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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-25-13 04:05 AM
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As I mentioned elsewhere, my friend, I have become
almost incapable of partisan criticism. In my opinion, the media does lean right, but it is also pro-establishment. And, while a Democrat is President, he or she will get the benefit of that.

And, government, too, uses propaganda. Always has, but recently, a law was passed expressly approving propagandizing of Americans by the US government.

History does repeat itself, but recurring things do not necessarily recur in the same exact way as they did in the past.

For example, we had religious crusades once. Maybe we will have them again in that same way. Or maybe we are seeing that history repeat itself in the political influence of the religious right in this country and others.

I think we've already had charismatic heroes that turned out to be something else, including Reagan, Clinton, Bush and Obama. We have not yet had the most extreme version we could have, but I believe that we are getting there, but, perhaps not dramatically, but in degrees, as it were.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boiling_frog

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