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There are some unstated assumptions at work:

-That as the middle class is destroyed, they'll have to choose between nativist libertarianism and pluralist progressivism, and that many will and already are choosing the latter, perhaps enough to make its politics viable.

-The sheer numerical growth in the nonwhite population is unlike anything seen in the US since it became independent. I don't believe it will alone guarantee political mobilization. But it provides opportunities that progressive activists can use, and gives reason to believe that white libertarian nativism can be beaten. "Can," not "will."

Maybe I spoke too inevitably here, but my goal was to suggest that to people dissatisfied with the direction of the nation, they really only have two options in organizing for something different. Centrist liberalism isn't viable, it's either something deeply regressive or something hopefully more inclusive.

Nothing is guaranteed or inevitable, but doors are opening.

And the world will live as one

by Montereyan (robert at calitics dot com) on Mon Dec 3rd, 2007 at 10:41:42 PM EST
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