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How America Has Allowed Itself to Sink into a State of Stagnation and Regression

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So now let's ask this same old question that never seems to have an answer. Is there any way out of this state of regression and stagnation? And the apparent answer seems to be -- no, not really, for there is no great motivation or inclination to do the things necessary to remedy the condition; because we are living the New Normal that has become acceptable to this government and its people.

We might well conclude then, that as a country, if you do not progress you will regress; if you do not build and strengthen you will stagnate, and if you do not grow you will die.

Michael Payne

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We might well conclude then, that as a country, i... by michael payne on Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014 at 11:11:18 AM
Do not as yet conclude the outcome. I think it wil... by Peter Palms on Monday, Feb 24, 2014 at 12:20:39 PM
I suspect somewhere along the line, we will refuse... by Peter Palms on Monday, Feb 24, 2014 at 12:49:35 PM
While we clearly are aflicted with a cancer, as wi... by James Tennier on Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014 at 12:44:31 PM
Good point, although most folk today would like to... by Charles Roll on Thursday, Feb 13, 2014 at 12:21:27 AM
"the very fact that we are governed by laws which... by George C on Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014 at 3:58:14 PM
That's a great quote but how exactly does that rel... by michael payne on Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014 at 6:40:38 PM
Hello? Pretty obvious how the Fromm quote relates!... by Charles Roll on Thursday, Feb 13, 2014 at 12:09:18 AM
In this article I speak to the regression and sta... by michael payne on Thursday, Feb 13, 2014 at 11:20:59 AM
Continued from above. How can we even begin to re... by michael payne on Thursday, Feb 13, 2014 at 11:21:43 AM
PART 1 I believe that the stagnation, regressio... by George C on Thursday, Feb 13, 2014 at 12:10:32 PM
Enlightenment is one person at a time. This has be... by Charles Roll on Thursday, Feb 13, 2014 at 12:27:07 PM
Hi Charles, I agree. Enlightenment is one person... by George C on Thursday, Feb 13, 2014 at 1:11:09 PM
Thanks for your Ken Wilbur recommendation. I'm not... by Charles Roll on Thursday, Feb 13, 2014 at 3:29:27 PM
Thnank you for making us aware of our inaction and... by Peter Palms on Monday, Feb 24, 2014 at 12:10:23 PM
It relates to this article in the sense that it cl... by Peter Palms on Monday, Feb 24, 2014 at 12:24:51 PM
Your detailed analysis can not be challenged by m... by Robert S. Becker on Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014 at 4:36:23 PM
As I recall you have said that spending 10 or mor... by michael payne on Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014 at 6:58:44 PM
Another way to say it is:  People are like fr... by Doc McCoy on Thursday, Feb 13, 2014 at 7:52:08 AM
  I believe you are at least partially correc... by Bob Gormley on Thursday, Feb 13, 2014 at 8:14:32 AM
It is a corrupt system because we allowed it to ha... by Doc McCoy on Thursday, Feb 13, 2014 at 9:26:29 AM
That is true. When it affects you personally, you ... by Bob Gormley on Thursday, Feb 13, 2014 at 3:07:31 PM
Rosés grow best in a good bed of  hor... by Arthur M. Howard-(Scotoni) on Thursday, Feb 13, 2014 at 9:54:38 AM
Optimism never hurts, even if it could also be ter... by Charles Roll on Thursday, Feb 13, 2014 at 12:13:44 AM
Never mind just the jobless youth.... all the jobl... by Bob Gormley on Thursday, Feb 13, 2014 at 8:15:25 AM
Correct. The age group 45 - 65 has been most sever... by Charles Roll on Thursday, Feb 13, 2014 at 11:57:17 AM
The new normal exists through inaction. Action wh... by Peter Palms on Monday, Feb 24, 2014 at 12:40:00 PM
 You'd have to read Hartman's book to apprec... by Robert Bostick on Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014 at 6:52:07 PM
We are a nation of pussies. There is no way "we" ... by jtenn on Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014 at 9:37:17 PM
Your opinion may be deserved. But it is possible ,... by Peter Palms on Monday, Feb 24, 2014 at 12:45:43 PM
PART 2 It seems we have become stagnated by our... by George C on Thursday, Feb 13, 2014 at 12:12:04 PM
To be or not to be, may still be the question. The... by Peter Palms on Monday, Feb 24, 2014 at 12:48:36 PM