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readmoreoften Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-18-09 03:02 PM
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29. People organize during periods of low struggle, the people erupt, the prepared organizers lead
I can't think of anything that has ever happened without struggle and organizing. To the general public, change happens quick. To organizers, it takes decades. But you are 100% correct. It doesn't happen through patient ideological evolution of the ideas of voters. No way.
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  -Change actually does occur pretty fast generally AllentownJake  Dec-18-09 12:47 PM   #0 
  - K&R! n/t  juno jones   Dec-18-09 12:49 PM   #1 
  - Yes, once you reach critical mass change can be lightening fast...  polichick   Dec-18-09 12:51 PM   #2 
  - For as much as people saw what happened in October 2008 as a potential disaster  AllentownJake   Dec-18-09 12:55 PM   #3 
  - Perhaps, on health care, the temperature isn't right yet.  Laelth   Dec-18-09 12:56 PM   #4 
  - Generally speaking the Federal Government is the last to do anything  AllentownJake   Dec-18-09 12:59 PM   #5 
  - I suspect the perception of the rapidness of change depends on which side of the fence you're on.  AndyA   Dec-18-09 01:01 PM   #6 
  - You are kidding, right?  FrenchieCat   Dec-18-09 01:01 PM   #7 
  - One day you could vote, a day before you couldn't  AllentownJake   Dec-18-09 01:06 PM   #8 
  - One day you earned pennies on a man's dollar,  FrenchieCat   Dec-18-09 01:18 PM   #11 
     - Once the water hits boil  AllentownJake   Dec-18-09 01:24 PM   #13 
        - sounds good.......  FrenchieCat   Dec-18-09 01:27 PM   #15 
           - The "fight" is increasing the temperature  AllentownJake   Dec-18-09 01:34 PM   #17 
  - Are you being paid to post here?  arcadian   Dec-18-09 04:48 PM   #32 
     - The real question is, by the post or by the word?  timeforpeace   Dec-18-09 04:58 PM   #33 
  - and......  FrenchieCat   Dec-18-09 01:13 PM   #9 
  - The entire temperature thing  AllentownJake   Dec-18-09 01:22 PM   #12 
  - Obama doesn't want to rock  SOCALS   Dec-18-09 01:14 PM   #10 
  - Not likely  AllentownJake   Dec-18-09 01:26 PM   #14 
     - K&R....VERY VERY APT desicription seeing who Obama surounded himself with but I'm still believe the  uponit7771   Dec-18-09 01:35 PM   #18 
        - He was built by that world  AllentownJake   Dec-18-09 01:36 PM   #19 
  - Only if there is follow through, take my diet for example...  goldcanyonaz   Dec-18-09 01:29 PM   #16 
  - And the world in 2008 was very different from 1993 or even 2004  Kurt_and_Hunter   Dec-18-09 01:40 PM   #20 
  - George W. Bush was a meteor that hit the country  AllentownJake   Dec-18-09 01:44 PM   #21 
     - real meteors do not discriminate  dave29   Dec-18-09 02:39 PM   #22 
        - Oh it didn't discriminate  AllentownJake   Dec-18-09 02:53 PM   #26 
  - It takes a catalyst.  OnyxCollie   Dec-18-09 02:40 PM   #23 
  - LOL what a rediculous post  Egnever   Dec-18-09 02:45 PM   #24 
  - Not really  AllentownJake   Dec-18-09 02:56 PM   #27 
  - On re-orienting 1/6 of the world's largest economy? No wonder you're so disappointed.  BeyondGeography   Dec-18-09 02:48 PM   #25 
  - Seeing I think we were are in a decay phase  AllentownJake   Dec-18-09 02:57 PM   #28 
  - People organize during periods of low struggle, the people erupt, the prepared organizers lead  readmoreoften   Dec-18-09 03:02 PM   #29 
  - A good book to read is "The 4th Turning".  Odin2005   Dec-18-09 04:30 PM   #30 
  - I love how no one here ever uses the word "sometimes"  Teaser   Dec-18-09 04:39 PM   #31 
  - Change is slow, change is fast - whatever. There's no formula either way  HughMoran   Dec-18-09 05:07 PM   #34 
  - ???  treestar   Dec-18-09 05:39 PM   #35 
  - Dumbest. Post. Ever  Jeff In Milwaukee   Dec-18-09 06:00 PM   #36 

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