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  •  It comes when the people accept it (5+ / 0-)

    I've been participating in street protests of the Iraq occupation at a busy intersection in my town. The reaction has been more positive than not. But the majority of people just blankly stare as they drive by and don't seem to care one way or the other.

    So when Nichols said this it struck a chord with me:

    Well, you know, and Bruce makes frequent references to the fall of the Roman Empire. You know, that's the point at where the fall comes. It doesn't come because of a bad leader. It doesn't come because of a dysfunctional Congress. It comes when the people accept that-- role of the child or of the subject and are no longer citizens. And so I think this moment becomes so very, very important because we know the high crimes and misdemeanors.

    We criticize Congress and media a lot here but I'm beginning to believe the American people share much of the blame. Collectively we have accepted our role as subjects, as helpless children, powerless to force change, and not as citizens in a democracy. That may be the biggest problem of all.

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