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  •  Do you think the peasants' intent was lofty? (1+ / 0-)
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    They were looking for relief. They weren't thinking about how their actions would look to history.

    I do think the underlying multiple traumas haunting the underclass matter in understanding why they would want to lash out this way. I do think the administration has actively fed those traumas. I do think those "'home-grown terrorists' who led cushy suburban white-boy lives" were examples of another trauma inflicted by the theo-cons - the one we've talked about in many, many diaries here, about middle-class and poor people who buy into Republican rhetoric and vote against their own best interests. They metastasized the hate spewed against Clinton during his administration.

    If we don't try to understand why these guys in Miami wanted to use violence, and try to change those underlying conditions, how many more will be created?

    Bush is a slithy tove!

    by blonde moment on Sat Jun 24, 2006 at 07:34:59 AM PDT

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    •  I'm not convinced that the Miami 7 (2+ / 0-)
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      wanted to use violence, there are other possibilities in my eyes.  For example, the leader could very well have been rolling the FBI agent for cash.  We don't know yet.  However, even in that scenario, it's still a testament to what poverty is doing to our nation.

      There is no peace without social justice.  This has been a universal law tested time and again by men too ignorant to grasp the truth in that statement.  I, for one, appreciated the intent of your diary as I interpreted it.  

      •  Thank you (n/t) (0+ / 0-)

        Bush is a slithy tove!

        by blonde moment on Sat Jun 24, 2006 at 07:46:20 AM PDT

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        •  Don't worry about DHinMI (1+ / 0-)
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          While he does often have good points to make his unrestrained egoism can make him pretty unpleasant and obnoxious at times.

          You'll find an increasing amount of that at Kos as it's popularity continues to grow.  People who seem unable to simply make their point and move on without making every disagreement into some pitched battle that is ultimately and always just about them and their vanity.

          In the past I have found myself criticising DHinMI for his brusque and condescending attitude only to find myself dismissed as an idiot.

          I've never understood why people need to offer correctives to diaries in such a rude manner.  Sadly, they fail to see how their patronising self-aggrandisement blunts whatever insight they might have.

          Rebellion is, as you say, often incoherent, a desperate and explosive reaction.  That is simply a fact.

          Remembering how I do the 60s it would not surprise me in the least if the FBI agent (NOT an informant, btw) was the very one who talked up the idea of hitting the Sears tower.  

          It nicely dovetails the terror fear with the fear of the poor urban which is very handy for the Republicans as it paves the way for turning domestic dissent on issues like poverty and racism into just another expression of lunatic terrorists....

          And, for DHinMI a quote from John Lennon...

          "Keep you doped with religion and sex and TV,
          And you think you're so clever and classless and free,
          But you're still fucking peasents as far as I can see,"

          "the fools, the fools, they've left us our Fenian Dead" (Padraig Pearse - Gay Revolutionary)

          by padraig pearse on Sat Jun 24, 2006 at 12:14:22 PM PDT

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