Posted 10 years ago on Sept. 10, 2012, 11:39 a.m. EST by ogoj11
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Sometimes I think the real political divide is not between left and right, but between those who worship the leader (dems and repubs) and Occupy (leaderless).
Just scan the newspapers and the commentaries and observe the competition for the title "Strong Leader." The media seems to unquestioningly accept that 'strong' leadership is good. Note especially that even liberals accept this malarkey, going back to the days of Captain Kirk.
I hope no one needs reminding of how leader (German: Fuhrer) cults are invariably connected to racism and sexism. Also, people need to be reminded that Hitler's movement had a left wing branch during its gestation.
Notice how both conventions were, if you ignore the political content (I wonder if you can) formally the same. A crowd whipped into hysterical emotional raptures by the Man in a Suit, a few buzzwords designed to push buttons not stimulate thought.
I'm starting this thread inviting comments and observations on leadership.
This topic, more than the 99% vs. the 1%, could be what defines Occupy.