Saturday, December 31, 2011

"The Age of Nefarious"

Update Below.

Like it or not Glenn Greenwald shines a much needed very bright light on the shadowy practices of the Obama administration, continuing the kinds of nefarious practices of the Cheney/Bush administration which I've been railing against among my fellow progressive friends for three years now.

Be sure to read it here.

Though it is a bit longer than the usual essay it's worth a full read.  He does a really good job of exposing the head-in-the-sand mentality of so many of us progressives who just want to avoid looking at the reality of what the Obama administration has done and is still doing.  We are so worried that a truly awful Republican could win that we are willing to give Obama a pass on practices and policies which most progressives abhor. 

Will I vote for Obama?  Yes, of course.  But like Greenwald says, it's about the lesser of two evils.

The Occupy movement needs the support of all progressives because those civil disobedient folks are railing against the pernicious practices of both the last administration and the current one.  Don't fall for the claims that these folks are trouble makers who need to bathe and get a job.   That's the salacious work of the 1% and their servile, so-called public servants.

It's instructive to note that, to my knowledge, Obama has not taken a public stance on the Occupy movement.  Why? Three guesses, and the first two don't count.

We look away at our peril.

It is the dawning of "The Age of Nefarious".  (Can't remember who said that first, but I wish I had.)

It's now 11:15 PM, Dec. 31, 2011.  Have a Happy New Year!  Let's do what you can to make it a good  one.

Update:  Here's  Ross Douthat of the Times with a similar,, albeit briefer, point of view on the strange value of Ron Paul's candidacy.


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