reply to horseathalt7
No Need to Accredit Your Anti-Jingoism, Friend The problem with the 20th century Russian Empire was fascist militarization. The leadership thought weapons were more nutritious than food, they sent poets to hard labor camps for making jokes, and they attempted to assassinate their own President.
Here, we have an emphasis on weapons. It's getting to the point weapons and warriors are all we have. When cuts are made, what goes first? Farming and education. Anything but weapons and endless war, subsidies for oil companies, subsidies for death corporations, pay raises for congress, and less freedom. Well, all we need to do is wait for the trickle down while corporations boast record profits, cut jobs, erase benefits, and reduce product and service quality. All we need to do is wait for the diarrhea to trickle down into our mouths and we'll call it provisions, comrade.
I was born and raised here too, friend.
And our country is f***ed up.