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lligrd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-26-07 02:41 PM
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41. Exactly What I Tell People When They Call Me A Pessimist
and the reason we insist on sharing "reality" is in hopes that it will awaken people and force change.
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  -Doom and gloom -- Why Bother Talking about it? Time for change  Aug-25-07 05:50 PM   #0 
  - K&R... Very good read.  EOTE   Aug-25-07 08:04 PM   #1 
  - Thank you EOTE  Time for change   Aug-26-07 01:58 PM   #37 
  - I think both kinds of posts are important for various reasons. - n/t  porphyrian   Aug-25-07 08:07 PM   #2 
  - As do I...  EOTE   Aug-25-07 08:17 PM   #3 
     - United in our goals, not necessarily our methods.  porphyrian   Aug-25-07 08:22 PM   #4 
  - Thanks. You write very well and present a good argument  Robbien   Aug-25-07 08:25 PM   #5 
  - When the destination is doom and gloom ...  Everybody   Aug-25-07 08:38 PM   #6 
  - Doom and gloom isn't the destination  Time for change   Aug-26-07 12:45 PM   #31 
  - I think doom&gloomers are such simply because...  BlooInBloo   Aug-25-07 08:43 PM   #7 
  - Man... Where DID You Get Them Rose Colored Shades ???  WillyT   Aug-25-07 09:57 PM   #11 
  - I'm a PEOPLE PERSON!! Why can't you guys understand that!!??!!  BlooInBloo   Aug-25-07 09:59 PM   #12 
  - Yep...if anyone on this board would think that, it would be you.  loudsue   Aug-26-07 11:33 AM   #28 
  - Yeah maybe ten people out of ten thousand my think that way  blues90   Aug-26-07 01:59 PM   #38 
  - Polly Anna, is that you?  Jim Sagle   Aug-26-07 02:44 PM   #43 
     - LOL!  BlooInBloo   Aug-26-07 03:24 PM   #45 
  - Thanks for this cogent read. You raise some interesting points. K&R  Shine   Aug-25-07 09:09 PM   #8 
  - Thank you -- One thing I neglected to note in the OP:  Time for change   Aug-25-07 09:51 PM   #9 
     - so, what you're saying is we basically agree on everything but the timing  Shine   Aug-25-07 11:25 PM   #15 
  - K&R, as always for your posts. Heartfelt and well-organized!  puebloknot   Aug-25-07 09:56 PM   #10 
  - I'm in agreement with you. eom  cutlassmama   Aug-25-07 10:20 PM   #13 
  - Thank you! Pretty new here? Welcome. nt  puebloknot   Aug-26-07 04:27 PM   #53 
  - I think that we feel very similarly about this puebloknot  Time for change   Aug-26-07 11:31 AM   #27 
     - Thanks for that link. Bloggers and posters at DU and other venues can...  puebloknot   Aug-26-07 05:00 PM   #57 
  - Some very interesting points  jkoehler   Aug-25-07 10:43 PM   #14 
  - I go back 6 almost 7 decades.................  rucognizant   Aug-26-07 08:05 AM   #22 
  - Here's a link for you  Senator   Aug-26-07 08:58 AM   #23 
  - Well Said! "....bewilderment, disappointment, and fear."  KoKo01   Aug-26-07 01:23 PM   #35 
     - "Grim resolve" -- That's a good one  Time for change   Aug-26-07 04:56 PM   #56 
  - "The revelation is the beginning of correcting it"  Time for change   Aug-26-07 03:41 PM   #46 
  - "The first step to recovery is to get everyone to recognize that  Time for change   Aug-26-07 02:59 PM   #44 
  - K & R  OwnedByFerrets   Aug-26-07 02:53 AM   #16 
  - Hmmm.  Mythsaje   Aug-26-07 03:39 AM   #17 
  - "... *we*fucking KNOW already..."  puebloknot   Aug-26-07 04:49 PM   #55 
  - Hello my name is PingZing and I'm a Gloom and Doomer.  pingzing58   Aug-26-07 03:41 AM   #18 
  - Hi, I'm Ann, I'm a Gloom & Doomer  anniebelle   Aug-26-07 05:15 AM   #19 
  - Ping..you forgot "perverts"...  loudsue   Aug-26-07 11:54 AM   #29 
  - I've always been a democrat.  dennis00   Aug-26-07 06:23 AM   #20 
  - You don't threaten someone to get their cooperation..  The Vinyl Ripper   Aug-26-07 06:32 AM   #21 
  - OK, I'll accept that I'm a d & g'er, but I prefer 'realist'. What Kucinich  higher class   Aug-26-07 09:20 AM   #24 
  - Yes, I agree absolutely -- "realist" is a better, more accurate term for us than "Doom and gloomer"  Time for change   Aug-26-07 10:24 AM   #25 
  - Yes, to me, a doom and gloomer can't lift themself up. In reality,  higher class   Aug-26-07 11:21 AM   #26 
  - Exactly What I Tell People When They Call Me A Pessimist  lligrd   Aug-26-07 02:41 PM   #41 
  - Doom and gloom might be what I see and at times it seems a curse,  Larry Ogg   Aug-26-07 12:44 PM   #30 
  - The ones who see what is going on are the ones who  Time for change   Aug-26-07 04:00 PM   #47 
  - I agree with your Op, and I also think that this moment in history makes me,  robinlynne   Aug-26-07 12:56 PM   #32 
  - Yes, if not here then where?  Time for change   Aug-26-07 04:24 PM   #51 
  - imho this post has "too many notes" as they say  pitohui   Aug-26-07 01:04 PM   #33 
  - my complaint is with a lack of accuracy, not a lack of productivity  hfojvt   Aug-26-07 02:13 PM   #39 
  - ok that's a valid point thanks EOM  pitohui   Aug-26-07 04:23 PM   #49 
  - "...if we cannot make the Democratic party more progressive..."  puebloknot   Aug-26-07 05:18 PM   #58 
  - 3rd party candidates  Time for change   Aug-26-07 05:52 PM   #62 
  - Yes, it depends how "Gloom and doom" is used  Time for change   Aug-26-07 02:44 PM   #42 
  - yeah i like "realist"  pitohui   Aug-26-07 04:24 PM   #50 
  - I think the OP made the point that looking realistically at where we are...  puebloknot   Aug-26-07 04:25 PM   #52 
     - agreed puebloknot  pitohui   Aug-26-07 04:28 PM   #54 
  - I really appreciate this thoughtful post.  bleever   Aug-26-07 01:13 PM   #34 
  - Thanks  TheDoorbellRang   Aug-26-07 01:49 PM   #36 
  - Welcome to DU DoorbellRang  Time for change   Aug-26-07 05:23 PM   #60 
  - Good article on this subject here  LiberalUprising   Aug-26-07 02:16 PM   #40 
  - I read Carolyn Baker every day. Thanks for this post.  puebloknot   Aug-26-07 04:21 PM   #48 
  - Good read!  NanceGreggs   Aug-26-07 05:22 PM   #59 
  - Fair enough  Time for change   Aug-26-07 05:41 PM   #61 
  - I think you've made your point very well ...  NanceGreggs   Aug-26-07 07:26 PM   #68 
     - People who tell you that you don't know what's going on in this country  Time for change   Aug-27-07 09:58 AM   #72 
        - It IS rude, but what I'm on about is beyond rudeness ...  NanceGreggs   Aug-27-07 03:31 PM   #79 
  - "Basically, the doom-and-gloomer is down, but never out."  Johnny Noshoes   Aug-26-07 06:57 PM   #65 
  - I think this is a too-rigid categorization of we flawed Dem humans.  puebloknot   Aug-26-07 08:10 PM   #69 
  - Regarding Gary Nash's excerpt and its unanimous rejection.  SimpleTrend   Aug-26-07 06:06 PM   #63 
  - Just my 2 cents...  windoe   Aug-26-07 07:26 PM   #67 
  - welcome to DU windoe!!  alyce douglas   Aug-27-07 10:53 AM   #77 
  - Welcome to DU window  Time for change   Aug-27-07 12:10 PM   #78 
  - A very old pic from DU...  Karenina   Aug-27-07 04:45 AM   #71 
  - Absolutely  Time for change   Aug-27-07 10:04 AM   #73 
  - Kick, but can't rec. I would if I could. Excellent piece.  tom_paine   Aug-26-07 06:44 PM   #64 
  - Thank you -- The idea for this post came together in my mind as I read posts like this one:  Time for change   Aug-27-07 10:21 AM   #76 
  - I not only agree, you took the words right out of my...  Green Meanie   Aug-26-07 07:05 PM   #66 
  - That's great to know, that you find this comforting  Time for change   Aug-27-07 10:07 AM   #74 
  - A relevant cross-post to this topic  puebloknot   Aug-26-07 08:29 PM   #70 
     - "Arguing that the demand that we be ever optimistic is another assumption imposed on us by the media  Time for change   Aug-27-07 10:10 AM   #75 
        - Yes. It's a way to keep us dumbed down and compliant. nt  puebloknot   Aug-27-07 04:03 PM   #80 
 

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