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Thu Jun 13, 2013, 10:07 PM

1. People are so comfortable that they don't realize they're being robbed.

Gold is being artificially held down. The dollar is being artificially held up. It's a house of cards. And I see a parallel with how we're losing our representation. Citizens United diluted it one step further. When I say that people are comfortable, I mean that whenever we drive up to a gas station, there's gas. And even if it's expensive, it still provides us with personal power beyond that which any king before our times would have had at his disposal. On one hand we have power beyond dreams, yet on another hand we're in a pot of water that has been warming up.

My biggest concern for the human race is it's lack of responsiveness. And I think that's what we're talking about here. But it takes a certain level of consciousness before one can be responsive in a manner that promotes survival. I am having real doubts that the majority of us are awake. Forget Fox "news", as they don't even represent reality. I'm just hoping that the fraction of people who are still awake is greater than fifty percent. I use that fraction because that's how elections are won.

So we have our electronic fun devices, and our stupid lazy cars, and we think we've got it made. I believe that's pretty much at the heart of things. When I see Noam Chomsky on prime time tv, talking about reality, maybe then things will be turning around. Right now I see a lot of grown up irresponsible people. I'm ashamed for my country.

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