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  •  Anything to minimize any challenge to the (1+ / 0-)
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    status quo.

     It apparently doesn't matter the content, anything resembling populism around here requires a swift defense of whatever the current purveyor of the status quo is. Especially if that purveyor of the status quo has money.

    I had a bunch of people in my diary defending Time magazine, the other day.

    Also it's important to find ways to defame or diminish the people mounting a resistance to the status quo.

    Like, I bet those people in Brazil only have a GED.

    Ou sont les neigedens d'antan?

    by SouthernLiberalinMD on Tue Jun 18, 2013 at 02:44:45 PM PDT

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    •  My, you do love the sound of your own voice. lol (0+ / 0-)

      Just because I don't consider cost of sporting events and the building of a shopping mall to be monumental issues worth violent protests and multiple deaths, I'm protecting the status quo?  I don't even live in Turkey or Brazil.  How am I protecting the status quo?  Get over yourself.

      I've been in multiple protests and demonstrations in my day, against the status quo.  But they were concerning issues more profound, IMO, than a shopping mall or sporting event costs.  Now, if others consider shopping malls and sporting events costs to be earth shaking issues, more power to them.  I'm just saying, for ME, those issues do not strike an emotional chord.  How dare you write the above insults in response.

      •  Not anymore than the average bear. (0+ / 0-)

        It would be great if some other voice would come up with some ideas for how to save our bacon globally, because I feel like I'm scraping the bottom of the barrel here. But it's hard to get to that point when all you get is pie fights and talking points that support the status quo and cast doubt on the characters of the people fighting for change and doubt on the value or validity of the fight.

        Ou sont les neigedens d'antan?

        by SouthernLiberalinMD on Wed Jun 19, 2013 at 10:59:23 AM PDT

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