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... people who can not -- or will not -- think for themselves.

You have summed up the main reason the US is in the trouble its in today.

Drives me nuts to see seemingly witless people scurrying around like lemmings out there sometimes. But, unless they are willing to stand up and be "different" (a la "Jonathan Livingston Seagull"), what choice do they have?

Time was when we HAD to think for ourselves. We got burned, yes, but we tried to learn from that and act smarter next time -- right?

Now we say "Here, take my life savings and... uh... do sumpin' with it, okay? I'm gonna go suck my thumb." (!)


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