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  •  In 1848 and 1917 (2+ / 0-)
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    Choco8, mkor7

    there were live, popular and radically progressive ideological alternatives.  If you look about the world today, the only live and active ideological alternatives to corporate capitalism are even further to the right.  In Ukraine, Svoboda, in Greece, Golden Dawn, huge organized movements based on gay-bashing from Russia to Uganda, even Sweden and Denmark show rapidly rising fascist movements.  Marx is finally dead and buried; even in places like Nepal which nominally adopt the slogans of the radical left, the practice is the banning of strikes and other working class militance which was of course the unifying thread between 1848 and 1917.  In the US, left opposition to the bailout of Wall Street by the taxpayer was so thoroughly crushed and discredited, that critique of the bailouts became the sole province of the Hard Right.  The so-called "left" in the US is constantly about the business of justifying forcing working people to finance the bonuses of the corrupt bankers.  Here at dkos we were repeatedly told to STFU about the bonuses in 2009.   This is 2014, and Reaction is rampant.

    "Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will." ~Frederick Douglass

    by ActivistGuy on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 10:11:34 AM PST

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