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Jörgen Andersson5-Jan-20 10:42
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honey the codewitch4-Jan-20 11:36
mvahoney the codewitch4-Jan-20 11:36 
Human foolishness is cyclic. We're repeating ancient patterns. Right now the west is in decline, and while I'd get some pushback for referring to it as a meta-empire, that's what the west is. Anyway, empires apex. The US particularly hit its apex in the late 80s to mid 90s, depending on which rubber ruler you use.

After that, every generation was bound to be worse off than the one that came before it, either in real terms, or in equity. We're experiencing that now.

And when people face loss, particularly of things they take for granted, like is happening with the white middle class in the US, they go looking for people to blame.

And that's how fascism happens, ladies and gents.

As economic fortunes of the majority class (petit borgie) sour, messages like white supremacist messages will come out of the woodwork.

Blame the blacks.
Blame the queers.
Blame the immigrants.
Blame the commies.

Blame everyone but ourselves for the mess we find ourselves in.

Such is the rallying cry of the hopelessly angry, frightened and lost.

There's not much to do at this point but ride it out - our window for heading it off closed about 20 years ago - at least in the United States.
When I was growin' up, I was the smartest kid I knew. Maybe that was just because I didn't know that many kids. All I know is now I feel the opposite.

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