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View Diary: The Number of Disrupted Terrorist Attacks is Not The Issue; The Issue is The Rise of Totalitarianism (44 comments)

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  •  They are very much part of the mix. n/t (2+ / 0-)
    •  This rise of Totalitarianism town cry sounds (3+ / 0-)
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      ChiTownBlue2000, AnnetteK, Moravan

      like the Right Wing's rise of Socialism, through Obama, town cry....

      I tell you, the over the top rhetoric by some factions on the Right and some factions on the Left is simply just mind numbing.

      I wish both of these factions, who have so much in common, would just get together one day, have a pastoral picnic, look at some flowers, and help the world lower its over the top decibel levels.

      What makes it odd too is that some of these people love to refer to themselves as hippies...NOT!

      Hippies were not about wild freakouts every ding dong second.

      •  Quick question. Do you think Chris Hedges (1+ / 0-)
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        gulfgal98

        falls in your fallacious characterization?

        •  Dude, we live in a very technological world, the (2+ / 0-)
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          AnnetteK, Moravan

          very fact that an average citizen could put out a tweet and a Senator name  Barbara Mikulski, while conducting a hearing live on teevee, could respond to that tweet, in real time, tells us we are in a totally different world than that of 5, 10, 15, or 20 years ago.

          You think the government is watching us? Well other people are watching us! Society is changing and governments just have to find ways of working with technologies to the best of everyone's concern, but I certainly don't think we are living under totalitarianism. There are definite issues that we need to address, but I really don't see Stalin just over the horizon.

          I really do believe our rhetoric gets over the top at times....

           

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