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  •  Surprise: Millions in the Streets WORKS (2+ / 0-)
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    Ted Hitler, lightfoot

    Politics still has its strong street elements...which seems to be contrary to the thinking sometimes expressed on this site.

    That is, it has often been stressed here that mass demonstrations are wasteful of time and energy - - that people power should be applied via the new media and in ultra-targeted ways in order to affect changes in electoral politics and legislation.

    I see nothing wrong with getting supersmart about applying the new media and targeting our efforts. But I think it is folly to discount the immediate, and somtimes lasting, effects of mass demonstrations.

    The Republicans obviously are using and have stoked the "immigration meme" but they certainly didn't create it - - nor can they control it!

    Ultimately, each immigrant, and each citizen, has the power. Sometimes it makes sense to walk that walk in the streets, in our thousands.

    Those are my principles, and if you don't like them... well, I have others. -- Groucho Marx

    by ornerydad on Tue Jun 06, 2006 at 08:52:16 AM PDT

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