[PD] [OT] Re: about sexism is BORING
bigswift at cox.net
bigswift at cox.net
Wed Oct 10 20:43:13 CEST 2007
wow, only a few pages before the inevitable usa bashing.
last i checked the primary developer of pd was an american, yes?
---- marius schebella <marius.schebella at gmail.com> wrote:
> Mathieu Bouchard wrote:
> >> Americans today make ironic references to the "Axis of Evil" and the
> >> "war on terror" and "homeland security" all the time. It doesn't mean
> >> they buy it, even if the media makes it seem that way.
> > Yeah but why do they still vote for one of the two big parties?
> why? I think because USamericans are fearful people. they are fearful,
> because they never learned to talk about their problematic history.
> genocide and slavery. they just inherit the guilty consciousness
> unprocessed from generation to generation. therefor they only feel safe,
> when they are protected by a big brother. they live with the idea of the
> survival of the fittest (make the rich richer). they never gave black
> people compensation for their exploitation (nor any other group). as a
> matter of fact this is not only US history, but western history in
> general, but european countries experienced worldwar II and I think they
> changed their way on communal thinking about racism and so on. there was
> some shift in common notion and also the wish to keep this notion alive.
> USamericans subconsciously still fear revenge. and even worse, some of
> them even think it is a good idea to have a small, rich, educated
> leading elite that controls the big majority of people. they propose a
> free market, which I see rather as a free slave market, because
> preconditions are not fair at all for all people. they try to oppress
> every effort of union building and their voting system is a "the winner
> takes it all". in europe it took green parties more than 20 years to
> make it into gouvernments. in the US this is not possible, because with
> anything less than 50% you are nothing.
> and of course the US has a media that is owned by a handful of people,
> and an education system including universities that aligns itself more
> to the needs of companies and corporations than to the values of life.
> that's why "they" still vote for one of the two big parties.
> with the fall of the dollar, the raise of china, some bank crashs, more
> and more unemployed people, no health care, no social security I think
> people will start to vote differently within the the next 10-20 years.
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