""Don't raise the minimum wage" is probably the worst form of hate speech I've heard. You see, we're all guilty of hate speech in one form or the other. Nobody needs to get on their high horse.
"Poverty is the worst form…"
"The popular response is to return hate for hate and that's what the political people will proffer. But that just creates more violence. It's not worth anybody's time to counter-protest the flat earth society and let them put hate in…"
"We suffer the misfortune of being made in the image of a supreme procrastinator who is apparently so preoccupied with being preoccupied that 'advice' devined and derived by the illadvised advisors re the nature of 'the will and word…"
"The way I feel, President Pence will be more meat for the left. Yes, he will be more fascistic and competent than President Cheeto. But if the left can help to bring down Trumpy, they can intensify their struggle and take down Pence #2. No one pays…"
There are those who say most suffering in the world is needless and self-inflicted, that the sin in one area breeds heartache in another, like a used car salesman who swindles his customers who is then unable to… Continue
Agreed, with one or two qualifiers. We R fucked, have been for quite some time, if you believe what Sheldon Wolin says in Democracy, Inc, and it's kinda hard not to if you have a couple brain cells to rub together. Now, as to how and why we got to where we are... do you really think the American people are self loathing? Self loathing presupposes some level of self awareness, the ability to understand why one does the things one does or at.least to understand that those things are bad, but after observing Americans for decades, my take on us is that we tend to be - in effect, when viewed collectively, even though quite a few of us are perfectly nice as individuals - smug, complacent, selfish, vicious motherfuckers and a whole lot of other stuff too, but aside from some bleating immediately after 9 1 1 to the effect of "why do they hate us?" I haven't noticed much if any handwringing or introspection about who and how we are, still less any genuine sense of guilt or self-hatred for the atrocities daily committed in our name so we can have more Bluetooth speakers and 2017 V8 Dodge Challengers and carrier battle groups and all the other rewards attendant on generating the world's grossest national product.
Wow. My apolyogies about the uber-long sentence there - I looked and looked but couldn't seem to find any appropriate places in that sumbitch to break it into more manageable segments...