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geezer in Paris:
Consider the possibility that there are others who might be able to step in and seize the moment.

i do, i do...

the elements are there, even possible actors, were it not for the dualistic thinking falsely polarising their efforts instead of uniting them.

put bernie sanders, ron paul, dennis k., feingold, boxer, grayson, gore, and warren in a room with obama and don't let them out till they have hammered out a national economic/social/ecological policy blueprint to save america from drowning in its own moral morass.

and when that's up and running, jail the banksters and torturers in wind turbine factories till they pay off their karma!

as for europe, i despair right now.

this place is teetering on the edge of outright RW lunacy, without any truly visionary leaders (or orators) waiting in the wings, as far as i can see.

cohn-bendit sorta gets it. as do thousands of well-meaning low wattage technocrats woven into the system, all sorely lacking coherent europe-wide leadership.

but we need to think globally at this point, europe is writing its own script for further future irrelevance, it had its shot and look what we got!

sarko, berlu, merkel, dave-from-marketing, zapatero, barroso, rompuy, ashton et al.

please... not one clue between the lot of them. 50 million dead to save us from the turd reich and save democracy for this?

with all the sun we get, we end up being russia's energy bitch? on china's dime?

can you say 'sold down the fucking rhine?'

watching america right now get off its cellulite and face the music is revealing how apathetic and hamstrung europe is right now, compared.

and hey, thanks for replying geezer! i really felt i was howling in the antarctic for nothing there...

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Sun Oct 16th, 2011 at 02:39:02 AM EST
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