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  •  On my first trip to Washington DC ... (0+ / 0-)

    ... I had a similarly depressed reaction.

    I was genuinely very moved -- (much more than I thought I would be, somewhat cynical person that I am) -- by all the history, buildings, architecture, monuments ...

    ... but more specifically, by the genuinely noble ideals underlying all of it.

    But I could also only think, "And it's come to this." --a moron dry-drunk in the White House, corporations running the Capital building, the administrative branch blatantly committing war crimes, torturing people and breaking laws, knowing there would be no consequences from the corporate-owned sheep in Congress ...

    I could only think, "How dare they taint this place!  How dare they sit in these buildings!"

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