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  •  Disagree ... there are significant (0+ / 0-)

    differences between how the left and the right approach things ... while you are arguing to drop the distinction and put forward a moral analysis, it is actually a left-wing one.

    There is no reason to drop our principles and slip into a discussion of morality independent from our aims; our aims are what we build upon.

    "Hegel noticed somewhere that all great world history facts and people so to speak twice occur. He forgot to add: the one time as tragedy, the other time as farce" Karl Marx, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte .

    by NY brit expat on Mon Jan 07, 2013 at 05:41:56 AM PST

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      people will never disappear. You'd only get there by cloning one person and eliminating the rest. And even then, after a generation, those clones would disagree.

      But what is your aim except a humanly decent life? Goes for most ordinary people, whether of an adventurous and tolerant tendency, or a timid and intolerant one.

      Psychology precedes, and trumps, ideology and intellectualism. Always has, always will.

      Ideology is death to us as The Powers That Be have long ago learned to master tricks of language to misdirect and defeat us. "Left" and "right" are useful in only a completely limited way to us; and almost indispensable for TPTB. I mean, one day, you wake up and you're a "kulak" (word didn't even mean anything the day before), or a little West of there you're a "threat to the State" and now you and your neighbors are at each other's throats. And the tyrants consolidate their position.

      I read one "right" guy being candid about global warming to the effect: "Look, you'll never convince me that this problem is man-made, so I ain't interested in stopping coal. But, if you told me the pollution it makes is bad for me and my kids, well, I can smell that, some days I can see that. I'd join with you in stopping that. So why insist on making me believe in global warming? Push the pollution part of it and we'd both be working to the same end, whether you're right about warming or not."

      We have to make alliances broadly across the entire political spectrum. All of whom, objectively, are standing in the same sewer we are whatever their predisposition. Why use the mindset, the semantic triggers, the deadening rhetoric, the Elite's tools of division which have only brought us to precisely where in are? And cannot possibly get us advantage; instead keeps the divide-and-rule strategy effective?

      It might be fun, or intellectually satisfying, or profitable, to a specialist, this business of analyzing things from the classic materialist right or left perspectives.

      But it's inarguably something that works to TPTB's advantage. If you want a real revolution, well, you've got to do something really new. The Assemblée nationale is dead over 200 years now.

      Form alliances on Human Decency. People get that right away, and can't be easily bamboozled.


      The Internet is just the tail of the Corporate Media dog.

      by Jim P on Mon Jan 07, 2013 at 08:32:06 AM PST

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