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    The unraveling of America

    This is well worth a read, the author is one of the best in his field and this may just be his opus.

    https://www.rollingstone.com/politic...-davis-1038206

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    hmm - from what I know of Guanaco all he'll do is try to make the trouble more fun.... greg_r
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    #2
    Very well written thanks for posting


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      #3
      Originally posted by jb3md View Post
      Very well written thanks for posting


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      He and Rolling Stone deserve awards for this piece, it's that good.

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      People always forget, the correct sequence is rape, pillage THEN burn. sfa437
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      hmm - from what I know of Guanaco all he'll do is try to make the trouble more fun.... greg_r
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      When you say modding, do you mean repeatedly hitting it with a hammer? Mickey Padge




      Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens


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        #4
        Needs more pictures......
        "Don't hate me because I'm beautiful"

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          #5
          “One day, it’s like a miracle, it will disappear.”

          Yep!

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            #6
            Thanks for sharing. A vacuum of real leadership in a time of crisis, mirrored also in the U.K.


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              #7
              That was some eye opening stuff. Thanks for the read!

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                #8
                'But after all it is the leaders of the country who determine policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament or a communist dictatorship. ...Voice or no voice the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country'.

                Sound a familiar scenario? It's a quote from Hermann Goering's Nuremberg trial . . .

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                People always forget, the correct sequence is rape, pillage THEN burn. sfa437
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                hmm - from what I know of Guanaco all he'll do is try to make the trouble more fun.... greg_r
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                When you say modding, do you mean repeatedly hitting it with a hammer? Mickey Padge




                Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens


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                  #9
                  Interesting read and thank you for sharing.

                  My question is, that since COVID-19 has decimated the whole world, not just the US, which country is the likely successor to the dominance of the US for the middle part of the 21st century? I don’t see China rising, as some have predicted. My money is still on capitalism as being the dominant philosophy going forward, and the US it’s greatest champion and beneficiary.


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                    #10
                    Interesting read to be sure. I don't view this country and our current status with such a negative outlook. The pandemic will be in the rear view mirror soon, which I understand was not the same prognosis we had even a month ago. It definitely caught us off guard and we as a country have stumbled badly in many aspects. Now we are slowly standing back up and I maintain a positive long term outlook. Vaccines will start to enter the marketplace in the coming months, removing that stressor from the equation.

                    We've been on a rollercoaster ride with unemployment, although it's already improved to 8.4% as of the last jobs report, September 4th. I acknowledge there's going to be fallout for several years to come due to a number of factors, but the landscape is not as dire as it was the beginning of summer.

                    We are still a world power, and I don't see any countries poised to take the mantle of power from us at this time. We have a lot of improvement which we as a society need to work on, and post pandemic we need to focus on. We should take a pause as a society, reflect on who we are, how we treat our fellow countrymen, and what can we do to improve ourselves. We should ask ourselves if we are truly proud of our current trajectory and if not, what can we do to adjust it. The future is but a blank page, it is ours to write.
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