Circus IS in Town

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Tipping Point Reached - Corruption Certain
The America of my time line is a laboratory example of what can happen to democracies, what has eventually happened to all perfect democracies throughout all histories. A perfect democracy, a "warm body" democracy in which every adult may vote and all votes count equally, has no internal feedback for self-correction.... [O]nce a state extends the franchise to every warm body, be he producer or parasite, that day marks the beginning of the end of the state. For when the plebs discover that they can vote themselves bread and circuses without limit and that the productive members of the body politic cannot stop them, they will do so, until the state bleeds to death, or in its weakened condition the state succumbs to an invader " the barbarians enter Rome. (Heinlein)
See the Drudge report for today 6/5/2014 in the archives a few minutes ago

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Mark de LA says
MR 2014-06-05 10:15:42 17442
Yep the circus is in town - Heinlein sadly was a prophet.  Read the headlines in the links & wonder. Maybe it is just Drudge, eh? Or maybe, in a 3-ring circus you get what you focus upon . OTOH, it is still a 3-ring circus & you paid to get in. ... unless you are one of the animals (;-  
Anyone curious as to what the grand finale is going to be?

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"" to the M$M & their convenient news fronts.

Mark de LA says
Yep the circus in in town - Heinlein sadly was a prophet.  Read the headlines in the links & wonder. Maybe it is just Drudge, eh? Or maybe, in a 3-ring circus you get what you focus upon . OTOH, it is still a 3-ring circus & you paid to get in. ... unless you are one of the animals (;-  
Anyone curious as to what the grand finale is going to be?

""
"" to the M$M & their convenient news fronts.

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