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    Cliss

    This is one of the most outstanding diaries I've read about what's going on.  Kudos, Bravo, Outstanding.  But you left out the real reason that all Western governments are being careful.  Food prices are important.  The manipulation of food prices, completely motivated by greed, is absolutely contributing to the unrest.  The greedy are playing with fire -- thinking that they will always control the down-trodden, but the real motivation is control of the world's primary energy source OIL -- yet once again.  This, I believe, will fail.  

    The unrepentant, inexcrable march of history is finally, finally overtaking the oligarchy, in years past, the monarchy.  Now we have the corporatists.  FDR saw it in the thirties.  People no longer believe them, except, worst of all for us, those in this country, controlled by the Koch brothers, who, because of social issues -- read gay marriage, abortion, women's rights, etc. -- continue to vote and scream at town halls, against their own interests.  

    In Egypt, they can no longer be controlled through sham issues.  My ONLY fear is some result in the ME that enables religious zealots to stop the forward march of liberalization of rights.  That, I hope is what the Obama adminstration is endeavoring to reach.  We don't know; we can't know what's going on behind the scenes, but I do believe that in Obama's heart, he is truly on the side of the people, not the oligarchs.  His one true failing is his desire for people to come to consensus to effectuate change.  Sometimes, there is no ground upon which we should agree.  Fighting against the oligarchs, to me, is that ground.

    "Jesus died for somebody's sins but not mine." -- Patti Smith

    by followyourbliss on Sun Feb 06, 2011 at 01:00:09 PM PST

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