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50 Year Old Cartoon Predicts America's Future

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This pretty much says it all...can we wake up from the ISM?

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This is my personal favorite.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Number_12_Looks_Just_Like_You

[media=]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Y2ml24bc78[/media]

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Awesome find! Unabashed conservatism from the good old days.

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Conservast-ISM Fess? The whole point of the video was that all the ism's were divisive and leading to loss of freedom. Hence the politician, farmer, capitalist, and union laborer all wanting their own isms but it turning out to be the same result in the end.

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This pretty much says it all...can we wake up from the ISM?

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The policy, so carefully crafted by our prescient federal powers from above, are far too important to protect the freedom of the people. Freedom is being destroyed so the policies can endure.

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Conservast-ISM Fess? The whole point of the video was that all the ism's were divisive and leading to loss of freedom. Hence the politician, farmer, capitalist, and union laborer all wanting their own isms but it turning out to be the same result in the end.

ISM's are abound but unless I didn't pay enough attention I believe the video was all about hard work and self preservation and was a warning about being too reliant or dependent on those ism's, hence a conservative message.

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Even so, ISMs aren't inherently negative and hard work is hardly free from the critique; hard work might be promoted as a virtue under schools of thought such as corporatism, capitalism, socialism, individualism, collectivism, protestantism, conservatism or libertarianism to name a few.

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and on that note ... ladies and gents - John and Yoko ... take it away John and Yoko Lennon Ladies and Gentlemen ....

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I love how the cartoon says the US sends more people to college then the rest of the world combined.

Times have changed, or maybe the focus has changed, you now spend more on the military then the rest of the world.

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and on that note ... ladies and gents - John and Yoko ... take it away John and Yoko Lennon Ladies and Gentlemen ....

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Long haired hippy.

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I love how the cartoon says the US sends more people to college then the rest of the world combined.

Times have changed, or maybe the focus has changed, you now spend more on the military then the rest of the world.

Education, military, now health care. All have suffered the same plague of Gigantism through the years in America. Someday military will go the way of education and we won't spend more than the world on that either.

But Americans are entitled to their four year liberal arts degree and some still think it matters to their earnings potential as if it's somehow relevant to today's workforce beyond just proving you're intelligent enough to pass a test and responsible enough to take it. Having a good work ethic and speaking two languages makes one far more employable in today's market than a certificate guaranteeing a certain level of intelligence without any professional skills whatever.

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Long haired hippy.

Those were the days eh ? Colonel ?

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I think, that the ISM was a shortening of the word Commusnism...because it was, and is, Communism that was...and is...offering womb to the tomb care

of its citizens.

When that cartoon was made, our schools taught history...our people were hard working, and well educated. And our standard of living was a jewel in the eyes of most of the world. Today...we are lazy, on food stamps, welfare, extended unemployment benefits, and Social Security and the NEA has dumbed down the population to the point that we are no where even near the top when it comes to Education.

That's why I say the Sleeping Giant is in a Coma. And while we are comatose...the Bear is rising.

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Conservast-ISM Fess? The whole point of the video was that all the ism's were divisive and leading to loss of freedom. Hence the politician, farmer, capitalist, and union laborer all wanting their own isms but it turning out to be the same result in the end.

what do you expect of those who made divisionism a life form?

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what do you expect of those who made divisionism a life form?

You mean Black vs White, Gay vs Straight, Rich vs Poor, The Super Rich vs The Middle Class, Corporations vs The People, Democrats vs Republicans, Fat vs Thin, Beautiful vs Ugly? Is that what you are talking about? All of these things are given to us on a Silver Platter of Divisionism by the Left. Thank you for your indulgence into the deeper sitcom of life...Hilarious vs Reality

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You mean Black vs White, Gay vs Straight, Rich vs Poor, The Super Rich vs The Middle Class, Corporations vs The People, Democrats vs Republicans, Fat vs Thin, Beautiful vs Ugly? Is that what you are talking about? All of these things are given to us on a Silver Platter of Divisionism by the Left. Thank you for your indulgence into the deeper sitcom of life...Hilarious vs Reality

Doing it again?

The only ism that a freedom loving country and its citizens cannot use is fanaticism. All others can be abolished if they don't work. Fanaticism is a state of mind.

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Personally I think capitialism is great...when it's a well regulated system. But when it's not and it becomes a free - for - all, it turns into this:

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Just like Communism that can be manipulated to serve those at the top and keep other people downtrodden, so can another, hence Crony Capitialism. None of the systems are perfect when they are being manipulated to serve the elite, all the way through to the top. And we've seen that a lot in this country (U.S.), over the years.

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Personally I think capitialism is great...when it's a well regulated system. But when it's not and it becomes a free - for - all, it turns into this:

cap01.jpg

Just like Communism that can be manipulated to serve those at the top and keep other people downtrodden, so can another, hence Crony Capitialism. None of the systems are perfect when they are being manipulated to serve the elite, all the way through to the top. And we've seen that a lot in this country (U.S.), over the years.

Your pyramid is not accurate at all...not at all.

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Your pyramid is not accurate at all...not at all.

Yeah, come to think of it. I don't think our military would ever shoot us. I don't think they ever have........oh wait!

http://en.wikipedia....State_shootings

Forgot about this. Ooops! my bad. :D

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Yeah, come to think of it. I don't think our military would ever shoot us. I don't think they ever have........oh wait!

http://en.wikipedia....State_shootings

Forgot about this. Ooops! my bad. :D

Right.... :whistle:

What we have is well regulated Capitalism...but there is a line when Over Regulation causes it to be not Capitalism but Communism...that is where we are now...over that line...soon...very soon...your model will be accurate...but it won't be Capitalism as the caption.

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Right.... :whistle:

What we have is well regulated Capitalism...but there is a line when Over Regulation causes it to be not Capitalism but Communism...that is where we are now...over that line...soon...very soon...your model will be accurate...but it won't be Capitalism as the caption.

Oh I don't know, Joc. Seems to me we were there long ago. I think the highlight of it was when Bush Jr. got into office and it's been that way every since.

Remember the Enron Scandal and Bush's connection with it;

http://www.truthdig....idget&id=471736

..and who could forget the crony banks over the years, who've pulled all kinds of crooked crap on people. Like Bank of (un)America:

http://www.rollingst...o-fail-20120314

There are others of course, like J.P. Morgan. Washington Mutual, Chase, and Bear Stearns to name a few

http://www.npr.org/t...oryId=130421557

And hey, what about Bernard Madoff? Remember that guy? (lol, he damn near did (madeoff) didn't he?)

http://en.wikipedia..../Bernard_Madoff

I'm sure there is more of them just like him, but they just haven't been caught yet.

I could go on, but I think that's enough. ;)

No, Joc...I'm afraid Crony Capitalism has beaten Communism to the punch. Because our beloved Capitalism was not regulated enough. And it's now the under regulated ruling system here in the U.S.

I still have faith in the Capital system, when it's properly regulated, I just don't have faith in the capitalist.

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No, Joc...I'm afraid Crony Capitalism has beaten Communism to the punch. Because our beloved Capitalism was not regulated enough. And it's now the under regulated ruling system here in the U.S.

I still have faith in the Capital system, when it's properly regulated, I just don't have faith in the capitalist.

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Not to mention that capitalism was quite regulated, not because of Communism or Socialism but because of the Robber Barons, whose descendants managed to buy enough political influence to get the regulation abolished again and have been on the biggest heist of government (or our all) property in history ever since.

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Not to mention that capitalism was quite regulated, not because of Communism or Socialism but because of the Robber Barons, whose descendants managed to buy enough political influence to get the regulation abolished again and have been on the biggest heist of government (or our all) property in history ever since.

Surely not, Questionmark...say it ain't so - say it ain't so!

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They'd never do something like that, just to feed their ever growing greed and screw the rest of us in the process...would they?

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what do you expect of those who made divisionism a life form?

Really man? We haven't even talked for while and you hit me with that. I thought you and I have made strides but you want to regress. Apparently it is you ringing the division bell. Plus what joc said.

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