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  •  Explain to me how we're the greatest (6+ / 0-)

    country in the world cause honestly how do you objectively determine such a narcissistic statement?

    We are not the greatest country in the world and never have been.

    Disregarding the horrible shit we did to build ourselves up, our country as it stands now has nothing to be proud of.

    If anything we should be utterly ashamed of our nation.

    •  Some of us, no matter what, think that (0+ / 0-)

      America is still the last best hope of the world.

      We're fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance.

      by PowWowPollock on Thu Apr 24, 2014 at 02:42:00 AM PDT

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    •  Paradoxical: middle passage, Columbian genocide, (0+ / 0-)

      among the last to abolish slavery, delayed women's suffrage, Jim Crow permanent, nuked Japan, destroyed Vietnam, Iraq, etc. but what it takes to get progress builds a muscle: Adams, JQA, E.C. Stanton, Douglass, Crazy Horse, Sumner, Lincoln, LaFollette, Long, FDR, JFK, MLK, LBJ, Huey Newton, Carter. The last of these is the world's foremost guarantor of democracy although his own country doesn't practice democracy, the current task. Amiri Baraka called it the Sisyphus syndrome, get to the top and the rock rolls to the bottom, revolution/counter-revolution.

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