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I think that coup is the word that they are looking for

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Submitted by V. Arnold on

Do you mean the one in 2000, or the next one in 2016?
Actually, the coups have been baked in since 2000.
Ray McGovern has something interesting to say here;
http://mondoweiss.net/2013/06/reneged-progressive-promises

In my long life, in my battle against racism, misogyny and corporatism (fascism), I have never changed a mind; and don't expect to here. But I cannot, not try; it's baked in to my DNA...
Elections are a rigged game and your vote does not count; find another way, TINA...

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Submitted by DCblogger on

I am more than a little bored with the willful misreading of my posts. The Koch brothers are planning a coup against our country much more serious than the one in 2000, and Scott Walker is their chosen instrument. They think of it as a revolution, but what they have in mind is a coup. Bernie will derail their plans with an actual revolution.

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Submitted by V. Arnold on

Well, be bored away; I'm a lot more bored by a total failure to understand what you are up against.
Kochs, ? There are far more serious problems than the Kochs; why do they even have purchase?
Answer that and you will begin to understand the problem you are facing; and it isn't the Kochs!!!!

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Submitted by V. Arnold on

...the coups have been baked in long before 2000; possibly 1963.
Whatever; failure to recognize present realities, is a certain road to failure, and anything decided, based on that failure, cannot possibly lead anywhere intended.
While I do not support Sanders, at least he is doing his level best to change the game; albeit, not anywhere near enough. He will fail; that's baked in...
Prepare for a republican president in 2016; it's the only possibility, guaranteed...

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Submitted by V. Arnold on

...the difference will be unrecognizable...

Submitted by lambert on

... on the doomsterism.

"Revolution" is a thing that happens with regularity in political economies (like collapse in civilizations). It's no more good or bad than a fever in the body or predator devouring prey.

Now, what we make of the revolution -- who seizes power when it's lying in the street and what they do with it -- is another matter. Monarchists? Sans-culottes? Bourgeoisie? Mensheviks? Bolsheviks? The Soviets? Loyalists? Roundheads? Cavaliers? Slaveholders? Slaves? Fascists? Spartacists? Nationalists? Communists? All have either made or tried to make revolutions in the past, with varying degrees of success, some of them slaughtering millions, especially in the twentieth century just past. "Revolution" as an ideal is romantic, juvenile foolishness, unless and until fitted to the present circumstance, and justified with a picture of the world that is to follow.

Submitted by lambert on

A change in the Constitutional order.

Nobody ever said revolutions couldn't come from the right. That's one of the many reasons revolution is not an unqualified good. (In fact, I think they're probably a regularly occurring feature of ...whatever the abstraction is, political economies. Like population crashes in predator-prey systems.)