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  •  Hippiephobia lives. (2+ / 0-)
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    jpmassar, Evolutionary

    Hippiephobia has been a substantial factor in American politics since the 60s. It's an irrational fear of the other, taking over from racism the distortion that gets people to vote against their own interest.

    Among centrists, there hs been a laziness to judge the boundaries of political debate by putting Obama on the left. Along comes the Occupy movement, and there is a much more accurate left for the triangulators to angulate against. I don't think Obama's Osawatomie speech would have been possible if it hadn't been for the Occupiers.

    That is a threat to the power structure. We've seen that the Democratic Party has been pursuing the center for 36 years, and the center is as exactly halfway between the two parties as it was when Carter was elected. Along comes the Occupy movement, exposing the reality of a left that the system has thus far ignored, and the powers are scared. They need to bring back hippiephobia. Therefore, they're trying to portray the Occupiers as hippies, so that people won't blame the police for misusing a tear gas grenade launcher, but the vet who got in the way of an improperly launched canister.

    Greg McKendry, Linda Kraeger, Dr. George Tiller, Steven Johns. Victims of Wingnut violence

    by Judge Moonbox on Tue Feb 07, 2012 at 08:32:17 AM PST

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