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  •  Radical changes often appear remote (0+ / 0-)

    until they happen. Then in retrospect they are viewed as having been inevitable. I generally agree with your statement:

    For some, merely tweaking the existing system instead of shifting to some form of democratic socialism is a waste of time, and political parties that fail to drive in that direction a waste of votes. But advocates for such a move have yet to show a politically viable means of reaching that objective short of a revolution in American attitudes that seems remote.

    But recent events in the Middle East and in Middle America have me reconsidering this. If the Tea Party could be seen as having made a significant contribution to moving the range of acceptable discourse to the Right then would not even more massive turnout in the streets by our side potentially move the policy debate to the Left? Particularly if the Left is waving the flag of economic nationalism.

    The frog jumped/ into the old pond/ plop! (Basho)

    by Wolf10 on Sun Apr 24, 2011 at 06:00:45 PM PDT

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