From: Wade Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon 09 Dec 2002 - 20:26:40 GMT
On Monday, December 9, 2002, at 02:39 PM, A and B Vitale wrote:
> LEFT=ideas that have no associated, successful institutions;
> inability to
> achieve popular support because it is excluded from the media
> nader excluded from debates, moore's books kept out of certain
> NPR still dominated by the non-left)
Again, here in the People's Republik, I am surrounded by
institutions with popular support that are quite left-leaning,
and there is still a communist bookstore here, as well as gay
and a lesbian ones.
> NON-LEFT=ideas that are prevalent in culture and supported by
> institutions; popularly supported because it has the support of
> the media
> (examples: most talk shows on radio and tv)
These non-left ideas are precisely the ones excoriated
hereabouts. Check out any local newspaper or election.
> i think the notion that "the Left is quite readily heard" should be
> qualified with "if you can wrestle yourself away from almost all public
And yet again, the left is not only quite readily heard here, it
is almost the only voice one hears here, in all the public
media. Then again, I read the Voice with some regularity, and
not the Des Moines Register.
Location, location, location....
> it's those "normal americans" who
> become lefties that scare the non-left...
I suppose that is similar to most anti-gay sentiment, as well.
But, the core of your argument is the 'anti' sentiment, and,
yes, I agree with Joe- the 'anti' rhetoric is pretty equally
heard, since those with anger tend to be loud.
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