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Stranger in a Strange Land 2013-01-26: Unraveling Myths

Stranger in a Strange Land 2013-01-26: Unraveling Myths

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Half Japanese, Lesley Gore, Frank Zappa, Mustafa Ozkent, Pere ubu and more.

Pervading and damaging myths persist in the collective national dialogue; that either political party are rational actors, that the president's second term will be filled with progressive policy objectives, that the economy will fix itself in an unregulated free market, that the deficit is the most important problem to tackle, that severe cuts to the middle class and impoverished are the only things that can help, and that intellectual honesty and American values drive the biases and decisions of either side.

Instead we are demagogued by contrarian hypocrites, unscientific loons and immoral proselytizers. The inconsistencies within their own parties, and even within their own philosophies and speech, impel us to believe that they are not merely incompetent, but complicit in the ongoing devastation of democracy.

Stark challenges loom before us, but we shall rise to them.

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aaronJacob

Conexion - "I will Pray" is a fist-pumper!