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Sun May 26, 2013, 01:29 PM

America isn't Falling Apart. It's Being Reborn.

SAT MAY 25, 2013 AT 09:18 PM PDT
America isn't Falling Apart. It's Being Reborn.
byMuskegon CriticFollow

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Bridges have crumbled before. And they will crumble again.

America is at a crossroads. Not a death spiral.

We're not going to be the most powerful nation on earth forever.

Neither was England and look at them....now they have universal health care instead. Win some, lose some.

The world is changing in dramatic ways, all around us. We are in the midst....in the MIDST....of a global revolution on many levels. Not just social, but technological.

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Reply America isn't Falling Apart. It's Being Reborn. (Original post)
kpete May 2013 OP
randome May 2013 #1
Agschmid May 2013 #3
randome May 2013 #9
Agschmid May 2013 #14
Arugula Latte May 2013 #2
randome May 2013 #5
dkf May 2013 #11
siligut May 2013 #15
dkf May 2013 #22
siligut May 2013 #16
MotherPetrie May 2013 #4
BeyondGeography May 2013 #6
WinkyDink May 2013 #7
HiPointDem May 2013 #8
moondust May 2013 #10
byeya May 2013 #12
JNelson6563 May 2013 #13
siligut May 2013 #17
Junkdrawer May 2013 #21
RedCappedBandit May 2013 #18
truebluegreen May 2013 #19
mick063 May 2013 #20

Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 01:34 PM

1. And birth is painful.

 


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Response to randome (Reply #1)

Sun May 26, 2013, 01:49 PM

3. We still are a VERY young nation.

In the grand scheme of things we've been around for about a hot second.

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Response to Agschmid (Reply #3)

Sun May 26, 2013, 02:09 PM

9. Good point. Thousands of years of history in Europe but a little more than 2 centuries here.

 

Of course native Americans were here first but they didn't have the perspective of progress as Europe did. Not that progress is good in its own right but that's what ended up conquering the world.

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Response to randome (Reply #9)

Sun May 26, 2013, 03:09 PM

14. Like the sig line!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 01:44 PM

2. The question is, how can we take on corporations that have us by the neck and are squeezing tightly?

 

They own our government and they have fixed the system ... They are a very difficult target.

I hope this article is correct, though. Hope is a good thing.

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Response to Arugula Latte (Reply #2)

Sun May 26, 2013, 02:00 PM

5. It's not so much that they own the government, is it?

 

It's that our legislators have prostrated themselves before them. I wonder if that's a more accurate way of looking at it.

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Response to Arugula Latte (Reply #2)

Sun May 26, 2013, 02:22 PM

11. Our government has made it difficult to live without being employed by a corporation.

 

That will certainly empower corporations if you can survive without one.

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Response to dkf (Reply #11)

Sun May 26, 2013, 03:26 PM

15. Don't you mean can't survive without one?

Rather than:
Our government has made it difficult to live without being employed by a corporation. That will certainly empower corporations if you can survive without one.


It should be: That will certainly empower corporations if you can't survive without one.

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Response to siligut (Reply #15)

Mon May 27, 2013, 12:25 AM

22. Yes, that is what I meant. My ipad typing is horrendous.

 

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Response to dkf (Reply #11)

Sun May 26, 2013, 03:28 PM

16. And, BTW, I completely agree

Not selling-out has already become more difficult. It doesn't matter how good you are, "loyalty" is most important.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 01:55 PM

4. Tell that to the millions who don't earn a living wage and at the rate things are going, never will

 

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 02:01 PM

6. "The thing is.............I don't know when the heyday of America was."

It's a great line. We've never clicked on all socio-economic cylinders.

The potential for something better is still there.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 02:06 PM

8. as a low-wage oligarchy.

 

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 02:10 PM

10. Wishful thinking.

Unlikely that the die-hard corporatists and oligarchs are ever going to let anybody into a position powerful enough to significantly change their self-serving paradigm. If they can't buy 'em, there's always small planes and grassy knolls and polonium.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 02:36 PM

12. dailykos = pfui

 

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 02:51 PM

13. Oh we're a long way from that.

There are way too many who are fat and happy and while sure they feel sorry for those who aren't making it, let's not make waves that would rock our boat.

Now let's go shopping and see a movie and stop and eat 2000 calorie dinners as some shithole chain and commiserate about what's wrong with the world today.

Julie

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 03:32 PM

17. From the article: We're not going to be the most powerful nation on earth forever

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This is precisely the fear that has the extremists in government and those behind the extremists working at full blast now.

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Response to siligut (Reply #17)

Sun May 26, 2013, 04:56 PM

21. ^^^ This ^^^

Russia, China, & Iran are forming a counterweight.

August 1914 Redux

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 03:33 PM

18. We could look at England.. or we could look at some *other* major oligarchy who was.. 'reborn'

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 03:37 PM

19. Rebirth...

 

so much labor will be needed...

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 03:49 PM

20. I don't like the direction

 

Wait until ALEC controls the United Nations. They probably already do.

We are staring at a corporate world order.

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