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fuck it, let's just give up and re-instate the monarchy

Face it, we don't controll our leadership anymore than feudal serfs did, why bother?
Why bother? Is this country really worth saving? Was it ever? Have we ever been, would we ever be, the good guys? Exactly how much have we improved in over two centuries? Bush is lousy, but have any of our presidents been anything but?

Do we really, to put it in a nutshell, care?

Let's just crown a king and get all this voting stuff over with, so we can sit back and drive our SUVs to the drive through at McDonald's, watch "America's Funniest Home Videos" and just ignore the unpleasant reality that is on the other side of our suburban front doors..

DOWN WITH ALL THAT IS GOOD AND RIGHT WITH THE WORLD! SUPPORT KING GEORGE! DEATH TO THE PROTESTORS, GAYS, LEFTISTS, INTELLECTUALS, ENVIRONMENTALITST AND HUMAN RIGHTS GROUPS! ! ! !

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I wonder how many people will recognize this as farce?
humm... 27.Oct.2003 20:15

jr

you wrote

"SUVs to the drive through at McDonald's, watch "America's Funniest Home Videos" and just ignore the unpleasant reality that is on the other side of our suburban front doors.. "

how would this be any different, it sounds like we are already there.

King George 27.Oct.2003 21:31

future man jonk66@aol.com

Hail King George. It's really not that bad. I work hard, have health insurance. I have a home, food, clothes. My parents were broke alcholics and I somehow survived I even have medical insurance. If I can do it why can't all of these people that whine all of the time about being left out?

King George 27.Oct.2003 21:32

future man jonk66@aol.com

Hail King George. It's really not that bad. I work hard, have health insurance. I have a home, food, clothes. My parents were broke alcholics and I somehow survived I even have medical insurance. If I can do it why can't all of these people that whine all of the time about being left out?

Last of a dying breed 27.Oct.2003 21:51

aeaidfh

You have insurance? Your kind will soon be extinct if things continue unabated. This country is going to be in for permanent hard times and collapse if people just react like a herd of ostriches and put their heads in the ground.

The working class is being pushed into what increasingly resembles slavery. People haven't so much given up as they've been outflanked by movements that are better funded and temporarily more powerful.

Everything in politics works in cycles. If there is no fast resistance to neo-fascist economic policies and laws then things get really really nasty for the folks caught at the bottom. Including those currently with insurance.

good point future man 27.Oct.2003 22:55

teddy ruxpin

He has a point, it's really not that bad FOR HIM. It may suck slightly more to be one of the 2,000,000 people who will lose their jobs this month, or to be one of the millions who lost their life's savings in Enron stock, or to be one of the people dying of cancer from the rampant pollution in Houston, or the families losing soldiers in Iraq (both their and ours), or to be a disabled veteran who is losing his health benifits (that I am sure he worked hard for, despite his boozer parents). And I am sure the dead civillians, jailed dissidents, conquored foreigners or american schoolkids going to a now-unfunded school may think things are a bit grim.

But hey, it's really not that bad for you. . . . .

consider the 90's "pax romana" 28.Oct.2003 08:22

Socrates was brilliant or full of crap

Anarchy is a terrible idea for the u.s. ..... come on do you really want the elite one percent of this country to have more power over us? these aren't the type of people who are afriad to kill to get their way .....sure we out number them ..but we'd be powerless against there resources. I would think that logically we could just split up the empire into smaller locally controled pieces (cascadia, newengland,the midwest and the retched south).... but then again that didn't even work for rome.... and guess what ...we are the new rome.... so have fun with it .... our country will fall just like the other empires through out time(look at the behavior of our "leaders"they can't go on like this forever) ,take notes.

hehehe 28.Oct.2003 12:07

Socrates was brilliant or full of crap

looks like i misunderestimated the point