[–] sell4bids 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

We the people of the United States find ourselves in a political crisis and resurgent tribalism that pits left against right, hard-left against moderate-left, and extreme-right against everyone else. The result is a political impasse that leaves us unable to address our own needs domestically and has stripped us of credibility globally.

The crisis has a simple explanation, and it didn’t start with the current occupant of the Oval Office. Irrespective of where we fall on the political spectrum, a great many of us don’t trust our own political system. Nor should we: It represents power that is captive to interests quite at odds with our own.

Two recent news stories brought this home to me in a way that might help us find common cause across the political spectrum.

The first story was about a meeting of the World Health Organization. Ecuador introduced a resolution calling on governments to “protect, promote and support breast-feeding” and to restrict promotion of food products found to have deleterious effects on young children. Now what could be more unassailable than that?

Breastfeeding is a wholly natural process and scientific studies confirm that breast milk is the best food source for infants. While most all the national representatives rallied behind the initiative, the United States’ representatives stood firmly in opposition. They even threatened Ecuador with trade sanctions and a cutback in military aid.

Their stance surely did not represent the interests or preferences of the American people. The U.S. representatives left those present with no doubt that they were representing the interest of transnational corporations that sell infant formula.

Within days of the breastfeeding incident, President Trump was attacking the U.S.’s NATO allies in Europe for spending too little on their militaries. At first mention his argument seemed reasonable. Surely our allies should pay their fair share for our common defense.

[–] rspix000 [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

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[–] obvious_throwaway1 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Nobody. That's why we are where we are today. Welcome to reality.

Don't worry, humanity's march across time runs parallel to the swinging of many pendulums. I expect this swing back to be somewhat.. explosive.

[–] manxman 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Those who forget the past are destined to repeat it.

And here we are! The good ole white boys of the past have sold their own fucking country down the road to brown and black peoples for mere profit.

Won't be long now until the pitch forks come out and many a fucking rich white man is going to die!! Ha Ha, fuck you!!

EDIT: A word

[–] AdolfGutenbergstein 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Guns?

[–] Lordbananafist 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

that's what the 2a is for

[–] andrew_white_forever 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Donald J Trump

[–] sell4bids 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

yes off course!

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[–] AdolfGutenbergstein 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Yes but do they list escorts?