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    I want to read it when I have the time. Dorgan is one of the good ones, the kind that prevents one from falling into the trap of total nihilistic cynicism, the belief that they're all corrupt and laughing at us behind our backs, knowing that they will always be able to get away with their thievery, and that only truly radical change can fix things.

    But the exception still proves the rule, that not all, but certainly most of them, are in fact corrupt to one extent or another--Dearest Leader included--and that only through the valiant actions of people like Dorgan, with the public's support, can real positive change happen. We're not there yet. The public's going to have to get much angrier, and Obama's neoliberal plan to save the economy for Wall St. will have to fail, before that's going to be possible. And it's going to fail. And the public will respond suitably.

    Obama is either corrupt, weak or believes in ponies. Dorgan, I hope, is none of these. But his time is not here yet. It will be soon, though, I believe. We need a progressive populist uprising of some sort, to do away with these thieves and their thievery--and to prevent a RW (and likely fascist) popular uprising from taking over, which it will if our side fails. I.e. we need a US-style 1932, to avoid a Germany-style 1933. We thought we got it in Obama. We did not. We're going to have to do it ourselves.

    He who tills his land shall have plenty of bread, but he who chases fantasies is void of understanding. (Proverbs 12:11)

    by kovie on Wed Apr 08, 2009 at 03:15:13 AM PDT

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