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Our Second World Nation

Welfare reform from the 1990’s is leaving families with no place to turn in this recession.

At the same time, job training funds are drying up just as many employers are looking for qualified new hires.

No jobs. No job training. No public relief. No birth control. No sex education. No general education. No health insurance.

More police. More jails. More wars. More military. More super rich. More anger. More ignorance.

Welcome to second world America.

April 10, 2012 - Posted by | Uncategorized |

5 Comments »

  1. Neil, do you know the actual meaning of “Second World?”

    Comment by Matt Bramanti | April 10, 2012

  2. Doesn’t sound like the world I’ve had in mind ever since I began to understand, in the late 50’s and into the heady years of the civil rights movement in the 60’s, the importance of equality and justice. Keep on keeping on, Neil.

    Comment by Newton | April 11, 2012

  3. Matt— Commenter Newton seems to get it.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | April 11, 2012

  4. No, I mean do you know the actual meaning and origin of the term “Second World?” It doesn’t mean “not as nice as the First World, but cleaner than the Third.”

    It refers to the Communist bloc, Neil. The free West was the First World; the Soviet Union, China and their satellites comprised the Second World; and the undeveloped rest was the Third World.

    In the Second World, job training, public relief, birth control, sex education, general education, political reeducation and health insurance were the responsibility of the state.

    You’re complaining that we resemble the Second World and your solution is to be more like the Second World.

    Comment by Matt Bramanti | April 11, 2012

  5. I knew what you meant just as you knew what I meant and what the other person who left the comment knew what I meant.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | April 11, 2012


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