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View Diary: Jeffrey Sachs: "Do we have to have our own Egypt here in the United States?" (25 comments)

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  •  We "Have to" Have Many Things We Won't Get (3+ / 0-)
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    semiot, mrkvica, Jahiz

    We can't have an uprising, with scores of millions of paranoid rightwingers it would be immediately civil war. Your local aging hippies and beatniks can attest to the history and present odds of pro-corporate civilians fighting those who would attempt an uprising.

    The Egypt option is not available here. We had ours in the 1960's, and the power structure has been methodically making another round impossible ever since.

    What's needed is for the existing progressive interest groups to knit together an aggressive overarching movement that works independently of the party, using it as a host.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Tue Feb 15, 2011 at 10:06:45 AM PST

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