You do live in a BUDDING totalitarian society. The evidence is way to extensive to list here. I'm not going to ASSUME you were one of the left wingers who passionately voiced opposition to the Patriot Act. Assuming your politics would make me a "fool."
#78 | POSTED BY RASTA AT 2013-12-01 01:56 PM | FLAG: EYE ROLL
I opposed it... and I'm not afraid of it.
Like most people on the planet now a days I don't know what life without the nuclear bomb ... and the threat of nuclear war somewhere on the horizon... just around the corner ... so we must always be vigilant etc etc etc. There is always some one who is going to come down and force me into submission... wash my brain clean of independent thought etc, etc, etc. Illumanatis, tri-lateral commissions, Masons, Skull and Bones, Mafia, Crips, Black panthers, Cosa Nostra, Commies, Socialists, Beltrán-Leyva Cartel, al Qeda.. I mean puhleeze!!!... the list of gobblins endless. Now you are telling me I am in a "budding" totalitarian society... like that is a new concept. Help me! Help me! Here comes 1984!!!.... right on time....
Jesus, Nostradamus,George Orwell, Ayn Rand, Jack Van Impe, Walter Mercado all visionaries... and now you and what ever string of portenders you are listening to gonna share with me the latest take over the world fad and I am supposed to be upset?
Eh riiiight. Obama makes a law mandating that adults behave in a certain way and buy medical insurance and next the brown shirts are pounding at my door... ready to arrest me force me to go to an obgyn and if I refuse they will string me up by the thumbs and lower me into a wood chipper where I will be turned into hamburger, sold to McDonalds... and then made into 400 quarter pounders to be served with fava beans and a nice chianti right? That is what totalitarians do... right?
I know gross story but seriously its just as real as the crap spewed out every day by someone some where especially when they don't approve of something and they have a bloated sense of themselves and they want me to puff up along side of them.
Seriously, 100 years ago more soldiers died from staph infections contracted while training to be soldiers that died on battlefields. You discuss the flow of how things are going to go during an unprecedented time of human history when there are more humans, living longer, than ever before in the history of our species. Its as if you you believe we are as if we were stuck in some immutable warp and a victim of our destiny.
Well in order to have a totalitarian society you must first have a civilization. Current research indicated that we humans created civilizations around 7,000 years ago... our species has been around 30,000 years. All sorts of regimes have come and gone and in the process we have figured out remarkable ways to survive it all. As for me I am not going to worry about all the crap that lays ahead in some futuristic horror story that may or may not happen.
I will deal with what ever happens in the present moment. I support the ACA because it seems like a good idea. If it doesn't work out then our species will do something else.
Bill Gates made a fortune making computers affordable to the average person... its been an amazing tool that opened a lot of possibility. It seems like Windoze is buggy and glitchy with every new update....and there there are all those nasty little privacy issues whenever you connected to this etheric thing called the net....and yet the profit from something being available to more people made him one of the wealthiest on the planet... now he is growing new businesses all over the planet among the poorest.
"Privacy" is a contemporary concept,a luxury of the wealthy and for the most part an illusion. Kenneth Star makes a big deal out of a private moment between Bill and Monica and bin Laden gets away the first time. He got paid 7 million tax payer dollars for a big "so what?" in the scheme of things.