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Convergence Theory
A some time ago there was something called convergence theory, the idea that the Soviet Russian  system and the US system would both converge into two freedom-loving humanistic social systems. 
Both states have parliamentary government under presidential direction constrained by law overseen by courts.
The American Congress
The Russian Duma
It turns out that the first part of that theory is valid: just not the freedom-loving humanistic part.

What happened???

This happened:


And this happened:

But much more important, this happened: 



Herbert Block: Cartoonist from 70 years ago shows America's present was also its past.

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Could it be that Making America Great Again means returning to a less democratic past? Is it possible that "Great" means "cowardly and mean spirited"?



China's population makes up about 18% of the world's population and Muslims make up about 23% of the world's population. Are you not disturbed that the President's chief adviser and strategist is a madman who believes we should go to war against both these peoples?




Do Americans have to give up the freedoms that they fought and bled for in wars and freedom marches and demonstrations for racial equality? Are Americans really so afraid of believing that all men (and women) are created equal. Will the light of liberty go out?

Did a narrow election won because of a peculiar system of proportional representation really give an administration a mandate to totally destroy the glue that binds society together? Isn't this what we expect from a dictatorship rather than a democratically elected government?



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