Michael Stuart Kelly Posted July 20, 2011 Share Posted July 20, 2011 George,The USA government is a piker against its citizens compared to Brazil's military dictatorship of the 60's and 70's. Or any of the main dictatorships, for that matter. Try living under a system where there is a formal Office of Censorship with a crack secret police to do the dirty work when the public stage of the courts would send the wrong message to foreign trade partners. And that's just one issue of repression.It's OK to look to the original intention of the Founding Fathers and cuss what we now have, but there is the other end of the scale. It's good to look at that, too.In terms of conceptual referents in reality, there are these two poles and we are in the middle. I don't see much anything else.Michael Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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