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Two Americas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 06:12 PM
Response to Reply #167
177. of course it is
Edited on Thu Mar-12-09 06:13 PM by Two Americas
It is also correct that "Bush bad." So what? The problem, the challenge, the fight is a little more complex and a little bigger than that.

The problem with "Monsanto bad" and "Bush bad" is that we focus on those symptoms of a system gone wrong, and ignore the broader issues and avoid the tougher fight.

If we are going to talk about Bush, or the Republicans, or Monsanto let's do it within a context of changing the conditions that allow those threats to arise. Let's fight the whole program, the whole right wing agenda, not merely the most ugly and noticeable manifestations of it.

As it is, once Bush was removed too many act as though "problem solved" and are now resistant to hearing advocacy for the very things we all support, the only reasons why we supported Democrats in the first place and we are told now to be quiet and patient and let the high and mighty poo bahs straighten things out for us.

The goal here should not to be to drive one particular corporation out of business, it should be to restore the regulatory oversight so that NO business can dictate public policy and control our government. Bashing Monsanto doesn't help with that, it makes it seem that it is an issue of one bad corporation, or a few bad practices by one corporation. Monsanto is the tip of the iceberg. It is merely an example of what can happen when unregulated monopoly capitalism gets too much power, and when the right wingers successfully dismantle the public infrastructure.

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