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    Quote Originally Posted by Crazyguy View Post
    But LOOK AT SWEDEN! THANK GOD WERE NOT THERE!

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...nt-ghetto.html
    Oh yes lets all remember how the US is such a pinnacle of society, such a great role model, and so much better than the rest of us.

    Welcome to The United States, the "civilized democracy" where we send in the military to bring "order" after people get upset when the justice system fails to actually be a justice system.

    It's funny that the Posse Comitatus Act, explicitly supposed to prevent the military from acting as law enforcement, conveniently has a loophole for just about any given situation where the police might actually require the support.
    So yeah, the military is forbidden from acting as law enforcement... except where "neccessary".
    Build a man a fire and he'll be warm for a day, Set a man on fire and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.

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    We Americans have a very short memory. None of what you just posted is in my memory so it must be fiction;)
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    And it will forever be the big bad government VS us mere peasants. But you know if the police didn't have to deal with all the goofy people every day then maybe they would be nice to the rest of us:)

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    More simple than that. Even if people won't admit it, they all know that their individual votes are worthless. Might as well support the person that's the most entertaining, b/c that's all you're going to get out of it.

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    You all had your fun but there ain't no one got time to read this thread so I'll help you out - the correct answer is: oil.
    There you go you can close the thread.

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    "A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising them the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that a democracy always collapses over a loss of fiscal responsibility, always followed by a dictatorship. The average of the world's great civilizations before they decline has been 200 years."

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    The funny thing about that blurb is that it was invented in the mid-20th century out of whole cloth, and mis-attributed to a monarchist - it should be noted, around the time conservatives were doing anything they could to near apart the New Deal.

    The failure of American democracy is happening largely because the very rich are bribing their way out of taxes or really any responsibility, and the corporate-state alliance has been fused together so tightly that it is difficult to remove. The people, by and large, are taught to blame themselves, and have been sold a false ideology rooted part in religion and part in appeal to humanity's base, animal instincts; when the government or charity hands out, the impoverished have no choice but to take.

    Of course there are other factors, and democracies are pretty little lies from the start.
    The psychology of people has been molded towards strict authoritarianism and totalitarianism, and I doubt anything can stop that now. It is impossible to argue with someone who believes that inequality and social hierarchy are ends unto themselves. Billions, if not trillions of dollars are spent explicitly to push inequality and hierarchy - ultimately, money spent purely for vanity, often destroying human productivity in the process.

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    You describe a small and very vocal part of Americans. The vast majority of the people are normal

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    Wow 40 pages about USA

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    Because we're awesome. Lots of haters.
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    Mmmmmmmmmurica!

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