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GUEST,999 BS: USA Rightward Drift Politically (58* d) RE: BS: USA Rightward Drift Politically 03 Mar 13

Too true, Stringsinger. However, even when "a combination of Capitalist and Socialist forms of government" do work in countries--I'm thinking of Canada here--greed gets in the way and countries like that find themselves 'being swung' towards a form of consumerism that is antithetical to the general well-being. Greed has got to be the #1 killer of both people and governments. Offer us money at someone else's expance and there we are all lined up. It reminds me of that great stanza from Dylan's song about Medgar Evers:

A South politician preaches to the poor white man
"You got more than the blacks, don't complain.
You're better than them, you been born with white skin," they explain.
And the Negro's name
Is used it is plain
For the politician's gain
As he rises to fame
And the poor white remains
On the caboose of the train
But it ain't him to blame
He's only a pawn in their game

If indeed there is to be a new America, it will have to be one without stock manipulations, without unregulated banks and without the view that somehow God has given it the prima facie right to control the whole enchilada.

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