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Response to bravenak (Reply #19)

Wed Aug 5, 2015, 02:29 AM

49. See, bravenak, here's the thing.

 

I know how a politician can enact progressive taxation. I know how those tax monies can be re-invested into communities. i know that improved economic standing does a world of good for the internal dynamics of a community. i know that funding schools strengthens the next generation and helps keep them secure in their standards, and able to progress further. I've seen all these things done before. I can look at history and see it getting done before my time. i can even see examples of it from eras predating modern political theory. Wealth redistribution from the top to the bottom revitalizes and protects entire communities. It's a simple fucking fact, proven often enough that the only people who deny it are the same sort of people who think snowballs prove climate change is a hoax.

These are observable, practicable, repeatable, proven systems and actions. They can't cure everything admittedly, but they can have a damn big effect.

And your counter? "it's simple! We just cure racism!"

Well. Okay, yeah, that sounds great. No doubt. Once racism is cured, i have no doubt all sorts of amazing, great changes will take place for the betterment of everyone. it's just that, well, see... I have no concept of how a politician might achieve this. In fact I'm almost certain it's impossible. There have been plenty of attempts on this front, and they've done plenty of good on hteir own... but they haven't cured a damn thing. Racism remains rampant and overtly influential, apparently impervious to prior legislative attempts to take it on.

So. we all know that it is possible to enact progressive economics, the variety of means that exist to do so, and hte positive effects that come from doing so.

Now as of 4/30/15, you and so many others have been claiming that this is compeltely wrong, that progresive economics is in hte way of social progress, and that it is possible to put people of color on equal footing with whites without ever talking about a single dollar ever.

You and a handfull of others are the ones demanding the overturn of well over a century of tried anh true progressive philosophy. You're going to have to prove the thesis you favor.

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