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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-01-13 06:29 AM
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7. Yeah, it's a pattern all right.
We portray one sort of nation, one deserving of the highest respect, when in fact our actual history tells us something altogether different.

The Soviet Union acted as a sort of buffer or counter balance to excess in the modern era. The POWERS THAT BE found it necessary to demonstrate the superiority of the capitalist system over communism. This was mostly demonstrated through a high living standard and pretty sound judicial system (for people of European extraction).

Then, in 1999, after the collapse of the Soviet Union, PTB felt they were safe when they dismantled depression era protections like Glass Steagal. Bush The Lesser further dismantled protective measures and oversight. But look what happened. Those responsible for the collapse were actually rewarded. Yet now all we hear is how regular people must stop being greedy in their over sized pensions and expectations of social security.

What I'm saying is, they never would have done this while communism was a major force in the world because it could serve as an alternate model. At least the USSR served as proof that regular people could rise up and take power back from the aristocrats.
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