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    It's a process.  People just have lost a sense of how to work through the process.  All mass movements start out as being articulations of outrage at some situation.  Specific policy solutions are never expressed at the start and sometimes indeed never expressed at all.  There is plenty of room for the left to fill that void.  They need to stop sniping at the movement and start helping.

    "The real wealth of a nation consists of the contributions of its people and nature." -- Rianne Eisler

    by noofsh on Sat Oct 01, 2011 at 08:14:36 PM PDT

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    •  I definitely agree they've been AWESOME! (0+ / 0-)

      Shockingly, shockingly effective. I'm totally blown away.

      Like I've said too many times to count through this post, I think I have a concern about the Naomi Klein, Disaster Capitalism phenomenon.

      There's something to be said about the power of having a plan on the ready. It can cause your movement to be hijacked.

      I worry about this re: the Arab Spring - now that they're in a position to govern, now what?

      Thousands of years ago the question was asked: 'Am I my brother's keeper?' That question has never yet been answered in a way that is satisfactory to civilized society. ~ Eugene V. Debs

      by PlutocracyFiles on Sat Oct 01, 2011 at 10:11:21 PM PDT

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