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  •  This isn't the whole story for me (1+ / 0-)
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    Government/politics also, maybe predominantly, reflects class and economic realities over which "we" have little control. Capitalist social democracy was designed to somewhat mitigate and mediate the harsher aspects of untrammeled profit reaping.

    Our lords and masters now deem that mitigation and mediation (including social spending and environmental protection) a waste of their vast unearned wealth. How do we confront that? I don't know, but it does bear some thought.

    They aren't chipping. They've been wielding axes since the 80s. Instead of resisting, the Democrats have largely tried to play both ends against the illusory middle.

    Those who do not move, do not notice their chains. Rosa Luxemburg

    by chuckvw on Sun Dec 09, 2012 at 02:41:25 PM PST

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