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  •  I'm more libertarian (1+ / 0-)
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    and believe in "I disagree with what you say, but will fight for your right to say it."

    Supporter: "Senator, you have the vote of every thinking person!" Adlai Stevenson: "That's not enough, madam, we need a majority!"

    by Scott Wooledge on Mon Oct 22, 2012 at 10:32:37 AM PDT

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    •  that's a legitimate position to hold... (0+ / 0-)

      ... and I also held it until the outcomes of 2000 and 2004 forced me to reconsider it.  In the face of adversaries who are willing and able to go so far as brazenly interfering with elections, and who have no morals, ethics, or scruples whatsoever, and in the face of the disasters of the Bush years, including the economic crash, there's far too much at stake to give even a millimeter.  

      And given the underlying trends (population overshoot of resources is the key driver globally, with climate change as its most dangerous outcome) we can expect inter-group competition to increase at all levels.  In other words, it's only going to get worse.

      I'd love to live in a world where good sportsmanship is what counts, and everyone plays by the rules.  

      What we have now is a world in which the rules have broken, and "get away with what you can" has become the new normal.  It frankly disgusts me.  

      But reality is what it is, and in the new reality, new strategies and tactics are called for.

      Our first goal once we achieve the kind of power needed to enforce it, has to be to put the rules back in charge of the game.  But there's a long distance between here and there, and innumerable battles to win first.  

      "Minus two votes for the Republican" equals "plus one vote for the Democrat." Arithmetic doesn't care about their feelings either!

      by G2geek on Mon Oct 22, 2012 at 01:22:27 PM PDT

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