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  •  Yup. All true liberators are reformers. (0+ / 0-)

    Revolutionaries are just people pissed off that they're not the ones running the police state.

    "They fear this man. They know he will see farther than they, and he will bind them with ancient logics." -The stoner guy in The Cabin in the Woods

    by Troubadour on Thu Nov 22, 2012 at 01:22:34 PM PST

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    •  Prrrretty amazing that you think this is why (0+ / 0-)

      Haiti revolted and threw out the French.

      "the Agency continues to verify the non-diversion of declared material at these facilities and LOFs."

      by JesseCW on Thu Nov 22, 2012 at 04:07:21 PM PST

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      •  Lovely non sequitur. (1+ / 0-)
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        "They fear this man. They know he will see farther than they, and he will bind them with ancient logics." -The stoner guy in The Cabin in the Woods

        by Troubadour on Thu Nov 22, 2012 at 05:06:37 PM PST

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        •  You argue that the only reason anyone revolts (0+ / 0-)

          is to be the one in charge.

          I didn't put those words in your mouth.

          Lacking the courage to fight for real change is not a virtue.  

          In the end, only revolution ends truly bankrupt systems of exploitation.

          Conflating revolution with war, of course, is a common error.

          "the Agency continues to verify the non-diversion of declared material at these facilities and LOFs."

          by JesseCW on Thu Nov 22, 2012 at 06:09:30 PM PST

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          •  No. (0+ / 0-)

            I argued that people who make a career out of revolution just want to be the ones in charge.  Reformers stop being revolutionaries the moment the guns go silent and invite their enemies to the table.

            "They fear this man. They know he will see farther than they, and he will bind them with ancient logics." -The stoner guy in The Cabin in the Woods

            by Troubadour on Thu Nov 22, 2012 at 08:04:27 PM PST

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