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  •  Great diary, thanks. (2+ / 0-)

    We have a well-known diarist who has advocated leaving the U.S., due to unfavorable governments and legislation here. I could not be angrier at this person, actually. I could not find their advocacy of repatriation sillier or more pompous, or more of a betrayal.

    Your diary, by contrast, shows a nice fighting spirit, courage, and a bedrock dedication to the notion of a common or collective good. Thanks.

    How nice that Obama has spoken out against Michigan's odious right-to-work legislation, lending his considerable name recognition to the cause of worker rights.

    That said, I have been watching political happenings in the upper mid-west with great interest (and sadness) from California. In coming years and decades, I believe things will move in one of two general ways. After the initial public backlash to the new legislation dies down, unfortunately, the status quo may shift permanently, and NOT for the good. People may lower their expectations. The second, hoped-for outcome, is that the authors of this terrible legislation are put to shame by future generations (as the Vietnam war, which some defended at the time, is universally recognized as a terrible mistake today).

    Good luck, and all the best.

     

    It's here they got the range/ and the machinery for change/ and it's here they got the spiritual thirst. --Leonard Cohen

    by karmsy on Thu Dec 13, 2012 at 07:54:09 AM PST

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