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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-01-12 02:41 AM
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6. Perhaps I am just a terribly and repeatedly disappointed optimist.
He is really on the money, isn't he? Literally, on the money.

It's amazing that people pay money to hear things like that and applaud and cheer, but then go home and do absolutely nothing.

Consciousness-raising really has its limits, doesn't it?

If anyone actually cares, I think they need to fund a citizen's think tank so we can hire smart people whose full time job it is to figure out what the fuck we can do about this, if anything. Then give people an action plan.

'Cause without an action plan, we're just playing with ourselves. But, we're too busy trying to survive to come up with action items.

Part of me thinks it's way too late. We are never going to beat all the think tanks, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, ALEC, the Foreign Relations Council, AND politicians of both political parties who supposedly represent us.

Then again, Carlin did give action items in that clip. He said, "Forget about it. Go home and be happy with what you have because you are never going to beat them." Or words to that effect. Maybe forgetting about it and being happy with what we have are the only realistic action items.

Thing is, I still want to believe there is a way out, much as my little girl self did not really want to know Santa was not who I thought he was.
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