Thursday, June 09, 2016

"The job."

"The job" of president of the USA is be a feel-good face for the violent, racist, plutocratic machinery of the United States. It is a hard job. Hard to believe in and hard to pull off. One big lie. Ronald Reagan delivered his lines masterfully. Barack Obama has a charming personality and is an unusually gifted speaker. Bill Clinton knows so much he can argue any side and believe what he is saying. Hillary Clinton sees the earth-destroying, people-grinding machinery of the military-corporation-Wall Street juggernaut as a good thing for the human race.

A harder job is to stop the plunder and make the world safe for living things. This takes more than charm, personality, or "experience." It takes understanding of where our history went off the rails and a vision for where it would be better for us to be.

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