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Perhaps you are missing the realpolitik aspect of this. Organizing a political movement involves narratives with moral judgments. Your morality may be a bit different from mine in that I oppose the neoliberal scheme in the broadest sense, and my morality does view the enemy as evil. Others may view them as ill-informed; I do not.

Point being that it takes campaigns to make a movement - much as the current Middle-Eastern situation may evolve. I want for our side to build a recruitment system, which includes propaganda, of course.

We can discuss the philosophical points 'til the cows come home, but at some point we stick our analysis out there - which I do often enough here at home - and try to build a base.

As far as the haircut aspect, you are certainly correct in that the natives will be shaved, too. As Migeru implies, they can suffer either now with the punishments that will accrue to those who fight back; or they can suffer more over the long term as this bailout debacle robs them in smaller amounts, but constantly.

paul spencer

by paul spencer (spencerinthegorge AT yahoo DOT com) on Fri Feb 4th, 2011 at 02:44:48 PM EST
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