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Originally posted by SkepticOverlord
Now, more than ever, we need to accept that venting (within the ATS T&C) as an opportunity to understand how others are effected by the stress and turmoil of these days.
Here, especially now, our goal should not be to use ATS as our own personal soap box, but as a means to find understanding, or at the very-least as a path to learn how others are affected differently by the turmoil in the world.
Originally posted by plumranch
How are present times more important and stressful than the World Wars, the Korean War, the Missile Crisis, the Cold War, the Viet Nam War, Carter's Stagflation economic crisis, or Bush's Kuwait war?
Alinsky's tactics were based, not on Stalin's revolutionary violence, but on the Neo-Marxist strategies of Antonio Gramsci, an Italian Communist. Relying on gradualism, infiltration and the dialectic process rather than a bloody revolution, Gramsci's transformational Marxism was so subtle that few even noticed the deliberate changes.
Like Alinsky, Mikhail Gorbachev followed Gramsci, not Lenin. In fact, Gramsci aroused Stalins's wrath by suggesting that Lenin's revolutionary plan wouldn't work in the West. Instead the primary assault would be on Biblical absolutes and Christian values, which must be crushed as a social force before the new face of Communism could rise and flourish...www.crossroad.to...
Originally posted by apacheman
I don't mean trivial things like various conspiracies and prophecies.
The Gulf disaster is the straw that will break the camel's back. August is optimistic, considering the anticipated hurricane season. Economies worldwide are staggering under various frauds at the top. Earthquakes, volanoes, corruption. We all know the litany, but we tend to think of them as seperate problems: they aren't, they are facets of the overarching problem of the physical degradation of the Earth, our home.