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Unfortunately, America today does not deserve the Liberty our past generations revered and fought and died to acquire and foster.

U know, the sad thing is most Americans that I interact with would treat this essay as a rant – unfortunately everything you have said is true – and MORE. The Bush team IS WAR CRIMINALS and by the standards WE used after WW2. Karma has brought us E Chimpus Maximus to speed our descent into Depression and a collapse of the American empire. It’s apparently the only way to reign in the secret prisons on Diego Garcia, the financial market manipulations, etc.

There are increasing numbers of savvy commentators out there – Peter Schiff, eg – who says that when ‘IT’ is all over the US will not have a per capita income in the top 20 nations.

“The ruin of oligarchy is the ruin of democracy. The same disease magnified and intensified by liberty, overmasters democracy – the truth being that an excessive increase of anything often causes a reaction in the opposite direction and this is the case not only in the seasons and in vegetables and animal life but above all in the forms of government. ….The excess of liberty, whether in States or individuals, seems only to pass into excess of slavery.” pg 615

And so tyranny naturally arises out of democracy, and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery out of the most extreme from of liberty.” pg 616
Plato – The Republic

Elaine Meinel Supkis

My dad was one of the interrogators who testified at the Nuremburg trials. He got one of our German relatives off the hook, by the way. General Meinel was aquitted because he protested to Hitler concerning the treatment of Soviet soldiers in German prison camps. The Soviets agreed with my father to let him go.

Gads. How far we have fallen.

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