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  •  they are protesting (3+ / 0-)

    their increasing insignificance.

    Their numbers are diminishing and they pretend that these protests will staunch that decline.  The best they can hope for is that making a scene will make it appear as though there are more of them than there really are.

    In other news: I hear that people who are opposed to conservatives will be displaying that opposition by gathering their families together, setting off fireworks, and enjoying the summer weekend... ;)

    Pfft! Who needs the WashPimp anyway?! For a mere $25 I will fill your diary with comments of praise.

    by grasshopper on Sat Jul 04, 2009 at 09:20:01 AM PDT

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    •  The years between (0+ / 0-)

      Nixon's resignation, and the rise of the internet, were bleak times for the grassroots progressive movement.

      Committed citizen activism never really went away. But the Left had little mass appeal, during those dark years. The rallies I can recall, championing causes like the adoption of the Whole Earth Charter, were small, ill-focused, and listless. We were a laughingstock.

      Today, the shoe is on the other foot.

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