Thursday, October 28, 2004

This is probably the best article I've ever read in Salon

It's great. It's about the election (of course) and about Nader and Gore and Kerry and Bush and it's just fantastic.

Just a snippet (but you should really read the whole article:
Greed and lies have disenfranchised almost an entire generation, Nader writes, who have absorbed the lesson that no one can be trusted and everything is for sale. We need to resist the effects of "growing up corporate," so that "we are free to see the present as reality rather than a bundle of myths, deceptions, tinsel temptations, and ideological rigor mortis." This seems to echo Marx's famous "all that is solid melts into air" passage from "The Communist Manifesto." But even Marx, driven by dreams of a distant social transformation that would never come to pass (at least not the way he imagined), was far too hard-headed to seek to undermine a mainstream "bourgeois" reformer in a campaign against a blood-drinking neo-imperialist zealot.

1 Comments:

At 1:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

But even Marx, driven by dreams of a distant social transformation that would never come to pass (at
least not the way he imagined), was far too hard-headed to seek to undermine a mainstream "bourgeois" reformer in a campaign against a blood-drinking neo-imperialist zealot.

Yeah, although I think the last phrase applies to the President too..oh wait, isn't that what you meant? Maybe I got confused given the Senator's remarks on Friday:

I will fight a TOUGHER, smarter, more effective war on terror. We will hunt down, capture, and KILL the terrorists WHEREVER they are.

And two, rich, white, Ivy-league men who both pander to their base - I'm lost on who's the mainstream one..oh wait, he's not running except from McDonald's and his wife..

 

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