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America: The Grim Truth

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  • I am not writing this to scare you. I write this to you as a friend. If you are able to read and understand what I’ve written here, then you are a member of a small minority in the United States. You are a minority in a country that has no place for you.
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  • America Goes Dark
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  • We Are A Nation Of Sheep Being Led By Wild Dogs
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Lance Freeman, Axis of Logic

Americans, I have some bad news for you: You have the worst quality of life in the developed world – by a wide margin.

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If you had any idea of how people really lived in Western Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and many parts of Asia, you’d be rioting in the streets calling for a better life. In fact, the average Australian or Singaporean taxi driver has a much better standard of living than the typical American white-collar worker.

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I know this because I am an American, and I escaped from the prison you call home.

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I have lived all around the world, in wealthy countries and poor ones, and there is only one country I would never consider living in again: The United States of America. The mere thought of it fills me with dread.

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These Empty Spaces, William Rivers Pitt, t r u t h o u t

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We are an idea, and all of us are bound to it through the ink that explains us on old pieces of parchment. We are an idea, and in that idea, we can locate our nobility, our strength, and the better angels of our nature. Too many of us, including our president and congressional representatives, have forgotten this. Perhaps, if we remind them in strong enough terms, if we make We The People a true force for right instead of a catch-phrase, things would get better. Until then, the idea that is America will continue to wither, and the empty spaces within will endure.

America Goes Dark, Paul Krugman, New York Times | NY

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  • So the end result of the long campaign against government is that we’ve taken a disastrously wrong turn. America is now on the unlit, unpaved road to nowhere.
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  • America: The Grim Truth
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Mike Malloy - We Are A Nation Of Sheep Being Led By Wild Dogs, hschulein, Democratic Underground
And George Carlin's Final Words To The World