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Mon Nov 9, 2015, 10:29 AM

And when those brothers told me what they were earning, I said, "You ought to be marching with us"

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Reply And when those brothers told me what they were earning, I said, "You ought to be marching with us" (Original post)
kpete Nov 2015 OP
LiberalArkie Nov 2015 #1
tk2kewl Nov 2015 #2
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Mon Nov 9, 2015, 10:50 AM

1. The poor whites in the south never saw that.

“They told white workers who were earning pennies an hour, ‘Hey, you think you’re in trouble, but you’re better off than the blacks,'” he said. “And they told straight people, ‘You’re better off than those gay people.’ And they pitted men against women. It’s always playing one group against another. That’s how the rich got richer while everybody else was fighting each other. Our job is to build a nation in which we all stand together.”

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Response to LiberalArkie (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 9, 2015, 11:28 AM

2. Bernie understands as Dr. King understood...

 

that economics is an issue of commonality on which a large progressive coalition can be built. And when you get people working together on common interests they learn about each other, build empathy and support for the broader (and in some cases more important) issues put forth by the various groups that make up the coalition.

This is why you don't exclude groups from your coalition even when they don't agree or understand every aspect the movement. You make it clear to them where you will not agree and work on changing peoples' hearts.

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Response to LiberalArkie (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 9, 2015, 12:51 PM

3. nothing scares a government or politician more than a united public. nt

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