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  •  I have always maintained (2+ / 0-)
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    CrazyHorse, TheDuckManCometh

    that the result of this antebellum movement, constantly straining, tearing, generating strife and division, (i.e., gay marriage, abortion, religion, etc) which always and invariably reinforced the  white patriarchy, would be a global progressive movement that would swing wide left.

    If the Tea Party and their ilk seem more crazed than ever, it's because their world is shrinking to even smaller proportions -- it's not really 1% -- it's more like .01%.  

    You can thank the Internet for this epiphany, in large part, which for all it's faults, has brought a larger universe, even into the worlds of people who were born and raised in ideological bubbles/vacuums.  That in turn, has actually forced many to realize for the first time that they genuinely are a minority, not just in the USA, but in the world.  

    They can see the tide sweeping away their rigid little world and creating in its place, a world fit for ALL, not just their tiny little population.

    •  You are So Right (1+ / 0-)
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      TheDuckManCometh

      I really believe it.  Look at the polls.  About 20% of Americans will believe just about anything, regardless of how true it actually is.  And the "insanity" in that minority almost uniformly trends toward right-thinking.  

      Imagine if you were born in 1945 and grew up in a Southern Jim Crow household like my parents.  If you liked that world - if that world benefitted you and your friends and your family.  Well, THIS world must seem like hell.  

      No one can terrorize a whole nation, unless we are all his accomplices. - Edward R. Murrow

      by CrazyHorse on Thu Oct 03, 2013 at 09:57:53 AM PDT

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