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  •  Rhetoric that works (17+ / 0-)

    I think this is a powerful message:

    You have fought all the wars. You have worked for all the bosses. You have wandered over all the countries. Have you harvested the fruits of your labors, the price of your victories? Does the past comfort you? Does the present smile on you? Does the future promise you anything? Have you found a piece of land where you can live like a human being and die like a human being? On these questions, on this argument, and on this theme, the struggle for existence, the people will speak. Join us.

    My daughter, also, was attracted by the demonstration, and took part in them, and a march last week.

    I must add that our family has suffered tremendously in the past 6 months (although we had escaped up to that time). Things seem to be getting worse. Things seem to be falling apart. Even friends who are much closer to the 1% than we, have confided that they have been squeezed in the past several months.

    I find the present situation rather frightening because by now things should have, at least, plateaued. Instead, somehow, it seems as if we are entering a free-fall.

    Skepticism of all the elite institutions, not trust, is what required for successful leadership in this era. Digby

    by coral on Sun Oct 16, 2011 at 07:15:36 PM PDT

    •  The impact of the "block the recovery" (6+ / 0-)

      House is probably beginning to work its way through the system.  Things were getting slowly better, now they are not.

      “when Democrats don’t vote, Democrats don’t win.” Alan Grayson

      by ahumbleopinion on Sun Oct 16, 2011 at 08:01:57 PM PDT

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      •  Plus the panic only really sets in (1+ / 0-)
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        when it shows up on one's own doorstep. As angry and empathetic and engaged as we are, I think our human nature keeps us a little protected until then.

        The winner of every Republican debate is Barack Obama. - plf515, DKos 2011

        by CoyoteMarti on Mon Oct 17, 2011 at 09:30:34 AM PDT

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