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Why Americans Are So Easily Conned

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In short, all the Sturm und Drang necessary to pierce protective walls, yet, at the same time, insure one remains ensconced in one's comfort zone.

Yet the sense of powerlessness is not mitigated for long, a nebulous sense of unease nettles. The world appears to bristle with threats " a low-grade hysteria is maintained and ceaseless war is both convenient and inevitable.

Yet all the ramparts and fortifications of the national security state still do not create a sense of safety; instead, its siege mentality increases the interior void of the U.S. populace, and, as a result, the vitality of life is barred entrance.

Blood sacrifices must be made to the god of the inner abyss ... corpses are tossed into the void.

Over the top? Given the fact of the hundreds of thousands of corpses the U.S. empire has lain under the native soil of nations from the Persian Gulf to Central Asia (and now North Africa) in only the past decade up to the present -- which, in combination with a government that practices and a general public that is indifferent to the use of torture -- the image limned above doesn't seem hyperbolic in the least.

At what point, does it become incumbent upon an individual to seize back his identity, to reject being defined by the exploitive, dehumanizing demands imposed (and small bribes proffered) by corporate/governmental elites?

The ongoing tragedy in Japan reveals how dangerous it can be to refuse or defer the challenge.

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Admitting error & relinquishing an opinion, ev... by Phil Rockstroh on Tuesday, Apr 12, 2011 at 12:02:43 AM
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Phil writes well. I saw this piece on ICH, I think... by Ned Lud on Wednesday, Apr 13, 2011 at 6:57:31 AM
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