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Forum Post: The Cult of the Selfish When did America lose sight of the common good?

Posted 9 months ago on Sept. 29, 2013, 8:20 p.m. EST by GirlFriday (17435)
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A cult of the selfish relentlessly assails the value of American community. And now, the cult’s cruel campaign of civic meanness is achieving tragic victories. Just last week, for example, it succeeded in getting a bill passed in the U.S. House of Representatives that would slash funding for food stamps by $40 billion—taking milk from the mouths of millions of babes in the richest country in the world. Also, it secured passage of a bill in the House that would de-fund the Affordable Care Act, thus denying health care—and in some cases life itself—to millions of uninsured Americans.

Denying food to the hungry, chemo to the cancer-stricken? That is not American. That is what ruthless dictators do. That is the stuff of Kim Jong-il. That is not how Americans treat each other.

http://inthesetimes.com/article/15657/the_cult_of_the_selfish

This is how the astroturfing trolls would have it. Drag them out. They hijacked the system and the internet. They hide behind legislation and politicians and keyboards.

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[-] 0 points by ZenDog (13315) from South Burlington, VT 9 months ago

I can't understand how they continue to get away with it. They have, what, 230 seats in then House?

crazy!

[-] -1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 9 months ago

I know, right? Well, it's those astroturfing fucknuts.

[-] 0 points by ZenDog (13315) from South Burlington, VT 9 months ago

I'm convinced that once their lies begin falling apart, they will simply find some new means of stealing

which of course just leads me to the conclusion that we simply must eliminate hundreds of them, by heart attack and by stroke, just as soon as possible.

[-] -1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 9 months ago

I agree. For myself, it is best if I just approach them as thieving from the get go.

[-] 0 points by ZenDog (13315) from South Burlington, VT 9 months ago

it is certainly a safe bet.