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  •  Why ppl on the Left yearn for a return to a time (2+ / 0-)
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    johnosahon, artmartin

    ...it was basically only white christian males who held sway in every branch of the government?

    Why do so many on the Left believe as the wingnuts believe that the good ol' days are behind us?

    How can we ever be a real movement if we cannot honesty identify and process the obstacles in our path. Perhaps it is just ideologues always locating the problem in failure of ideological certitude?

    Will the Left ever realize that it takes a sustained effort to enact and enforce real change? Will we ever be able to read history and understand the mythology of the Great Political Daddy?

    "There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills.".. Buddha

    by sebastianguy99 on Tue Apr 23, 2013 at 11:22:04 AM PDT

    •  Why do people on the right yearn for (0+ / 0-)

      a return to the times when the tax rate on top earners was 90%? I don't think people on the left are yearning for a return to those times. I think they are yearning to see some passion from their elected representatives. I don't know if this is a myth, but I really don't see much resolve on the part of the Democrats who seem to have the most power.

      I'm no philosopher, I am no poet, I'm just trying to help you out - Gomez (from the song Hamoa Beach)

      by jhecht on Tue Apr 23, 2013 at 11:37:12 AM PDT

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      •  i am sure you will see passion if the people (1+ / 0-)
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        actually gave a damn. If 90% of the population support background checks, so after it failed in congress what acutally happened? NOTHING, no riot, no protest, nothing except some rants on pro liberal blogs.

      •  Race and repression, that is why they want to go (0+ / 0-)

        ..backwards. It has nothing to do with tax rates.

        The point was that it easy to understand why wingnuts want to take us backwards, but it is harder to do so with those who claim to value progress.

        So we see yearning for FDR, LBJ, and now JFK without any social context. That should not be the case on our side. Though I guess a case could be made that shame on those who thought the Left was so much better.

        "There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills.".. Buddha

        by sebastianguy99 on Tue Apr 23, 2013 at 01:21:42 PM PDT

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      •  and when exactly (1+ / 0-)
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        will the corporate mainstream media pass along that passion to the viewers?  I've seen tons of passionate appeals by the President and Democratic leaders but I've had to look for them on places where viewership rivals infomercials.  Yet you'll see plenty of right wing passion daily.  This is a whole new playing field because of the press and the amount of money allowed into the arena.

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