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Triana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-19-08 09:08 PM
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11. complacency - we're too comfortable - take away electricity, a/c, suv, beer, teevee..
Edited on Sat Jan-19-08 09:31 PM by Triana
...internet, clean clothes - if people weren't so comfy (and many aren't but those who are are too complacent) they'd get mad and get involved. It's all about me me me me me me me....if "me me me me" is OK - then "me me me me me me" thinks everything is OK and if someone ELSE isn't (the vet who sleeps under the bridge down the street) well bigga deal. On to watch Survivor and have another beer and hey! look! Britney's kid sister is pregnant and another pretty white girl is missing oh my! Sharks! Oh my! Distraction after distaction. Oh my!

And most folks aren't on the internet. They read the corporat-owned paper, magazines, watch corporate-owned teevee channels, etc. They're drowning in corporate propaganda and can't see or hear anything else. And - complacent - won't go looking at / for anything else either.

Americans - in general - are spoilt, lazy, complacent, and uncurious. LOOK at the president they have. Just LOOK at him. He's just like us (excluding the majority of DUers who are quite involved but we are a minority). Is it any wonder America cannot muster a more progressive, actual Democrat ( REAL Democrat ) into the White House? All they can manage are pseudonyms for one. Pretty, smooth-talking ruses, nicely packaged but when you tear off the wrapper, there's a shitload of corporate money and influence in there. And whatdya know it's the SAME corporate money and influence that IS ALREADY been in Washington for the last 30 years. Nothing different. It's just packaged to LOOK different on the outside. Because after all that's all anyone's gonna look at anyway -- Americans being as uncurious and lazy as they are - buy it whole without question. SURE the damn box is different. BUT DID ANYONE BOTHER TO OPEN IT AND SEE WHAT'S INSIDE before they decided it was REALLY "different"? NO.

And 'elections'? Again we don't have them. Megaconglomerate corporations choose our candidates and our presidents. The megaconglomerate corporate-owned media decides who can debate and participate and who cannot - they decide who they will highlight and talk about on the "news" and who they will not, narrowing OUR choices even more than stupidity, laziness, and complacency.

We have facsimiles of elections. We have ruses for elections. We have PRETENSES of elections. But do we REALLY HAVE ELECTIONS WHERE THE PEOPLE CHOOSE their candidates and presidents?!

NOOOOOOO... We don't and we haven't in a very long time and we may never again.

JUST LIKE our country has gone down the corporate shitter because not enough people were paying attention while the corporations took it from us, our elections went with it.

We SEEM to have them. I mean we go through all the motions - but WHO IS REALLY ELECTING AND CHOOSING OUR LEADERS?

It's NOT "we the people" certainly.

Now, there is ONE candidate that COULD HAVE remedied some of this. ONE CANDIDATE who is fully aware of it and who would and could do something about it. ONE candidate who has EVEN ADDRESSED it and WHO IS NOT part of it.

But his PACKAGING isn't different. It LOOKS the same but what's INSIDE is very very different.

Too bad no one looked in there. The corprats know what's in there and they ignore it or lambaste it. That ought to clue someone in -- but it doesn't.

That one is Edwards. The corprats don't want him so they sheister and ignore him. The lazy, uncurious, complacents just go for the status quo candidates - cause they LOOK different (but aren't) - oh and Survivor comes on in .30 and they don't want to miss it and they never bothered to look at or listen to anything other than MSNBC or Fox or CNN so who else IS there besides HillBama? GottagogasuptheSUVbye....

...and there goes the US of A right down the toilet.

If bu$hit, Inc. and the Republicans didn't destroy the United States of America as we've known it, the (DLC) Democrats and ignorant voters will certainly finish it off, won't they?

Yes. It hurts to see this. It damn sure does.

I'm really sorry.

I'm REALLY ashamed. Like John Edwards, I THOUGHT we were better than this.
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  -Uhm...Maybe the American PEOPLE are ALSO at fault.... debbierlus  Jan-19-08 07:43 PM   #0 
  - America needs Lee L. Mercer Jr. because  Gman   Jan-19-08 07:46 PM   #1 
  - I didn't vote for Bush. Not my fault.  madeline_con   Jan-19-08 07:46 PM   #2 
  - Collective Manifestation  debbierlus   Jan-19-08 08:00 PM   #5 
  - I buy American when I can.  madeline_con   Jan-19-08 08:25 PM   #9 
     - I don't doubt you are a good person doing the best you can  debbierlus   Jan-19-08 10:43 PM   #13 
  - But something like "the dominant mentality" amongst Americans, perhaps?  Ghost Dog   Jan-20-08 11:24 AM   #28 
  - Yes  stellanoir   Jan-19-08 07:55 PM   #3 
  - You don't think it could be Diebold do you?  midnight   Jan-19-08 08:25 PM   #10 
     - Diebold gets away with it because people dismiss election fraud as Conspiracy  debbierlus   Jan-19-08 10:53 PM   #14 
        - Yes, and the establishment encourages disbelief in conspiracies for this very reason  Echo In Light   Jan-20-08 08:33 AM   #22 
  - "All politics is local." - Tip O'Neill K&R  Tierra_y_Libertad   Jan-19-08 07:57 PM   #4 
  - Thanks, I think I offended some people  debbierlus   Jan-19-08 08:02 PM   #6 
  - Your'e welcome. I like posts that challenge people to think.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Jan-19-08 08:06 PM   #7 
  - He was WONDERFUL.  debbierlus   Jan-20-08 12:20 PM   #29 
  - recommend -- unfortunately it won't get the discussion it deserves.  xchrom   Jan-19-08 08:09 PM   #8 
  - IMPEACH CHENEY FIRST.  Karenina   Jan-19-08 10:12 PM   #12 
     - It is rather shocking it is only 200,000 people  debbierlus   Jan-19-08 10:54 PM   #15 
        - I cannot express my anger  Karenina   Jan-19-08 11:04 PM   #16 
           - They don't see it  debbierlus   Jan-20-08 12:35 PM   #31 
  - complacency - we're too comfortable - take away electricity, a/c, suv, beer, teevee..  Triana   Jan-19-08 09:08 PM   #11 
  - "the VAST majority of Americans are NOT active in politics" . . .  OneBlueSky   Jan-20-08 04:20 AM   #17 
  - Yep..we didn't get "here" overnight or by accident  Solly Mack   Jan-20-08 04:27 AM   #18 
  - Superb.  baby_mouse   Jan-20-08 08:21 AM   #19 
  - Well, Americans tend to get fixated on one issue at a time  Ghost Dog   Jan-20-08 08:28 AM   #20 
  - Americans will swallow ANY lie. ANY lie.  Echo In Light   Jan-20-08 08:34 AM   #23 
  - Well, without reading or much time for reflection,  Ghost Dog   Jan-20-08 08:48 AM   #24 
     - They choose what to make time for - and it's def not all "necessity" as many would use as a defense  Echo In Light   Jan-20-08 08:50 AM   #25 
  - Yes..  sendero   Jan-20-08 08:32 AM   #21 
  - Agreed. Having their tax dollars go to dropping bombs on families in other countries  Echo In Light   Jan-20-08 08:53 AM   #26 
  - Sad, but true (for many) not all - I say boycott tv  debbierlus   Jan-20-08 12:24 PM   #30 
  - Crisis causes change  debbierlus   Jan-20-08 12:37 PM   #32 
  - Sadly, I agree wholeheartedly...  timeforarevolution   Jan-20-08 08:54 AM   #27 

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