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  •  Their end-game is the romaticized 1950's (4+ / 0-)

    A time and place that never existed but for some weird reason they actually believe did exist.

    •  so they really think they can stabilize (4+ / 0-)

      a country with a say 20% upperclass suburban or upscale urban community, lily white, and 80% of the people with shit, and those 80% won't bother the 20%?

      I like Michelle more than Barack.

      by duha on Tue Feb 28, 2012 at 01:06:50 PM PST

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    •  It's a Utopian vision, in a way. (0+ / 0-)

      Whether it really existed or not isn't so relevant--it's what they want.  I can't blame them for wanting something--it's when it gets in the way of others that the trouble starts.

      We, OTOH, I think tend to be in denial about what we really want (and, yes, "the romanticized '60s" might be a good way of putting it), because we've spent so much time sucking up to the Right and "prioritizing".  

      I was reading a Web essay somewhere a few days ago that said something to the effect that reactionary platforms always seek to "fix" what brought the social dispensation they'd previously enjoyed.  The '60s and '70s brought a direct challenge to the Cold War Establishment, and if nothing had been done the whole enterprise (what we call "the '50s" when we mean "before the '60s") might have gone down then.  So we get a re-tooled, "cool", relaxed conservatism in the Reagan era.  And people decided it wasn't so bad (even if it wasn't what they really wanted to begin with, and hey, it wasn't bad, and it felt familiar, and oh, well, I guess it's not that important).   So here we are.

      The '60s were simply an attempt to get the 21st Century started early....Well, what are we waiting for? There's no deadline on a dream!

      by Panurge on Tue Feb 28, 2012 at 10:07:09 PM PST

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