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There are a couple more articles for a larger perspective. Civil society itself, not just the economy, is straining .

What The People prefer to tune in to for information about their world:

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Corporate and political influence on newsrooms, along with the conflation of news and entertainment, has created what Rather called “the dumbing down and sleazing up of what we see on the news.”

http://www.aspendailynews.com/section/home/135834

Directionless revolutionary mob mentality:

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Screaming constituents, protesters dragged out by the cops, congressmen fearful for their safety — welcome to the new town-hall-style meeting, the once-staid forum that is rapidly turning into a house of horrors for members of Congress.

On the eve of the August recess, members are reporting meetings that have gone terribly awry, marked by angry, sign-carrying mobs and disruptive behavior. In at least one case, a congressman has stopped holding town hall events because the situation has spiraled so far out of control.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/politico/20090731/pl_politico/25646

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We need immigration to help our economy and pay for our elderly care.

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Metal / Re: Decline in metal popularity?
« on: July 30, 2009, 10:24:58 PM »
Loss of popularity devalues metal's profitability as a market. But, popularity and later, money, fails to legitimize metal other than only as a market. If anyone's still in the metal business just for the cash or glamour, well, they know what to do now.

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Interzone / Re: "Freedom": revenge against those who want order
« on: July 29, 2009, 09:22:00 PM »
The democatic and socialist are thinking two-dimensional design. Depth is the missing element. Or, a 2D table array vs. a 3D cubic array.

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Interzone / Re: Politics is a cancer
« on: July 29, 2009, 02:51:52 AM »
Many of the means used to generate money for executives are illegal or are grey areas.

A billion oblivious ordinary people buying mountains of slightly overpriced cheap junk or signing up for scam services they could otherwise learn to do for themselves is the main problem by far. Realizing this takes the revolutionary leftist wind right out of me.

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Interzone / Re: Politics is a cancer
« on: July 29, 2009, 02:12:59 AM »
There is nothing illegal about CEO salaries. Furthermore, the ethics of their salaries fits within the parameters of our present civilization's ethos. They're even exemplary by the standards we've assumed. Should we mob CEOs like revolutionary monkeys or instead reconsider the whole design?

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Defense is a euphemism for securing petroleum interests. The U.S. uses more than any other country. In exchange, its economic clout is 23.4% of world GDP.

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Interzone / Too many friggin people in a finite space breaks the bank
« on: July 29, 2009, 12:49:44 AM »
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a revised $85 billion budget Tuesday that he said contained "the good, the bad and the ugly," including additional cuts to child welfare programs, health care for the poor and AIDS prevention efforts.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/07/28/schwarzenegger-expected-t_n_246100.html

The weakest components of humanity get the axe. This has been a modern moral taboo all along up until now. Arnold for Emperor '12.

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Interzone / Re: "Freedom": revenge against those who want order
« on: July 28, 2009, 11:15:33 PM »
You might say that because people use the surrounding group to hide from personal responsibility, another agent comes along to manage it for everyone. Control is a market that can be exploited like any other. People give up this market because it requires management, so we get big nanny government.

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Interzone / Re: Politics is a cancer
« on: July 28, 2009, 11:11:39 PM »
It isn't all take and no give. Companies pay out reasonable salaries, protect their people with benefits and commonly even a private security staff.

The mercantilist problem is that some of them have been so successful, usually a symptom of gullible customers, that they endeavor to manage civilization itself, which is not their business.

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Interzone / Re: Politics is a cancer
« on: July 28, 2009, 10:06:02 PM »
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When people get together, they start thinking of ways to use the group to keep threats away. This quickly becomes its own form of consensual reality. Eventually, this replaces reality, and honest mention of reality is seen as a threat.

http://www.amerika.org/about/

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Interzone / Re: Playing instruments to release stress
« on: July 28, 2009, 10:04:01 PM »
You're describing sublimation, a type of defensiveness that doesn't make what's wrong in your life turn right. Maybe the practice is fantastic, but it is still a diversion to avoid confrontation with something negative in life. Somewhere deeper than our many skills is our inner character which governs them.

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Interzone / Re: The Ineffable Horror of Screamo
« on: July 27, 2009, 08:43:51 PM »

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Metal / Re: Metal needs to be fresh again
« on: July 27, 2009, 05:53:48 PM »
All of these core values are anchored in pre-Christian antiquity. Black metal sometimes use this era for a medium to channel these values in song writing. Death metal sometimes uses the present era as a medium for ancient values. But, an historic setting is not always necessary. Being eternal beyond time, the old ways do not need a temporal medium at all.

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Interzone / Re: Inattention and bitterness
« on: July 27, 2009, 02:40:30 PM »
And on that matter, I've always found a persons apathetic behavior to be based upon a matter that involves looking at the bigger picture of sorts, and not understanding or knowing how to solve the issues at hand, thus taking the easy route out and justifying their actions by buying a new plasma screen television from Wal-Mart, Always low prices, Always.

That is why it is important to follow up analysis with solutions.

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