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  •  I'm not sure what in your comment contradicts or (0+ / 0-)

    takes issue with anything I said. I'm fully aware that corporatism is just the latest expression of the plutocratic impulse to power, self-aggrandizement, and self-indulgence at the expense of the mass of the population.

    Your point is well-made, BUT if you want to fight the power, it is my belief that the first step is to properly identify what it is you are fighting, and to speak truthfully and honestly about it. Pretending that our enemies are less horrible than they are, pretending that this is all just about normal US politics as defined by our Constitution, pretending that we can all be polite to one another when they are at war with us ... that's not a plan for success.

    To put the torture behind us is, inevitably, to put it in front of us.

    by UntimelyRippd on Sat Feb 02, 2013 at 04:40:45 PM PST

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    •  My point is mostly that they're (1+ / 0-)
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      not so powerful as they think they should be.  They're pissants, chicken hawks, armchair warriors who benefit when we fear them and their money.  

      They are freaking scared right now because we beat them when they had the money, the media, and their voter ID bullshit.  We won bigger and wider than we've ever won, with splendid Progressive candidates running on liberal ideas.  

      They're revealed for who they really are, thanks to some brilliant gamesmanship from Pres. Obama and his team.  Just don't start worrying too much about our dreadful media or the cash they flash.  We're stronger, smarter, and by gosh we like ourselves!  Laughter is their kryptonite.  

      I'm not looking for a love that will lift me up and carry me away. A love that will stroll alongside and make a few amusing comments will suffice.

      by I love OCD on Sat Feb 02, 2013 at 06:08:43 PM PST

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