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  •  It Was Founded on Astronomical Surpluses of (12+ / 0-)

    resources and territory, and on remoteness from enemies.

    You could go back and install the stupidest form of government ever devised by kindergartners in place of the framers' Constitution, and we may well have turned out as well or even better than we have with their system, given the immense advantages our peculiar position in space and time awarded us.

    Corporate media are the product of press freedom, the single most catastrophic blunder in the history of democratic system design.

    Freedom from civilizing checks or balances for global information warlords. What could go wrong with that?

    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 Mon May 13, 2013 at 09:18:53 PM PDT

    •  "We the willing, led by the unknowing, are doing (3+ / 0-)
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      doing the impossible for the ungrateful. We have done so much, with so little, for so long, we are now qualified to attempt the impossible with nothing."

      "We are a Plutocracy, we ought to face it. We need, desperately, to find new ways to hear independent voices & points of view" Ramsey Clark, U.S. Attorney General.

      by Mr SeeMore on Mon May 13, 2013 at 10:30:18 PM PDT

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    •  Dumbest Country? (0+ / 0-)

      "Freedom from civilizing checks or balances" is due to the religion of Capitalism helping to create the Corporatocracy that has infected what once was at least something of a democracy. The "blunder" has been allowing ourselves to be misdirected from what's important in life and busying ourselves with mindless entertainment while human rights are slowly eroded by the predatory class.

      Doing my part to break the Capitalist Indoctrination Process. Here's where I rant: www.ashiftinconsciousness.wordpress.com

      by ashiftinconsciousness on Tue May 14, 2013 at 02:59:44 PM PDT

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