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    campaigns reward the fairy tale being promoted and punish it being disputed or fought. That includes the owners and sponsors of our mainstream public square.

    Almost everyone, even conservatives who try to deny that the New Deal and GI Bill etc. did any good, accept that the 10fold greater government purchasing and hiring of WW2 did it. So the great majority of conservatives are a millimeter away of accepting the effectiveness of government creation of demand during recessions.

    But the other factor is the economic fundamentalist conviction that it is improper for government to meddle in the general welfare at all.

    So here we sit, watching 2 now-conservative parties bring us austerity and demand reduction.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 05:35:42 PM PST

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