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  •  I would not be in favor of a strategy like that (1+ / 0-)
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    shrike

    Because I am sure it would make things disastrously worse. I don't worry about it happening too much right now, but if people hurt long enough, a demogogue or revolutionary could gain power. I think FDR saved us last time by alleviating the problems--what he did was really dramatic, but it also allowed us to get through without violence.

    “liberals are the people who think that cruelty is the worst thing that we do” --Richard Rorty Also, I moved from NYC, so my username is inaccurate.

    by jeff in nyc on Tue Sep 10, 2013 at 04:11:13 PM PDT

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    •  If people are awake, they will react (0+ / 0-)

      in accordance to the level of oppression being imposed on them.  If the consequences are disastrous, that is a function of the level of oppression.

      It's similar to walking up to somebody and without provocation punching them in the face hard, and then not expect to be punched back.

      •  Makes sense. Just note that disaster is not (1+ / 0-)
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        desideratum for most of us.

        “liberals are the people who think that cruelty is the worst thing that we do” --Richard Rorty Also, I moved from NYC, so my username is inaccurate.

        by jeff in nyc on Tue Sep 10, 2013 at 04:55:49 PM PDT

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          •  (Obviously, my opinion, fwiw.) I find it (0+ / 0-)

            impossible to believe that you don't want the disaster to get worse and worse until things are so desperate that a large enough army would join you. And, I guess, Chris Hayes.

            “liberals are the people who think that cruelty is the worst thing that we do” --Richard Rorty Also, I moved from NYC, so my username is inaccurate.

            by jeff in nyc on Tue Sep 10, 2013 at 07:57:11 PM PDT

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            •  I'm just telling you what needs to happen as a (1+ / 0-)
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              matter of fact.  You react by accusing me of wanting things to get worst so people can join me in a revolution.  That's an utter absurdity, but I'm starting see that that type of thing is rampant around here.

              I may venture to think that, one, you don't see any urgency in the situation because you lack the type of developed sense of empathy to truly understand the brutality of this system, because somehow it hasn't affected you that much yet.

              Eventually, it will come for you as well.

              •  You're just trolling with that comment. I'll (0+ / 0-)

                Disengage.

                “liberals are the people who think that cruelty is the worst thing that we do” --Richard Rorty Also, I moved from NYC, so my username is inaccurate.

                by jeff in nyc on Tue Sep 10, 2013 at 09:36:49 PM PDT

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