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  •  The funny thing about tipping points (1+ / 0-)
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    xxdr zombiexx

    is that nothing seems to happen until you reach one, and then it all starts to happen at once. And then it goes on happening as long as the opposition can manage to hold on to any shreds of power and influence.

    The Civil War was a tipping point. So was Truman desegregating the military. So was the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. The final tipping point on race will come when Mississippi has a sufficient majority of anti-racists to take over the legislature and elect an anti-racist governor, after all of the other states have tipped.

    Having a huge majority for background checks turns out not to be the tipping point on firearms. Raising as much money as the NRA and the even worse GOA, spending it more effectively (because we aren't delusional), and matching their GOTV and other organization, and then defeating most of the NRA-A-rated politicians will be the real tipping point.

    Or we could get rid of the filibuster and the gerrymanders.

    Ceterem censeo, gerrymandra delenda est

    by Mokurai on Mon Apr 22, 2013 at 08:59:42 AM PDT

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