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  •  Actually, by his argument, he is really saying (8+ / 0-)

    right makes might.  The ability to get 50,000 or 500,000 to willingly take the street based on injustice is right making might.

    "To recognize error, to cut losses, to alter course, is the most repugnant option in government." Historian Barbara Tuchman

    by Publius2008 on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 10:13:24 PM PDT

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    •  That's an interesting insight (1+ / 0-)
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      Obviously to mobilize those kinds of numbers you'd have to make an argument that they found utterly compelling. The only conceivable way to do that would be to educate oneself as to their views and experience, rather than theorizing about it from an external perspective.

      Nothing human is alien to me.

      by WB Reeves on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 11:33:17 PM PDT

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      •  And isn't it amazing that enough liberals haven't (3+ / 0-)
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        seen and apprehended an argument that is utterly compelling, given three decades of the repetitive onslaught of waves of supply-side economics, and the pounding civilization has taken from it?

        Mindfulness is the first necessity of sanity and survival and the first casualty of Consumer Culture.

        by Words In Action on Wed Mar 20, 2013 at 07:02:19 AM PDT

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        •  I don't think Publius2008 was referring to (0+ / 0-)

          Liberals with those numbers. Consequently, I wasn't referring to Liberals either. Rather, I'm talking about what is required to mobilize any mass constituency for direct action.

          Nothing human is alien to me.

          by WB Reeves on Wed Mar 20, 2013 at 10:14:26 AM PDT

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      •  Here's one: Wake up! We're turning into a banana (2+ / 0-)
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        republic.  If smart people don't see the urgency of the situation which is manifesting itself every day, then being able to mobilize those kind of numbers, as you write, is an uphill battle.

        It's easy to dismiss people that attempt to do this as wasting in "theorizing."  That's the easy part.

        I like the challenge, the actual work, so I'll continue and leave the cheap shots to others.

        I know how it goes... Get out of the pack and become the target of cheap shots; it comes with the territory.  I embrace it!

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