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  •  We face many of the same problems that plagued (1+ / 0-)
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    us during that time, today.

    We have forgotten that it is, as it ever was, a class war.

    Too many of us have accepted the myths created specifically to dupe us into believing that "anybody can make it" and so on.

    Those brief aberrations in our history when one party or another has taken action to improve conditions for some of the "small people", have always been the exception and have always served, primarily, to placate a rising anger toward the ruling class, and in so doing, to preserve the system that allows the ruling class to exist.

    The Hamiltons still exist, and they have run the show since that revolutionary generation, and their egalitarian ideals, died out. We were given a chance to create something so much better, but we forgot how and why it came about in the first place.

    "Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." - Voltaire

    by Greyhound on Sun Apr 24, 2011 at 06:29:47 AM PDT

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