Seems appropos

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    Create a state that cared for and protected the majority, things like insured retirement, paid vacations, universal health insurance, In Europe we have all that, in the USA it was thought that they were rich enough not to need it and it may have been like that for decades, but it seems that not anymore.

    If the system takes care of you, you are not going to sign up to destroy it, If the system doesn’t give you anything, you won’t care if it is destroyed or you will even sign up to do it.

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      20 days ago

      In Europe we have all that

      You had all of that but as it has trickled away your populations are also accelerating their move towards the Right Wing. I can’t believe how many people in here think that this is only a problem in the United States when it’s happening in nearly every country.

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        It’s true, I shouldn’t have said we have, I should have said we had. Since the 80s, everything has been dismantled, making everything worse, both right and left. Comparing ourselves to other parts of the world we are not so bad, but comparing my living conditions with those of my parents it is shameful.

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            In a small town in Spain, in the '80s only my father worked in a less qualified position than mine, at my age he already had an apartment, two children and a month’s vacation on a nearby beach. My wife and I work in more qualified positions, We live in rent with an only daughter and I am lucky when I can pay for a week somewhere quiet