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  •  I also don't follow nihilist defeatism. (0+ / 0-)

    ....  If I was in the Donner Party, I'da enthusiastically joined in on cutting steaks outta the shanks of my dead fellow wagon train comrades in order to live another day and move on off that death mountain.

    Fair warning.

    •  It ain't nihilist defeatism to acknowledge (1+ / 0-)
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      that electoral politics and representative government have been too far corrupted to address the huge problems we face, including the corruption of government, while agitating for and pursuing other strategies and tactics, such as mass protest and direct action.

      To the contrary, the defeatism is thinking other strategies and tactics can work even though they must, and self-destructively confining oneself to the more familiar electoral politics and representative government when the corruption has metastasized and is malignant.

      I've never left a blank space on a ballot... but I will not vote for someone [who vows] to spy on me. I will not do it. - dclawyer06

      Trust, but verify. - Reagan
      Vote, but Occupy. - commonmass

      by Words In Action on Fri Jun 06, 2014 at 08:37:17 AM PDT

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