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  •  The sad truth is that we weren't the majority. We (1+ / 0-)
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    thought that we represented the majority and we were not. It is as simple as this. We were a bunch of noisy young folks drowned in a large "silent majority" to borrow Nixon/Buchanan phrase.

    Don't give a damn a/t each & every politician currently alive in the US. Last time i voted for the top part of the ballot was 1972. Never missed SB election

    by Mutual Assured Destruction on Tue Dec 01, 2009 at 12:10:22 PM PST

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    •  That's why we decided to stand down... (0+ / 0-)

      From all the rah rah revolutionary and armed struggle rhetoric.

      A conscious decision was made, by virtually all the organizations, that we just didn't have the popular democratic support required, for a legitimate revolutionary struggle.

      So...we decided that we had to "take it to the masses", to build that grassroots base of support.

      Everyone agreed to go home, go back to school, work, our co-op or commune or collective, or whatever, and begin building that grassroots base, by engaging the masses on a personal level, everywhere across the country.

      Not everyone got the complete, or correct message, heh...some thought we just gave up, or had been defeated.  But it wasn't really like that at all..it was a strategic offensive, to seize the power...long term.

      And now, some 40 years later, check it out!  We have won!  

      Public opinion has very substantially shifted in this country.  

      Racism, sexism, eco-rape, murderous corporate ripoffs and unjust imperialist wars of aggression are no longer politically correct in this country.

      Public opinion has reached a critical mass, as evidenced by the election of Obama and a Progressive Caucus majority, within a Democratic Majority, on an explicit rhetoric of justice and peace, to save the planet.

      True, a remnant minority rump faction of Blue Dogs, in traitorous coalition with the Republicans, still retains, just barely, by a thread, sufficient plurality to block, delay and sabotage motion.

      But just a few more Progressives, and a few less Blue Dogs and Republicans, will make it possible to cut off all the jive "debate" at the knees, and surge forward into the 21st Century.

      In case you haven't noticed, the right is screaming bloody murder, calling for political assassination, mass murder and civil war, now.  They know what time it is, even better than some of us do, it seems, lol.

      We are at a tipping point, and it's on us to take it over the top, or, to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

      The revolution is at hand.

      All Out for 2010 and 2012!

      Bring the Better Democrats!

      All Power to the People!

      "...a printing press is worth 10,000 rifles..." Ho Chi Minh

      by Radical def on Tue Dec 01, 2009 at 03:20:42 PM PST

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      •  revolution? We? conscious decisions? I don't (0+ / 0-)

        know what to say really :-)

        Have a good.

        Don't give a damn a/t each & every politician currently alive in the US. Last time i voted for the top part of the ballot was 1972. Never missed SB election

        by Mutual Assured Destruction on Tue Dec 01, 2009 at 05:00:41 PM PST

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