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View Diary: What's Happenin'? Cliffsmas Week 12.20.12 (59 comments)

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  •  Hey amigos (12+ / 0-)

    Regarding the tweet about Obama's willingness to cut SS and not go after the banksters, pretty much summarizes this age of discontent for me. It illustrates the fundamental unfairness, the raw deal that is the unraveling of the new deal. It is the inequality. It is the inequality in justice as well as  economics.

    It just ain't right!  And we don't seem to have any functional mechanisms as a society to properly address this problem. Democracy isn't working. Hence the increasing despair, destitution and violence in communities.

    “Democracy is not just the right to vote, it is the right to live in dignity.”  ― Naomi Klein

    by cosmic debris on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 05:54:10 AM PST

    •  Spot on (9+ / 0-)

      cosmic.  Other than writing about it and calling DC, I'm not sure what to do but I don't plan to sit back and take it without protest.

      We will find new ways.  Progressive blogosphere was pretty small when we started pushing back against Bush in mid 2000's.  I suspect that a subset of the prog blog people plus some independents/undeclareds will do the same thing in the next four years and for however long it takes.  

      The hyperpartisans with their "partisan war paint" will always defend, no matter what happens. They have no line in the sand and they'd rather attack imagined enemies on blogs than figure out some other method of effective activism.  It's easier to keep your head in the sand than to draw a line in the sand.

      "Justice is a commodity"

      by joanneleon on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 06:11:57 AM PST

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