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NEOBuckeye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-22-04 01:26 AM
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23. Better late than never!
I have always believed that the 1960s presented the first great window of opportunity for our society to move forward into an entirely new and progressive direction. Unfortunately, it seems that window was closed with the untimely death of Bobby Kennedy, who seemed to be on the verge of initiating the sort of vision embodied by the Civil Rights movement. Dare I say, it was the corporate/capitalist interests plus the racist social status quo who saw this as a threat to their existence, and reacted by ending Kennedy's, in addition to the lives of Dr. King and others. Too bad people didn't pick up the torch and keep fighting, but it's not hard to see how so many were intimidated and demoralized by the assassinations of so many powerful populist leaders.

Yes, it has taken years for us to revisit the opportunity of the 1960s. And now, it seems, through the vision and inspiration of Howard Dean, that we are, and maybe just in time. Even if Kerry wins, we will still be dealing with a very vicious and vengeful Reactionary Right in this country who will stop at nothing to destroy another Democratic presidency. But as Dean is suggesting and is working to make possible, we must mobilize to stand up to the Right, stand up for what's right, and fight to take our country back. We can simply no longer afford to put off fighting the endless fight that actually began years ago, as the consequences of not continuing the fight then, are now staring us in the face.
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  -"We need to have a permanent campaign" vanden Heuvel quotes Dean. madfloridian  Oct-21-04 11:18 AM   #0 
  - BTW, did you hear Howard this AM on AAR's Unfiltered?  NYCGirl   Oct-21-04 11:22 AM   #1 
  - Missed it. Do they archive? Or does Sirius replay?  madfloridian   Oct-21-04 11:27 AM   #3 
     - They archive at the link below:  NYCGirl   Oct-21-04 11:29 AM   #5 
     - Thanks, I did not see that.  madfloridian   Oct-21-04 12:06 PM   #6 
     - That was a great segment. I got to hear it this evening.  madfloridian   Oct-21-04 10:27 PM   #7 
     - Dean's movement is much bigger than Wellstone, as great as Wellstone was.  shance   Oct-21-04 11:00 PM   #10 
        - Very well said. Thanks.  anarchy1999   Oct-21-04 11:07 PM   #12 
        - I agree and thank you for the response.  shance   Oct-21-04 11:52 PM   #17 
        - I like your summary, and I concur.  madfloridian   Oct-21-04 11:44 PM   #15 
  - Dean is absolutely right on this.  murielm99   Oct-21-04 11:23 AM   #2 
  - Bluntness and intelligence is not acceptable in politics now.  madfloridian   Oct-21-04 10:29 PM   #8 
  - It wasn't about intelligence, I can promise you that  Eloriel   Oct-22-04 12:51 AM   #20 
  - INDEED...i love Dean....he gave the Democratic party...  billie_   Oct-22-04 04:17 AM   #26 
  - The media stopped Dean the candidate, not Dean the progressive visionary.  NEOBuckeye   Oct-22-04 12:55 AM   #21 
  - We need constant struggle against our class enemies  AngryAmish   Oct-21-04 11:29 AM   #4 
  - The first thing to do is convince people this IS a class war.  reprobate   Oct-21-04 11:06 PM   #11 
  - Struggle against our own human habits is struggle enough, dont you think?  shance   Oct-22-04 12:45 AM   #19 
  - that was Mao's point of a permanent revolution  kodi   Oct-22-04 02:53 AM   #24 
     - We're talking Mao? I think you've got the wrong forum.  shance   Oct-22-04 03:13 AM   #25 
        - permanent revolution  kodi   Oct-22-04 09:28 AM   #27 
  - I'm impressed. Thanks Gov. Dean.  anarchy1999   Oct-21-04 10:57 PM   #9 
  - Yes  sweetheart   Oct-21-04 11:14 PM   #13 
  - ANYone who gets complacent about a Kerry win will be  Eloriel   Oct-22-04 01:03 AM   #22 
  - It's upsetting that this comes 20 years after it should have.  jdjkkse   Oct-21-04 11:14 PM   #14 
  - but it did come  proud patriot   Oct-21-04 11:47 PM   #16 
     - Better late than never!  NEOBuckeye   Oct-22-04 01:26 AM   #23 
  - He speaks in his book about his anger being the catalyst.  madfloridian   Oct-22-04 12:29 AM   #18 
  - Think tanks might help, BUT..there needs to be  SoCalDem   Oct-22-04 09:38 AM   #28 
  - unvarnished truth.  ulysses   Oct-22-04 09:40 AM   #29 
  - His comments on the Dean Dozens on AAR Unfiltered were interesting.  madfloridian   Oct-22-04 12:25 PM   #30 
  - kick  DeepModem Mom   Oct-22-04 04:06 PM   #31 
 

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