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Sometimes ritualistic cant and snappy slogans are a good way of inviting paralysis because they define the problem as so large there is no way of even beginning to address it.  The essence of political change is to break larger problems into smaller ones - ones that can conceivably be addressed in foreseeable time-frames by available resources.  But that requires hard choices and limited objectives.  It is so much easier to gush over the depravity of the entire system over your cocktails and canapés...

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Wed Dec 16th, 2009 at 07:58:15 AM EST

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