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    Progressive "Heroes"

    Now, I don't want you to worry. I'm painfully aware that my spectacularly immense enjoyment of the pageant of progressive schmucks making fools of themselves in Minneapolis reveals something dark and twisted in my soul. With the dedicated help of a team of highly trained therapists, I am sincerely endeavoring to remedy these disturbing defects in my character.

    Aw, who am I kidding. I lied! I love this shit:

    The frustrations and the fears that progressives feel about President Obama were on full display Thursday as thousands of them flocked to Minneapolis for the sixth annual Netroots Nation conference.

    Former Wisconsin senator Russ Feingold said he hoped that Obama will be re-elected, but he urged the president to stand up to corporate interests, demanding that the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling become a focal point of the 2012 campaign.

    “Sometimes we have to be very direct with the Democratic Party. Just as you have long pushed our Democrats to stand up for their ideals, I’m here this evening to ask you to redouble your efforts because I fear that the Democratic Party is in danger of losing its identity,” Feingold said in his keynote address to a crowd of around 2,400 progressive activists and bloggers here at the Minneapolis Convention Center, the most ever for the event.

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    Former DNC chairman Howard Dean also addressed the opening day of the conference, noting that “grousing about the president is a stage we have to go through.” Dean said he will continue to support the president, but rather than focus on Obama, he suggested, people should focus on what they can do in their own communities.

    “We are responsible for the change we can believe in,” he said. “Change does not come from Washington, DC. Change comes from the bottom up.”
    How can you not love this shit?

    Every blogger and writer who is conscious and even fractionally honest now acknowledges that Obama has doubled down on every single policy of Bush's that the progressives had condemned so loudly and for so long. Moreover, Obama has gone beyond Bush's profoundly awful record in certain critical respects. And never, ever forget that Obama and his administration claim the "right" to murder anyone in the world, wherever he or she may be, for whatever reason they choose -- or for no reason at all.

    But it's their guy doing it so, hey, no prob. Obama normalizes every horror of the Bush administration and adds some new horrors of his own, and the progressives are "frustrated." They're "grousing." It's "a stage [they] have to go through," like misbehaving seven-year-olds. I guess we can't exactly blame Dean for infantilizing these idiots. They are a lot like children -- not healthy children, I emphasize, but very badly damaged and not terribly bright children.

    Virtually everything the Democrats and progressives claimed to be their fervent concern was merely instrumental: that is, they staked out the positions they did for their perceived political advantage, and for the assistance those positions would provide in regaining and consolidating power.

    In the end, that was the only goal, the only purpose toward which everything else was directed: the achievement and maintenance of power.

    I do love that Feingold "urged the president to stand up to corporate interests" -- oh, he urged him! such courage! -- just as I adore his claim that "the Democratic Party is in danger of losing its identity." Well, Russ, if you weren't such a dedicated Democratic partisan, you might begin to grasp that the Democratic Party has revealed its identity more clearly, as opposed to its marketing lies. For a discussion of how political tribalism and a commitment to preexisting beliefs can render people who had once appeared to be smart irreversibly dumb.

    This is the point at which you are fully justified in concluding that these lying shitheads don't learn because they don't want to. In the end, they're perfectly content with things exactly as they are. Among other factors, permanent -- but toothless and meaningless -- "frustration," "grousing" and so on might more accurately be termed: The Full Employment Act for Professional "Dissenters." I do believe some people are making a pretty penny out of this nauseating charade.

    I suppose I need to attend another therapy session now.

    To hell with it. I'm having too much godsdamn fun.

    This has been political commentary from your resident radical leftist. Thank you for your time.
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    Re: Progressive "Heroes"

    You are in danger of waking from your leftie sleep, Caff.
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    Re: Progressive "Heroes"

    Quote Quote from Percy View Post
    You are in danger of waking from your leftie sleep, Caff.
    I'm more disappointed with my moderate brothers and sisters than I am angry with them . The moderates are so hypocritical and authoritarian that I just can't reasonably support them wholeheartedly. Time for some messed up news: I was considering on voting Democrat this election, just so my un-vote would be worth something, but I'd rather vote Socialist after some of the recent fiascos with the Democrats. Last election I voted Libertarian out of protest, for the terrible Democrat candidates and since there wasn't any Socialist candidates running.
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    Re: Progressive "Heroes"

    Excellent post. Of course you know where I stand. I'm afraid I may have a bit of the same problem Lady C., in that I always receive a thrill when an overly manipulative, authoritarian, false-marketed group (right or left), gets smacked inthe face with the real world or begins whimpering in protest of its own leaders while trying to divert the subject by proclaiming the idea of "personal responsibility" for the community.

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    you're kidding right catherine? Tell me how much are you involved int he progressive community. We have been railing against the bastard since day 1. Who else did you see if anything at netroots nation. Sam Seder? Cenk Yugur? Even Al Gore started screaming at him for his half-assed approach.

    progressives are fucking pissed that obama bends over and makes his ass available to the corporations and the right every chance he gets. He needs to actually start fighting. Its not just instrumental.
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    Zetamale, my attitudes are more in line with my fellow radicals, we only think Democrats and progressives are marginally better than Republicans. Though we recognize that we're just rearranging sticks when we elect a Democrat or Republican. Quite frankly, I'm very much disgusted with both mainstream parties, both are lying shitheads that lie and manipulate their constituents.
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    Then they built the cages they could put us in
    Then they took away our tribes and gave us jail
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    Sam, I'm getting ready for this ride. My comrades are getting ready for the ride. You know that thing in Greece? I pray to the gods that the austerity gets resisted and people get angry and wake up to the oppressiveness of government.
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    First they created sin so they could win
    Then they built the cages they could put us in
    Then they took away our tribes and gave us jail
    Then they took away the Earth and gave us hell -- Corporate Avenger - The Bible is Bullshit

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    stay cool calm and collected. since there is no unity now within the people , what makes you think there will be when the electricity goes off?
    I think what is happening in Greece is a symptom of something bigger. I'm no sociology expert, but it's encouraging for anarchists(like me). Hell, there was a recent article that made me wish that I wasn't pregnant and in Greece to give solidarity to my comrades. The call for insurrection and radical change is starting to get louder from the anarchist movement. Several months ago, Modesto Anarcho called for an American insurrection because of the shit going on in Wisconsin.
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    Then they built the cages they could put us in
    Then they took away our tribes and gave us jail
    Then they took away the Earth and gave us hell -- Corporate Avenger - The Bible is Bullshit

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    but right now they are pathetic. they can't shoot , they can't fight and they can't win.
    most are nice enough and passionate people. but they cannot win through childish bumper stickers and rock throwing.
    study their issued field manuals for counter insurgency and neutralization , learn the ways in which THEY are trained to destroy YOU.
    Let's face it, many of these dip shits who proudly call themselves anarchist aren't the real deal. They can't throw away their laptops and live in the woods nor can they over throw any government. It's nothing more than a group of weak, brainless children who live to shit stir and feed their need to be rebellious. They are living proof that some people don't make it past puberty!
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    Quote Quote from Lady Catherine View Post
    Zetamale, my attitudes are more in line with my fellow radicals, we only think Democrats and progressives are marginally better than Republicans. Though we recognize that we're just rearranging sticks when we elect a Democrat or Republican. Quite frankly, I'm very much disgusted with both mainstream parties, both are lying shitheads that lie and manipulate their constituents.
    Fine, but don't go saying that the progressives anger at obama is all for show when it fucking isn't
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    most are nice enough and passionate people.
    Not all of us are insurgents, in fact most of us are activists for other other causes(Food not Bombs, Seeds for Peace, Earth Liberation Front, Really Really Free Markets, etc.) Most of us are non-violent activists trying to work for peaceful change.

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    Let's face it, many of these dip shits who proudly call themselves anarchist aren't the real deal.
    Do you actually know what anarchism is? I'm giving you benefit of the doubt here. It's better to work for positive change and empower workers and the poor rather than cause violence and other oppressive behavior. I respect the courage it requires to be an inssurectionist but I'm not nor will I ever be one.

    They can't throw away their laptops and live in the woods nor can they over throw any government
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    Anarchism is not the rejection of society, it's the radical change of society to end oppression. That means we seek to end the state and capitalism, along with oppressive behavior like sexism and racism.

    It's nothing more than a group of weak, brainless children who live to shit stir and feed their need to be rebellious.
    I love it when people clearly can't grasp a 200 year old political philosophy and why people are drawn to the philosophy(aka realizing why capitalism and the state oppresses them).

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    Fine, but don't go saying that the progressives anger at obama is all for show when it fucking isn't
    If you read the OP very carefully, you'd realize that I was talking about the politicians and aknowledged that most progressive bloggers are aware of Obama's horseshit.
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    BWAAAAAAA-HAHAHAHAHAHA!!

    It's not going to matter in about 10 years. The whole economic system is gonna take a complete dive into the deepest Abyss. I got the food, shelter, seeds, and weapons to last until the first few crops come in...and the nice hideaway in the middle of Timbuktu.

    The point is not to fight the system itself....but to prepare as many people as you can for the eventual collapse. No one is gonna stop the hammer blow, but we can introduce the ideas needed to piece things back together eventually. It's just a matter of taking as many people as you can along for the ride, and hoping that we come out of the other side alive.
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    If you read the OP very carefully, you'd realize that I was talking about the politicians and aknowledged that most progressive bloggers are aware of Obama's horseshit.
    Except for the fact that there are only 3 or 4 politicans that progressives really really like as progressives and they are all doing the same thing. Al Franken and Barney Frank are all thats left now that Grayson and Wiener are gone
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    BWAAAAAAA-HAHAHAHAHAHA!!

    It's not going to matter in about 10 years. The whole economic system is gonna take a complete dive into the deepest Abyss. I got the food, shelter, seeds, and weapons to last until the first few crops come in...and the nice hideaway in the middle of Timbuktu.

    The point is not to fight the system itself....but to prepare as many people as you can for the eventual collapse. No one is gonna stop the hammer blow, but we can introduce the ideas needed to piece things back together eventually. It's just a matter of taking as many people as you can along for the ride, and hoping that we come out of the other side alive.
    It won't matter where you hide in the world, they'll kill you. That's why the petty tyrants(elites) wanted a global police state.
    Greed is for amateurs.
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