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  •  Really, one would do fine ignoring Fukuyama. (2+ / 0-)
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    Pescadero Bill, dizzydean

    That the Democratic party and pretty much everyone and anyone in power is in thrall to neo-liberalism is the biggest "well-duhhh " observation ever. Tell me something new! Jeez if this qualifies for critique, than no wonder progressives are grasping at straws politically and intellectually.

    The problem has been neo=liberalism since the Clinton era. It's just now, we've screwed ourselves so badly, with an  all but illiterate and idiot population and zero production base, that our hoped for Keynsian solutions are well beyond our reach.

    Only solution: Stop listening to simpletons like Fukuyama or Jon Stewart for that matter (funny but completely apathy producing) for that matter and hit the streets and organize. Otherwise enjoy late capitalism!!

    •  hit the streets and organize to do.. (1+ / 0-)
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      Goldfish

      What exactly?

      The Top 1% and the United States of Inequality http://tinyurl.com/2bxg8tp

      by FIREeconomy on Tue Dec 21, 2010 at 05:29:57 PM PST

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      •  Well, sitting around waiting for (1+ / 0-)
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        dizzydean

        politicians whose job it is to preserve and protect neo=liberalism, to change and amend neo-liberalism for the better, looks like a losing proposal. But that is what so many on this list feel is due.

        However history shows that little true reform is achieved without effective organization from below. So, yes there is a lot to do! For example: unemployment, high unemployment, whether we like it or not, is the new normal at least for the foreseeable future.

        Who among so-called progressives is making any effort to political organized the unemployed. By organization I mean educating and providing the resources for the unemployed to pressure government, through protests, through public action and yes through strikes, that is public action directed against the cruel bastards who blithely ruin lives with the stroke of pen.

        If you take a look at the rest of the world, politics from below is the only way anything gets done. Otherwise, we have the inflated politics of bloggers and the like, who become morbidly disillusioned when Democratic politicians behave like the capitalist that they are. People are not born with class instincts--it is a matter of education and organization. But then again I expect nothing less than a President Palin, because there is no left in the US and nothing motivates like disillusionment and spite.

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