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  •  Excellent analysis, PDNC (1+ / 0-)

    Thanks for pulling together all those links and laying out the history.

    I agree with you that while it is unlikely this thing will fly, it is always a good idea to know the motives of our opponents. And as a tool to push the Overton Window to the right, this certainly will do that and we need to keep pushing it left.

    I am reminded of the book Backlash by Susan Faludi where she exposed the real motives behind the anti-choice movement: to move the discourse so far to the right that they could then ban birth control. Of course, that would return women to their roles as breeders for the patriarchy (too harsh? sorry).

    This kind of teabaggery nonsense needs to be laughed at and mocked (hello, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert) so that it does not move the Overton Window one iota.

    Much of life is knowing what to Google
    (and blogging at BPI Campus)

    by JanF on Mon Jan 03, 2011 at 04:59:03 AM PST

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