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  •  So you're saying criticism serves no purpose, then (4+ / 0-)
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    Burned, sidnora, orestes1963, Urizen

    Is that correct?

    To say I'm a bit disillusioned would be an understatement. I never would've guessed my being critical of elected officials makes me a tapeworm.

    Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.
    ~ Jerry Garcia

    by DeadHead on Sat May 18, 2013 at 03:38:29 AM PDT

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    •  No, just not that it doesn't add much (1+ / 0-)
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      It's a place to start from, not a place to accept.

      I don't expect anyone short of a saint (Gandi or MLK) to satisfy me as a politician, but my response to that isn't to feel sorry for myself but to look for ways to improve the situation.

      I assume we all know that the world is fucked, that the planet is doomed, that capitalism is hugely exploitive, that the kind of people who end up in positions of power are generally slimyassed douchebags, etc.

      What I'm interested in is: what can we do about it?

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