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Warning: Brief Right-Wing Rant:
I know that you've heard this before, but that doesn't mean it isn't true:
Step by step, inch by inch, we are being nurtured into being frightened and compliant animals. Forbidden thoughts and words, safety warning labels on everything, mandatory bicycle helmets for kids, fortress-sized motor vehicles in which cowards can feel safe, blatantly accusatory "public service" billboards, stamps that you don't have to lick (they might have germs!), lead-o-phobes, gun-o-phobes....
Maybe you weren't there, but it wasn't always like this. There was a time when people could, and were expected to, take care of themselves.
I'll be out of here by then, but the next world is going to be comprised
of ruthless masters and cowardly slaves. Especially when China owns us.
China is very good at masters and slaves. It's a perfect scenario.
If you think that it can't happen, you're the sucker in the game; you'll be the slave.