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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-04-11 12:20 AM
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53. The most accurate part of the article is near the conclusion:
Every major movement starts with field organizers, the farmers, unions, and the civil rights movement ... We need to start learning from what was done in the past

Unfortunately, Nader then starts bashing labor

There's a piece or two of the puzzle completely missing from the article. There's hardly any positive agenda -- and so the discussion devolves into constant negative bashing, which can't win anything. The absence of an effective analytical framework is noteworthy: presumably it is missing because a careful and useful fact-based analysis of the power structure (and of its interests and players and techniques and propaganda) would require hard and boring work, and the results would probably sound Marxian, something that traditionally terrifies Americans -- but the lack of analysis also means that the only option is constant negative bashing (which can't win anything)
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