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Philosoraptor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:59 PM
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Are you Afraid of our Government?
Goddammit I hate to admit that I am. I know that they are supposed to fear us, and its all ass backwards now, but I am afraid of them.

And that sucks. I admire those who can confidently say, "fuck no, I am not afraid of these temporary fascist fucks", and I wish I could say that aloud, but I can't.

Am I a defeated individual? Have I already died and just didn't realize it?

Have I surrendered by own ass and soul when I admit that I'm afraid of my own government?

What the fuck is wrong with me, and us?
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LeftCoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 06:01 PM
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1. How can one be afraid of a group of people so absolutely incompetent?
Afraid? Not me. :shrug:
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stellanoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 06:03 PM
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2. do not fear
the raptor :)
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gulliver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 06:05 PM
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3. I'm afraid of the idiocy and foolishness of Bush and the GOP.
But I think that the United States Constitution and democracy will help us with that problem in November. I'm a believer in the government of the United States. I want to see it more transparent in the future so it can't be screwed up like it has been under Bush and the GOP. But no, I'm definitely not afraid of the government. It is well designed, a blessing.
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LSparkle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 06:07 PM
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4. I'm afraid of the kind of people who have kept them in power
the average joe and jane on the street who are so brainwashed they believe the crap these jokers spew ...
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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 06:07 PM
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5. I'm not big into fear.
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Pharaoh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 06:12 PM
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6. yes raptor they are scary
and all the powers they have now, another 911 could really bring out the true nazi in them,.....they are scary fucking mutants!

thank God for dope and booze! :toast:
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LSparkle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 06:18 PM
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9. LOL!
You read my mind. Cannot WAIT to ditch this office for a nice cool bottle of Pinot Grigio ("sure takes the sting out of being occupied" as Sam said in "Casablanca").
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gunsaximbo Donating Member (413 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 06:13 PM
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7. nervous not scared
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Pepper32 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 06:16 PM
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8. No...
Edited on Thu Aug-03-06 06:16 PM by Pepper32
but I am afraid of those that sit by and let our government do as they please in our name, instead of taking back our country by any means necessary.

They are handing over our power and that's scary. Very scary...
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Little Star Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 06:18 PM
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10. Personally, I'd say you'd have to be pretty naive to not
fear this government. Unlike any of our administrations before, this one is above the law, above congress and above the court because it is stacked. JMHO
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 06:30 PM
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11. I'm too angry with them to fear them.
Edited on Thu Aug-03-06 06:31 PM by rocknation
Which I think gives me the edge.

:headbang:
rocknation
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 06:32 PM
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12. More than any other entity that exists.
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MrSlayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 06:35 PM
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13. No.
Why should I be? We're insignificant to them and even if we weren't there would be no point in being afraid, if they really want to get you, they'll get you.
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Blackthorn Donating Member (675 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 06:59 PM
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15. Word.
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chat_noir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 06:42 PM
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14. When you've got nothing, you've got nothing to lose...
Lost jobs...lost marriages (due to lost jobs)...lost pensions...lost health coverage

If despair over these losses turns to anger with the Bush regime, the government should be afraid.
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NotGivingUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:12 PM
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16. There's nothing wrong with you or any of us...we are realists &
think logically. That's all that's needed to be afraid of our government.
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porphyrian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:16 PM
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17. You should be afraid.
Feeling fear isn't wrong, they've given you lots of reasons to fear them. The question is, will you be able to do the right thing when it's your turn to do it, despite the fear?
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guinivere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:19 PM
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18. No, I'm not afraid.
Worried and angry - yes.

They WANT us to be afraid.
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Sinti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:22 PM
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19. Don't know about fear - but I definitely worry a lot
They are destroying the world and all that's good in it just as fast as they can. It's not just the current administration, but a whole gang of folks who don't seem to understand the potential consequences of their actions. They just don't give a damn about humanity.

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