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  •  I meant liberals in Skin World. (1+ / 0-)
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    !! Four more years !!

    by raincrow on Thu Oct 25, 2012 at 10:00:16 AM PDT

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    •  That's what I meant as well. (2+ / 0-)
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      (assuming you meant the 'real world' as opposed to online)

      I'm surprised you haven't encountered anyone in 'real life' of that persuasion.  Someone who was originally very gungho about Occupy and then as soon as the reports of violence started happening effectively renounced Occupiers.

      •  And still if tens & tens of thousands of Occupiers (2+ / 0-)
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        nationwide could not break through the establishment's wall of lies, silence, propaganda, and pepper spray, I think it's more than safe to assert that a relatively few left/prog bloggers w/ cold feet were not what turned the public's back to the movement.

        Occupy was outmaneuvered by billionaires with taxpayer-funded goon squads at their beck.

        BUT not before Occupy elevated the issue of income inequality over deficits, to the extent that this is a major bone of contention in Congress and in the Presidential campaign.

        To me, that is a smashing, breathtaking success, a success with real legs, a success that should (and someday will, I think) earn the gratitude of the Thinking Working of this country.

        God knows I am grateful, fwtw.

        !! Four more years !!

        by raincrow on Thu Oct 25, 2012 at 03:25:46 PM PDT

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        •  It was crushed violently by the police (2+ / 0-)
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          Despite what many say more people don't show up when the police oppress protesters.  People don't show up when they think they will be in physical danger, and the TV showed them they would be.

          The revolution will not be televised. But it will be blogged, a lot. Probably more so than is necessary.

          by AoT on Thu Oct 25, 2012 at 04:54:44 PM PDT

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          •  And the MSM refused to cover the violence, (1+ / 0-)
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            thus ducked their responsibility for asking local, state, and federal justice so-called "authorities" why this widespread police brutality should be ignored; refused to report substantively on the issues, slavishly repeated the bullshit and lies promulgated by the so-called "authorities," and ignored the obvious inter-governmental coordination of Occupy-busting across the country.

            Their corporate masters were pleased, no doubt.

            Dance, little police, dance!
            Dance, little reporters, dance!
            Dance you mayors, prosecutors, and university trustees!
            Now take your coins of silver, keep your mouth shut, and get out of my sight until I summon you again.

            !! Four more years !!

            by raincrow on Fri Oct 26, 2012 at 08:30:20 AM PDT

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