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Posted on Aug 13, 2010

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By A BRAYING O'REILLY, August 17, 2010 at 11:55 pm Link to this comment
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That was one of the more accurate descipitions of what has happened over the last 30 years, and especially the BushNighmarePrisonYears.  It’s been outright thiefin’ of the public square, and nobody seems to give a damn or has the nerve to go alookin’ for a cop.

North America has become a region of the world not unlike the Middle East—Iran and Israel—that are held hostage to the cruel whims of fundamentalism, be them economic, religious or social and moral.  It’s bumpsticker philosophy of the sort that sells everything with a one size fits all approach.  The Condom Philosophy: genertic, latex and disposable.

We’ve the richest region with good fortune to be on a planet truly unique to any rational imagination, yet there’s a truly despictable urning to stick it everybody that gets in the way of the American Dream, be them friends, family or foes.  I think that this attitude has come from my generation of ReaganWorshippers, who talked of a fresh, exciting world where we all made money and taxes would go down because everyone would be working and taking care of the planet.

Free Trade and Deregulation have been a boon to few, and curse of varying degrees for so many of us, and yet it happens and doesn’t seem to be any angry or even concern that we’ve been hoodwinked.

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