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  •  I have no problem with (1+ / 0-)
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    people who don't agree with me.  I love an honest debate and can easily agree to disagree if that's the best path.  That is not what I am talking about at all.  I'm also aware that there is a spectrum of politics in the Democratic party.  I did always believe that there were some core beliefs though, and a platform.  In recent years, some of that has been pretty well blown out of the water.  Even then, some of those things are manageable.  Some aren't and cause deep divides.  But again, that's not what I was getting at.  I was getting at the hypocrisy and the factionism here in the prog blogs people who publicly object to that but in other, less visible ways, are prime examples of it.

    "Justice is a commodity"

    by joanneleon on Sat Feb 02, 2013 at 03:37:58 PM PST

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    •  People on blogs tend to be passionate. (0+ / 0-)

      We also tend to not see our own blind spots.  It's true on all sides of every issue.  

      I find it amusing, for instance, that bloggers rail against corporations on corporate owned blogs, using corporate ISPs to post messages generated by corporate created devices.   They make great points, they forget that they benefit from a culture they call evil.  

      I also find it amusing that we rail against a police state on public blogs with little fear of being jailed or executed for roundly criticizing our government, once again using technology that's often built in countries that would imprison us for doing what we do freely here.

      J. Edgar Hoover's America scared me a lot more than Obama's America does.  Obama at least has the courage to say what he's doing.  Cold War politicians lied to us and created the clusterfuck we're stuck in now.  

      One last thought.  I'm pretty sure spying on Americans is not new business.  It seems to me that Dominionist Americans, neo-Nazi Americans, NRA gun- running Americans have waived some or all of their right to hide behind citizenship.

      I'm not looking for a love that will lift me up and carry me away. A love that will stroll alongside and make a few amusing comments will suffice.

      by I love OCD on Sat Feb 02, 2013 at 06:31:49 PM PST

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