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I'm fed up to the ears with the US election, but it does generate some true things. Even at the HuffPo.

You say it can't happen -- the system is too rotten.

It won't happen if you wallow in the comfort of your cynicism. But it will happen if you and others like you get fired up.

We've done it before.

I remember when progressives joined with African-Americans to get enacted the Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts. I remember when progressives stopped the Vietnam War. When women finally got freedom of choice over their own bodies. When the Environmental Protection Act became law.


Relatedly, I am getting extremely sick with older people* telling me how shit the world is these days, how dismal the political prospects, how un-fixable the situation, how inappropriate the methods favoured by the Yoof of Today, and how everything was better and/or more effective in Their Day and by Their Favoured Methods.

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* Currently, people over about 30

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