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Structure sets the probabilities, but events change structure. Under Bush, the USA lost 3million manufacturing jobs, built up trillions in debt, and accelerated a number of bad trends -including those Supreme Court appointments. Gore would not have created a revolution, but he would have trended in a different direction and that would have affected Blair too. Every action has an affect. Each local elected official changes some microcosm of the political world. The right knows this, but the "left" has a black and white view focused on the national power centers. The effects of the PP victory in Spain will be comprehensive and long lasting. All sorts of Franco-ist scum who kept in hiding will venture out and take charge of a bank here, a local court there, a military unit somewhere else.
by rootless2 on Sun Nov 20th, 2011 at 08:35:10 PM EST
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