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  •  As Howard Zinn has pointed out, (2+ / 0-)
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    sometimes militia members have sympathized with the strikers, as they were drawn from the same class.  The Wisconsin workers are showing some cojones, which have been sorely lacking from many "liberal" leaders these days.

    Proper framing of the issue can bring much of Middle America around to the side of the strikers.

    •  Framing and Messaging are Critical (0+ / 0-)

      I share your hope that, if called out, the Guard or whoever do in fact remember where they really come from. Unfortunately, the Cons have done a great job of brainwashing people, to the point that we have good Union people voting for their own demise. Go figure.

      The question is, have we reached a tipping point beyond which the propaganda and lies can't overcome the hard realities of our situation? I certainly hope so. Wisconsin seems to be saying so.

      But the message has to be conveyed to the rest of the nation and, as you point out, in a form that is compelling. I don't know much but I do know that the truth is on our side.

      "Life is and then we tell ourselves a story." - Dr Susan Gregg LLC

      by metiche on Thu Feb 17, 2011 at 11:06:52 AM PST

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