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Enjolras Donating Member (851 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-27-03 09:19 PM
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53. Excellent topic!!
I've been thinking the same thing. It felt like I started noticing a change in this direction right after the cold war ended.

"Why don't we declare war on things that need to be fought, such as homelessness, undereducation, poverty, starvation, or domestic violence?"

Just speculating here, but I think it's not necessarily that we are becoming meaner per se, but more ..... competitive. More business oriented. (Then again, maybe that's the same thing.) People are more obsessed with getting their money's worth, which has led to Wal-Martization, insurance fraud, increasing corporate accounting scandals, and a ruthless and ongoing assault on the welfare state. Along with this, there's the increased level of pressure that comes with an increasingly competitive environment, which tends to make people edgy.

I heard Sean KKKlannity on his radio program recently extolling the virtues of stress. What does that tell us? Conservatives consider this ever-increasing competitiveness, and the subsequent stress and self-centeredness, a wonderful thing.
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