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  •  I've Done Civil Disobeidience (0+ / 0-)

    I've got no problem with it.  I'd be worried if I thought our only chance for and adequate response to our current challenges was 1930's time mass solidarity, because I don't think there's currently the inclination for it in the American populace.  My point, though--and the roots of my optimism--is that I don't think it's needed, not if we get sufficient political power in government, and I think it will be attainable mostly through electoral means.  

    The revolution will not be televised, but we'll analyze it to death at The Next Hurrah.

    by Dana Houle on Mon Nov 19, 2007 at 03:00:43 AM PST

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    •  I think you are right (1+ / 0-)
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      America certainly doesn't have anything like the great depression. The populace doesn't seem to have an appetite for mass action. However since what happened in Florida in 2000, I am very paranoid about what actions this administration is willing to take to maintain power. Since 1980 thier has been a well organized campaign to undue the new deal, much of which has been going on under the radar. Even with electoral victory we will still be stuck with a politicized judiciary for decades (as they did in the 1930's). I'll be much more relieved at 12:01pm on 1/20/09.

      . There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible but in the end, they always fall -- think of it, ALWAYS. Mahatma Gandhi

      by Sacramento Dem on Mon Nov 19, 2007 at 10:39:56 AM PST

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