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Tom Rinaldo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-12-11 08:53 PM
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11. I believe things are possible that are commonly considered unfeasable
Edited on Tue Jul-12-11 08:54 PM by Tom Rinaldo
To varying degrees, at least on the national level, they would require a sea change in thinking to occurr. Creating that is never easy, especially when the forces that line up against it have bottomless wallets and a chokehold over most mass media. It's even harder if they are shameless about exploiting hot button issues arising from cultural friction by injecting them out of context into important decisions that have very little or nothing to do with those hot buttens.

Power quickly entrenches itself, using that power to weave itself deeper into the fabric of common assumptions about what is and is not possible to change. To my mind though achieving the "fix" that you mention is far from being beyond our shortr term reach, though we should not underestimat3e the power of entrenched interests to make night seem like day and vice versa - we've been watching them do just that bu propping up "the Tea Party".

Sometimes I have to remember that co-existing with slavery in America was at one time inside the box thinking. And recall there was a time when it was unimagining that mostly poor and powerless immigrants who didn't even speak the same languages could somehow come together in Unions powerful enough to take everything the elites could throw at them and ans still win great labor victories. It wsan't that long ago to most of us over 30 that the full legal acceptance of gay marriage was a concept way outside the box of what was considered possible in our lifetimes.
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