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|User Info||The Press Continues To Wake Up; entered at 2010-11-10 10:03:16|
Registered: 2009-09-10 Duck & Cover
Strega - thanks for the context and an awesome first TF post. Well done. Your points are well made, but here's mine in response - take away the large crowds, driven in size almost entirely by hordes of young people, and all the energy for the anti-war movement and the counterculture in general goes bye-bye.|
You'd think the FunEmployed 20-somethings who are up to their necks in 1st-rate student loan debt, owed to their 2nd-rate school for their useless 3rd-rate degree would be open for such a movement - but I suppose so long as Wii and FaceBook are available that's not much of a worry for TPTB. Well played by them, sez I. They clearly learned the lessons from the 60's and better prepared the young sheeple this time around.
As for the older FunEmployed? Well, Idol's on. Enough said.
Halfbrite - that's also a fair point. Frankly though, if I'm not around the rest of my family, including my disabled son, become food. So Going Galt is actually a far more viable solution for me - and one for which I'm actively laying the ground work - than is joining the revolution.
I'm former Army (reserve) and still, it turns out, retain some of the skills from my spectacularly undistinguished service career - turns out those skills are somewhat helpful, and transferable to family. So sorry folks, looks like I'm going on strike, not going off to the barricades.