I goddam hate hippies

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Re: I goddam hate hippies

Postby zuluninja » Tue Aug 02, 2011 3:18 pm

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I have had long conversations with a very good friend of mine who fought in the Sandinista movement. Basically, he admits that the revolution was twisted to became the same thing as the previous regime after the leaders of the revolution came into power: power corrupts an ideal. Nothing new, and something that will keep repeating itself generation after generation. Human nature does not change. Communism might have looked good on Marx's pages but reality turned out to be somewhat different. There will always be someone who wants to have more of everything than his fellow brethren.
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Re: I goddam hate hippies

Postby friendlyskies » Tue Aug 02, 2011 3:55 pm

Oh, I'd probably vote for President Ortega in the November elections, if I was Nicaraguan. Not because he's ushered in a utopian paradise of dictatorship by the proletariat or anything like that. He's pretty much a caudillo, but you can't compare him to the Somozas. That's like comparing Malcolm X to Idi Amin because they're both historical black leaders. Ortega's done a good job. Just seeing the difference in the RAAN - which was Contra territory - under Daniel compared to during the reign of PLC (right wingers) is amazing. Clinics, electricity, sewage systems, even internet in the schools. Internet is the great educational equalizer. And in the developed part of the country, like Granada? Oh man, since he came to power, it's just been reliable electricity, potable water, and health clinics popping up all over the place.

I'm not the only one thinking like that - a recent poll by La Prensa (usually super anti-Daniel) gives him a major lead with 57%, they don't even need to fix the elections this time. I'm sure they will, of course. But they don't need to. It's not that Daniel is this perfect boomer guy who lived up to every hippy revolutionary idea, you know? Quite the opposite, he's a realist. The reason people would vote for him (other than the fact that his competition is worse) is that he's been in the game long enough to keep Nicaragua on track to becoming a normal third world country, which is a bigger challenge then most people realize. He has connections.
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Re: I goddam hate hippies

Postby Sri Lanky » Tue Aug 02, 2011 5:43 pm

A friend of mine wrote an article in our local newspaper on Nicaragua back in 1985. He was 20 at the time. It's interesting looking back at the ideological naivete and the total support for socialism at that time...which was standard during that era. There was nothing wrong with what he wrote but since then socialism has been soundly debunked as a viable system. If it was published in the paper now days it would end up in the comic section with all the other "funnies".

BTW,he detests boomers as well.
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Re: I goddam hate hippies

Postby coldharvest » Tue Aug 02, 2011 7:06 pm

Sri Lanky wrote:BTW,he detests boomers as well.

Well done that man.
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Re: I goddam hate hippies

Postby Woodsman » Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:22 pm

friendlyskies wrote:I hope to Jah that my weed gets here today :(

Maybe I'll throw a nice big fat chunk of blueberry kush in the waterbong and have a hit for you.

It is 4:20 after all.
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Re: I goddam hate hippies

Postby Q » Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:04 pm

friendlyskies wrote:That's what I mean - the position you are pretending I hold for the purposes of picking a fight doesn't even make sense! There are 79 million boomers, how could they have all lived identical lives? It's not even possible.

So if we had that dumb fight you're trying to pick, basically it turns into a google contest - articles about boomers who went into business and politics, versus boomers who were dedicated to progressive projects. There will be millions of both. Duh.

C'mon, we smoke 'em peace pipe. Which is what I've been trying to do. Girl, you've smoked yourself retarded.

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Re: I goddam hate hippies

Postby Fansy » Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:19 pm

hi as fuk 2 brohams
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