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Response to Pakid (Reply #38)

Sat Mar 16, 2013, 07:33 PM

41. Of course it is true. Major networks present information on it

At least once a month. Always it is framed as something that will help the nation out, in the same wonderful way that NAFTA did.

But as to why are we taking it? We are taking it because we are totally unqualified in this new oligarchy to really be able to do anything at all about any of this. Most of us Baby Boomers are watching as our nation descends into a nightmare, but what Talking Head is speaking out about any of this? Rachel Maddow has become a voice only there to mention how silly the Republicans are - and occasionally if we are lucky she might mention in passing some story that the Elite would rather she kept buried under the carpet.

And the political system is a binary one - you have to vote either Dem or Republican in order to see your candidates have shot at winning. Many Democrats here don't understand exactly who some of their Republican neighbors are. But right now there are many Republicans who are trying to stop the TSA in its continued power grabs. Who are trying to return our civil rights. I hear again and again the meme that the only thing the RW cares about is keeping their guns - but that is like saying the only thing a Democrat cares about is the right for a woman to have an abortion.

I think that those of us who do want our civil rights returned need to figure out how to make these centrally important issues go beyond political party divisions. Hard work, but necessary if we want to stay alive and out of the camps.

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