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  •  I asked on the other diary.. (4+ / 0-)

    But it went poof.

    I was wondering since the data seems pretty short term so increases/decreases might sound alarming, is there some way to understand it in the history of the country. I should imagine we're seen resurgences of fringe violence at numerous other periods: civil rights movement, union movements, waves of immigration, and then there was that civil war thing.

    The white paternalists have forever feared losing their majority and power but for the first time the demographics say it's really coming. I don't know how to compare that context to our long history of people acting out.

    Just wondering if this time it's different.

    Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell. --Edward Abbey

    by ricklewsive on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 11:44:00 AM PST

    •  Historically persons such as this have (5+ / 0-)

      Wreaked havoc on this country.

      Sometimes overtaking entire states.

      Shays rebellion.

      Of Course the Civil War.

      The Triangle traders of the Nineteenth century.

      The Mafia.

      Now we encourage this because these same revolters are the ones that seized valuable land for the US. Fremont in California.

      The Alamo and Mexican American Wars were fought mostly but persons such as this.

      We no longer need them.

      "Til you're so fucking crazy you can't follow their rules" John Lennon - Working Class Hero

      by Horace Boothroyd III on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 01:34:31 PM PST

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      •  The Ku Klux Klan and others like it (3+ / 0-)

        Also Pinkerton strikebreakers and other sorts.

        But it is the same for the death squads in Guatemala, Colombia, and elsewhere in Latin America; in any Fascist or Nazi or Communist-ruled country; in almost any colony of any empire, but with the Belgian Congo the undisputed champion; among the Price Tag settler terrorists in Israel; and many other such instances.

        America—We built that!

        by Mokurai on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 03:27:55 PM PST

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