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  •  Buck Up! (0+ / 0-)

    I hear what you're saying, and it is tempting to let pessimism take over. They are systematically buying up the media.

    But I believe we have the advantage in the long run because we are building a national community. The process might be hard and messy. We can't even agree to the cap. But that hard process also makes the result solid.

    I believe in the end we will triumph because of what I call "Al Gore's Revenge". That's the social Internet, which allows us to form national communities, like Daily Kos.

    IMO the national community elected Barack Obama President, and re-elected him. It decided and then no amount of money from the right-wing could change that decision. And it did that based on his ideas and theirs.

    Our hope is in building community. One-way communication doesn't work in the social Internet. Only discussions like this one work, where one person works one-on-one with another to convince them. This process favors truth and it favors good ideas.

    Imagine the Koch's trying to get their ideas across in a forum like this, where their ideas are open to countervailing facts and intelligent critique. It doesn't matter how many dollars they have in their pockets. The ideas matter.

    It's important for us to build the community and to discuss our ideas here. Once the community has decided, no amount of money matters. That's the future, and I'm bullish on at least that part of it.

    •  An academic article that agree's w/you (1+ / 0-)
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      Liberal Thinking

      "The end of the meat politics era"

      I used to have a signline that said "Don't believe everything you think".  Guess I should apply that to myself.

      Thank you for the positive feedback, Liberal Thinking.

      "I freed a thousand slaves, I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves" Harriet Tubman

      by BrianParker14 on Sun Mar 31, 2013 at 03:09:49 PM PDT

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