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  •  no, not at all! (3+ / 0-)
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    dizzydean, zmom, quill

    opposite is the case.

    seems to me, mobilizing the poor might be the key to actual change. (Huh, I can´t be the first one to have that genius idea.)

    •  Yes, it could be revolutionary... (1+ / 0-)
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      dizzydean

      But, I think it won't ever happen if the lower class doesn't feel that they are going to get anything out of it. But getting the political class to pay attention to the poor is nearly impossible right now, and so a stalemate.

      I see one hopefully possibility: immigrants, particularly Hispanic, often bring their own strongly held political views and the Democratic party is paying them lots of attention to bring them into the fold. In coming years as we become minority-majority we may see more of a focus on poverty as Latinos and other people of color who are a little more radical move into politics. That is, if we have anything close to a functioning democracy by that time.

      History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce - Karl Marx

      by quill on Mon Aug 05, 2013 at 02:16:52 PM PDT

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