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  •  Well, that's the secret. (8+ / 0-)

    It isn't really a bathtub. It's  a graveyard.

    The sleep of reason produces monsters.

    by Alumbrados on Mon Dec 20, 2010 at 10:21:35 AM PST

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    •  but what goes in said graveyard? (3+ / 0-)
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      Just the remnants of the safety net and government regulation of big business? Or America as a nation?

      And how does one cognizant of this trend react (besides sheer horror) and respond? That's the question I'm struggling with these days.

      It might be time to build our own shadow economy, even society. It's not too late for that...

      "Are you ready for the real revolution, which is the evolution of the mind?"

      by optimo on Mon Dec 20, 2010 at 10:34:05 AM PST

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      •  They're (2+ / 0-)
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        attempting to recreate the "free market" experiments the world bank has enforced on nations across the world. Bankrupting them and creating a permanent serf class. The first experiment was Chile i believe. Theyre still recovering from the tyrant we put in charge there.

        When you see someone attacking Chavez here thats what is really upsetting them. Chavez refused to kowtow to the US and the worldbank and destroy his nation as his neighbors had. Instead of protecting the Venezuelan plutocrats and multinationals he has fought for the poor, indigenous peoples, creating a healthy economy and eviscerating the multinationals and plutocrats (including the Catholic church) who are trying to turn the venezuelan people into dirtfarming serfs.

        Voters will choose a person who fights a losing battle for his principles over one who fights winning battles against them every time.

        by cdreid on Mon Dec 20, 2010 at 10:53:17 AM PST

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      •  I sort of figured that would happen automatically (0+ / 0-)

        ...in the same way the original trade unions used to be secret societies. I figure local currencies will spring up, tied in with an underground economy. Granted, the government will crack down on these people undermining the rule of law (You can take a break to laugh here). But I figure we'll get to a point where the people will actually start acting on their own and ignoring the government as it becomes increasingly irrelevant to their lives.

        Which is a shame. The question for me is, do we go the way of Argentina, or the way of Yugoslavia? With the amount of the divisive hate being spewed to blame our problems on immigrants and liberals, I fear it will be the latter. It's sad to say, but it isn't difficult for me to imagine a time in the future when Texas, Alaska, the West, the South, and the midwest and East coast splinter off to become their own countries.

        The sleep of reason produces monsters.

        by Alumbrados on Mon Dec 20, 2010 at 10:54:44 AM PST

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