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