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Mon Jun 11, 2012, 09:21 AM

52. It's Just A Scary Point In Time For The US.

Most everyone assumes that the US will go on forever, and as the big dog on the block. I'm not sure why, paradigms shift over time.

I just read a sobering article in the June American Prospect, "The Hunger Games" by Jeff Faux, and he cuts through the day to day shiny object news cycle to look at the state of the US, long view.

A few rich righties, including many very far righties, are running the show now with their mega bucks thanks to the "Citizen's United" ruling.

The DNC democrats are throwing the left wing some bones in the social arena while selling us down the river economically with their other hand. Look here, don't look there.

Poll after poll shows that the will of the people is not being done. Rules are different for the ultra wealthy, schools are under assault with under funding and religious zealot nutcakes taking over school boards to force right wing curriculum, such as the earth being 5,000 years old.

Things may get back somewhere near where they should be but it's no sure thing and even if we do swing back it will get worse, maybe much worse, before it gets better......it will take a lot to finally create a tipping point, where enough people finally start voting in their own best interest.

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