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  •  The reason to worry (4+ / 0-)
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    Bob Johnson, BenGoshi, harrije, Munchkn

    about this droll collection of disaffected post-Perotisti is that, if we experience massive economic dislocation, there will be many more of the suddenly disaffected, looking for quick solutions, or failing that, scapegoats.
    When crisis strikes, an opportunity exists for anyone providing an explanation of what has gone wrong to advance their ideology or agenda, whether it be revolutionary, reactionary or flat out crazy.
    The great thing about the Obama victory was that it was not just about him, but about restoring some rational discourse to political debates. For now, the crazies are marginalized, despite all the hype from Fox et al.
    But that could change quickly if things get really hairy, and we reality-based types had better be there with a more compelling explanation than the baggies.

    Plangentarchy: dictatorship of the whiners

    by Perry the Imp on Sun Apr 19, 2009 at 08:28:01 AM PDT

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