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Old 03-20-2010, 12:35 PM
 
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National Juggernaut: This Cartoon Seemed Far-Fetched In 1948
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Old 03-20-2010, 12:38 PM
 
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That movie should be shown in all of our schools.
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Old 03-20-2010, 12:51 PM
 
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Been awhile since I'd seen that one. Thanks for the post!

Common sense. If people would use it this country would not be on the brink of Socialism.
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Old 03-20-2010, 03:09 PM
 
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On the contrary: in 1948, when Stalin was a living threat and Hitler a recent memory, the cartoon was not far-fetched at all.

It is highly far-fetched today.
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Old 03-20-2010, 03:35 PM
 
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On the contrary: in 1948, when Stalin was a living threat and Hitler a recent memory, the cartoon was not far-fetched at all.

It is highly far-fetched today.
No, it's not 'far fetched" at all unless the American citizen allows it to be. The values talked about are the same today but they are overshadowed by consumerism that takes our gaze away from those who are undermining the very fabric of the American society.
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Old 03-20-2010, 03:49 PM
 
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No, it's not 'far fetched" at all unless the American citizen allows it to be. The values talked about are the same today but they are overshadowed by consumerism that takes our gaze away from those who are undermining the very fabric of the American society.
A modified, consumerist sort of capitalism is the only serious doctrine left in the world. It has no credible or powerful ideological opposition, either inside the U.S. or out. Nobody wants to or can do more than tinker around the edges.
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Old 03-20-2010, 04:20 PM
 
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A modified, consumerist sort of capitalism is the only serious doctrine left in the world. It has no credible or powerful ideological opposition, either inside the U.S. or out. Nobody wants to or can do more than tinker around the edges.
Baloney!!

Your point of view can only happen in a citizenry that is fat, dumb and happy not caring one bit about thier personal rights and liberties.

Such trash talk..............
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Old 03-20-2010, 04:22 PM
 
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"When anybody preaches disunity,tries to pit one of us against the other thru class-warfare,race hatred or religious intolerance ,you know that person seeks to rob us of our freedom & destroy our very lives!"
Hmmm.
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Old 03-20-2010, 05:04 PM
 
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From the cartoon: "Today, the automobile industry provides millions of jobs..."

Well...it did in 1948. Today, a good many of those jobs have been shipped overseas in search of higher profits as a result of another one of those "ism's."

Capitalism.

The issue isn't "ism's," it's UNRESTRAINED "ism's" of any kind.
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Old 03-20-2010, 05:48 PM
 
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People fall for teh same take care of you for years.
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