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    that history's powerful lessons are being ignored, but this is hardly anything new.  When it comes to the often cyclical nature of history, FDR's time was hardly a "virginal forest."

    Consider the lessons the French revolution, and the Russian revolution have to tell us about the consequences of when the have nots way out number the haves---when the majority of the community is not getting enough out of it to want to protect it. Yet here we are today, on that path after 30 years of Republican agenda that America bought into, and not just the republicans. Bill clinton comes to mind and the huge democratic support for him comes to mind, even though, IMO, he was to the right of Obama. But it seems democrats are a lot more forgiving when the economy is thriving.  No surprise there.

    I find your bottom line that Obama "opposes the proven solutions" too simplistic for my taste.

    This country is imo, in a bloodless civil war. As divided now in our hearts, souls and brains as we once were north to south, and just about as evenly. The "answers," the "proven solutions" are to say the least, no where near agreed upon, no matter what history says---and of course, everyone disagrees about what it has to say.  Ever heard a right winger talk about FDR?

    I've read enough of your comments to know you hold Obama responsible for most of this, and I'm not going to try to talk you out of it.  For me, the cult of leadership over party, the obsession with loading and aiming all guns at Obama here is troublesome. But that's for another diary and another time.

    I appreciate the discussion.

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