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  •  Perhaps he meant the "left" ... (6+ / 0-)

    ... as portrayed in the MSM. To them "left" is Obama and the token progressive commentators who are allowed to present a very soft left argument which is really less than useless. Meanwhile it is the Ron Paul right that is the only opposition movement in this country. What was once "the left" in my day is now only visible on the internet and it is moribund.

    •  Correct, But I don't care how MSM (4+ / 0-)

      defines/portrays the "left" in the U.S.; obviously everything goes thru the corporate filter.

      I'm more interested in people here thinkking they are on the left when they're not-- because they've bought into how MSM and Bloggo world defines it-- and that's good enough for them.

      "I don't feel the change yet". Velma Hart

      by Superpole on Sat Jun 18, 2011 at 10:23:08 AM PDT

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      •  I agree completely-- that's very importand (0+ / 0-)

        The so-called left has yet to answer for it's ineffectiveness and lack of militancy. As I said most of the action to oppose the Imperial/globalist agenda is on the right and a few brave people of no particular ideology like Max Keiser.

        •  Exactly.... (0+ / 0-)

          the lack of street protest, utter lack of creativity in approaching our problems, the sophomoric partisanship, and totally redundant talking issues to death day in and day out here is a strong indicator of NON leftie existence.

          please, I lived thru the Vietnam fiasco, I had a draft card at one time-- I know what the F I'm talking about.

          "I don't feel the change yet". Velma Hart

          by Superpole on Sat Jun 18, 2011 at 05:31:10 PM PDT

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          •  I'm of the same genertation (1+ / 0-)
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            And it's sad to see what is happening today--on the other hand, I'm convinced that there is a silver lining though it's indistinct in my mind right now. Perhaps it is to find communities and not get too involved in politics since it has been thoroughly gamed by an army of operators and bloggers who have agendas we cannot fathom. All I know is a lot of money is being thrown at social media by big K Street PR firms. How do I know that? I worked for one of the most notorious of them for a  few  months on the IT side.

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