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ManfromMiddletown:
the resulting emptiness drives people to look for anything that can give their life meaning.  That can reconnect with the sacred and the human.

They can also reconnect with the passionate and for anything which gives them a sense of belonging and purpose.

This isn't always benign. For many people it can take the form of nationalism and war.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Fri Aug 15th, 2008 at 06:55:54 AM EST
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Precisely.  

Look what happened the last time around.

Yet, all the same the capitalist crowd keeps telling us that the reason that the Nazis came to power wasn't because of the alienation produced by capitalism, but becuase capitalism hadn't gone far enough.......

And I'll give my consent to any government that does not deny a man a living wage-Billy Bragg

by ManfromMiddletown (manfrommiddletown at lycos dot com) on Fri Aug 15th, 2008 at 11:50:02 AM EST
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