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  •  I think where you're failing is (0+ / 0-)

    on the basis that you think that sort of civilization ever existed.

    I see what you did there.

    by GoGoGoEverton on Tue Mar 05, 2013 at 08:05:11 AM PST

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    •  I think where you're failing is (0+ / 0-)

      in aspiring to even a glimmer of moral imagination.

      When 1% take 121% of the gains from "recovery", people actually recovering from lost employment are trading down on wages and benefits. Current strategies by moderates don't even consider winning the Class War.

      by Words In Action on Tue Mar 05, 2013 at 08:45:58 AM PST

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    •  As I said elsewhere: (1+ / 0-)
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      By not playing a constructive, effective role in bringing about change in the Class and Climate Wars -- by protecting the status quo through "serious" incrementalism -- moderates effectively collude with plutocrats and Republicans in suppressing resistance in those Wars. Without a formal mechanism for effective change, what do you think is going to happen? To the underclass? To the Climate? Think. Moderates are engaged in their own form of Denial: that incrementalism is all that is possible or necessary, that the planet and the people will wait.

      When 1% take 121% of the gains from "recovery", people actually recovering from lost employment are trading down on wages and benefits. Current strategies by moderates don't even consider winning the Class War.

      by Words In Action on Tue Mar 05, 2013 at 08:48:49 AM PST

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    •  The Abolition, Suffragist and Civil Rights Move- (0+ / 0-)

      ments, to name just three, could have used the help of pragmatists, who know doubt spent the entire time demurring from, seeking and retreating from incremental change...

      By lacking moral imagination to appreciate the impact of their obtuse "seriousness" and summoning courage and conviction, they impeded those causes every much as any bigot ever did. Ditto for the Class and Climate Wars.

      When 1% take 121% of the gains from "recovery", people actually recovering from lost employment are trading down on wages and benefits. Current strategies by moderates don't even consider winning the Class War.

      by Words In Action on Tue Mar 05, 2013 at 08:53:00 AM PST

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