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  •  And it remains scary shit. 50 years from (9+ / 0-)

    now, however the nation turns out, that is going to be seen as a marked turning point from the past, much like Reagan's disassembly of government services and confidence in government brought on a 30 year change in every function of all levels of government which ruined public services and harmed the poor.

    Most likely, we'll see that decision as the beginning of the end of democracy on a more permanent basis than we realize. The election of 2008 changed nothing regarding the national security apparatus. Why is that? We elected someone who claimed to believe the opposite as he has acted.  Why is that?

    Are elections "real" in any sense any more?

    "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

    by YucatanMan on Sun Aug 04, 2013 at 09:27:20 PM PDT

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