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Selatius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-30-09 03:34 AM
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2. I don't know of any democracy or republic that has endured without an informed citizenry.
If the problem isn't resolved, the US will come to an end either by dictatorship or disintegration.
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  -Gore Vidal: 'Well have a dictatorship soon in the US' bananas  Sep-30-09 02:58 AM   #0 
  - I must agree with this part..........  SergeStorms   Sep-30-09 03:32 AM   #1 
  - Most Americans are case studies in why we need large predators  Chulanowa   Sep-30-09 04:20 AM   #3 
  - "most Americans" bullshit.....Speak for yourself.  whathehell   Sep-30-09 10:03 AM   #16 
  - 75% of oklahoma high school students don't know who the 1st president was  noiretextatique   Oct-01-09 04:17 PM   #35 
  - I had a buddy of mine, years ago, that had a t-shirt that read...  Javaman   Sep-30-09 11:23 AM   #22 
     - I love that, every time I hear about Christians being oppressed  Chulanowa   Sep-30-09 12:17 PM   #23 
        - So many christians, so few lions.  Dr.Phool   Sep-30-09 02:30 PM   #27 
  - but he means you too  acsmith   Sep-30-09 04:32 AM   #4 
  - Yes....Shortly after Bill Clinton was elected, he pronounced him "White Trash"...  whathehell   Sep-30-09 06:26 AM   #6 
  - You're making an absurd statement. You've concocted this out of thin air.  snagglepuss   Sep-30-09 09:38 AM   #13 
     - Nonsense...He said "Americans"...He didn't say "some"  whathehell   Sep-30-09 10:07 AM   #17 
  - Sarah Palin would be example #1  Bgno64   Sep-30-09 08:19 AM   #9 
  - I don't know of any democracy or republic that has endured without an informed citizenry.  Selatius   Sep-30-09 03:34 AM   #2 
  - I love Vidal...  Davis_X_Machina   Sep-30-09 05:38 AM   #5 
  - He's also a hideous snob who, in 1980, dismissed Ted Kennedy's  whathehell   Sep-30-09 06:59 AM   #7 
  - He isn't a snob. He is simply unwillingly to engage in hero worship. Too smart  snagglepuss   Sep-30-09 09:41 AM   #14 
     - I disagree...  whathehell   Sep-30-09 10:00 AM   #15 
     - unless said person is Tim McVeigh -nt-  DerBeppo   Sep-30-09 01:08 PM   #25 
  - I think we'll see this sort of argument gaining ground over the coming months  marshall   Sep-30-09 07:04 AM   #8 
  - Americans are frightfully uneducated and unworldly.  evenso   Sep-30-09 08:42 AM   #10 
  - You are speaking in gross generalities...The Euros, for one, often forget how VERY  whathehell   Sep-30-09 09:32 AM   #12 
     - The US's post-World War II superpower status...  StarfarerBill   Sep-30-09 10:08 AM   #18 
     - My reply  whathehell   Sep-30-09 10:42 AM   #20 
        - By this logic...  StarfarerBill   Oct-01-09 08:24 AM   #32 
           - I'm not talking about "shoulds"...I'm talking about reality.  whathehell   Oct-01-09 11:43 AM   #34 
     - Yes, I'm speaking in generalities....  evenso   Sep-30-09 10:38 AM   #19 
        - Since you ARE speaking in "generalities" I'm afraid you've forfeited  whathehell   Sep-30-09 11:18 AM   #21 
           - I'm well traveled and fairly well informed myself  evenso   Sep-30-09 12:53 PM   #24 
              - I wouldn't argue that our corporate media is both biased and deficient  whathehell   Sep-30-09 07:08 PM   #30 
                 - A return to the fairness doctrine would be a good move....  evenso   Oct-02-09 04:36 AM   #38 
  - "Friends w/JFK"?  chatnoir   Sep-30-09 09:08 AM   #11 
  - He and Jackie had the same step father.  EFerrari   Oct-02-09 02:21 AM   #37 
  - not his fault, he's just past his prime  tomm2thumbs   Sep-30-09 02:16 PM   #26 
  - Gore Vidal is not a "snob" in that a snob seeks out the company of the titled and wealthy.  nealmhughes   Sep-30-09 03:02 PM   #28 
  - I'm surprised at Vidal. We had one from 2000-2008. Aborted election. Appointment of dictator by  JohnWxy   Sep-30-09 04:28 PM   #29 
  - Quote: "(Vidal) retains some optimism about Obama 'because he doesnt lie.'"  troubledamerican   Sep-30-09 11:42 PM   #31 
  - So Murdoch's rag suddenly finds Vidal relevant...?  CJCRANE   Oct-01-09 09:14 AM   #33 
  - soon? i'd say we are pretty much there already, especially  katty   Oct-01-09 05:23 PM   #36 

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