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Barack Obama’s “Truman Show” Presidency

cal652 Wrote: Sep 21, 2012 2:03 PM
Texas? Southern California? Alaska? Berkeley? Puerto Rico? The Philippines, lots of Micronesia If you consider a loose definition of colonization
YippeeK Wrote: Oct 24, 2012 12:00 PM
Loose definitions... what are those? Is that like Obama's definition of "women" (pro-abortion leftist feminist lesbians) or "American working class" (dues-paying union members) or "teachers" (teachers' unions)... you get the drift. It seems to me that a definition is only "loose" when it's inaccurate or flat out wrong. I suspect in this case your definition of "colonization" is just flat out wrong. Here's some food for thought, what's the difference between colonization and cultivation? Is colonization always wrong or evil? Is cultivation ever wrong? When? How? Why? What is good or evil anyway? Think on these things and you'll get the loose out of your definition and maybe you'll find some wisdom.
badgerpat Wrote: Sep 21, 2012 2:20 PM
I colonized my house when I bought and moved into it, if you consider a loose definition of colonizing. I would also point out that "Puerto Rico, the Philippines, and lots of Micronesia" have complete and total political self determination, so it would have to be a really, REALLY loose definition of colonialism.
In the film “The Truman Show,” actor Jim Carrey played lovable simpleton Truman Burbank who, unbeknownst to him, lived his entire life trapped in a television show. His wife, co-workers and friends were all actors, his entire world a finely constructed stage.

Life was good for Truman until an actor deviated from the narrative, forcing Truman to confront a reality outside the confines of his scripted life. Truman eventually realized his entire life was a lie, a highly popular fantasy that endured on the strength of the myth and the adoration of millions.

In the same way,...