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Response to Californeeway (Reply #47)

Thu Jul 11, 2013, 05:45 AM

57. I'll say it

 

The United States is a police state - or, at best, is rapidly decaying into one as we hither and dither. All that's really missing from the comparison is a solid linking of the information and the execution. That is to say, we've got the sweeping spy network in place and focused on the citizenry, and we've got the above-the-law militarized police forces, but the two haven't let locked arms to stomp the shit out of us... in a wholesale fashion at least, if you engage in frequent protest you probably have a different experience on this particular matter.

I'll also say that it's very odd that someone posting under an image of Smedley Butler is so complacent about this divestment of power and independence from the people of this country. That you're going to shake your finger at people for not using the proper "tone" rather than voicing even the slightest amount of concern about the reality of the situation.

And yes, people engage in hyperbole, because it's better than ostritching when addressing a problem. better to overstate than understate when there's a problem at hand - better to be chicken little than a frog in a pot, to mix and mangle metaphors.

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