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  •  If you look behind anti-socialism you find (3+ / 0-)
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    Azazello, a2nite, psyched

    fascism Hayek-style. It isn't just cultural persuasion by big money control of media, but also police power, as the history of unions shows. The decrease in union membership doesn't mean that workers who have internalized capitalist values don't want what unions offer, they also like social security despite any cultural programming to the contrary. The national culture was turned around in 100 days by FDR. That won't happen again because government was brought under strict capitalist control after Buckley v. Valeo.  

    •  Our culture unfortunately accepts the reality (2+ / 0-)
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      psyched, Musial

      that you nicely describe.  People obviously don't care enough about the legalized bribery to do anything about it, just like people don't care enough about gun violence to do anything about that en masse.....there is no difference between the two dynamics, they are both about acceptance and that is based on our cultural norms

      "The Earth is my country and Science my religion" Christiaan Huygens

      by Auburn Parks on Wed May 22, 2013 at 08:54:05 AM PDT

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    •  I notice (1+ / 0-)
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      that a group of peaceful demonstrators at the DOJ were just deprived of their civil liberties through arrest when they protested the failure of the DOJ to enforce the laws against bank organizations and Executives. Not a single executive from any one of the big banks has spent a day in jail for the systematic control frauds they are implicated in. But the protesters exercising their first amendment rights found themselves subject to thuggish behavior in the process of being  jailed.

      Everything is upside down in the United States today. The Republicans want to impeach the President for what at worst are misjudgments rather than high crimes and misdemeanors, while neither they nor the Ds will introduce bills of impeachment for his failure to uphold the laws and the constitution. Until we turn things right side up again, and develop zero tolerance for executive violations of law and the constitution we will be prisoners of the soft fascism of globalizing plutocracy.

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