Fear Eats The Soul

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    This article has several points to make. Please take a moment and read through.....

    t r u t h o u t | Shellacked: Liberals Are More Afraid of Mobilizing Their Own Base Than They Are of the Right

    Believe it or not, that was an excerpt. Please read the entire article, and share your thoughts.

    My first one is, this Stanley Aronowitz guy is dead on in his analysis.
     
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    Enter war and military power. We are evolving into a militarist state. The war psychosis absorbs a huge chunk of our national budget and has become politically unassailable, meaning budget cuts will fall on social programs. Arms are among our most buoyant exports. Most dangerous, the state, under the Democrats more than the Republicans, has literally fulfilled George Orwell’s nightmare of Big Brother. In the name of the dubious war on terror, the government has won the right to tap our telephones and spy on our emails, Twitter, Facebook entries and electronic technologies to come.
    We like to ascribe McCarthyite hysteria to the right. But the drift toward authoritarian rule is riding a wave of Democratic initiatives. Uncomfortable? Only for those who persist in emphasizing the few differences between the parties and ignoring the degree to which both are in the thrall of big capital.


    t r u t h o u t | Shellacked: Liberals Are More Afraid of Mobilizing Their Own Base Than They Are of the Right

    excellent read, thank you.
     
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    Democrats seem oblivous to the middle class. They didn't see or believe the Republican threat. Naked socialism would be too hard to coax the American public into accepting. Better to stay the slightly more stealthy approach.
     
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    Believe it or not, that was an excerpt. Please read the entire article, and share your thoughts.

    My first one is, this Stanley Aronowitz guy is dead on in his analaysis.[/quote]

    Good cop bad cop politics.

    That's all I've ever seen my entire adult life.
     

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