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Want Hope and Change? Build a Real Left - Truthdig

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I know come early November if I were faced with a choice between the only two candidates who could win and they were in a neck-and-neck race, I'd vote for the less reactionary one. But I'd never lose sight of the fact that the two main political parties are too far down a path to address the nation's problems in the way they must be addressed. This is not to say we've lost hope, not if we recall that the major political parties have never really been the vehicles for progressive change. The New Deal, the Great Society, hell, even the right to vote in this Godforsaken political system were won not by politicians and their big-money backers, but by tremendous social movements that rocked the world. We need hope and change; it's up to us to produce them.

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