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  •  Matt Bai: Socialism Deserves Revolution (0+ / 0-)

    Matt Bai's piece troubles me for far more than the DailyKos bashing thrown in. Consider this:

    Popular spokespeople like Ms. Palin routinely drop words like "tyranny" and "socialism" when describing the president and his allies, as if blind to the idea that Americans legitimately faced with either enemy would almost certainly take up arms.

    Wait, "tyranny" and "socialism" are the same thing? Americans would legitimately "take up arms" if faced with socialism? Does that mean people in Vermont should "take up arms" against Bernie Sanders, the elected socialist senator? Should people in other countries with elected socialist governments be able to overthrow them? Should the American government help, as it's done in the past?

    I'm not a fan of socialism, myself. But I get angry at those like Bai who try to excuse violent revolution as a legitimate response to political views they dislike.

    The Most Dangerous Man in America: Rush Limbaugh's Assault on Reason (www.limbaughbook.com).

    by JohnKWilson on Mon Jan 10, 2011 at 07:41:53 AM PST

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