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  •  Real liberals are angry. (1+ / 0-)
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    Ray Pensador
    No matter the issue, the liberal is always operating in the "rational" and "logical" realm, thinking that through an appeal to reason and sense of justice, things can be worked out.

    I've argued this point before, but I've come to believe that because the liberal mindset relies heavily on logic, reason and empiricism, it tends to under-develop its capacity to understand raw, unadulterated displays of in-your-face power.  In other words, and as I've argued before, the liberal mindset lacks the ability to understand malice.

    Au contraire, I am a liberal, and I am motivated by absolute anger.

    I am angry that the country has been looted for thirty years. Being robbed is visceral.It appeals to the masses. Etc. Elizabeth Warren gets it. She is writing a book called "Rigged". She says over and over, "the system is rigged".

    OWS had the same message. It is a strong message. Witness the brutal, illegal shutdown of OWS.

    I think real liberals get it. But, they lack the ORGANIZATION to carry through on what they understand must be done. The problem is that just about all the so-called liberals in Congress are bought and paid for. The majority of liberal voters are just coming to grips with the fact that Obama is a fraud who wants to sell out SS and Medicare. So, the liberals are without an effective ORGANIZATION.

    Michael Hudson, Paul Krugman, Joseph Stiglitz, Dean Baker, and many other economists have explained in great detail how we have been systematically looted, and what needs to be done: Tobin Tax, prosecutions, bank breakups.

    As I said in another thread, quoting Hacker and Pierson, people need reliable organizations to deliver digests of information. Most liberals have mistakenly relied on the Democratic Party as a reliable organization. That is changing, as it becomes clear that Obama is a creature not only of Wall St., but also of Pete Peterson.

    The biggest change to the liberal mind will be when they all say to the Democratic Party in 2014, "just exactly what is it that you have done for me lately?".

    Too bad that will be way too late. The crooks at the top have been running this Kabuki theatre since 2007, when they bankrolled the Obama/Hillary Kabuki primaries to carpet bomb any legitimate discussion of the looting of America. The last chance to stop the looting was in 2008, after the election. Obama made sure that didn't happen. Most liberals have been in denial ever since.

    But I reject your caricature of them being hyper-rational. They are completely IRRATIONAL. The are in deep denial that they have been betrayed by the Democratic Party leadership. They are deluded that Obama is anything but the "good cop" in a scripted farce, paid for by the 1%,  that has replaced real politics in this country.

    Real liberals get it. Real liberals have been angry for years.

    •  These are excellent comments (1+ / 0-)
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      Ray Pensador

      regardless of whether we agree in every detail.

      It's largely forgotten today but once upon a the Democratic Party was augmented by external liberal organizations that had no problem with hectoring the leadership and "holding their feet to the fire". No one could afford to dismiss the likes of Eleanor Roosevelt as a "purist saboteur".

      Nothing human is alien to me.

      by WB Reeves on Wed Mar 20, 2013 at 08:58:39 PM PDT

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