Steve Benson by Steve Benson

Steve Benson

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  1. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    It does not matter who started an injustice if, once those people are gone, the replacements continue, and even expand, those injustices. Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
    I read 1984 in the 60’s along with Animal Farm. Mr. Orwell’s fantasy of a farm full of animals seeking the right of self determination showed how good intentions can become corrupted. 1984 showed how once those intentions were fully corrupted, a nation of good people could become subdued and led in ways they would not normally wish to be led.
    For months, I’ve described our gov’t as an oligarchy led by cannibalistic parties who care more about staying in power than in making this nation the “shining city on the hill” it strove to become. Despite all of our warts and scars, the world looked to us and our ability to work together with respect and civility as a path their own nations should take.
    Now they look at us with concern and they wonder if democracy is a workable system.
    The “lamestream” media is a victim of its ownership. Whether Rupert Murdoch, or the tax evading GE, or the entertainment giant Disney, our news is filtered by advertisers and executives with their own agendas. When the news shows light on things we want shown, they are heroes of democracy. When they talk about things with which we disagree, they become propaganda tools of “THEM.”
    Mr. Orwell warned us about wars against pronouns. One day, the war against ‘them’ may turn into a war against ‘us’.

  2. californicated1

    californicated1 said, over 3 years ago

    Soon enough, it won’t Orwell that writes the playbook for how this situation is going to turn out, it will be Solzhenitsyn, with “The Gulag Archipelago” serving as the blueprint.

  3. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    ^Tigger has never contacted reality with regard to the fact that Reid has stopped nearly nothing, it is committees, and filibusters under the “new rules” that have blocked legislation, period. Look more to Boehner and McConnell with your finger pointing.

  4. Ajax 4Hire

    Ajax 4Hire said, over 3 years ago

    Jay Leno: ‘We Wanted a President That Listens to All Americans – Now We Have One’

    I am now presumed guilty. With the amount of laws today, it is impossible to stay “legal”, therefore my government may surveil me.

    The US Constitution, 4th Amendment (1791)
    The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated; and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched and the persons or things to be seized.

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