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  •  powerful people everywhere and in all times (2+ / 0-)
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    tend to be arrogant and myopic.

    It's the same disease that affected the Czarists in early 20th century Russia, and the Bourbons of 18th-century France.

    They just cannot understand that things have changed, the world is no longer as it used to be, and they cling to the outmoded system that nurtured and succored them.

    It's like the atavistic response of some trauma patients; they curl up into a fetal position in an attempt to return to the safety of the womb.

    We're seeing that--the last gasp of the existing order, trying futilely to save itself.

    "In America, the law is king." --Thomas Paine

    by limpidglass on Tue Nov 03, 2009 at 05:41:15 PM PST

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    •  The problem we have it that unlike the people (0+ / 0-)

      of Russia and France, Americans have been so brainwashed to accept the status quo that their level of anger will never make a difference, not in the short time.  Two hundred years from now maybe but we will all be dead.

      •  Let them eat cake! (2+ / 0-)
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        We might want bread, in the form of a national single payer healthcare plan that covers everybody and is affordable.

        But where is the PROFIT in that?

        SO....Obama has other plans for us.

        We have been presented with an incredibly costly "cake".

        Illness is Health! Negligence is Care! Fraud is Accuracy! Affordable Healthcare or Bush by 2084: A Progressive WH by 2016!

        by Andiamo on Wed Nov 04, 2009 at 10:33:09 AM PST

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        •  Wasn't the last Romanoff czar a "liberal"? (1+ / 0-)
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          Unfortunately, it was FAR too little, FAR too late.

          Really, in the long run, revolutions wars, etc, far too often set their countries back greatly because somehow, the rich and well connected always seem to be ahead of the game and come out on top. They play both sides of the fence.

          I have no doubt that the fiercest advocates of revolutions and demonstrations are not infrequently just as evil as those who they seek to supplant. They are cut from the same cloth.

          It is far better of a gradual process of understanding results in a peaceful process of evolution of laws and maintainance of the spirit of DEMOCRACY.. which I have always thought was basically COMMON sense.

          Horse sense... If it doesn't smell right, its probably wrong.

          Illness is Health! Negligence is Care! Fraud is Accuracy! Affordable Healthcare or Bush by 2084: A Progressive WH by 2016!

          by Andiamo on Wed Nov 04, 2009 at 11:11:50 AM PST

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