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Brickbat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 03:36 PM
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4. I don't think it's any more complicated than that.
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  -I've been puzzled by one thing in our recent political history.... nadinbrzezinski  Aug-03-11 03:31 PM   #0 
  - The Greatest Generation got lazy and greedy, and forgot that the gains they made came at great cost.  Brickbat   Aug-03-11 03:32 PM   #1 
  - +1 nt  abelenkpe   Aug-03-11 03:34 PM   # 
  - That is too simple, albeit satisfying at a deep level  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-03-11 03:34 PM   #2 
  - I don't think it's any more complicated than that.  Brickbat   Aug-03-11 03:36 PM   #4 
     - Alas simple answers when dealing with sociology  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-03-11 03:38 PM   #8 
        - Well, sure -- when you take a "simple answer" that's wrong...  Brickbat   Aug-03-11 03:39 PM   #9 
           - That is because things usually are more complex than that, as in layered.  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-03-11 03:41 PM   #11 
  - Here is the way I see it:  LiberalLoner   Aug-03-11 03:37 PM   #6 
     - And that is Judt's thesis partially  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-03-11 03:40 PM   #10 
     - You've read "Ill Fares the Land"?  hifiguy   Aug-03-11 03:46 PM   #18 
        - Among others, doing this history of labor shtick is  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-03-11 03:59 PM   #20 
     - I think this could be PART of the truth.... My folks were several years older but  dissidentboomer   Aug-03-11 03:42 PM   #13 
     - I think your story is similar to what I have observed.  truedelphi   Aug-03-11 03:55 PM   #19 
  - "What's the matter with Kansas?"  Proud Public Servant   Aug-03-11 03:35 PM   #3 
  - That is part of the puzzle  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-03-11 03:37 PM   #5 
     - Don't know Judt's book  Proud Public Servant   Aug-03-11 03:42 PM   #14 
        - Ill Fares the Land  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-03-11 03:43 PM   #15 
  - It was mostly racism.  dawg   Aug-03-11 03:38 PM   #7 
  - Another piece in puzzle.  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-03-11 03:42 PM   #12 
  - Yep. Also part of it. They were MASTERFUL at dividing us MANY different ways and people STILL fall  dissidentboomer   Aug-03-11 03:44 PM   #16 
  - Short Answer, Ma'am  The Magistrate   Aug-03-11 03:45 PM   #17 
  - Thanks and those are real good keys to the puzzle  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-03-11 04:00 PM   #21 
     - With all due respect, those are THE keys to the puzzle.  Solomon   Aug-03-11 06:42 PM   #36 
  - the 60s/70s psyops campaign.  indurancevile   Aug-03-11 04:01 PM   #22 
  - My best guess?  Horse with no Name   Aug-03-11 04:19 PM   #23 
  - And that is the thesis of the Fourth Turning  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-03-11 05:10 PM   #27 
  - Continually decreasing value of the dollar.  fivepennies   Aug-03-11 04:28 PM   #24 
  - In other words inflation but we have had that forever  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-03-11 05:09 PM   #26 
     - To hell with zeroes,  fivepennies   Aug-03-11 05:34 PM   #29 
        - We do, that is the T-Bill  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-03-11 05:54 PM   #30 
           - Yep, bankers have been around for around 6000 years  fivepennies   Aug-03-11 06:11 PM   #31 
              - Alas Clinton was well on it's way  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-03-11 06:15 PM   #32 
              - Destroying America was always the plan  fivepennies   Aug-03-11 06:53 PM   #37 
              - The Thirteen Colonies operated paper currency that was, in some cases, inflation free.  Selatius   Aug-03-11 06:31 PM   #34 
                 - Yeah, that Ben Franklin guy was pretty clever.  fivepennies   Aug-03-11 07:02 PM   #38 
                 - And it was backed up in some cases  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-03-11 07:07 PM   #40 
  - Its pretty simple actually...  Armstead   Aug-03-11 04:35 PM   #25 
  - Alas the last ten years have sucked just as bad  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-03-11 05:11 PM   #28 
     - Well, there is a certain sense of deja vu about the recent/current sitruation  Armstead   Aug-03-11 06:36 PM   #35 
        - Hey at least we do not have Disco  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-03-11 07:06 PM   #39 
  - the 1950s were no golden age. Not for women. Not for African Americans  cali   Aug-03-11 06:17 PM   #33 
 

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