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Fri May 5, 2017, 09:04 PM

 

I Feel Like The Country Is In Quick Sand. We Have Been Sinking Since Reagan.

I feel like we are still sinking in many little ways. So much has been compromised since Reagan. It is that little thinks like union destruction, loss of liberties for women, more restrictions on abortion, employment rights eroding, jobs getting less secure all the time, good paying jobs disappearing et al.

It is not just about big things. It is about the small incremental little wounds effecting the country. It is about the creeping racism and radical religiosity. It is about the reemergence of the KKK, white supremacy and hate crimes. And it is about an entire administration of saboteurs in our cabinet and government offices.

Surely we have fight on because we must reverse all this deterioration.

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Reply I Feel Like The Country Is In Quick Sand. We Have Been Sinking Since Reagan. (Original post)
TheMastersNemesis May 2017 OP
Ilsa May 2017 #1
moondust May 2017 #2
Adrahil May 2017 #3
sinkingfeeling May 2017 #4
Freddie May 2017 #5
kairos12 May 2017 #6
LiberalLoner May 2017 #7

Response to TheMastersNemesis (Original post)

Fri May 5, 2017, 09:23 PM

1. The eventual, inevitable outcome, IMO, if we

can't change the trajectory, is a pseudo-democracy covering for a kleptocracy. Sure, the oligarchy controls a lot already, but they are becoming more open and brazen about what they perceive is their right to rig the system and steal from everyone else.

The kleptocracy won't give a damn about the planet, either. The result is a dystopian world where the overpopulated masses fight one another for basic resources.

I'm continually shocked at the worship of free market capitalism I see on social media, as if that is the answer to everything. Everyone else is called the familiar names -- libtard, commie, etc.

And change will be dangerous. It's the other side that tends to employ violence against any progressive gaining ground politically. MLK, RFK, Wellstone, etc.

Sorry. I didn't say anything to make you feel better.

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Response to TheMastersNemesis (Original post)

Fri May 5, 2017, 10:56 PM

2. Perhaps

the financialization of the economy during and after the Reagan years is responsible for seriously eroding the country's social fabric, cohesion, and moral progress it enjoyed during the post-WWII "golden age." "Greed is good" and "profits over people" seem to be the rules of the road in the neoliberal Wall Street economy of Reagan and Republicans. That's a dark tunnel that may not have a light at the other end.

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Response to TheMastersNemesis (Original post)

Fri May 5, 2017, 11:12 PM

3. Supply-side economics....

 

Is a sham and a lie. It is the root of our economic rot.

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Response to TheMastersNemesis (Original post)

Fri May 5, 2017, 11:35 PM

4. Check out my name.

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Response to TheMastersNemesis (Original post)

Fri May 5, 2017, 11:46 PM

5. Secession is inevitable

Not in my lifetime but it will happen. Things keep going at this rate Calexit will be a serious idea. If CA goes other blue states will join them.

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Response to TheMastersNemesis (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 12:06 AM

6. Of all the Rethugs, I've always hated Raygun the most. He began the decline of our country.

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