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This I Believe: A Farewell to Optimism

AdamTroy Wrote: Jan 03, 2013 12:54 PM
Surprised that with a college-age child in 2012 you have hope. I have neither optimism nor hope. The America as we knew it growing up in the 1960s and even through the 1980s has been pretty much destroyed and the fraud that is Obama is merely the reflection of it, not the cause of it. His bulls**t about Hope and Change was 50% right. We're going to change, all right, but for the worse. Once anywhere close to 50% of the electorate is basically sponging off the other 50%, you can forget it. Great American experiment over. Welcome to the Hunger Games.
Kepha Wrote: Jan 04, 2013 5:14 PM
I regret to say that I agree with you--and pray we're both wrong.
Mark4414 Wrote: Jan 04, 2013 11:38 AM
You're right - that 1960's model is gone: the bigotry and hatred against blacks and gays, women being treated as 2nd class citizens and mere objects in the workplace....yes that has indeed been destroyed. It's called evolving and moving forward. It's called growth.
Cambermeister Wrote: Jan 03, 2013 1:19 PM
I sure wish you were wrong.

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