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    Lefty Coaster

    One way or another, the next year will bring great changes, and an opportunity for new movements and blocs to coalesce in response to those changes.    There is a shared frustration with a perceived cronyism, corruption, and concentration of wealth across the constituencies you mentioned.  
    There is also draft fatigue among the young, they don't want to spend a year manning WB checkpoints and humiliating old ladies.   I also perceive a skepticism about supporting military operations like Lebanon in 2006, and Cast Lead in 2008/2009, especially in election time.

    I don't claim that this is  a peacenik movement, it appears very nationalistic, in a positive way.  they want to be proud of their country, they don't want to see their country isolated and a subject of ridicule, theynare moreoutward looking than the current governments.  

    If things go well, many of the best and brightest who have emigrated in frustration and aversion to the trends of the last two governments may return.  

    It is a fork in the road time, between an isolated security state, or a modern, vibrant outward looking state.   I am confident there will be a strong case for the latter.  

    Those who hear not the music-think the dancers mad

    by Eiron on Tue Sep 06, 2011 at 03:34:54 AM PDT

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