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Wow. Great rant, melo. I hope you're right.
But I no longer believe Obama really wanted the things he appeared to want. His great talent is to be everything to everyone, and in the end, when faced with a big slam from the real world, that particular talent is revealed as useless for fixing things.

I agree with the thrust of your comment, and the passionate hope you declaim. It's another huge opportunity for him, but alas- one he will once again walk away from.

Consider the possibility that there are others who might be able to step in and seize the moment.

Could that happen?
How might that happen?
The big question:
What would success or failure mean for Europe?

Capitalism searches out the darkest corners of human potential, and mainlines them.

by geezer in Paris (risico at wanadoo(flypoop)fr) on Sun Oct 16th, 2011 at 01:57:24 AM EST
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geezer in Paris:
Consider the possibility that there are others who might be able to step in and seize the moment.

i do, i do...

the elements are there, even possible actors, were it not for the dualistic thinking falsely polarising their efforts instead of uniting them.

put bernie sanders, ron paul, dennis k., feingold, boxer, grayson, gore, and warren in a room with obama and don't let them out till they have hammered out a national economic/social/ecological policy blueprint to save america from drowning in its own moral morass.

and when that's up and running, jail the banksters and torturers in wind turbine factories till they pay off their karma!

as for europe, i despair right now.

this place is teetering on the edge of outright RW lunacy, without any truly visionary leaders (or orators) waiting in the wings, as far as i can see.

cohn-bendit sorta gets it. as do thousands of well-meaning low wattage technocrats woven into the system, all sorely lacking coherent europe-wide leadership.

but we need to think globally at this point, europe is writing its own script for further future irrelevance, it had its shot and look what we got!

sarko, berlu, merkel, dave-from-marketing, zapatero, barroso, rompuy, ashton et al.

please... not one clue between the lot of them. 50 million dead to save us from the turd reich and save democracy for this?

with all the sun we get, we end up being russia's energy bitch? on china's dime?

can you say 'sold down the fucking rhine?'

watching america right now get off its cellulite and face the music is revealing how apathetic and hamstrung europe is right now, compared.

and hey, thanks for replying geezer! i really felt i was howling in the antarctic for nothing there...

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Sun Oct 16th, 2011 at 02:39:02 AM EST
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