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Response to Le Taz Hot (Reply #20)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 04:56 PM

23. That's all very positive

and I do feel encouraged by some of these new leaders--but I think we also have to ask why we are in the position of struggling for basic rights at every turn.

For all the gains you cite, there are just as many losses. It's like pushing the rock uphill.--you get it to the top and there's another one to push. If you go to some other countries where this is not the case, you realize the difference immediately. People are not jaded, burnt out, disgusted, depressed, like they are here. They can still believe the government does actually work for them. I'm talking about countries that have corporate taxes, for example.

I understand why anyone is depressed about what we are seeing today. Did you ever think we'd see voting rights in jeopardy? Did you ever think we'd see the government surveillance monster that has been created by the NSA and other agencies? Did you ever think we'd see whole states bought by a few greedy capitalists who want to slice them up as gifts to their friends?

I applaud your efforts, but in a country that really cares about the people, we should not have to push boulders uphill. We should be going beyond that and working for the general good, not fighting enemies within.

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