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upi402 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 03:35 AM
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An uncomfortable MUST SEE 45 mins for Democratic true believers:
This lecturer blames the liberal class for the decline we're entering.
This isn't a comfortable 45 minutes for Obama fans and true believers, but a MUST SEE;
chris hedges - death of the liberal class
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYCvSntOI5s
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Paradoxical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 03:47 AM
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1. It heavily depends on your definition of liberal.
A lot of marxist, socialist and communist philosophy blames the "liberals" for kind of being the wall between the people and true socio-political revolution.

But that really depends on how you define liberal.
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deutsey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 05:39 AM
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4. That's how he's defining liberal
Talks about how liberal organizations defanged progressivism after WWI and WWII.

He says the function of the liberal class within capitalism has been to support it through providing a kind of safety valve for mass discontent and for discrediting radicals. That function has apparently been deemed unnecessary.
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Ghost Dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:34 AM
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5. "That function has apparently been deemed unnecessary"
because now neo-feudal unregulated (regulators captured) criminal crony corporate capitalism is going in for the kill.

And there are too many superfluous 'barbarian' proles in the world already anyway.

You wanted to be like Rome? Be like Rome, then.
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deutsey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 01:08 PM
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6. Does that make Bush the first Emperor God?
:puke:
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deutsey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 05:22 AM
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2. I've heard parts of this before. Thanks for posting the complete version. n/t
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upi402 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 11:15 AM
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7. 'MUST SEE' huh? He makes a great argument
Kind of reassuring after all the stuff I read posted from new Dems the past couple of decades. Let alone the TV "News"! His point about lies of omission by them was spot on.
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 05:24 AM
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3. right. It's all the fault of the liberals
the decline of Chris Hedges.
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