I've Decided to take the Title Of This Country seriously.

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I've Decided to take the Title Of This Country seriously.

Post by mnaz » November 9th, 2019, 4:18 pm

United. States.
If you disagree I'd like to know why.

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Post by sasha » November 9th, 2019, 5:38 pm

If this is unity, I don't wanna see chaos......
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Post by jackofnightmares » November 9th, 2019, 7:40 pm

United States of rugged individuals.
It is serious as a fart in a spacesuit.
"Skepticism is the chastity of the intellect" George Santayana, The Idea of Christ in the Gospels

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Post by the mingo » November 11th, 2019, 5:14 am

You being a daytime bomber again ? A united state means subject-object are of the same nature. Ever shake hands with a Baptist preacher? Welcome to your state. In the beginning it was an idea and it remains one - we have churches & we have graveyards, roads, Walmarts, friends & enemies, days & nights - communication abounds, everyone with their face in a phone -

"she has robes
and she has monkeys
lazy diamond-studded flunkies
she has wisdom and knows what to do
she has me
& she has you"
- Love Street - The Doors

Seriously.
Doll, you may have found a place of rest but I'm still on the trail.

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Post by mtmynd » November 11th, 2019, 10:29 am

mnaz wrote:
November 9th, 2019, 4:18 pm
United. States.
If you disagree I'd like to know why.
Fifty Nifty States United together but o so different from each other.... thus a United States exists despite the friction (a necessary need to keep the fires going) and going these 50 have grown into... Unique Stability held together by one Constitution.
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Post by mnaz » November 11th, 2019, 3:46 pm

Constitution? In a teetering sense, yes.

And yes, I've shaken a few preachers' hands in my day and listened to poetry. So?

When ya got even Congresspeople spreading violent Civil War rhetoric, it seems to me this thing is teetering, a bit too close to going off the rails completely . . . Yet again. If the majority is fine with this, so be it. "United" we fall.
https://slate.com/news-and-politics/201 ... -meme.html
“Folks keep talking about another civil war,” the meme said. “One side has about 8 trillion bullets, while the other side doesn’t know which bathroom to use.”
I mean, we gotta at least try ...

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Post by Doreen Peri » November 11th, 2019, 6:45 pm

Well, they're all next to each other, I mean, on the same continent, bordering with each other, with no other countries mixed in, in between. So, in that respect, they are united. But other than that, I swear some of them are LIKE other countries. Ever been to the deep south, for instance? :)

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Post by the mingo » November 12th, 2019, 2:49 am

So.
Doll, you may have found a place of rest but I'm still on the trail.

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Post by Doreen Peri » November 12th, 2019, 3:29 am

So... I took your poem seriously. How did I do? 😀

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Post by mnaz » November 12th, 2019, 9:06 am

Yes. The "states" are all different. Some are Red (TM) and some are Blue (TM)... Some are East, or West, or South, North or Cornfields. So obviously their peoples have NO COMMON HUMAN ground, and should forever be at each other's throats like Pavlov Dogs when whistles blow, whenever the Clown Show Army of $hithead, Lyin' Thievin' Pols and Pundits tell us to fuck with each other because we're not the same color.

So. What. Why take some cynical marketing slogan seriously. Or any of this shit. Waste of time/space. Broke my own rule.

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Post by Doreen Peri » November 12th, 2019, 11:07 am

Yeah, I’m not too happy about it, either. 🙁

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Post by mnaz » November 12th, 2019, 11:31 am

Taking it seriously is the first mistake. Maybe the only one.

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Post by saw » November 12th, 2019, 11:34 am

in school, freedom for all sounded pretty good
i grew up with stars in my eyes like the rest....and stripes
then one day you look around and see all the needless suffering
but for the sake of greed and the power it has
and you think it was all just a beautiful fairy tale
If you do not change your direction
you may end up where you are heading

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Post by sasha » November 12th, 2019, 11:40 am

maybe there really was a time
when patriotic duty
was about god & country
about democracy
freedom
justice
maybe
or maybe it's always been about spending
consuming
working hard to earn money
just to give it back
to the corporate uberlords
maybe all that talk about ideals
was the real opiate of the masses
delusion
you are getting sleepy....
eight o'clock in the morning
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