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  •  So the TL;DR version is (1+ / 0-)
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    socialism is about informing the public, while whatever we have now is about keeping the public ignorant.

    That sound about right?

    Paul Ryan has risen to prominence because he thinks that poor people should suffer and he doesn't mind saying so.

    by VictorLaszlo on Wed Sep 26, 2012 at 09:43:32 PM PDT

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    •  Well I don't know (6+ / 0-)

      what TL;DR is, so I really can't answer.  

      All I know is that my great-grandfather that I'm named after wasn't just an immigrant wheelwright that ended up fixing those new gasoline-powered buggies for folks in Chicago.  He got his start as a Second International man back in Denmark long before he lit out of Samsø  one step ahead of the recruitment/press-gang and arrived in Chicago in 1887, an interesting time to be a Socialist organizer in Chicago's immigrant community.  

      I know about the typical Second International institutions he helped found and/or lead, the social club, the campground, the singing society, his 40 years with the Chicago MayDay Parade Committee, that allowed him to still be able to deliver votes for Norman Thomas in 1948.  I know that's where my political understanding and insight comes down to me from, across three generations.  

      TL;DR I don't know anything about.  I'm always willing to admit my ignorance when I'm ignorant, how else will I ever learn anything?

      Ever get the feeling you've been cheated?

      by ActivistGuy on Wed Sep 26, 2012 at 10:50:48 PM PDT

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