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  •  And then the kids can say they didn't (2+ / 0-)
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    Radical def, Crazy like a fox

    Inherit the money too.  That's just ducky.

    Is there any wonder why societies eventually erupt into violent revolution?

    Can't never did nothin'; Can Do did!

    by susanWAstate on Fri Jan 27, 2012 at 03:26:52 PM PST

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    •  But this is the USA, here and now (2+ / 0-)
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      susanWAstate, Crazy like a fox

      ...going into the 21st Century, and I think we have good prospects going forward without violent revolution.

      Which is no guarantee that violent anti-democratic counter-revolution will not ensue, but the stronger the popular democratic mandate, the more quickly and effectively that can be suppressed.

      Less of a mandate, not so much, or worse.

      I think this is a critical aspect of our realpolitik that more people need to be aware of, and think about...

      Not the armed struggle part, so much, but the urgency of the electoral struggle, to seize the power.

      We need to go into these primaries, and then November, with a do or die attitude here, people.

      The ice caps are melting faster and faster, and we don't have another generation or two, to sort this all out.

      Obama seems unlikely to lose the presidency.

      This is really ALL about the relative left/right plurality in Congress, and down the ladders of power, coming out of November.

      Sometimes it seems the Right sees the writing on the wall more clearly than many on the purported left...the Right is growing increasingly hysterical and draconian in their rhetoric and practice, virtually freaking out.

      The revolution is at hand, if we want it.

      Democracy is the most fundamental revolutionary principle.

      by Radical def on Fri Jan 27, 2012 at 04:46:14 PM PST

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