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  •  I think it's because they like the story they're (4+ / 0-)
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    being told, a story of a Leave it to Beaver/Father Knows Best world of white picket fences, subservient wives, and authoritarian dads.  

    You know, the sort of America where taxes on the rich were low, unions didn't exist, and "colored folk" knew their place.  Which except for the last was false.

    It's a comforting story, a simple story of a simpler time, when nuclear destruction could rain down on our heads at any minute and wars were being expanded to all corners of the globe and the CIA worked overtime to effect "regime change" and you could lose your job for challenging the white picket fence orthodoxy with the facts of what America really was.

    A simple time of empire-building and domestic opression, where free speech was available only to those with the advertising dollars and the dictaphone.

    "There's something fundamentally wrong with a a system where a handful of people have more than they'd ever need and the mass of the people have less than they always need." -- Rev. Joseph Lowery

    by caul on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 01:09:31 AM PST

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