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Response to siligut (Reply #7)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 04:07 PM

18. It's early Grover Nordquist motto. It's also a Libertarian saying.

Grover later went with 'We'll get the government small enough to drown it in a bathtub.'

In other words, replace the government with a fascist system, all elected functions destroyed, all power in the private sector. An amazing amount of Americans accept that 'government should be run as a business' but business is not designed to be a moral enterprise, but a profitable one. They use appealing terms such as liberty, freedom and choice. Think 'Right To Work' states and what that really implies, past the first sales pitch, to those living there in the long run.

A government derives its authority by the people seeing it as, for lack of a better word, a moral institution, protecting the rights of all against the bigger powers in society. Budgets are called 'moral documents' as they reflect the values of the country and say a great deal about priorities.

We've had our priorities off kilter for a long time, and I see it as mainly a reflection of media. There is no greater teacher in modern society than the media. The effect of moving pictures, symbols and sounds on emotions and the knowledge given or withheld literally shapes our lives.

We need to have a source to translate many things but we are trapped inside a bubble. It has been infested with the virus of militarism, greed and bigotry. The firms that profit from things that are harmful to people and the planet, own all the sources of media and will not allow anything to be said that does not keep us believing the way they want us to. It was not always so.

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