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  •  We still need our latter-day Bill Kunstler (4+ / 0-)
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    and other high-profile, hell-raising lawyers who refuse to let the corporate media rest easy and give the right-wing hate machine apoplexy.

    •  Those days are over (3+ / 0-)
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      The hegemonic regime has been in full force and effect for about two generations now, and is getting daily more deeply entrenched, more impervious to change, its doctrines daily more deeply embraced by ever-growing percentages of the American public, particularly among its professional classes.

      The law, in its majestic equality, forbids rich and poor alike from sleeping under bridges. ~ Anatole France

      by ActivistGuy on Thu Mar 08, 2012 at 09:25:04 AM PST

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      •  I still hold out hope (3+ / 0-)
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      •  Cheery, aren't you? (1+ / 0-)
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        JayRaye

        I pretty much agree with you, but I still think things can change.  Among other fairly strong possibilities for causing change out there is global climate catastrophe.  It seems like a fairly good bet that present power structures will necessarily shift when so many homes are destroyed that insurance companies can no longer pay, when gas costs so much that goods can't be brought across distances cheaply, etc etc.  I think it's important for us to be preparing for that likely situation, so that when the power structures do shift and fall, that we are ready with progressive alternatives.

        However, I give you strong kudos for remaining aware of the mess we are in.  Thank you.

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