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  •  Once the cold war indoctrination (6+ / 0-)

    wears off with new generations, people may turn back to socialism as a solution.

    In Howard Zinn's book on American history, he tells of the large number of socialists (mostly farmers) in Oklahoma during the 20's and 30's, which surprised me. I didn't know the red states once harbored large numbers of communists.

    Then the cold war happened, and authoritarian, Stalinist pseudo-communism took root as our enemy, and the interest in socialism was eliminated.

    I think the day could come in which poor people once again discover socialism (this time in the non-authoritarian version) and a new movement could begin.

    I know most people here on dkos are capitalists, and in my view, this is as much about American capitalism and class expoitation as it is about race.

    "In times of universal deceit, telling the truth will be a revolutionary act." -George Orwell

    by ZhenRen on Wed Jul 31, 2013 at 12:50:35 PM PDT

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    •  Agreed. It's very hard to untangle class/race (3+ / 0-)
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      for many, many folks. We've been MSM-washed and are a cognitive mess.

      Good luck "enlightening" those around you AND for finding your footing in your current circumstances.


      The GOP says you have to have an ID to vote, but $ Millionaire donors should remain anonymous?

      by JVolvo on Wed Jul 31, 2013 at 01:44:04 PM PDT

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