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Comment: Re:When Nixon did that... (Score 0) 276

Decades of chanting USA USA and believe that they are the "greatest country in the world" and "stand for all that's good in the world" etc while ignoring the reality of increasing political corruption, inequality in many areas and not just economic, immoral government policy both foreign and domestic, etc.
Add to this relativistic comparisons to the completely sorry state of competing super powers. (e.g. "Well go live in russia then...")

And this does not apply to all americans: Just the ignorant ones which unfortunately make up the voting majority as well as the main media organisations...


There is probably a theory about "empires" and the momentum of public opinion long after the rot has set in...but I just don't give enough of a fuck TBH...

Comment: Re:They trained their replacements (Score 3, Insightful) 612

Abetted by most of the citizens of the US, either by apathy, ignorance or acceptance.

It brings to mind this wonderful quote oft. paraphrased by unionists:

"First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out — Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out — Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out — Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me — and there was no one left to speak for me."
-- Pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984)

Well US IT workers, welcome to the real world. While you have been living in your tech bubble for over a decade, this has been happening in one form or another to US factory and other workers for a very long time. People bellyached of course but nothing of substance was done.
Everybody lined up behind the republican or democrat soup kitchen line or just opted out and the country continued as it always has.

I cannot remember how many anti-union posts I have read on this very website over the years (although less so lately...too little too late of course) The ridiculous pontificating for "free-market", "libertarianism" or other bollocks with no scientific, moral or any other foundation at all.

And while you might cry "everyone else is the same, why pick on us?". But you are not the same. You had access to the tools of change the whole time, you are smart and capable.

This is what comes from being asleep at the wheel. You get what you vote for...even if you don't vote.

PS: I am not talking to the extreme minority who did something - congrats to you and I wish there were more of you.

Comment: Re:It's the same old lies from these H1B advocates (Score 2) 612

Who says it has to stop?

The buck not stopping is a perfectly valid situation.

In fact one could argue it is exactly how the world got so ridiculous in the first place. Everyone complains and blames the other guys who in turn blames someone else until the graph with cycles is formed.

And while this pointless circular finger pointing goes on, the world burns. And it turns out we are almost meaning that literally...

Comment: Re:Because of the action of a few ... (Score 1, Insightful) 195

by MrBigInThePants (#49627243) Attached to: French Version of 'Patriot Act' Becomes Law
>I am sick and tired of them Islamists --- they create trouble EVERYWHERE
>Not only in the United States, Europe, they also make troubles in Australia, in Russia, in Thailand, in Kenya, in China, in Nigeria, and so on, and so forth
>The world at large has been very tolerant with them, but there is a limit to everything

One could say the same about the USA...

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