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  •  There's too much truth in what you write (1+ / 0-)
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    for me to argue against it in toto. I wish it weren't so.
    However, I think around the edges there are still some meaningful differences to stress and meaningful interventions to make (especially the lower down we go). And despite all claims otherwise, no system of power lasts forever, and predicting the moment of change--or the manner in which it will arrive--is still not simple.
    You didn't make it explicit here, but I'm assuming a fair amount of Foucault, particularly in relation to the accumulation, exercise and diffusion of power, also underlies your analogy. Can't let the marks in on the game, after all; WYSIWYG.

    •  Yup...there's too much truth in it for most people (0+ / 0-)

      here to fully engage in.  It goes counter to the Us -vs- Them meme.  I'm not a Marxist, but I have read several books written by him.  Regardless of how it has played out in real time, the observations he makes about politics/economy/society strike pretty true.  The devil is in the details.

      Maybe it's a better critique than it is a prescription...but it does describe the illness in exquisite detail.  

      Both Parties are captives of Wall Street.  Anyone who argues differently is being willfully obtuse.

      Oregon: Sure...it's cold. But it's a damp cold.

      by Keith930 on Fri Oct 12, 2012 at 04:19:25 PM PDT

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