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MrPrax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-22-06 04:09 PM
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8. Paradigm breakdown...
Like language and alot of things are breaking down in a more obvious relationship of ruled and rulers.

The 'codes' tend to come from the Cold War and two party systems tend towards bipolarity on certain issues, while ignore others.

Political parties generally don't have the time or money (or role) to do anything else but use the same oppositional lense that is understandable to the biggest voter block; the baby boomers. They lived their entire lives under the mirage of the Cold War and much of their own hopes and failures are wrapped up in that old 'fear factory'. The temptation to keep the simple language of the Cold War alive for political and media uses is too great to simply jettison as those institutions would lose a great part of their audience and message.
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