Noam Chomsky.

Apr 2012
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Your avatar is so appropriate. This is what this country became under Bush/ Cheney. Or should I change the names around.
 
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Dec 2013
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The world will survive, but how to deal with power in a way which brings benefits to most of human kind ? It was this question, which American idealists were asking themselves during a long time and some of them were part of the US government. Now, since about 35 years conservatism is on the rise in the US.. and most people are probably afraid of loosing something, the more time runs, and that American leadership is no more really efficient to influence the rest of the world in what Americans want or believe to want. Is conservatism in relation with a loss of the image Americans could have of themselves, which push psychologically to retreat in some kind of a Golden Age where everything was more simple and understandable....?

For me, the woes about what America did,are present, but what the others would hqve done, if they had been in the same position as the US.... probably not better or worse.... So the real question is now, more how to deal with reality and how to rebounce after all these frustrating years, when most people relized to be the only superpower did not bring much to citizens and as a result did freeze necessaryy evolutions, because of an extreme partisanship from political actors.... and no real vision of a possible future and the road to it.....
 
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Apr 2012
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The world will survive, but how to deal with power in a way which brings benefits to most of human kind ? It was this question, which American idealists were asking themselves during a long time and some of them were part of the US government. Now, since about 35 years conservatism is on the rise in the US.. and most people are probably afraid of loosing something, the more time runs, and that American leadership is no more really efficient to influence the rest of the world in what Americans want or believe to want. Is conservatism in relation with a loss of the image Americans could have of themselves, which push psychologically to retreat in some kind of a Golden Age where everything was more simple and understandable....?

For me, the woes about what America did,are present, but what the others would hqve done, if they had been in the same position as the US.... probably not better or worse.... So the real question is now, more how to deal with reality and how to rebounce after all these frustrating years, when most people relized to be the only superpower did not bring much to citizens and as a result did freeze necessaryy evolutions, because of an extreme partisanship from political actors.... and no real vision of a possible future and the road to it.....
The rest of the world has depended on us since we rebuilt them all after WW2. We have now spent ourselves into oblivion and let our own Country go down.

We complain about our outdated Infrastructure,yet do nothing. We complain about improving our own life,yet do nothing.

I just wish a few people would really understand what this President is trying to do. Instead of rushing in,as the ignorant fools,loud mouthed pundits want, we are past being the bully on the block. We have weakened our selves.

Can't any one understand that? We are not the Worlds Superpower. Those who do not rush into war,those who take care of their own people first are now winning.
 
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The rest of the world has depended on us since we rebuilt them all after WW2. We have now spent ourselves into oblivion and let our own Country go down.

We complain about our outdated Infrastructure,yet do nothing. We complain about improving our own life,yet do nothing.

I just wish a few people would really understand what this President is trying to do. Instead of rushing in,as the ignorant fools,loud mouthed pundits want, we are past being the bully on the block. We have weakened our selves.

Can't any one understand that? We are not the Worlds Superpower. Those who do not rush into war,those who take care of their own people first are now winning.
OK, so when, not if, but when your beloved megatropolises like New York or LA get nuked because we adopt isolationism, don't say we didn't warn you.
 

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