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  •  If it stigmatizes them, yes (3+ / 0-)
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    Ok, so I read the polls.

    by andgarden on Tue Mar 13, 2012 at 01:29:35 PM PDT

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    •  If that worked (0+ / 0-)

      We would have eradicated bigotry decades ago.

      We need to solve the underlying issues.  Poverty, education, propaganda.

      Education is power.  

      The right is attacking public education and higher education for a reason.

      Fascism: The conservative notion that killing people makes them work harder

      by madtowntj on Tue Mar 13, 2012 at 01:35:25 PM PDT

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      •  Did the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (3+ / 0-)

        have anything to do with the issues you identify?

        I think it was much more about telling the south that it sucked and needed to do things our way--or else. It worked pretty well (for that limited purpose) too.

        Ok, so I read the polls.

        by andgarden on Tue Mar 13, 2012 at 01:37:57 PM PDT

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        •  Yes it did (0+ / 0-)

          And LBJ knew we would have problems in the south after its passage.  

          And the right stepped in and took advantage of the resentment and has used that resentment to prop up their agenda ever since then.

          We need to find a way to reverse that trend.  To show these people who their true allies are.  That is done through education, breaking the cycle of poverty, and stopping the constant propaganda that they are exposed to.  

          We attack the power on the right while simultaneously helping the powerless.  

           

          Fascism: The conservative notion that killing people makes them work harder

          by madtowntj on Tue Mar 13, 2012 at 03:07:38 PM PDT

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          •  He knew it but he did it anyway (0+ / 0-)

            The lesson for me is that we have to figure out what we want the country to look like, build an electoral majority to that end, and steamroll the opposition. We will not make them understand us because we cannot.

            Ok, so I read the polls.

            by andgarden on Tue Mar 13, 2012 at 03:31:49 PM PDT

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