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Name: Defacto7
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Hometown: Portland, OR
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Member since: Wed Aug 1, 2012, 12:44 AM
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Humanist, Classical musician, Linux hack, Liberal, Cosmology enthusiast, Refuse resurrectionist, Living with you in purgatory

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You might ask youself why civilization is in decline.

I have lived "all over". You seem to have the impression that everyone is going down with the ship, each country with its own individual reason. That would be incorrect. There are a lot of reasons for global decline but most stem from the socially backward, educationally insufficient, downward spiral of the good old US of A. The US is leading the pack downward because of its military power, ill-gotten loot and non-global thinking. The US is by no means the beacon of an advanced civilization. I can think of several countries that are at least moving the right direction like Norway, Slovenia, Sweden, Iceland, France, even Italy far outclasses the US in most things that support the common human being.

And we have Trump, the GOP and the .1% in control. It's embarrassing and disgusting.


That's how many days I've had to see how crazy this world is. I've always appreciated a thoughtful and measured point of view. But I've also seen a thoughtful and measured point of view slowly eroded until the foundation that supports human values disintegrates. At that point thoughtful and measured is meaningless.

Evil knows best how to destroy and the laws of thermodynamics teaches us that a broken thing can never return to its original form in time; it must be made into a new thing. The GOP knows how to destroy; that's all they know how to do and they do it well. The question is do we allow them to continue to destroy forcing us to recreate things in their image or do we stop them from using us to do so.

They have their game plan pretty well set as malformed as it is. Our mistake would be to play their game at all.

That's how I see it although I probably have a few days left to change my mind.
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