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  •  Especially in the US. They know 80% of the (2+ / 0-)
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    public can be effectively propagandized by the media to believe whatever they want the peasants to believe.

    The other 20% (OWS) can be 'handled' - for now....

    •  Your math is...off (3+ / 0-)
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      After all, DESPITE generations of full-on propaganda blitz, 24/7, on all channels of monopoly corporate fascist commercial mass media, the "American" peoples elected Obama and Democratic "Majorities" (such as they were, with all those remnant Blue Dogs in there), in direct response to a very explicit rhetoric for justice and peace, to save the planet.

      This was clearly a conscious REJECTION of Right wing line, as well as of purported left lines calling for electoral boycott and splitting...

      Those who think this administration shoulda woulda coulda kicked right wing ass all up and down both sides of the aisle while subject to Right wing majorities since day one, are the ones who are either unbelievably foolish and naive, or else deliberately duplicitous and disingenuous.

      Democracy is the most fundamental revolutionary principle.

      by Radical def on Fri Feb 03, 2012 at 12:49:11 PM PST

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      •  How do you transform those statistics into a (2+ / 0-)
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        voting bloc? Time and again I've seen millions of people vote against their own best interests because of a media blitz of bullshit propaganda or catchy bumper sticker.

        People may answer the poll questions that way but when it comes to actually taking action, few take the trouble to turn it into realty. Dancing With the Stars takes priority.

        BTW, if Obama supposedly stands for all those things in your poll, why hasn't he got those kind of percentages in the popular vote? What's going on here?

        •  so here's a plot for a fictional story: (0+ / 0-)

          One night a few thousand people across the US, who have organized and trained for the event, go out and cut the cable TV cables in enough places to make the whole country go "dark" TV-wise.  Then a few tens of thousands more, who have also organized and trained, go out walking or otherwise putting themselves in a position where their bewildered TV-less neighbors are likely to run into them "at random."  

          Then a loud noise begins to rise, first as an incoherent shouting, and in a short while, a definite and rhythmic roar....

          (OK, fill in the rest of the plot, the characters, the "magic" stuff that would be fodder for special-effects when the novel gets turned into a screenplay, etc. etc.)

          "Minus two votes for the Democrat" equals "plus one vote for the Republican." Arithmetic doesn't care about your feelings.

          by G2geek on Fri Feb 03, 2012 at 11:21:58 PM PST

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          •  And then, "the masses" (0+ / 0-)

            Will proceed to stomp the asses of that elitist "revolutionary" .01% who have so contemptuously presumed to manipulate and dictate to the rest of society in such a manner,  as being "no different" from the monopoly corporate fascist pigs in that regard.

            This is not the Matrix, and you are not some magic fucking Neo.

            Next time you wonder why there aren't more people joining in protests and demonstrations, remember that power-tripping weasels are Not true revolutionaries, but mere opportunist adventurist counter-revolutionary jerk-offs, without a clue.

            Clue:  Google up "Commander Zero", from the Nicaraguan revolution, and the results of his traitorous defiance of revolutionary consensus, in precipitating a premature concentration of forces, plunging the nation into a prolonged civil war, rather than a peaceful popular democratic transition.

            Clue:  He wound up on the side of the Contras

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            Democracy is the most fundamental revolutionary principle.

            by Radical def on Sat Feb 04, 2012 at 07:28:55 AM PST

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      •  Americans reject the right wing line (0+ / 0-)

        but still vote for people who promise to implement it.

        "A cynical, mercenary, demagogic press will produce in time a people as base as itself." - Joseph Pulitzer

        by CFAmick on Sat Feb 04, 2012 at 07:52:54 AM PST

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