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If you knew how powerful you really are you'll be shocked!  That's the main issue.  "They" know how much (potential) power you have and that's why they have put in place the most sophisticated propaganda machinery the world has ever known, focused on first, preventing you from realizing how powerful you are, and second, preventing you from uniting in order to exercise that power.

And the sad thing is that the people doing this could (only) be characterized as unprincipled, greedy, cowardly sociopaths who are united around a very simple principle: The citizenry, if prevented from being fully informed and united, can be easily manipulated and exploited with the unique intent of satisfying an unquenchable greed of a very tiny (tiny) group of people.

I'm going to describe the situation in very simple words that could be easily understood (for brevity sake).  And most importantly, I'm going to suggest a very simple solution to the problem.

I think by now people are beginning to understand that our political system is broken, and that there is an increasingly corrupt ruling elite consolidating power in order to exploit the citizenry.

The first step is in understanding (and defining) the current state of affairs: The entire U.S. government is under the (indirect) control of a plutocratic elite.  The consolidation of this control has been taking place (in its current form) during the last 35 years or so.  The country has always dealt with the danger of something like this happening, and in fact, has been ruled under different versions of this system, but it has never been as efficient and embedded as it is today.

There is a media infrastructure in place with many purposes, and one of them is to serve as an incredibly powerful and effective propaganda machine used to manipulate you, control you, and make you act against your own interests.

You (myself included) are being manipulated every single day.  The level of manipulation is extraordinary (almost beyond belief).

I can't stress enough how important it is to get your head around this proposition (above).  Until you realize (fully) that that's the accurate state of affairs, you'll be at a disadvantage (and will continue to be exploited and manipulated).

Now, I understand that when it comes to reasonable people of good will, the concept of lock-step militant discipline against an opponent is foreign.  I've heard it said that it is like herding cats.  But my dear reader, nothing less is needed during these perilous times.

And here's how it can happen... I understand that in the "reality-based" community people have all kinds of interests, and the definition of justice and equality may vary among different groups of people.  Some may focus on women's rights, or worker's rights, animal rights, wage equality, the environment, income inequality, political reform, etc.

Obviously, those are extremely important issues, and individuals and organizations that focus on addressing them must be applauded and supported.  It's what being a responsible citizen is all about.

However, this approach to socioeconomic issues has the unfortunate (an unintended) effect of diluting your power.

Remember, on the other side (the side of the insatiably greedy sociapathic ruling class), their task is much simpler (and hence, much more effective): To keep you uninformed (of the real situation), so you can be controlled, manipulated and exploited, with the ultimate goal of personal enrichment.

You can't beat that!  It explains how a very tiny elite (of less than 1% of the population is capable of controlling and exploiting the other 99%).

Imagine this... Their focus (and incentive) of consolidating power and wealth is so disciplined that if it were a weapon, it would be like a giant laser beam directed at one body (the citizenry) at very high doses (huge).

On the other side, each citizen also has a laser beam, (but of course, not as powerful by itself).  However, in the aggregate, if just a fraction of the citizenry were to come together to focus their laser beam back at the real enemy (the insatiably sociopathic ruling elite), the power would be exponentially higher.

If you were to reflect on this, then "stop" your laser beam , think about it carefully, and find others who have come to the same conclusion, and then decide to (all together) point your laser beam at these monsters, then we'll have a chance to turn things around.

Understand that the battle ahead is very difficult.  As it is, a neo-fascist wave is sweeping the country as you read this (draconian immigration laws, curtailment of women's rights, destruction of the middle class, war profiteering, trillions of dollars stolen by the sociopathic ruling class by their bag-men in Wall Street and their enablers and protector in Washington, the end privacy, etc.)

Also understand that you can't take any of the rights you have now for granted.  Every single right you enjoy as a citizen, and the benefits of a modern secular society are constantly under attack.  And the attack is fierce and relentless, conducted by wild-eye fundamentalists (not unlike the Taliban in manner of thought).  Think of it as a marauding gang of barbarians with a battering ram motivated by a obsessive zealotry based on religious fundamentalism.

Folks, it's a real battle and you have to engage, otherwise you will not be free any longer (whatever degree of freedom based on secular and progressive values is left).

So my suggestion is to see if there is a way to form some sort of Elite Secular Guard focused on protecting liberalism and progressive values in society.  It's akin to the so-called "Republican Guards" that many governments put in place with the sole objective of defending the seat of government.

I understand that some people may find the "militant" talk, and allusions to special guards distasteful, but I think it's important to illustrate the precarious situation we are in, and what it would take to fight back against the oppression and manipulation of the sociopathic greedy ruling elite running (indirectly) running the country right now.

I'll be writing about this topic often, and welcome input and ideas focused on bringing about the necessary ingredients to help bring about a strong, powerful and focused wing of the progressive movement.  I'll be posting more information on my Website at www.raypensador.com.

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  •  Is this a truther diary? (0+ / 0-)

    Looks like one.

    God is the problem, not the solution.

    by Sam Wise Gingy on Fri Jun 10, 2011 at 10:16:45 AM PDT

    •  Would you care to elaborate? My intention in (2+ / 1-)
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      Writing it was to share some opinions and ideas.  If you don't agree with the conclusions, I'll be glad to see what you have to say about it, even if it's contrary to my thesis.  I'm opened to ideas about these subjects.

      •  Have you looked at the FAQ? (0+ / 0-)
        Controversial 9/11 Diaries
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        God is the problem, not the solution.

        by Sam Wise Gingy on Fri Jun 10, 2011 at 10:28:15 AM PDT

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        •  Wow! Who's talking about 9/11? Did you read (2+ / 0-)
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          the diary?  I guess you are just joking, or trolling, or something.  Anyways, I'll engage if you have something of substance to say.

        •  The "inside job" video title resembles Truthers (1+ / 0-)
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          But rather than being about 9/11 is about the '08 economic "collapse".

          However, I also detect a similar perspective, which seeks to conflate the activities of Wall Street and Chamber of Commerce with Obama and the Democrats, as "the enemy".

          While the diarist avoids explicitly stating that, it's strongly implied, with the call for an oppositionalist "progressive" movement, presumably to attack the Prez and the Party with "revolutionary" posturing, calling for electoral boycott and/or splitting.

          Which makes it nothing more than an evil twin reverse mirror image doppelganger of Truther and Faux "News" line, aimed at thwarting the popular democratic will, and preventing us from seizing the power democratically, electorally in 2012.

          Just more of the same jive shit flooding this site from a faux provocateur "left",  seeking to hand the power over to the real enemy, the right, for whatever duplicitous, disingenuous, perversely shit-headed "reasons".

          Democracy is the most fundamental revolutionary principle. Information is the ultimate key.

          by Radical def on Fri Jun 10, 2011 at 10:49:52 AM PDT

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          •  Ok, that was an intelligent reply, if wrong. But (0+ / 0-)

            I understand your take on it.  For accuracy's sake, let me state that my intention in writing the diary is nothing close to your conclusion.

            I do believe that Wall Street defrauded the financial system with elaborate ponzi schemes, and that a nascent plutocratic elite has (partially) taken over the system of government which has resulted in the dismantling of the regulatory infrastructure so they can steal, manipulate, and exploit the citizenry.

            I think actors in our political system, including Obama, may be very decent people, but are limited by the limitation of such (corrupt) system.

            There is no hidden message behind that.  I'm being very upfront about it.  I you disagree with that conclusion, I'll respect that.  No problem.

            •  It's not "respect" nor principled solidarity... (1+ / 0-)
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              ...to call for yet another oppositionalist "progressive" formation, rather than to rally behind the popular democratic mandate to purge the right, democratically, via the Democratic Party.

              While it's true that the present administration is severely constrained by remnant right wing majorities, in fact this can be very substantially reversed, with progressive/moderate Democratic Majorities, which you do not seem to allow for in your rhetoric.

              Democracy is the most fundamental revolutionary principle. Information is the ultimate key.

              by Radical def on Fri Jun 10, 2011 at 11:15:42 AM PDT

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              •  If you are talking about dogmatic adherence to (0+ / 1-)
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                a political party, yes, you are correct.  I think your argument is fallacious in that you equate me pointing out deficiencies in the system equates weakening the Democratic party.

                These types of uncomfortable (for some) truths and challenges could actually re-energize the party and help it make necessary corrections.

                •  It's not about "dogmatic adherance"... (1+ / 0-)
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                  ...blind loyalty to the Party and Prez, or "no criticism".

                  It's about recognizing that, in fact, this is ALL about relative right/left plurality in the House and Senate, and down the ladders of power to the state and local levels.

                  The Democratic Party, such as it is, represents the left, such as it is, in this country, and the Republicans represent the right.

                  That polarization is a good thing, which can only be muddied by attacks on "the system", AS IF there's "no difference" between the parties.

                  The problem with "the system" is the extent to which the right, and their sponsors, the Chamber of Commerce, prevail over it, electorally, by hook and by crook, with concerted suppression of likely Democratic voter turnout, thus preventing the emergence of a more viable democracy.

                  The only way to overcome such dirty Republican point-shaving tricks is to completely swamp the polls with huge electoral turnout, en masse, explicitly to purge the right from all levers of power, to the greatest extent possible, for ruthlessly obstructing everything the Prez and Party have tried to do.

                  Democracy is the only cure for capitalism, and it's moribund form, fascism.

                  Democracy is the most fundamental revolutionary principle. Information is the ultimate key.

                  by Radical def on Fri Jun 10, 2011 at 11:46:48 AM PDT

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                  •  I see you are sensitive about this, but if you (0+ / 0-)

                    Think about it carefully, what you are espousing is political dogma.  It's clear:

                    The Democratic Party, such as it is, represents the left, such as it is, in this country, and the Republicans represent the right.

                    That polarization is a good thing, which can only be muddied by attacks on "the system", AS IF there's "no difference" between the parties.

                    You are falling victim of the very thing I point out, where you feel that political dialog  should fall within certain artificial boundaries.

                    And also, you are exhibiting fear that somehow what I have to say is somehow dangerous and could be a distraction to the Democratic agenda.

                    I would be flatter if that was the case, but of course I know I have no influence whatsoever on anything of that magnitude.

          •  Inside job With Elliot Spitzer.... ? (0+ / 0-)

            Thats a stretch for me.

            FDR 9-23-33, "If we cannot do this one way, we will do it another way. But do it we will.

            by Roger Fox on Fri Jun 10, 2011 at 11:21:07 AM PDT

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            •  Did you watch the trailer? I would argue you are (0+ / 0-)

              focusing on something completely irrelevant (Spitzer).  Watch the trailer (I think it's a minute long).  It has a clear theme.  If you disagree with it, fine.

              •  The video presents a correct analysis, I think (1+ / 0-)
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                ...and not a CT perspective, per se.

                However, my superficial impression was that it implies, more or less subtly, that the entire system is absolutely, inherently, and thus irrevocably, corrupt, and non-viable, including the electoral arena.

                So, while all the gory details may be more or less correct, heh, I somewhat disagree to the extent to which the patient is dead.

                stimulus

                I think it's conceivably possible that the ultimate communist utopian dream of actual real democracy could emerge in the USA without a civil war, or, perhaps minimal, easily suppressed counter-revooutionary anti-democratic civil war from the right.

                Progressive/moderate Democratic Super Majorities could implement simple electoral, campaign financing, and media reforms, for example, to enable emergence of more viable democracy, while we roll out the green paradigm, put everyone back to work, bring the troops home, etc. etc.

                Less plurality, not so much, or worse.

                So, in context of other comments, I'm looking of proposals on how to make that happen, rather than how to discourage people from contenting in the electoral arena via the Dems.

                 

                Democracy is the most fundamental revolutionary principle. Information is the ultimate key.

                by Radical def on Fri Jun 10, 2011 at 02:24:49 PM PDT

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                •  My intention is to help mobilize people behind a (0+ / 0-)

                  common cause, and I do believe given the imperfect world we live in, the Democratic party (as weak and ineffective as it sometimes is), is the best hope we have to bring about the type of change we need, even if incrementally.

                  •  I would so love to see huge demos, protests... (1+ / 0-)
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                    Against the right, for blocking the Prez and the Party...and urging the entire nation to vote Democratic, to purge the right, and suppress their jive asses...democratically, electorally, legislatively, and judicially...and militarily, should that prove necessary, as it likely will.

                    The greater the progressive Democratic plurality, the faster, better and deeper we can suppress the right, and begin to reverse the legacy of so many years of right wing dictatorship.

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                    I'm convinced that once we really begin to roll out the new green paradigm, put everyone back to work, etc,. etc. etc., virtually all the hold-out redneck bubbas will be scrambling to get on the bus, in their own material self interest.

                    Will it be utopia yet?  

                    Perhaps not, but conditions will be "better", more or less, for going in that direction, I think.

                    Democracy is the most fundamental revolutionary principle. Information is the ultimate key.

                    by Radical def on Fri Jun 10, 2011 at 02:45:04 PM PDT

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                    •  It can happen... I've given the issue of effective (0+ / 0-)

                      protest movement a lot of thought, and I have some very concrete ideas about it.

                      It can happen.  The powder-keg is ready to be ignited.  So far the fuses tried have not been effective, but the right fuse is out there somewhere.

                      People by the millions are ready to be lead into a powerful, effective, and massive protest movement.

    •  I didn't notice a 9-1-1, but the little light on (0+ / 0-)

      my keyboard labeled "CT Scan" does seem to be trying to get my attention.

      It seems curiosity has killed the cat that had my tongue.

      by Murphoney on Fri Jun 10, 2011 at 11:07:48 AM PDT

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  •  what's a laser bean? (1+ / 0-)
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    I found the writing style distracting (to me (maybe others too))

    A man, a plan, a canal, Panama

    by Karl Rover on Fri Jun 10, 2011 at 10:39:12 AM PDT

  •  Do you really want us to believe that Obama is (3+ / 0-)

    "an increasingly corrupt ruling elite consolidating power in order to exploit the citizenry"?

    part of or "under the (indirect) control of a plutocratic elite"?

    And why "35 years or so"?  Were Nixon and Ford really better than Jimmy Carter?

    What examples of "lock-step militant discipline" do we have other than Communists and Nazis?  Why should we want to immitate them?

    Neofascism, again?  Ho hum.

    Re-elect the President
    Shalom v' salaam; peace and wholeness

    by another American on Fri Jun 10, 2011 at 10:40:22 AM PDT

    •  I think Obama is a good man and has his heart in (0+ / 0-)

      the right place.  I just believe that the "system" is bigger than any president and that he is limited in what he can do due to the corruptive influence of the behind-the-scene plutocratic elites.

      Think of it this way... LBJ, and Kennedy, and other presidents have often been pushed to act (and do the right thing) by the people.  By protest, by pressure.

      Now, I'm not talking about fascistic militancy.  I'm just talking about an effort to first understand the actual state of affairs, and then unite the progressive movement around a common cause.

      •  So...why no mention of seizing the power? (1+ / 0-)
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        If you're so freakin' "revolutionary", then why no reference to the popular democratic will, which REJECTED "left" calls for electoral boycott and splitting, as well as right wing line, choosing instead to "rise up" electorally, to purge the right, and seize the power, in response to an explicit rhetoric for justice and peace, to save the planet?

        It's not over yet, and the struggle continues...due to remnant right wing majorities in Congress, even after '08, with all those Blue Dogs in there.  

        The correct response to that realpolitik is not to declare defeat, but to redouble our efforts, to purge and suppress the right for real, once and for all, with actual real progressive/moderate Democratic Majorities, NOT rotten with Blue Dogs, in 2012.  

        I see no such intent expressed in this diary, which seems to bring nothing but confusion and diversion from the real need for unity of will, and principled solidarity, to crush the Republicans, as the first priority, and THEN deal with sorting out the "moderates", "liberals" and "progressives".
           

        Democracy is the most fundamental revolutionary principle. Information is the ultimate key.

        by Radical def on Fri Jun 10, 2011 at 11:03:43 AM PDT

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        •  I understand your disagreement with my view but (0+ / 0-)

          there is a reason I don't frame it as Republican vs. Democrat.  I think the problem is deeper than that.  I think a possible reason some may find what I wrote confusing and/distracting is because I'm attempting to do something very difficult, which is to define the problem at a root level.

          I admit that's a very difficult task, and therefore it may take a lot of effort to make it clear and concise.

          To your point, and getting back to the layer of the onion (not too deep) where the most of us are, I'm with you in the need to defeat Republicans, and try to bring about a progressive-minded Democratic majority.

          •  I don't see that expressed in the diary... (1+ / 0-)
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            ...nor any delineation of how it might be accomplished.

            If you see it as being "not" about Democrats and Republicans, it would seem you are saying that there's "no difference" between the parties, which is banable here.

            The only thing wrong with the Democrats is the extent to which they are coerced, by right wing majorities, into onerous compromises to accomplish anything whatsoever, however inadequate, and to defend everything accomplished in the past.

            To the extent that Democrats become compromised, co-opted and even corrupted by this realpolitik, ALL of that negative influence is coming from the right, and their sponsors, the Chamber of Commerce.

            There's nothing "difficult" about this concept, nor the necessary resolution of the contradictions, except for those who would deliberately, falsely, conflate the Democrats with the Republicans.

            However correct, more or less, your analysis of the many evils of capitalism as we now know it may be, if your "solution" to that is to break ranks in the face of the enemy, to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, then what freakin' good are you, for anyone but the right?

            Democracy is the most fundamental revolutionary principle. Information is the ultimate key.

            by Radical def on Fri Jun 10, 2011 at 11:31:27 AM PDT

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            •  "Banable"? That's interesting and amusing, but (0+ / 1-)
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              let me no focus on that... Reality check: At the core (root level) we are basically under one party (corporatist) system. If you think of it as a bird, the Republicans are the right wing, and the Democrats, the left wing.

              This one-party system is in place to serve the interests of their corporatist overlords, first and foremost.

              The "system" allows a certain amount of latitude within which social, economic, and political debate will take place (like a pressure valve).  Those with more liberal and progressive tendencies reside on the left wing (of the bird), and the conservatives on the right wing.

              This is where we are.  I'm with you insofar that I sympathize and agree more with Democratic thought, and thus I vote Democrat (never miss an election).

              Solution: Here it is again... Become aware of the actual situation, define it, understand it, and once that very difficult task is accomplish, move to effect change (according to the Constitution and democratic principles).

              •  Thanks for clarification... (0+ / 0-)

                Diary and comments HR'd, for asserting "no difference" between the parties...and also the mocking dismissal of FAQ.

                We are not here to amuse you, nor to entertain your jive "revolutionary" perspective.

                You clearly wouldn't recognize a revolutionary mass movement if it kicked you in the ass.

                Democracy is the most fundamental revolutionary principle. Information is the ultimate key.

                by Radical def on Fri Jun 10, 2011 at 12:02:46 PM PDT

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                •  Who are "we"? Am I not also part of this forum? (0+ / 0-)

                  I think I have an account, if I'm not mistaken.  You are only one person that happens to disagree with me.  And I actually find the HR'd think comical.  Either way, would love to engage further once you have something of substance to say.

                  •  You only have an account... (0+ / 0-)

                    ...for as long as you comply with the parameters for discussion laid out in the FAQ guidelines, which you should study, if you wish to participate in this private discussion venue, which is, explicitly, all about electing more better Democrats.

                    That does not include assertion of "no difference" between the parties, which happens to be the principle reason most consistently expressed by eligible non-voters for boycotting the electoral process, perpetuation of which incorrect perspective is in direct contradiction to the stated purpose of the blog.

                    Feel free to try again, to restate your premise here, but if all you can bring is more of the same old jive, I don't think the result will be much different.

                    It's one thing to bring criticism of "the system" and quite another to do so in a manner which can only serve, by implication, insinuation, or direct assertion, to divert support from the Democrats, and thus supplement right wing efforts to suppress likely Democratic voter turnout, with subjective absolutist cynical defeatism and demoralization, promulgating electoral boycott and splitting sentiments...

                    Tell that shit walking, somewhere else.

                    If you were to propose a "new" and "different" progressive formation to rally the electorate to seize the power in 2012, via the Democratic Party, with more better Democrats, consistent with the popular democratic mandate of '08, THEN your,...contribution....might be better received.

                    Lacking that underlying perspective, you can only be considered another freakin' troll, looking to harass us with your lame insulting mockery and flippant dismissal of the purpose of the blog..

                    Democracy is the most fundamental revolutionary principle. Information is the ultimate key.

                    by Radical def on Fri Jun 10, 2011 at 01:09:50 PM PDT

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                    •  Comical! The DKOS police.... It's too funny. BTW (0+ / 0-)

                      I reject your characterization.

                      •  What police? HR is not a bullet to teh head, heh (0+ / 0-)

                        It's fair enough to reject my characterization, but adhominem does not lend credibility to your position.

                        I'll admit, I'm projecting and extrapolating, merely riffing off what I see in front of me in these threads, not having studied your profile, etc.  I don't know you, only your practice right here and now, which has...striking similarities...that make my knee jerk, lol.

                        I also wanted to say, I'm not just trying to give a noob a hard time, but thinking you are an intelligent, articulate writer, with a more or less correct left perspective of the evils of capitalism.

                        Indeed, you also seem willing to cut Mr. Obama and the Party a little more slack than many on the left, not calling him a gutless "sellout", with "no balls", etc., but seem willing to acknowledge that he is hostage to right wing majorities, virtually with a gun to his head, which is how I see it.

                        You even say you think he has more or less good intentions, heh, which is better than calling him a traitor, which some left oppositionalist elements tend to do, or... insinuate, or imply...that he's a betrayer.

                        Personally, I think it doesn't really matter, so much, because this is not really about him, so much.  

                        All that really matters, ultimately, most, is the relative right/left plurality in the House and Senate, and down the ladders of power to state and local levels.

                        The only material way to call Obama's bluff, if that's what it is, about "make me", is to give him the juice, the actual material back up, or jack up, to do the right thing, on everything, with sufficient progressive/moderate Democratic Majorities in the House and Senate, NOT rotten with Blue Dogs.

                        Then, and only then, when the rubber hits the road, will we really see what the Prez is really made of, or be in a material position to replace him with more viable leadership.

                        Any progressive formation aimed at mobilizing the electorate to make this happen, is cool with me.

                        If not, I'm against it.

                        Bring the Better Democrats!

                        All Out for 2012!

                        Democracy is the most fundamental revolutionary principle. Information is the ultimate key.

                        by Radical def on Fri Jun 10, 2011 at 01:58:20 PM PDT

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      •  I think you picked "35 years" on a whim (0+ / 0-)

        It seems curiosity has killed the cat that had my tongue.

        by Murphoney on Fri Jun 10, 2011 at 11:09:06 AM PDT

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    •  BTW, I'm starting to believe that people have been (1+ / 0-)
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      Programed (somehow) to instinctively use the word communist, Nazis, socialist, and other words, at the slightest hint of unorthodox (or different) thought about social activism.

      •  Not to mention conspiracy theory, tin foil, and (1+ / 0-)
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        many many others.  An amazing success story of human conditioning.

        S.A.W. 2011 STOP ALL WARS "The Global War on Terror is a fabrication to justify imperialism."

        by BigAlinWashSt on Fri Jun 10, 2011 at 12:07:47 PM PDT

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      •  I don't see anything "unorthodox" or different... (0+ / 0-)

        about a call for an elite vanguard.

        Indeed, anymore, it's kind of a right wing, reactionary, conservative left line, if you know what I mean, in terms of looking back, rather than looking forward to the day that elitism, the bane of humanity, can be abandoned, for actual real democracy, right now, for a change.

        I think the "American" peoples are ready for democracy, and aspire to democracy, and know that we aren't there, yet.

        If you want to mobilize the masses, with a really different catchword slogan, try Democracy Now!  

        Death to Elitism!

        Power to the People!

        Bring the Better Democrats!

        All Out for 2012!

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        Democracy is the most fundamental revolutionary principle. Information is the ultimate key.

        by Radical def on Fri Jun 10, 2011 at 03:24:39 PM PDT

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  •  I'm not clear why this attracted flames (1+ / 0-)
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    Ray Pensador

    Paragraph 5 appears to be one of the igniting agents

    the entire U.S. government is under...

    But, two things: that's not the same as saying Dems and Reps are the same; and the portrayal of a plutocratic society and complicit media is nowhere near tin-foil hat conspiracy.

    So I think the diarist illuminating:

    -the plutocracy
    -the media manipulation
    -the propaganda storm

    and then calling for all of us (with our different primary issues) to pull together on our common causes is a good thing.  I will admit to ignorance of any negative connotations of "Elite Secular Guard" so the end section loses me a bit.

    T&R for staying in for comment and response even though you're getting blasted.

    Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished: If you're alive, it isn't. - r. bach

    by poliwrangler on Fri Jun 10, 2011 at 01:36:55 PM PDT

    •  Thank you. You have an accurate perception of (0+ / 0-)

      What I wrote.

    •  Agree, more or less correct analysis.. (0+ / 0-)

      But ultimately, both Zinn and the trailer project no hope for change, except through "resistance" and oppositionalism, reflecting a kinda stuck in the mud perspective of absolutist cynicism.

      No mention of any conceivable possibility, or desirability, of seizing the power, lol, especially electorally, especially via the most viable available liberal bourgeois party, the Democrats...

      The call for an elite vanguard is...discussed upthread, but does seem to suggest abandonment of the Party, for...something else.

      Democracy is the most fundamental revolutionary principle. Information is the ultimate key.

      by Radical def on Fri Jun 10, 2011 at 03:45:38 PM PDT

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