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Two Americas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-05-08 04:46 PM
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218. yes
We can't do much about the right wingers, but we can clean up our own backyard and build solidarity. That will attract millions of blue collar workers who now vote Republican over to our side. We have a choice here - settling for being "right" about things and continuing to follow our party and liberal organization leadership like sheep, or break free from gentrified liberalism and find common cause with the American people, starting with the poor and downtrodden and persecuted. Liberalism and the Democratic party are failing because they are trying to serve two masters - called "being practical" or "being realistic" or "working within the system." There is so much frustration and failure in this modern approach, the crisis has reached such dire proportions, we have so many powerful alternatives from history to use as models, and it takes so little to step out of the trap we are in, that there really is nothing to use as an excuse anymore.

It is a lie that half of the population consists of fundies and knuckle draggers who are conservative and are opposed to the left. Half of the population IS opposed to modern liberalism, but modern liberalism is NOT the leftit is the right, it is conservatism with a thin patina of feel good pseudo-spiritual advocacy for certain cultural causes, all of which are fashioned to appeal to the sensibilities and prejudices of the better off and more upscale people.
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