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Your argument overlooks the portion of the populace who did not support any of the parties or programs involved in this debacle - in most situations they are the majority. It doesn't matter if individuals understand the likely consequences and oppose the policies; or if they understand little until their butts are bitten; or if they hide from understanding because it's just too difficult or scary. When the shock hits, they are victims.
Our task is - I repeat - to be ready with a succinct analysis and a program which can build a movement. JakeS' diary succeeds in that with a little editing. I ask again, will the ET powers-that-be support this project, despite IM's protests?
someones day. I don't really want to disrupt the powers that be of ET.
(I am a fairly regular ET reader and I never thought ET was a power or thought itself a power)
Any Op-ed can be composed on-site and signed by those who wish to do so with or without editorial endorsement, but people feel it's a different matter to identify the signatories as "ET contributors" without asking for permission first.
Keynesianism is intellectually hard, as evidenced by the inability of many trained economists to get it - Paul Krugman
I never thought ET was a power or thought itself a power
We're a Legend in our own Mind.
People have written Letters to the Editor and Op-Ed pieces, Jerome for one, as a "contributor to" or "editor of" European Tribune with no vetting. Back a couple of years ago a consensus was reached that people should get an OK (at least from Jerome who pays all the bills for this thing) before presenting themselves as speaking for "European Tribune."
She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
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