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    and also Dumbo further up...I do think this dichotomy is at the core of the so-called rox vs sux wars here on DKos.  Thanks to you both for articulating it so well.

    I keep thinking of a fb convo I saw several weeks ago that made me laugh. Person A was a "Yawner" wrt the Snowden NSA-gate stuff, saying, "Meh, Ive got bigger fish to fry." Several folks came back at her with reasoned arguments like we see here all the time, but she didn't budge. Then finally someone came along and just said: "Fishing is now illegal. Get in the van." I laughed ...  it struck me funny, in a gallows humor way, but also...  it hit this point exactly on the head.

    Im so tired of seeing this debate being set up as an either/or, black/white proposition. If you care about the one, then must not give two shits about the other, ...AND... you are therefore a {fillintheblank} paulbot or O'bot or whatever is the back'n'forth insult of the day. We're spinning our wheels with that nonsense and while we continue this with the view that we are in competition somehow with each other, They -  TPTB - just whistle right on by us and laugh.

    To me, it's not about having to choose one or the other, it's more to do with addressing them in the right order. Can't even get to B unless first we address and fix A. And my "A" isn't just the spying>privacy>4th Amendment stuff, it's all of it in concert ... from Citizens United on down. The corporate coup of our democracy.  That was the high note that was struck, and that resonated for so many, with Occupy.

    A better world is possible but electoral victory alone won't get us there. We need both, all, approaches.

    If I can't dance I don't want to be part of your revolution. ~ Emma Goldman

    by Lady Libertine on Mon Aug 26, 2013 at 08:02:35 AM PDT

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