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... and all too often the warts are put under a magnifying glass bought and paid for by those who want to in fact make the problems worse and instead eliminate either the good that they do do, or guarantee that they do not start doing the good that they might do.
This ties in with Metatone's recent writing on learned helplessness.

guaranteed to evoke a violent reaction from police is to challenge their right to "define the situation." --- David Graeber citing Marc Cooper
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Apr 18th, 2012 at 04:17:37 AM EST
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