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  •  Great post ARC! (3+ / 0-)

    I'm in total agreement with you.

    •  Grandparents and parents lived thru 2 great wars (2+ / 0-)
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      Asinus Asinum Fricat, dolphin777

      ... and the economic depressions that occured around those times (before/after).  Our modern war machines have become so efficient we do not have the luxury of destroying all our infrastructure and peoples again by letting the governments pick the easiest and oldest way out of their version of "trouble"-  just make war on somebody else and kill off enough competition.

      I feel already for what ever President inherits this mess from the Republican Bush Administration. The conservatives I spoke about above, they've just been trained to believe that they don't have any sort of secure future with making lots more of themselves. A lot of them have been brainwashed into believing the government is going to collapse.

      I have (as of now, at least, my spouse is still employed, but that's another story) the resources that I could probably grow a great deal of my food again if I had to, but... what happens to all the other people in cities who can't?

      Because the urban people in the world depend on trade of their skills for their bread, literally.  And it is the function of modern government to see that its citizens are not only militarily secure, but also get the basics of food and shelter.  Seems like the last 2 have been left to the graces of the "free market" again....  ugh!    

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