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  •  I'm an incorrigible non-conformist (2+ / 0-)
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    I seem to lack the gene that would keep me in line.

    I do understand and agree with this, but it's hard to go from discussing this with members of the Russian left to members of the left here, and find the dissonance sometimes jarring.
    If we're ever to move to a more comprehensive understanding, jarring is necessary.

    Somebody's gotta do it. (Heh, heh) I will pay the price of unpopularity.

    "The political arena leaves one no alternative, one must either be a dunce or a rogue." Emma Goldman, Anarchism and Other Essays

    by ZhenRen on Sat Mar 15, 2014 at 11:33:49 AM PDT

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    •  Agreed completely. Just keep in mind that (1+ / 0-)
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      the American left's frame on the issue is the American left's frame, and not Russia's, and not Ukraine's.  I think some users here forget that the rest of the world may not work according to or recognize the neat categories we've developed for understanding our own political realities (and vice-versa), so I'm all in favor of the dissonance if we're all keeping open minds and trying to build, rather than prevent, some kind of broader understanding.

      It's been a stressful few months, basically.

      Saint, n. A dead sinner revised and edited. - Ambrose Bierce

      by pico on Sat Mar 15, 2014 at 11:37:17 AM PDT

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      •  Exactly the point, thank you (1+ / 0-)
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        Just keep in mind that (1+ / 0-)

        the American left's frame on the issue is the American left's frame, and not Russia's, and not Ukraine's.

        Unless, of course, you're an American anarcho-socialist, which is why these news items I've reported come from such sites.

        "The political arena leaves one no alternative, one must either be a dunce or a rogue." Emma Goldman, Anarchism and Other Essays

        by ZhenRen on Sat Mar 15, 2014 at 11:42:27 AM PDT

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