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  •  Great Diary wj (6+ / 0-)

    you are exactly right. Dickens, Hugo and Twain would be outraged...but not surprised... by what is going on today.

    "Fascism is attracting the dregs of humanity- people with a slovenly biography - sadists, mental freaks, traitors." - ILYA EHRENBURG

    by durrati on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 08:00:38 AM PST

    •  Turner Classic Movies (5+ / 0-)

      One does not even have to go back a century to the classic progressive novelists to find evidence of the conservative drift.  Mainstream movies of the 1940s and even the conservative 1950s have a strong bias towards social justice.  Greed is disfavored.  Even silly black and white musicals often side with the poor and oppressed.

      Watch a few of the old movies, not just the Frank Capra stuff, but the ordinary things and compare it to bulk of what has come out in the last decade.

      What looks like rebellion and struggling for social justice now, like Greenday, often works out to be pointless, discouragement.

      William Hamilton practices Law and is a writer and community activist in the Charleston, SC area. He can reached through www.wjhamilton.com

      by wjhamilton29464 on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 09:28:15 AM PST

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    •  Neither would Sinclair, or Steinbeck. (0+ / 0-)

      Great diary, sorry I'm late to the party.

      History repeats, but it doesn't have to rhyme, is a quote that makes me still laugh, but is sadly true.

      "The road may be longer, but we travel it together." -- BHO

      by BusyinCA on Tue Jan 01, 2013 at 07:40:18 PM PST

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