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  •  Well, I'm not so sure I agree: (4+ / 0-)
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    WB Reeves, Yasuragi, TomP, lorla

    We had Communists, socialists, anarchists, unionists...all these disparate groups...all pulling together to make this a better nation. To ameliorate situations where granny had to eat cat food. Where the halt and the lame had to beg in the streets.

    People who disagree on some things can nevertheless agree on the larger points: Old people shouldn't starve. Soldiers who are double-amputees shouldn't have to beg on the streetcorner.

    Rich people should be forced to pay the full amount of taxes they owe. And hiding their money in Switzerland or the Caymans should be actionable.

    Y'know, like that.

    Irony takes a worse beating from Republicans than Wile E. Coyote does from Acme. --Tara the Antisocial Social Worker

    by Youffraita on Fri Apr 26, 2013 at 01:32:01 AM PDT

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    •  Well I'd say those groups did share a common ethos (4+ / 0-)
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      Yasuragi, TomP, Odysseus, gramofsam1

      They all believed in the abolition of economic exploitation, ending the tyranny of capital and the empowerment working people. Their differences were in strategy and methodology.

      Nothing human is alien to me.

      by WB Reeves on Fri Apr 26, 2013 at 01:50:54 AM PDT

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