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  •  Truth. If anything "honest informed adults (2+ / 0-)
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    Betty Pinson, neroden

    vs lying greedy children." Left vs Right has been a meaningless paradigm in this world for a long time now. The French Revolution is long over, Marx had more data than phrenologists but not more grasp.

    It's always been about a relatively few ruthless, greedy bastards screwing everyone else. Technology and propaganda just lets the formal aspects of how it's done change. But it's the same doing in the end.

    Until we break the corporate virtual monopoly on what we hear and see, we keep losing, don't matter what we do.

    by Jim P on Mon Apr 04, 2011 at 02:24:35 PM PDT

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    •  Actually, in the French Revolution (2+ / 0-)
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      the "right wing" were the monarchists, the believers in the divine right of kings; the "left wing" were the supporters of democracy.

      I don't think things have really changed that much.  I think "honest informed adults vs lying greedy children" IS left vs. right in the taxonomy of the French Revolution.  Monarchists were always lying greedy children, but particularly in the mismanaged government of the "ancien regime".

      Read pp. 1-7 of Krugman's _The Great Unraveling_ (available from Google Books). NOW.

      by neroden on Tue Apr 05, 2011 at 07:49:39 PM PDT

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