. Let them come to Berlin. And there are some who say in Europe and elsewhere we can work with the Communists. Let them come to Berlin. And there are even a few who say that it is true that communism is an evil system, but it permits us to make economic progress. Lass' sic nach Berlin kommen. Let them come to Berlin.

    Freedom has many difficulties and democracy is not perfect, but we have never had to put a wall up to keep our people in

    Throughout my entire public career I have followed the personal philosophy that I am a free man, an American, a public servant, and a member of my party, in that order always and only." -- LBJ

    by moderatemajority on Fri Mar 29, 2013 at 11:02:38 PM PDT

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    •  Prediction (14+ / 0-)

      I have a feeling you won't last to long on this site. Tone it down bro.

    •  in response to Kennedy (22+ / 0-)

      Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone.
      John Maynard Keynes

      “A true revolution of values will soon cause us to question the fairness and justice of many of our past and present policies. ... A true revolution of values will soon look uneasily on the glaring contrast of poverty and wealth. With righteous indignation, it will look across the seas and see individual capitalists of the West investing huge sums of money in Asia, Africa, and South America, only to take the profits out with no concern for the social betterment of the countries, and say, "This is not just." It will look at our alliance with the landed gentry of South America and say, "This is not just." The Western arrogance of feeling that it has everything to teach others and nothing to learn from them is not just.”
      ― Martin Luther King, Jr.

      “The few own the many because they possess the means of livelihood of all ... The country is governed for the richest, for the corporations, the bankers, the land speculators, and for the exploiters of labor. The majority of mankind are working people. So long as their fair demands - the ownership and control of their livelihoods - are set at naught, we can have neither men's rights nor women's rights. The majority of mankind is ground down by industrial oppression in order that the small remnant may live in ease.”
      ― Helen Keller, Rebel Lives: Helen Keller

      “The man who is admired for the ingenuity of his larceny is almost always rediscovering some earlier form of fraud. The basic forms are all known, have all been practiced. The manners of capitalism improve. The morals may not.”
      ― John Kenneth Galbraith, The Age of Uncertainty

      fact does not require fiction for balance (proudly a DFH)

      by mollyd on Sat Mar 30, 2013 at 04:44:02 AM PDT

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    •  quite abusive to use JFK's speech (7+ / 0-)

      in this context.

      Without MAD he could have never said that. And everybody counted on MAD to work, which allowed them (and you too) use risky propaganda for the capitalistic system.

      And WTF  do you argue over communism? It's dead, gone, nowhere to be found.

      Get over it. Capitalism makes you happy. Go for it. And then leave. Please.

      Do you work for CIA, Homeland Security or as a sniff dog to find the last communist rebel group among dailykos readers?

      Here I make it easy for you. I declare, I once had a crush on  a communist. Shoot me now and look for my former lover. He is not on dailykos, mind you, so go look somewhere else and good luck finding him.

    •  See, however, The Fugitive Slave Act (5+ / 0-)
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      and its vicious enforcement by Millard Fillmore, which led to the demise of the Whig Party and the Rise of the Republicans and Lincoln, who did not want to free the slaves until necessity drove him to it.

      See the Native Americans forced into reservations by the US Cavalry, only to have their reservations stolen from them yet again.

      See the boarding school system for Native Americans, which was specifically designed to destroy their languages and cultures.

      See the internment camps for Japanese during WW II.

      See all of the CIA-organized coups against elected governments going back to Iran, and all of the US-backed tyrants and dictators whose regimes eventually collapsed after the US lost interest when the Soviet Union came apart.

      Don't talk to me about walls.

      Yes, the US wasn't as bad as the big Imperial powers, or the Nazis and Fascists, or the Communists. That isn't a high bar. Yes, we're getting better. I'm holding out for the Republic for which the flag stands, with liberty and justice for all.

      Ceterem censeo, gerrymandra delenda est

      by Mokurai on Sat Mar 30, 2013 at 07:36:09 AM PDT

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      •  Not sure after the extermination of the native (0+ / 0-)

        People &?slavery that we are better than anyone. I think we're worse cause we should know better. We're the biggest liars & hypocrites in the world.

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