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  •  By and large, the popular media... (2+ / 0-)
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    controls the discourse in a populist movement.  That's why there is more interest in Lou Dobbs' and his xenophobic, blame-the-immigrants rhetoric than calls for universal health care.

    The media is almost entirely to blame for the way Americans think about these issues and I don't know how that can be fixed.

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    by David Kroning on Sun Feb 22, 2009 at 10:43:09 AM PST

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    •  mass protest/strike/boycott etc. MSM = propaganda (2+ / 0-)
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      crystalboy, David Kroning

      but that is a whole other diary.

      What else can be done by the current Dem. party? What can we do?

      I say we become active in a peaceful way as community organizers/activists. But that is just one part of the process.

      I am searching for ideas. Maybe you have some to share?

      F#@k this Congress and the limos they rode in on!

      by MinistryOfTruth on Sun Feb 22, 2009 at 10:48:52 AM PST

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      •  One of the best things we can do... (2+ / 0-)
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        is continue to destroy the right-wing memes every time we hear them.  

        Other than that, based on how divided this community is over things as the stimulus and home-owner bailouts, I don't see that we're going to be able to speak with a united voice any time soon.

        Member of the "Fellows of the Ass Society." Dedicated to reminding people that most knowledge still comes from books. Not Wikipedia.

        by David Kroning on Sun Feb 22, 2009 at 11:00:53 AM PST

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