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  •  There WAS effort from the Liberal elite - (3+ / 0-)
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    corvo, lunachickie, 3goldens

    unfortunately in the wrong direction.

    Their policies towards labor and the poor actually helped to move the Overton Window towards the right. I would argue that this could only have been done with Democrats in a position of power. The people have been betrayed.

    •  the political system (3+ / 0-)
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      Troubadour, skohayes, 3goldens

      is deliberately structured to protect those with wealth. always has been. the constitution was so designed. i would say things have moved in a better direction, in fits and spurts, but since the reagan era things have mostly moved backward. i'm not sure "betrayed" is the right word. manipulated, duped, distracted, and taken advantage of all seem appropriate terms.

      The cold passion for truth hunts in no pack. -Robinson Jeffers

      by Laurence Lewis on Mon Jul 22, 2013 at 08:15:30 AM PDT

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    •  The Overton Window naturally gravitates (2+ / 0-)
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      Dragon5616, Reggid

      towards the viewpoints of those with the greatest resources to expound on their views - it only moves back to a more complete perspective through diligent effort and conscious action.  Part of the way to achieve that is to exercise individual critical thinking so that biases are understood and information pieced together properly.

      •  The Overton Window is basically a construct (0+ / 0-)

        of propaganda and manipulation of the uncritical 'masses' which make up the majority of the electorate.

        The right has understood it's power since the term was first coined. Billions have been spent by right wing think-tanks and organizations such as ALEC in the last 30 years.

        it only moves back to a more complete perspective through diligent effort and conscious action
        I've seen precious little showing that it is moving back towards the left. Many were hoping Obama would accomplish that. Unfortunately, he has not only continued to allow it to move towards the right, he has actively helped it, with only a few exceptions such as gay rights.

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