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2012-07-27 21:23:28.322019+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

Pedestrian Observations talks about transit funding and why the "99% talk hurts consensus":

And after thinking about this, I realized how it shows exactly how despite appearances, the “We are the 99%” slogan is the exact opposite of any sort of democratic consensus. It silences any notion that there are different interests among the 99%. The auto workers and Providence’s carless residents are both members of the 99%; they have diametrically different interests when it comes to transportation. But in the Grand Struggle, the 99% must be united, and thus the leaders shift any discussion to the common enemy, no matter the relative proportions of the amounts of money in question.

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#Comment Re: made: 2012-07-29 18:13:54.067573+00 by: petronius

Why is it that the further we get from 1984, the more relevant Orwell becomes?