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  •  The gist; (3+ / 0-)
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    Aspe4, lcarr23, isabelle hayes

    They have no ideas, they don't know what they believe in, or what to  believe in.

    I've been saying this for so long.

    You can't have a movement that creates any impact unless you have an issue that others outside the movement can understand. The media has been sustaining them, not themselves.

    I find it rather enraging that protests against predatory lending that I helped organize years ago and were attended by a few thousand people were largely ignored by the media and now we have had a financial meltdown ten years later. A few thousand white people show up (long after the mortgage crisis breaks) with NO ISSUE except some ideological poppycock that makes no sense and gets treated like the next Montgomery Improvement Association by the media. This country and it's press has really fucked up priorities. When poor whites, blacks and Latinos are being screwed out of everything they own, where are the news cameras? When soft, fat, comfortable-living white people don't like the election results, everyone rushes to cover them like their whining about nothing is important. The people who are really hurting don't get the time of day from the press and that indicates the level of complacency when things happen to non-white or non-rich people in this country.

    •  Oh, they have ideas. Lots of them. (1+ / 0-)
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      GenXangster

      Threats of violence are OK.  What Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh says is golden.  Obama should not be President because he's Kenyan, and that he's a socialist fascist oligarch.  

      Just because ideas are bad does not mean that they are not ideas.

      2009: Year of the Donkey. Let's not screw it up.

      by Yamaneko2 on Sat May 08, 2010 at 09:50:12 AM PDT

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