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Forum Post: Here is someone who has not allowed himself to be guided by the news cycle.

Posted 11 years ago on Aug. 30, 2012, 9:05 p.m. EST by richardkentgates (3269)
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Because he has such strength of character to break from the MSM megaphone, and because he brings the issue of poverty and inequality to the fore in the face of political pageantry, I dedicate this post to his awesomeness. I am really impressed.




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[-] 2 points by gnomunny (6819) from St Louis, MO 11 years ago

Robert Reich rocks, Rich. heh heh heh. He deserves a post and you deserve a bump.

[-] 1 points by richardkentgates (3269) 11 years ago


[-] 0 points by gnomunny (6819) from St Louis, MO 11 years ago

I've bookmarked his site and will check it out today or tomorrow. I've been impressed with him since I first saw him, earlier this year I think. He's definitely one of the good guys. Thanks for the link.

[-] 1 points by richardkentgates (3269) 11 years ago

Right on. I was just reading on twitter and his tweet stood out of the MSM megaphone. This says to me that he is not part of the Borg mind, thinks for himself. All party preachers are all atop talking points and have been all week. Then, here is this tweet about inequality. It was good to see.

[-] 1 points by gnomunny (6819) from St Louis, MO 11 years ago

"Not part of the Borg mind." I gotta adopt that one, man, that's hilarious!

[-] 1 points by ogoj11 (263) 11 years ago

He's a central part of the power elite, lending academic credibility to mainstream liberalism. He's a time server, expert mostly in knowing how to appear progressive while towing the line for rightists like Clinton and Ford.

All of you who so foolishly admire a smooth talking salesman for business as usual don't realize how to achieve reform.

If you want reform, cut loose from the mandarins. We don't need no thought control. No subservience to professorial bullshit. Ironically, you'll get more reforms from the scared bosses when you stop honoring their stooges.

[-] 1 points by richardkentgates (3269) 11 years ago

I know a respectable man when I see one. He is entitled to support what he likes. While the rest of the Borg is feeding on the flesh of the convention, he writes a blog post about inequality. There is no political pressure to talk about the poor. Romney has not only left out policy to deal with poverty, he hasn't even mentioned the poor other than to blame handouts for the perpetuation of the lazy class. So where is the pressure for the left to bring up the poor now, since they don't have any policies in place or on the table to gloat about either?

Answer, there is no political reason. He broke with political norms to write that post.

[-] 1 points by ogoj11 (263) 11 years ago

I've seen the dude on TV. He's a good mouthpiece.

Do you really know him? Personally? If not, all you're saying is that you're taken in by some television personality who appeals to your sense of style. That tells me something about you. I think it's more progressive to like Honey Boo Boo, who represents the untutored vitality of the people, not the snooty hierachy of professional academia.

[-] 1 points by richardkentgates (3269) 11 years ago

I don't think you're being snooty, I think your testing my position to find an underlying motivation. You'd save us both time if you would just ask.