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  •  but i differ with your third bolded part. (4+ / 0-)

    I think RJ will win on the level of culture war.

    The emotional power of RJ is just enormous.  Giving, forgiving, generosity, compassion, the joy of being liberated from financial terror, the joy of liberating others: these things are as powerful historically as the sight of those black students sitting at the segregated lunch counter while a mob of jeering racists spat on them and threw food at them.  

    This is absolutely revolutionary at an emotional level, a visceral level, and a spiritual level, all wrapped up in one.  

    There is no stopping it.  And the vampires will not just put themselves to shame for opposing it: they will make themselves the targets of scorn and anger and even overt hatred for doing so.  

    If progressive churches pick this up, and spread it as far as it can spread, and then the financial vampires try to pass laws against this, there will be mass actions, civil disobedience on a scale not seen in decades.

    In the end it will move votes and change election outcomes.  And then it will lead to real reforms, written into the law.  

    This truly has revolutionary potential in the full but nonviolent sense of the word.  

    We got the future back.

    by G2geek on Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 02:03:33 AM PST

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