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Old April 6th, 2017, 04:14 PM   #41
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Americans have no real culture: the population is ignorant, uneducated, and devoid of curiosity. The government is deeply disordered, corrupt, self-serving, and fatally flawed.

That is a fair assessment of my views.

The great problem is that Americans, by and large, think that they have a superior society, and in fact, in so many ways, it is a very inferior society. Americans refuse to recognize this, and this "false consciousness," this disconnect between reality and belief, is at the heart of much of the evil that infects modern America. This is what makes Americans such easy prey to all the lies they are told, and which they tell themselves. Until they have the courage to face the truth, there is no hope for them.

"Neither man nor woman can be worth anything until they have discovered that they are fools. This is the first step toward becoming either estimable or agreeable; and until it is taken there is no hope."
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Old April 6th, 2017, 04:22 PM   #42
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Americans have no real culture: the population is ignorant, uneducated, and devoid of curiosity. The government is deeply disordered, corrupt, self-serving, and fatally flawed.

That is a fair assessment of my views.

The great problem is that Americans, by and large, think that they have a superior society, and in fact, in so many ways, it is a very inferior society. Americans refuse to recognize this, and this "false consciousness," this disconnect between reality and belief, is at the heart of much of the evil that infects modern America. This is what makes Americans such easy prey to all the lies they are told, and which they tell themselves. Until they have the courage to face the truth, there is no hope for them.

"Neither man nor woman can be worth anything until they have discovered that they are fools. This is the first step toward becoming either estimable or agreeable; and until it is taken there is no hope."
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Ummm..... for ages 55-64, MORE Americans than Canadians have college degrees!!!

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Old April 6th, 2017, 04:30 PM   #43
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Plus Canadians waste their time going to college, as they have a HIGHER unemployed graduate rate:

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Old April 6th, 2017, 04:34 PM   #44
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That riposte was more pathetic than most of your efforts.

The question is: Even if that were true, what are the degrees worth --- and indeed, what is American so-called "education" worth?

Most US "education" is brainwashing, and/or conditioning and training to manufacture efficient wage slaves and productive cattle for billionaire oligarchs.
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Old April 6th, 2017, 04:36 PM   #45
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That riposte was more pathetic than most of your efforts.

The question is: Even if that were true, what are the degrees worth --- and indeed, what is American so-called "education" worth?

Most US "education" is brainwashing, and/or conditioning and training to manufacture efficient wage slaves and productive cattle for billionaire oligarchs.
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High paying & secure jobs. Pretty awesome.
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Old April 6th, 2017, 04:47 PM   #46
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The BEST measure is per capita GDP. If any countries should "cease to exist", they are the one with lower PCGDP, and Canada is significantly LOWER that the U.S.A.!

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More silliness from Auffie.

Average per capita GDP is meaningless if most of the money goes to the billionaire oligarchs and their minions.

The average household net worth of Canadians is considerably higher than in the quasi-feudal USA.
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The average household net worth of Canadians is considerably higher than in the quasi-feudal USA.
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Canada did not even make the wealth chart.

Wealth per Adult among Major Economies in Mid-2016 (in thousand USD)

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Old April 6th, 2017, 05:52 PM   #49
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To repeat:

99 REASONS WHY IT'S BETTER TO BE CANADIAN
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Old April 7th, 2017, 09:34 AM   #50
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The bottom line is:

AMERICA ROCKS!!!

A total impossibility that America "will cease to exist" prior to the end of the world happening. Plain and simple!!! to
the nutjobs that their two bit thought process thinks it will.

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Old April 7th, 2017, 10:02 AM   #51
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If that is true, then EVERYTHING YOU post isn't JACK SCHITT!!!

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Old April 8th, 2017, 03:14 PM   #52
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The bottom line is:
That is a picture worthy of the most hyper-nationalistic Nazi that ever existed!

And it also demonstrates that America has already ceased to exist.

Even people as misguided as the US Founding Fathers would be shocked and disgusted by the interventionist war-mania of the present US government and of so many brainwashed fanatics of violence infesting a once peaceful country.
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That is a picture worthy of the most hyper-nationalistic Nazi that ever existed!

And it also demonstrates that America has already ceased to exist.

Even people as misguided as the US Founding Fathers would be shocked and disgusted by the interventionist war-mania of the present US government and of so many brainwashed fanatics of violence infesting a once peaceful country.
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I CANNOT seem to find the swastikas. Where are they?
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You can't say America has no culture when our movies and video games dominate the global market, European s complain about American cultural imperialism and ASE, not Queen's English is the global standard. You might not LIKE American culture but it most certainly exists.
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Old April 9th, 2017, 05:26 AM   #55
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You can't say America has no culture when our movies and video games dominate the global market, European s complain about American cultural imperialism and ASE, not Queen's English is the global standard. You might not LIKE American culture but it most certainly exists.
He's just jaded, and is feigning dislike.
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Old April 9th, 2017, 01:11 PM   #56
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You can't say America has no culture when our movies and video games dominate the global market, European s complain about American cultural imperialism and ASE, not Queen's English is the global standard. You might not LIKE American culture but it most certainly exists.
The dominance of Hollyweird entertainment is the result of monopoly capitalism, Gresham's Law, and nostalgie de la boue.

Your statement about American English as a global standard reveals a provincialism on your part which you should endeavour to correct. For the world as a whole, British English is still the most widespread standard. As proof, merely consult any English dictionary printed in China which uses standard International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) for pronunciation.

Americans, in general, may have a "culture" by one of the dictionary definitions of that word, but by the standards which existed before Western Civilization collapsed in 1914, America definitely does not have a culture.
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Before I go to bed at night, instead of counting sheep, I like to mull over ways to destroy the present constitutional system of the United States of America.

One favorite thought of mine, which actually might work under the American system of tippy-toeing around religion, is to found a new religion, based upon the worship of Food. The Christians get tax breaks on their bread and wine; why should not everything we eat be the Flesh and Blood of the Divine? Immediately, all your food expenses would be tax-deductible.

It should be possible to define your houses as places of worship where the holy rites of gastronomy are celebrated, and thereby gain additional tax advantages. Trips and foreign travel would be pilgrimages to spread the Good Word to the heathen, and so travel expenses would fall under the constitutional protection of freedom of worship. There are innumerable ways that the System can be milked by people who are sufficiently stubborn, bloody-minded and intelligent. The Big Boys and the vampires do it ---- why not us?

If the custodians of tyranny in Washington DC tried to change the laws so that they would not apply to the Church of Comestibles, they would be faced by a formidable uprising from all the other religions, which would be afraid that this would lead to them losing their tax loopholes. My ideal is that unjust power should be placed in a trap where it can move neither forward nor back. That is such a heart-warming sight to behold! This should be our goal: to place the American monsters of misrule in so many traps and springes that their power collapses.
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Before I go to bed at night, instead of counting sheep, I like to mull over ways to destroy the present constitutional system of the United States of America.

One favorite thought of mine, which actually might work under the American system of tippy-toeing around religion, is to found a new religion, based upon the worship of Food. The Christians get tax breaks on their bread and wine; why should not everything we eat be the Flesh and Blood of the Divine? Immediately, all your food expenses would be tax-deductible.

It should be possible to define your houses as places of worship where the holy rites of gastronomy are celebrated, and thereby gain additional tax advantages. Trips and foreign travel would be pilgrimages to spread the Good Word to the heathen, and so travel expenses would fall under the constitutional protection of freedom of worship. There are innumerable ways that the System can be milked by people who are sufficiently stubborn, bloody-minded and intelligent. The Big Boys and the vampires do it ---- why not us?

If the custodians of tyranny in Washington DC tried to change the laws so that they would not apply to the Church of Comestibles, they would be faced by a formidable uprising from all the other religions, which would be afraid that this would lead to them losing their tax loopholes. My ideal is that unjust power should be placed in a trap where it can move neither forward nor back. That is such a heart-warming sight to behold! This should be our goal: to place the American monsters of misrule in so many traps and springes that their power collapses.
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You are a bit clueless. Most States have NO sales tax on food you stooch!

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In order to better understand the present-day United States, I have been watching a series of DVDs entitled The Nazis : A Warning from History---probably the best visual record of the Nazi period that I have come across (Naturally, it is by the BBC---you would never find something so intelligent and well-done on American television).

One of its features is a number of interviews with elderly survivors of that period. The survival of many features of Nazi ideology is a remarkable aspect of their psychology. If living through "Total War," and experiencing the complete collapse of everything they were taught to believe, did not bring a sense of reality to them, then what hope is there for Americans, who are even more efficiently brainwashed than were the inhabitants of Nazi Germany?

The most intelligent and thoughtful Americans are capable of realizing this simple fact, yet they seem psychologically unable to make the further small logical step of seeing that America needs a new Constitution.

This is the result of the intense brainwashing that pervades American society---the absurd and quasi-religious worship of the Constitution and the extremely fallible amateurs who put it together. This Constitution-worship is as cultish as that of Jonestown, and is very likely to end as Jonestown did.

Even the Neo-Cons were not so dazed and stupid---one of them famously said, "The Constitution is not a suicide pact."
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The American political system contains centers of power which were not envisioned by the old constitution and which that constitution, in practical terms, cannot control. The Central Bank, the lobbies of powerful monopolies, mass media whose ownership is dangerously concentrated, the CIA, the National Security Council, a military establishment with a life of its own, etc. etc. Whatever the theory may be, there is in fact a new constitution in which the aforementioned centers of power --- and others --- possess paramount dominance of our institutions. But this new de facto constitution serves the interests of the rich and powerful, not the interests of the majority of the American people.

As for the formal Constitution: You can strain and sweat until Doomsday and you will not be able to cure the corruption and crime which dominate the present system of American governance. The criminals --- the war criminals --- are too firmly fixed in the seats of power. If a constitution is so unsophisticated that it cannot guard against such a situation arising, and cannot cure it when it has arisen, then I would say that it has failed.

To me, this all seems pretty obvious. I would expect even children to understand it.

For instance: under what circumstances would the Constitution worshipers say that the Constitution has failed? In their minds, is it possible to conceive that the Constitution has failed, under any circumstances?

I think, twenty years ago, many would have said the Constitution a failure if habeas corpus were to be abrogated. Now, apparently, the bar for failure has been set higher. Could the Constitution be said to have failed if the crimes of the Neo-cons were to be left unpunished? What if the Kennedy Assassination, the 9/11 incident and the anthrax attacks turned out to be the work of a cabal inside the American government? If martial law were to be declared for an open-ended, indeterminate period, could we then say that the Constitution no longer existed? If the government formed a plot to use a nuclear weapon on an American city in order to drive a hysterical population into accepting a dictatorship (while preserving many of the forms of the Old Constitution, of course) ---- would that be the straw which would break the camel's back? Is there any set of circumstances which would force the Constitution worshipers to say, "The government of the Old Constitution is finished"?
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