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  •  Really, it's not anywhere near the horror that (2+ / 0-)
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    QuoVadis, neroden

    it was in the 1920's - 1940's.

    But given that the majority of people are really socially liberal, I would expect the cultural conservatives to continue to support right wingers. Without meaningful political opposition, a fully fascist government could take power in 2016 and impose their "reforms" by 2020.

    Then, with the excess military capability of the US, the world will be carved up into alliances again and we're facing something similar to 1936, possibly as early as 2025.

    •  why do those of you (3+ / 0-)

      who espouse this position consistently want to tell me what i see before my eyes is wrong?

      i see the worst horror of my lifetime.  my mother is 92: she insists everything is worse and she is one smart cookie.

      during her youth, communities still had coherence, and people could make something out of virtually nothing.  now you take something and make nothing out of it in a flash.

      wake up and smell the coffee.  

      "Until we know how to safely dispose of the radioactive materials generated by nuclear plants, we should postpone these activities so as not to cause further harm to future generations" Dr Shoji Sawada

      by BlueDragon on Sun Jun 19, 2011 at 08:38:05 AM PDT

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      •  I'm not sure what "position" you believe I am (3+ / 0-)
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        QuoVadis, bablhous, neroden

        espousing. I am merely trying to provide some historical context; understanding that would be helpful in confronting what we are facing.

        Things are harder, for the working and middle class, in our country, than at any time since the Gilded Age of the 1890's - 1910. If you want to understand the horror of that time, read Upton Sinclair's writings, particularly "The Jungle". This means it is very true you and your mother have now see things "worse than they've ever been" in your lifetimes.

        But, believe me, there is a very long way we can yet slide if we don't change direction -- near slave like working conditions, chosen minorities herded into camps for genocidal purposes. It's happened before in our country; it can happen again all too easily.

        I am not saying you are wrong, only that historical perspective shows that yes, it can still get worse, and will, unless we find a way to mount a meaningful opposition.

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