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What is exceptional about us is how we choose to bear the unique burden of simply being The United States of America.

maudlin?

the only exceptional thing about america was that it thrived on an ecology that had been respected and conserved by millennia of native americans, while the rest of the world's low hanging resources were starting to be tapped out.

it goes deep the brainwashing, huh?

in one sentence he says what he knows the world has been long waiting to hear, then in a few seconds has america ushering in a new exceptionalism!

mind-boggling...

is it so hard to get, the concept of equality amongst all global citizens?

and that's on dkos... i shudder to think what the great majority who are even less aware of the conditioning they have been subjected to still believe.

...and the racism O's election was supposed to symbolise the end of is just as pernicious and distasteful when delivered in this ethnocentric, myopic style.

the harder they come... what's unique about the usa experience is how depersonalised and demented the cognitive dissonance has become.

i'm increasingly seeing obama as a majordomo to the megawealthy, giving them a shiny new frontman to argue for the plutocrat status quo.

what's astonishing is the charm and savvy, how ingratatiatingly nice he and his family come across.

so the cog-diss is in its own way as mindbending as during gwb's era, it's just very different, brand new flavas!

heavens, the man is a politician, what did i expect?

walk like a basketball player, quack like a statesman, act like the other 'great pretenders' of recent history.

nothing personal, just business.

and tomorrow the hopium will take hold again...

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Fri Apr 3rd, 2009 at 07:38:30 AM EST
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