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  • May 2nd, 2013 @ 7:18am

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    Not to mention places like Uganda, where the "Christian" missionaries have softened up the leaders to adopt the policies of the Western world in return for support from the "Christians" for their backward and regressive social policies.

    Too many of the African "leaders" are in it for themselves, and that makes it extremely bad for the people. Sometimes, I'm glad I'm old. If I were young, I'd be very, very depressed by the direction the world is taking.

    And I, too, smell Monsanto - big time.

  • Apr 8th, 2013 @ 2:34pm

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    I think you might be on to something, but there's more to it than that. LOL, I'm old - I used a Wang back in the 80s. Learned to use a computer running on DOS, and my first home computer had 2 5-1/4 floppy drives and no hard drive. (I put one in.) When Windows came out, I didn't like it - liked my DOS, LOL. Had more control.

    But enough with war stories. Not ALL old people are technophobic. I keep up with computers really well, though I admit my smart phone is smarter than I am at times. I love technology, and what it allows us to do - as do many other old progressives.

    Please don't drive more wedges. There are enough already. It is going to take all of us - old, young, black, white, brown, male, female, straight and LGBT - to try to turn the ship around, and it isn't gonna be easy.

    It isn't, I think, that the old white boy club is technophobic themselves, but rather, that they see a weapon in the hands of the rest of us. Could the Arab Spring have happened without cell phones and social networking? They want to preempt that power, and it has more to do with being a 1%er than being old, I think.

    My 2 cents worth from an old lady, LOL.