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  •  [dropping character .. ow!] Beautiful quote! (1+ / 0-)
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    Monbiot put into words exactly what has been in my head.

    But the effect is worldwide. It can be seen in Europe, maybe not as obviously, but people everywhere don't like being told "it isn't going to be as good for you as it was for your parents". In the US, it's more in your face, the 'forthright Americana', but there's always some perverse cultural icon to latch onto somewhere, of a different character. In some cultures it's frowned upon to be so greedy, but it's a constant undercurrent in most human societies.

    This same dynamic [Godwin alert!] is of course what was used by Goebbels, by Mussolini .. they tap into that sense of faux 'populism'.

    "the work goes on, the cause endures .. "

    by shpilk on Thu Mar 04, 2010 at 10:36:33 PM PST

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