From A True Socialist: "Liberals Are Useless"
News/Comment; Posted on: 2009-12-11 19:26:59 [ Printer friendly / Instant flyer ]
An orgy of liberal/socialist self-adulation and self-pity to say the least.
Liberals are a useless lot. They talk about peace and do nothing to
challenge our permanent war economy. They claim to support the working
class, and vote for candidates that glibly defend the North American
Free Trade Agreement. They insist they believe in welfare, the right to
organize, universal health care and a host of other socially
progressive causes, and will not risk stepping out of the mainstream to
fight for them. The only talent they seem to possess is the ability to
write abject, cloying letters to Barack Obama—as if he reads
them—asking the president to come back to his “true” self. This sterile
moral posturing, which is not only useless but humiliating, has made
America’s liberal class an object of public derision.
I am not disappointed in Obama. I don’t feel betrayed. I don’t wonder when he is going to be
Obama. I did not vote for the man. I vote socialist, which in my case
meant Ralph Nader, but could have meant Cynthia McKinney. How can an
organization with the oxymoronic title Progressives for Obama even
exist? Liberal groups like these make political satire obsolete. Obama
was and is a brand. He is a product of the Chicago political machine.
He has been skillfully packaged as the new face of the corporate state.
I don’t dislike Obama—I would much rather listen to him than his smug
and venal predecessor—though I expected nothing but a continuation of
the corporate rape of the country. And that is what he has delivered.
News Source: truthdig.com