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Posted on Apr 11, 2011

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By Mike R., April 12, 2011 at 11:54 pm Link to this comment
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Well, the system’s not all bad: the coal mining exemptions I mentioned also did not go through this time.  Political theory is very interesting, and it’s certainly true that extremism from either side of the aisle may endanger the common good, but at present, it’s the hypocrisy of the right which concerns me, as they use libertarian slogans for policies that increasingly shift tax burdens onto wage workers and direct government benefits to multi-national corporations.
That’s the point here, I think.  Whether the Democratic party is truly egalitarian seems like a good topic for another day.

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By Napolean DoneHisPart, April 12, 2011 at 10:12 pm Link to this comment

I should have not used that word to begin with, my apologies… for when those words are used, they fail to explain anything aside from basic definitions.

Yet, to make simple: I see a banking system resembling what is loosely defined as communism, in collusion with a government resembling what is loosely defined as fascism.

I read this page when I read your response, Maani.. for folks have always tried to decipher and define their government and what they were up to, what they resembled, yet, we see that class and position has always been markers and chasms between people…. as Marx penned.

Yet, my idea of a something resembling what I’m not sure what to call yet, can be seen in this interview…. very revealing.. and worth the time to listen and see for oneself!


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By Maani, April 12, 2011 at 5:16 pm Link to this comment


“Communist?”  I’m not sure you understand the difference between communism and fascism.  We are FAR closer to a fascist state than a communist one.  In fact, communism would be far preferable to fascism, assuming it was in a form closer to its optimal form than any before it (which, of course, is nigh impossible).


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By Napolean DoneHisPart, April 12, 2011 at 10:52 am Link to this comment

Have folks noticed that the ‘communist’ actually have won?  What the ‘red scare’ was all about… and the supposed defeat of the German wave of racist elitism back in WWII?

Time to wake up, Amerika.  Welcome to your U.S.S.A.

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By john from ojai, April 11, 2011 at 4:30 pm Link to this comment
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Stop feeding the myth that only Republicans support those leeches. Obama and most Democrats supported most of those leeches. Obama supported coal energy, oil subsidies, and a 3-5% military increase. He supported 10% increase in funding to Israeli military while cutting back social services in the US.

Both parties are corrupt! Work for publicly funded elections.

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By Mike R., April 11, 2011 at 2:22 am Link to this comment
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Great idea!
I was thinking of ticks, myself, because ticks are so hard to kill, when I found out that since the hit on the Clean Air Act failed to trade public health for $$$ on the coal-burning end, they now want to slip in Clean Water Act exceptions for Big Coal.

Anyway, thanks for illustrating the Republican’s other hand underneath the big spending cut table.

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