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I'm usually not very political but there are strange things going on lately.  I don't want to believe what I see.  It's very discouraging.  Hopefully I'm wrong.

Here are two scary quotes I found.

"Democracy is beautiful in theory; in practice it is a fallacy. You in America will see that some day."  Mussolini


“Forget the politicians. The politicians are put there to give you the idea you have freedom of choice. You don't. You have no choice. You have owners. They own you. They own everything. They own all the important land, they own and control the corporations they've long since bought and paid for, the senate, the congress, the state houses, the city halls, they got the judges in their back pocket, and they own all the big media companies so they control just about all of the news and the information you get to hear. They got you by the balls. They spend billions of dollars every year lobbying to get what they want. Well, we know what they want. They want more for themselves and less for everybody else. But I'll tell you what they don't want. They don't want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking. They don't want well informed, well educated people capable of critical thinking. They're not interested in that. That doesn't help them.”
― George Carlin

I pray that things are not turning out as bad as they seem.

What do you think?


8 comments:

  1. There is, John, a similarity in looks, isn't there?
    I wonder does "El Duce Donald" know what ending El Duce Benito
    had???
    Very good, but shockingly scary for the US and the rest of the
    World.
    Colin

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  2. congratulations on swallowing the red pill and facing the painful truth of reality. You have taken a glimpse behind the curtain and seen the puppet master! However bad you imagine it to be I fear it may worse.Everything on the earth is controlled by a handful of corporations. They have been consolidating their power since World War I.It's not a conspiracy theory if it's true!

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  3. The key here is "They don't want well informed, well educated people capable of critical thinking." If we inform ourselves fully and VOTE for the person we feel is going to be the best leader for our country is a start. We need to turn our apathy and submission to enthusiasm and participation.

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  4. That Mussolini quote is very insightful.

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  5. It's rather a concern from an outsider. We see on the news, we read in the papers and online!
    Let's hope certain individuals don't go too far in the future,

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  6. I think the American people need to wake up and move away from the brink.

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  7. I think it's retarded when Trump supporters think he supports the common people and to free them from the 1% when he's a billionaire himself.

    I liked this story made popular by Tommy Douglas of Canada

    It's the story of a place called Mouseland. Mouseland was a place where all the little mice lived and played, were born and died. And they lived much the same as you and I do.

    They even had a Parliament. And every four years they had an election. Used to walk to the polls and cast their ballots. Some of them even got a ride to the polls. And got a ride for the next four years afterwards too. Just like you and me. And every time on election day all the little mice used to go to the ballot box and they used to elect a government. A government made up of big, fat, black cats.

    Now if you think it strange that mice should elect a government made up of cats, you just look at the history of Canada for last 90 years and maybe you'll see that they weren't any stupider than we are.

    Now I'm not saying anything against the cats. They were nice fellows. They conducted their government with dignity. They passed good laws--that is, laws that were good for cats. But the laws that were good for cats weren't very good for mice. One of the laws said that mouseholes had to be big enough so a cat could get his paw in. Another law said that mice could only travel at certain speeds--so that a cat could get his breakfast without too much effort.

    All the laws were good laws. For cats. But, oh, they were hard on the mice. And life was getting harder and harder. And when the mice couldn't put up with it any more, they decided something had to be done about it. So they went en masse to the polls. They voted the black cats out. They put in the white cats.

    Now the white cats had put up a terrific campaign. They said: "All that Mouseland needs is more vision." They said: "The trouble with Mouseland is those round mouseholes we got. If you put us in we'll establish square mouseholes." And they did. And the square mouseholes were twice as big as the round mouseholes, and now the cat could get both his paws in. And life was tougher than ever.

    And when they couldn't take that anymore, they voted the white cats out and put the black ones in again. Then they went back to the white cats. Then to the black cats. They even tried half black cats and half white cats. And they called that coalition. They even got one government made up of cats with spots on them: they were cats that tried to make a noise like a mouse but ate like a cat.

    You see, my friends, the trouble wasn't with the colour of the cat. The trouble was that they were cats. And because they were cats, they naturally looked after cats instead of mice.

    Presently there came along one little mouse who had an idea. My friends, watch out for the little fellow with an idea. And he said to the other mice, "Look fellows, why do we keep on electing a government made up of cats? Why don't we elect a government made up of mice?" "Oh," they said, "he's a Bolshevik. Lock him up!" So they put him in jail.

    But I want to remind you: that you can lock up a mouse or a man but you can't lock up an idea.

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    1. What an interesting story, Adam! I never heard this before. Of course I know who Tommy Douglas is (he introduced the universal health care program that is enjoyed across all of Canada now) but I didn't know this story.

      If you're doing the same thing over and over again and the results are always the same, perhaps it's time to try something else. Change isn't always a bad thing; sometimes it's the best thing to ever happen.

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