[Marxism] Obama Isn't Spineless, He's Conservative

Mark Lause markalause at gmail.com
Sun Dec 12 12:26:33 MST 2010


Ralph Johansen <mdriscollrj at charter.net> wrote:

>
> Only difference or main difference? What difference? Therefore, support
> for Obama, is that what you're implying? Where? In his continuation and
> expansIon of ravaging, revenue-draining colonial wars? His lack of
> commitment against torture? His fixing of health care? His accelerating
> cave-in to corporate financial oligopoly? His support for wildly
> disparate income and its rising intensity? His pro-oligopoly austerity
> policies showing his contempt  toward the increasing working and
> non-working poor and the simultaneous shrinking of the vast so-called
> middle class? His open support for repression, local and global? His
> virtual transfer of responsibility for all this seamlessly from the Bush
> regime to the Obama regime? Is this due merely to a quiescent
> constituency? Looking at its obverse is more instructive, the astounding
> ingenuity in devising sophisticated repressive weaponry, including
> subtle control of communications, promoting helplessness and isolation
> among the mass of humanity, and also regulating the limits to
> surveillance. Case in  point, the emerging repressive legislation in
> process in limitation of major provisions of the Bill of Rights.
>
>
Pretty much took the words out of my mouth...  If there actually IS any
worse alternative than Obama, we will have to discuss it as a plausible
option only because of Obama and his wretched politics.

ML



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