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  •  Thanks, agreed LaFem, tired of this crap nt (2+ / 0-)
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    •  It appears that the more we push back, (1+ / 0-)
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      the more we lose.

      We are participating in a theater production called 'Good cop, Cthulhu cop' and the ending has already been written.

      Perhaps we can take a lesson from the T'ai Chi exercise of Pushing Hands- as the force and counter force escalates, when one side gives no resistance to his opponents escalated force, the opponent loses his balance and falls.

      We are obviously the underdog here, and we have been pushing back with all of the creativity and scraps of power that we can find- and still, it escalates.

      We are in mourning for a dying country and see no clear way, without a president willing to enact a NEW DEAL on our behalf, that we, with all the petitions in the world, can stop the dismantling of our social contract and our society at large.

      Wouldn't it be wonderful if this was just imagined hyperbole from the fevered brain of an old hippie.

      Obviously, we are of no interest to the major power brokers. We are just tiny obstacles to be crushed along their way to the winners circle.

      The only viable options we have are to find a way to go Nuclear Big or somehow step aside and let the opponent fall off the cliff.

      There is no middle ground.

      'A scarlet tanager broke the silence with his song. She thought of the bird hidden in the leaves somewhere, unseen but nevertheless brilliant red. Nevertheless beautiful.' Barbara Kingsolver/ Prodigal Summer

      by flowerfarmer on Thu May 16, 2013 at 07:00:07 AM PDT

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