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  •  what power do we have? (0+ / 0-)

    Pretty much the only power this system gives us is our dollars and our votes. And we don't have a whole lot of  dollars.

    I'm not sure what you expect us to do, practically speaking.

    there are only two sides -- with the troops or with the President

    by danthrax on Fri May 25, 2007 at 03:07:21 AM PDT

    •  What to do is described in the comment right (1+ / 0-)
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    •  Romania, 1989 (0+ / 0-)

      was a very moving example of what power people actually have.  

      •  except we're not exactly barricading the streets (0+ / 0-)

        I'm not trying to blame apathy. It's just that we're not living in the same kind of brutality. And before someone tries to make the comparison, the worst you can say is that we're sliding towards totalitarianism. The middle class is still relatively big. It's relatively few people who are being persecuted. Everyone else isn't suffering, so they don't have to care.

        Overthrow is beyond reach. We can't even get poll numbers enough for impeachment (yet).

        there are only two sides -- with the troops or with the President

        by danthrax on Fri May 25, 2007 at 04:46:55 PM PDT

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        •  well that's the problem (0+ / 0-)

          but the question was, I believe, what power to people really have?

          Which is the question we're all facing right now.  What power do we really have?

          Bottom line is we have very little unless we start getting kinda drastic.  Then we have a LOT.  

          •  i worry that this administration is really smart (0+ / 0-)

            because they can make people apathetic. they simultaneously played John Kerry as "too liberal", while suggesting that his policy on Iraq was "the same" as George Bush's. They cow the democrats into believing they have no choice but to go along with the Republicans, and then voters who want an alternative are screwed. For every scandal that comes their way, they manage to deflect it with "democrats do it too", so a lot of people eager for real change see no difference.

            That's sapped away a LOT of power.

            there are only two sides -- with the troops or with the President

            by danthrax on Sun May 27, 2007 at 08:56:50 PM PDT

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