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  •  same boat (0+ / 0-)

    My wife and I are in the same boat and often dream of leaving after our kids are done with school but there is a big problem as well.

    Your complaints about America evolving into Big Corporation Inc. are not limited to the USA. It is a worldwide phenomenon that is getting worse year after year. There is not one industrialized country that is moving politically leftward. Many of them are in fact moving rightward in a fit of anti-immigrant fervor. Unions are being busted up worldwide, and are already a pale shadow of themselves here in America. Societal and political structures are evolving and growing stronger and stronger to enforce the delineation between the "job creators" and the "leeches" who should be grateful the 0.1% rich only take 50% of the entire nation's capital gains.

    The walled, armed guarded living community that is becoming the American reality slowly and surely has already been reality in many developing countries that might make interesting destinations for us. The plan of "escape" is getting more difficult year after year as the new Plutocratic reality grows more entrenched worldwide and is getting worse, not better.

    Your notion of "Patriotism" as being loyal to the State I think is not really correct. I think "Patriotism" has been effectively parsed and hijacked into the specific fantasies that Fox News and right-wing think tanks expound as their agenda. Anything other than fealty to symbols (flag pins on lapels) and right-wing talking points is not Patriotic or "what the Founding Fathers wanted" (as if they have been digging up their graves and arranging big fat cigar round table discussions with them).

    If a President like Obama with his previous Congressional record cannot even turn the tide, I do not feel good about our medium term future. But finding a suitable destination gets harder and harder every year. It may be best to just stick it out here in the USA and fight for what is right and the loony, willfully ignorant 1/3 grab more and more power.

    •  "Obama with his previous Congressional (0+ / 0-)

      record"? Obama was never in the House, and was only a US Senator for 2 years when we started running for president. Not sure what you're referring to...a "record" is one thing Obama didn't really have.

      "All governments lie, but disaster lies in wait for countries whose officials smoke the same hashish they give out." --I.F. Stone

      by Alice in Florida on Sun Mar 09, 2014 at 10:04:45 AM PDT

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