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  •  It's good to hear (4+ / 0-)

    someone talking sense. We should sniff them out wherever they hide and break them down just like they have done us for thirty years. To hell with aisle reaching.

    I do disagree with one thing, though. Although we do have an over-abundance of generals, we are not without foot soldiers. I am among the foot soldiers. We foot soldiers have been taking the actual physical beatings from conservatives in everyday domestic life for the last thirty years. That is why you might have missed us -- we were too busy being punished and trying to stay alive. Those with officer's credentials have simply withdrawn into wealth, insulated academic positions, or other sanctuaries where they quietly complained in acceptably tangential ways -- but never quite loudly enough to lose their sanctuary.

    There are plenty of foot soldiers out here who have endured years of direct, face-to-face, physical abuse under conservative ideology. We are ready to march and see our tormentors put in their place. It won't take much to wake us up.

    I am beginning to see it happening. It is happening in places you wouldn't expect. Little people are speaking up. They are shouting down the smug fascists who have been comfortably spewing the same old crap all over everybody for so long they didn't think anyone would ever confront them. I don't have words for the rush that I get when I see it happen. Life is like that. There is an equal and opposite reaction, and we have a long way to go!

    Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn't.
    Mark Twain

    by phaktor on Sun Feb 08, 2009 at 08:38:37 PM PST

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