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  •  turtles and anarchists (3+ / 0-)
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    Consolidation and focusing of issues across the (lefty) board is not going to happen, unfortunately. It's something I sometimes wish for whenever I see a protest march with signs ranging from "free Mumia" to "we are the 99%."

    And, of course, with everyone sending out their various emails, it can get a little annoying. But people will still follow their own passions (or try to make their own mark online, raise their own funds or profiles,) regardless, so perhaps the answer for you and others is to just choose whichever group is your best fit--and unsubscribe from all the other lists. You'll be able to better focus your time and attention and perhaps help your chosen org become more effective.

    Or, you can simply delete it all, as needed :)

    True radicalism is finding reasons for hope, not grounds for despair. - Ray Williams

    by Nanette K on Thu Aug 29, 2013 at 08:16:23 PM PDT

    •  Good suggestion, Nanette. (1+ / 0-)
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      native

      I've been trying to do that myself, but it is still a battle the way the email groups link to each other and overlap.
      I wonder why so few get involved with the effort that Daily Kos member, Ray Pensador, has been proposing, or is he too unrealistic about time and committments? I especially enjoy his commentaries and perspectives.

      •  thanks, byrnt (0+ / 0-)

        The internet has helped groups expand access and raise money, but things seem a little stuck in a rut, right now.  Needs new thinking.
        I don't know what Ray has proposed, sorry.

        True radicalism is finding reasons for hope, not grounds for despair. - Ray Williams

        by Nanette K on Thu Aug 29, 2013 at 09:23:00 PM PDT

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    •  Why are you so sure (0+ / 0-)

      "it's not going to happen"? I think it very possibly might happen, and certainly could happen.

      You can't deny that all the various progressive causes share a common underlying theme, or perhaps gestalt would be a better word.

      This theme has yet to be formulated into a politically operative principle, but that doesn't mean it doesn't exist. As the current corporate/banking hegemony continues to rage out of control, worldwide, such an alternative paradigm becomes ever more imperative. And I would say, inevitable.

      •  I'll just say... (1+ / 0-)
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        native

        It hasn't been done yet. And, I'm afraid, I don't really see any way to do it. People focus on what is most important to them.

        Take you, for instance. Your primary focus (or, at least, what I have seen you mention most,) seems to be--"the current corporate/banking
        hegemony"--which, of course, is very important, but nowhere near the top of some people's lists.

        Can't force passion.  

        True radicalism is finding reasons for hope, not grounds for despair. - Ray Williams

        by Nanette K on Thu Aug 29, 2013 at 09:30:34 PM PDT

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        •  No you can't force passion, (0+ / 0-)

          but you can at least have it. In the long term, history belongs to those who most passionately desire it.

          Most people's wish lists will not determine the future.

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