16 Apr 2015

Cause For Grim Reflection

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Vaclav-Klaus

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eli

I appreciate the sentiment, to the extent that we all accept the fault. However: http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/pragerzeitungon.asp



T. Shaw

Even if it is bullshit, it’s true.

Obama was given eight years to destroy America because 51.2% of American voters, in 2008 and 2012, proved themsleves to be fucking scumbags.

We are well and truly screwed.



SDD

What has changed is the notion of goal achievement through personal effort. When I was young it was expressed as “I want to earn a comfortable life for myself and my family.” Today it is simply “I want to have a comfortable life.” It also plays out in the assumption that liberty is something that is given to you, not something that has to be constantly defended at significant cost. Americans today will vote for anyone who promises to relieve them of these obligations. Milton Friedman would have short-handed it the desire for The Free Lunch.



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