Obama elected in landslide

John Cusak has a brilliant piece on what it means for the lying right.

I hope he is correct!

PS: This should be the last post on my blog... After 5 years of blogging I'm weary and busy in RL and we finally have our country back, or are on our way to get it. I think we all deserve a break :)

Thanks to all readers


What does the sea change mean? How can we help people understand what is happening and help them contextualize it?

First the past: Senator McCain, Governor Palin and assorted surrogates are delusional and breathtakingly corrupt. They disgrace themselves and their country as they lie, smear, slur and write it off as political manner.

Yet the creeping truth must frighten them late at night: there is no currency left to buy the big lies.

There is no more money left to loan or borrow the big lies or to sell them. No more money left to pay off the debt, the wreckage in the wake. The orgy of excess has drained every bottle, smashed the furniture and left the cupboards bare. All that's left is derivative debts -- bets between liars and lies. Trillions of dollars. Turned capitalism into a Ponzi scheme for trading worthless paper. No real value anywhere. No matter how much money Ben Bernanke prints.

We are asked to stand over the abyss and experience our own destruction as another political game show -- just another surreal horse race. We watch millionaires and paid Republican hacks appear on television yelling "Socialist!" at Obama as if the Bolsheviks are coming to rape our daughters. These are the same people who oversaw the greatest upward redistribution of wealth in the history of this country. The same people who, through general lawlessness and a privatization frenzy, succeeded in shredding the Constitution, turning war, illegal domestic spying, security, border patrol, interrogation, and even torture into profitable industries gorging on the state.

John Cusack: No Currency Left to Buy the Big Lies



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like you need to start blogging again. Who would have thought that Obama was a corporatist too? (Well, I did, actually.)

4/13/2010 01:18:00 PM  
Blogger lawnorder said...

True. Obama has been a big disappointment. But the alternative would have been Palin / McCain which is unthinkable.

4/13/2010 05:01:00 PM  

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