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  •  You write like you don't know much about the (8+ / 0-)

    rest of the democracies of the world.

    Wrap yourself in the flag and sing hallelujah, but the constantly repeated refrain of "USA, USA, #1, #1" is barely true about any single thing any more, except mass killings and military spending.

    Education, health care, whatever you want to pick, let's say press freedom and independence, effective democracy, economic inequality, on and on -- we're not #1 and we are falling.

    It's not an accident. There are forces at work -- no, it is not a conspiracy, it is the natural fallout of a certain world view -- which are driving the nation into 3rd world status, inequality of wealth among them.  Blind belief in "free market" and "zero regulation" are taking apart this nation much faster than anyone ever would have thought.

    Maybe you should take up painting.

    "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 Sat Mar 08, 2014 at 12:45:49 AM PST

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