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There Is Something Wrong With Our Giant Institutions

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Posted By: Hazymac, 12/2/2021 11:43:54 AM

People sometimes have the sense of living inside a story. There is the obvious one of their own personal lives, embedded within the wider tale of the surrounding community. So it goes with each bigger scene nesting within the larger context enfolding it. While there is little individuals can do to affect its outcome directly, many can’t help but ask themselves the question about the largest drama they can conceive: ‘What is the story of my time?’ Will my tribe, civilization, and religion perish, or is it yet to flourish to an unknown height? Strange to say, people living through history had little sense of its shape.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Philipsonh 12/2/2021 12:08:11 PM (No. 995052)
All I can say is that if President Trump had been allowed to continue for a second term, the USA and the World would be in a far different situation. The downhill slide is almost entirely due to a devious, evil, power hungry, $$$ hungry, far left Radical Administration populated with seeming lunatics. That is just my opinion.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: bpl40 12/2/2021 12:12:40 PM (No. 995058)
...slowly answered Arthur from the barge "The old order changeth, yielding place to new. God fulfills himself in many ways lest one good custom should corrupt the world." Alfred Lord Tennyson.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: mean Gene 12/2/2021 12:34:46 PM (No. 995088)
Before Trump, even Republicans were vying for the "right" to "manage the decline." So, I think some knew. Now, Joe's bosses are on top of it, making sure they will be the recipients of any benefits of managing the fall. Just to be sure, they are creating the fall as fast as they can.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Quigley 12/2/2021 1:13:47 PM (No. 995120)
The article is interesting. It essentially says that things can get too complicated for the central authority to competently manage. Especially when the central authority is peopled with incompetent gender winners. Which is why conservatives have sought to push decision making down to the lowest possible level, which by the way is an alleged principle of the Catholic church. But with rules in place to generally govern actions- such as thou shalt not kill and thou shalt not steal. The dims have no idea what they are doing except when they are stealing and destroying.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Penney 12/2/2021 1:27:17 PM (No. 995124)
Read the book of Genesis and see the results of leadership upon the people. When there are bad leaders, the people suffer but when there are good leaders, the people are happy and prosperous. ...One would think that now that America has been founded upon the vision of the Founder's, as Lincoln later stated, of, by and for the people, that we the people would seek the very best for each elected office. But some simply take the blessings of Liberty for granted and don't bother to vote. American citizens have the responsibility to use our precious Right to vote and choose to support good Government, else the ever present 'bad' leaders steal away our country's blessing and hope.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: coldborezero 12/2/2021 2:52:11 PM (No. 995193)
Re#5: As has been stated many times on this forum, it is not who votes; it is who COUNTS the votes. Right now in the United States, the good guys are NOT the ones counting the votes.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: danu 12/2/2021 3:04:58 PM (No. 995201)
The freedom and greatness and goodness of the American experiment is an affront to age-old child -sacrificing global evil. We stand alone, marching to the beat of a distant ...Divine.... drummer.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 12/2/2021 3:46:31 PM (No. 995233)
The thing that's wrong with our giant institutions - - is that they're giant institutions. I have always made it a practice to AVOID dealing with giant institutions. They can't possibly care about individual customers.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: DVC 12/2/2021 10:29:58 PM (No. 995524)
Move from meritocracy to hiring by color and sex destroys the system. Putting incompetents in positions of power literally is destroying the country, wrecking all businesses. White males built all of this... and now racists are destroying it all.
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