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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sat Jul 12, 2014, 11:56 AM

2. K&R for an excellent history lesson! Thank you!

the citizens who struggled for social justice thirty years ago were not “supermen and women.” They were ordinary people, no different than you and I. And if “they” could do it then, we can do it now.


The question is, are there enough people anymore willing to make that kind of committment? It seems to me that there's been a huge fading away of social consciousness in the general population over the intervening 30 years. And is there even such a thing as a "Democratic Left" anymore?

That's not to say that we could not "do it now" - it's just hard to envision it in this era of toxic Christianity and rampant political ignorance, in a population consumed by its own economic struggles.

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