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Offline mystery-ak

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As the world burns, America shrugs
« on: July 20, 2014, 10:07:29 AM »

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Re: As the world burns, America shrugs
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2014, 10:16:50 AM »
The aloof attitude combined with ignorance and political calculation is an unfolding tragedy right before our eyes. 
For the progressive, there is very little to love about the United States. Washington, Jefferson, Madison? A bunch of rotten slaveholders, hypocrites, and cowards even when their hearts were in the right places. The Declaration of Independence? A manifesto for the propertied classes. The Constitution? An artifact of sexism and white supremacy. The sacrifices in the great wars of the 20th century? Feeding the poor and the disenfranchised into the meat-grinder of imperialism. The gifts of Carnegie, Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Morgan, Astor? Blood money from self-aggrandizing robber barons. Nat Rev


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