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Newest Reality Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-17-11 02:08 AM
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20. Too bad you pulled it.
This was a good opportunity to talk about the polyarchy and the problem of voting for what the elite have been excursively presented to us as what we are prone to perceive as choices.

We can take an example from the obvious manipulation of the funded, astro-turf teabaggers where the potential for any kind of populist movement was preempted by the Koch Brothers in a way that utilized the underlying sentiments of the a certain group in order to further a covert, neo-Fascist agenda. Despite the popular uprising against this expert manipulation, it has dug deep inroads into both the privatization of the commons, while dealing a powerful and debilitating blow to collective bargaining and what remains of unions.

When you consider the step-by-step progress of the corporate takeover to date, we have lost much ground, yet we are being energized to stand up and fight the fight that we have no choice other than to engage in now or we will eventually be obliged to forever hold our peace because that will become a State policy and no reverences will be allowed.

Do you want that? Being complicit and relying on apathy is your vote then. You would be a member of the Compliance Party, in that case. Our only hope to change this will not ever come from within the corporately sponsored and controlled, two-party, same coin system in place. It is there to manage us as we are manipulated into agreeing with what is best for the powers that be, and nothing more. It is a participation in the policies and politics of losers who are cajoled into accepting their lose and being grateful for not losing something or other along the way.

This is not about winning or progressing right now. It is about losing everything in a way that we are told should be acceptable and supportive of the Status Quo. Is that what we really want?
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  -Self Delete got what I needed. Thanks. kickysnana  Mar-17-11 12:30 AM   #0 
  - I do not believe there is a person out there that could  Angry Dragon   Mar-17-11 12:32 AM   #1 
  - Hey, what happened to the thread?  Orrex   Mar-17-11 12:32 AM   #2 
  - I don't see it happening.  CaliforniaPeggy   Mar-17-11 12:32 AM   #3 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-17-11 12:32 AM   #4 
  - If you want to discuss it here at DU, has to be another Dem or someone who  defendandprotect   Mar-17-11 12:35 AM   #5 
  - Bad move tactically. If progressives had bothered paying attention to local politics  eridani   Mar-17-11 12:39 AM   #6 
  - there's nothing to realistically discuss.  ReturnoftheDjedi   Mar-17-11 12:39 AM   #7 
  - Obama is a resonably popular President with good numbers.  Ozymanithrax   Mar-17-11 12:42 AM   #8 
  - Hillary is leaving why not me?  kickysnana   Mar-17-11 01:45 AM   #18 
  - kr  defendandprotect   Mar-17-11 12:42 AM   #9 
  - Maybe at the freeper site?  shraby   Mar-17-11 12:45 AM   #10 
  - Why would we want to? It's a terrible idea. If we want to shift the political dynamics in the US,  struggle4progress   Mar-17-11 12:46 AM   #11 
  - FDL?  yurbud   Mar-17-11 12:51 AM   #12 
  - I think we would have to talk about that in a world where  Newest Reality   Mar-17-11 12:51 AM   #13 
  - Wheres those JOBs the GOPers were yakking about...? thats the question  opihimoimoi   Mar-17-11 12:55 AM   #14 
  - Lets get those abortion laws on the books first, okay?  The_Casual_Observer   Mar-17-11 01:23 AM   #16 
     - LOL......BTW...the GOPers held an emergency House discuss NPR and how to kill it  opihimoimoi   Mar-17-11 02:04 AM   #19 
        - As they used to say, first things first.  The_Casual_Observer   Mar-17-11 02:16 AM   #21 
           - They have rejected the notion of GOOD GOVERNANCE...they are Nazi Fascists  opihimoimoi   Mar-17-11 02:31 AM   #22 
  - "Every time I bring it up in any thread it gets deleted"  The_Casual_Observer   Mar-17-11 01:22 AM   #15 
  - No thank you. Language!  kickysnana   Mar-17-11 01:24 AM   #17 
  - Too bad you pulled it.  Newest Reality   Mar-17-11 02:08 AM   #20 
  - Locking -  dmr   Mar-17-11 03:27 AM   #23 

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