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Symbolism? In simple anthropological terms, the myth you reference I think is like Joseph Campbell so eloquently says, it is the myth of the "hero's journey."  We cannot have a "hero's journey" if we don't have any real heroes.  

That in my opinion, for the Dems, is the key missing element in this particular propaganda play.

Where are the Democratic heroes?  Huddled together in bunches like birds in the ocean at rest, hoping that their group presence will protect them from the feeding sharks.  Instead, the sharks just feed off the birds at the edge of the circle, eating them one by one until the clutch gets alarmed and takes off or is devoured.


by Keone Michaels on Fri Apr 14th, 2006 at 03:21:12 PM EST
Oh man. You touch the topic. But I think it was too difficult right now to talk about real or perceive heroes.

If we show them that our world would be better with our myths our percetion...well then the netroots would become the heroes? Not really. Maybe someone picking our ideas? Who knows?

A plesurue

I therefore claim to show, not how men think in myths, but how myths operate in men's minds without their being aware of the fact. Levi-Strauss, Claude

by kcurie on Fri Apr 14th, 2006 at 07:42:46 PM EST
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