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Privileged Narrative: The Legitimation Crisis of the Implacable Radical Center

Change doesn’t happen with this much encouragement from the neoliberal centers of power.  Real change won’t be marketed like the latest iPhone.  It won’t be packed neatly and endorsed by the “experts.”  In fact, it’ll be called bad names.  It’ll be made fun of, insulted, talked down to, ridiculed.  The innuendo and probing and narrative construction will go on 24/7.  Television news, MSNBC, CNN, Fox, NPR – doesn’t matter which consumer infotainment product you subscribe to – will be suspicious, hesitant to cover it, and have pundits who cynically mock anyone with a plan or vision of anything substantially different that might disrupt the status quo.  But this is what change would look like.  And if it actually does happen, television personalities will be completely astonished and chalk it up to a strange twist from out of the blue.  They’ll have no idea.