Sunday, August 19, 2012

The difference, or a difference, between revolutionaries and reactionaries as seen through the politics of the U.S.

Folks who want liberation, and revolution, are people who are oppressed and want to overcome that oppression, while reactionaries are people who are privileged to begin with who act to push down the folks who challenge that privilege.

The Tea Party is a prime example of reaction in the United States, because it's white, rural, Christian, and mostly composed of men, and it objects to the downgrading of this category of people  and the ascendency of a more representative group of folks into leadership.

Revolutionaries look forward to the future, reactionaries look back to the past, in what they want their goals to be.

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