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Overton Window

At any given moment, the “window” includes a range of policies considered to be politically acceptable in the current climate of public opinion, which a politician can recommend without being considered too “extreme” or outside the mainstream to gain or keep public office. Overton arranged the spectrum on a vertical axis of “more free” and “less free” in regard to government intervention. When the window moves or expands, ideas can accordingly become more or less politically acceptable. The degrees of acceptance[3] of public ideas can be described roughly as....

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overton_window#section_1

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Also Showcased on Glenn Beck

..before he "sold out"..was "coerced" or what-have -you.

A relevant concept in regards to current events.
It's happening...the quickening as some call it, gauged by the Overton Window. Thanks for the reminder.

"Beyond the blackened skyline, beyond the smoky rain, dreams never turned to ashes up until.........
...Everything CHANGED !!