We are LOSING…

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We are losing our young people in uniform:

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We are losing chunks of our infrastructure:

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We are losing the battle against world hunger:

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We are losing our homes:

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We are losing our health care:

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We are losing our ability to make a living because of corporate theft:

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We are losing our freedom and civil rights. We are losing a whole host of other things. What will it take before YOU are tired of losing?

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Myself and the telepathic crickets on the ClapSotronics editorial board are tired of losing…

The scientifically impossible I do right away

The spiritually miraculous takes a bit longer

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~ by ClapSo on August 7, 2007.

5 Responses to “We are LOSING…”

  1. It doesn’t even pay to be educated anymore. The average pay for College Graduates has declined 5% in the last several years.

  2. We have lost a whole generation; right now I am just waiting for the technological singularity.
    Machines, like republicans, do not feel pain.
    Claps you are an optimist, I honestly think most people just do not care.
    The sight of all those coffins
    All those funerals
    All those young men.
    The ones that come home somewehat intact will be the change agents, they are trained to change things the republican way. Just think of America in the 70’s. All these well trained revolutionaries, it is called the Frankenstein affect. Our military creates monsters. They are coming home to a depressed economy and are thrown on the scrap heap like one of Mike Vick’s dogs.
    Whats next?

  3. Clapso,
    you say you are losing.
    But your pictures says different,
    for a country of the first world, for America, it is already lost.

    What I ask is
    how did the country allow it for so long?
    is there a way back, or is it too late for even that?

  4. I honestly believe a lot of it has to do with Sociology and Psychology.

    People are innately selfish, and lazy. It’s easier to allow others to think for them. They don’t really want power and they want to live their lives.

    And then you have a certain segment who do want power. They want to control others because they view people as “things.” These people obviously gravitate toward business and politics.

    Look at them. The lack of remorse, respect, disdain for consequences, zero legitimate empathy. They’re anti-social.

    You then create a society, partly by happenstance, and partly through intent that reinforces this dynamic. People like Paris Hilton are famous? Why? Because she’s rich and powerful and doesn’t give a shit. That would be nice to live like that wouldn’t it? We grow to admire anti-social behavior. (Not all of us, but many).

    Although I’m a capitalist, to a degree, the basis for Capitalism is insane. Perpetual consumption, perpetual competition. Dog eat dog. And since every pack can only have one “Alpha Male” the rest of us are at the mercy of the powerful until an even more powerful “Alpha” comes along.

    Eventually you end up with George Bush and Dick Cheney or Stalin or Hitler.

    How do you stop it? Well, I haven’t gotten that far, but when I do I’ll let you know.

  5. Thanks for your, as usual, excellent comments. I have done my best to reply to them in my next post. I look forward to a continuation of the discussion…

    The scientifically impossible I do right away
    The spiritually miraculous takes a bit longer

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