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  •  I just wish WE (collectively speaking) were less (1+ / 0-)
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    DeadHead

    satisfied with cataloguing the (all too obvious) idiocies of republicans and taking a more pro-active approach to what WE (again collectively) want to do.

    It's like we're coming here to entertain ourselves instead of coming here to save the world.  Nothing much I can do about it, I just think it's sad.

    All I'm doing is making an observation, y'know?  I'm not trying to attack anybody (even though a few took offense).  Just pointing out that we're kinda spinning our wheels with this stuff.

    Y'know?  It's like going to a show and hanging out with all the people at the back who rag on about shitty the band is instead of being up front and dancing.  In the early years we were dancers, now it's like we're just spectators.  

    To me, that's just kinda sad.

    I want progressivism to be about something, to grow into something people all over the country want to embrace and contribute to.  I never want to have my life presided over by fascists again.

    I think some people thought that when Obama won in '08 that we'd finished our work.  I'm the type that'll never think our work is finished.  Just who I am.  If what happens here makes me sad, that's my problem, innit?  But I'm not gonna feel bad for making an observation.

    •  I know you're just making an observation (1+ / 0-)
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      Urizen

      Nothing wrong with that, and many seem to share your view, as recent commentary in a few diaries seems to suggest.

      I'm of the opinion it should be a balance between the two. Debunking Republican misinformation on demand is an important function, otherwise their narrative takes hold quicker and it's harder to debunk the longer it's been allowed to propagate unhindered.

      The necessity of the other half of the balance, the activism, is self-evident.

      The pendulum will always swing in emphasis of one side over the other at different points in the journey, so I take the current emphasis as temporary.




      Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.
      ~ Jerry Garcia

      by DeadHead on Mon May 20, 2013 at 05:37:57 PM PDT

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