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  •  Facing our fears and walking forward (none)
    And I think it's got to come down to this: medium- to long-term strategic thinking combined with serious ground work.  Remember, the Republicans started by taking control of school boards, local stuff.  We are in a full-blown information war... well, more than an information war.  The stakes are as serious as Auschwitz.  People are dying and more will die.

    And for christs sake, if you're a participant on this post, stop feeling like you are a part of the "looney left".  Stop putting your energy there, defending yourself.  Have some confidence that at least your thoughts aren't beyond the pale.  So much of other people's desires to naysay us comes from an unwillingness to let go of the security of believing that "It can't happen here."

    Sure, I fully admit it: I am more of a worrier than most.  I'm an economic and political "bear".  But even if things aren't as bad as I fear, they sure as hell are horrible.  I don't know what lies ahead, but I believe that my fears are well within the range of the possible.  Being unable to look your fears straight in the eyes is pathological.  Being prepared for a range of possibilities, that's smart.

    For christ's sake, I was warning over a year ago about what was going to happen to the dollar.  I got absolutely pooh-poohed then by some people.

    One thing that is reassuring: as Michael Moore said, the American people are basically good folk with a good heart.  For the most part, they aren't monsterous, they are just blind.

    What to do, how much to stick your neck out?  Remember, fear is their greatest tool.  Push your comfort zone a little bit.  Reach out and talk to people.  You will find more resonance than you might expect.  Do something, little or big.  Take care of yourself, too.  Remember, you're not alone.

    Another world is possible.  It may be like Chumbawamba says, though.  It's a Jacob's ladder: we've got to go down before we can go up.

    But there's also the line from a favorit band of mine, Up, Bustle & Out:

    A man doesn't live for the times he falls
    But for the times he gets back up.

    (It's in spanish, and more catchy.)

    Siempre me levanto.

    •  Agreed (none)
      I made the 'looney left' comment because I noticed that there were no heavy hitters posting here.  I bracketed it with supercommas because I don't believe the moniker.

      The reason it struck me is that there are a bunch of names on the list that I am not familiar with, which leads me to believe that we are the 'looney left', and that the more mainstream Kossacks are not comfortable with the content on this diary, or do not see it as very important.

      There is strength in numbers, and there are lots of anti-PNAC folks on this thread.  That makes me feel good.

      I have been bearish on the economy since about 1998, when I realized how over valued the market was.  I have since found out that overvaluation is due to 401Ks and other non-traditional forms of investment.  I have taken many hits for these beliefs, but I still throw them around every chance I get.  

      so i said,"Washington's groovy(laughs). That's what i said. And it is... for Romans"

      by k9disc on Thu Jan 27, 2005 at 12:11:50 PM PST

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