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  •  The two largest blown opportunities of our time (3+ / 0-)
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    swellsman, milton333, Odysseus

    are 9/11 and the 2008 financial crisis.  Real leaders could have leverage those two disasters into real change and positive action.  The 1% were on the ropes in 2008, and if bank bailouts had been part of a bill restoring regulation to Wall Street they would have cursed and whined, and then given in.  

    Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room!

    by bigtimecynic on Mon Oct 10, 2011 at 11:45:48 AM PDT

    •  No leaders were there or are here (0+ / 0-)

      The current oligarchy is an emergent structure coming from common needs of the oligarchs. No one is, in that system, that powerful. Politics and media just reflect the interest and needs of that demographic--also note that that demographic is international in scope and loyalties.

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