Susan Butcher wrote:I don't know about the Management, but I really don't mind a bit of political debate here. So, Americanborn, do you think of yourself as a conservative? You seem to be from what you're saying about America straying from its traditional values. Do you think the problem is "creeping socialism"? Or are you more interested in promoting freedom of thought?
EmbryonicRabbit68 wrote:The 1960s was embodied with politics, and JA was a giant part of the 60s.
Dormouse wrote:Politics are not often discussed here, but there is no reason why it can't be.
The truth is, the American dream is a delusion realized only be a few. No matter how hard someone tries, sometimes they will not be able to 'succeed' in this society. That is how the system is set up, and its very existence depends on the fact that the majority of people will have it worse off than the financial elite. The problem with the country today are due to the past eight years when these financial elite ran wild. Now the problem is indeed 'creeping socialism' - It needs to be rampant socialism. The playing field needs to be leveled. People should not be starving or homeless. If socialism will address these issues, than that is exactly what we need. How insidious is capitalism that people will 'revolt' when presented a tax increase to help the needy, while they sit back and let a million innocent lives be shed overseas? Mindless protesters at town halls rioting and shouting because they believe in death panels! Or is it they just do not want to pay a penny more in taxes to help those whose lives are in disaster because they can not afford health care? So yes, there does need to be a revolution, but not from those such as Glenn Beck, Billo, Rush, Hannity, their friends from Fox News and its deluded viewers. But rather, one envisioned by the Jefferson Airplane and the movement towards love and peace from forty years ago.
But this is not a political place, and discussions should not be focused on politics. If anyone is here solely for that purpose, I would suggest they look into a different forum. Music rules supreme above all else in this place.
Susan Butcher wrote:Captialism and socialism can coexist, but the result is a kind of see-saw depending upon who's in government. It's a situation I'm use to living with, but I don't think this kind of compromise is going to be acceptable to Americans. You're just too tightly wound up.
Ensign wrote:What's going on in this country today is divisiveness, partisanship, and fear-mongering.
Most of the people in power don't want change because... they're in power. Duh!
It's up to the people to make a difference. It always has been. Activism is not a dirty word.
Now get off your half-moons and get to work making change for the better.
(Off the soap box now.)
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