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September 23, 2009


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The sad and miserable fact is that the whole "government is evil" meme is now so rooted in American consciousness that there's nothing we (as in, We The People) can do. Options are limited to subsidizing powerful interests (high finance, oil & gas, private health insurance, Big Pharma, Defense, airlines, real estate, and agribusiness. That's "free enterprise". Trains, urban investment, R&D, education, single-payer health care, and the environment constitute socialism. The key here is understanding how concentrated wealth and power so dominate our consciousness and politics that anything that falls outside this fossilized ideology is sneered at. It's shortsighted and tragic but it's also our national consensus.

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