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  •  Education Is (13+ / 0-)

    One way to raise consciousness.  Apparently you are fortunate you had the upbringing, education background and support from parents and peers that maybe some other students didn't.  This doesn't make them idiots.

    If they're in the working class, they're your allies.  

    If I was a communist, rich men would fear me...And the opposite applies. The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles.

    by stewarjt on Sun Aug 14, 2011 at 08:35:08 AM PDT

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    •  Amen (12+ / 0-)

      I'm reminded of the first paragraph of The Great Gatsby:

      In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since.

      “Whenever you feel like criticizing any one,” he told me, “just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.”

      It's genuinely amazing how many self-described liberals have obviously never had that thought. That is exactly why the Republicans have had so much success at getting the votes of the working class even as they screw it financially again and again. We make it much too easy to let them portray us as elitist snobs.

      Certaines personnes disent qu'il y a une femme à blâmer, Mais je sais que c'est ma faute sacrément.

      by RamblinDave on Sun Aug 14, 2011 at 08:42:17 AM PDT

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      •  This. And, speaking of "elitists" I've been (3+ / 0-)
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        Lightbulb, princss6, conlakappa

        seeing so much fantasizing about potential riots in NYC against Wall Street, in DC against the federal govt... by many on this site.

        There is no consideration of how those uprisings would impact individuals, and families, less protected by wealth, education and skin color as are most of the commenters on DKos.

        Instead of sitting in SF, NYC or DC and urging on the little people to do your work for you, how about you get out there and persuade white people to vote their interests on a regular basis instead of voting to keep POC in their place for another election cycle?

        Once again, let some "other" people do the dirty work.

        You have to get over the color green; you have to quit associating beauty with gardens and lawns; you have to get used to an inhuman scale; you have to understand geological time- Wallace Stegner

        by blindyone on Sun Aug 14, 2011 at 12:54:02 PM PDT

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