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30. It isn't so much whether or not Obama is or is not like this...
...I think he is. I think he's a good person. I think anybody, around the world, would agree with this sentiment.

But if he is actually able to accomplish anything in a sustained way, over the long-term, I'll seriously have to start re-assessing my political views and my understanding about how our world works.

What we are looking at is the battle between human goodness and systemic reality. Today's legal and corporate systems are designed in a way that they naturally lead to certain ends. If someone tries to get in their way, they are designed to destroy that person and keep on going.

So I don't know...I still think that humans are living as a type of cancer on this planet, and it isn't so much that we are inherently evil as that we are governed by amoral systems which are designed to achieve ends that are not consistent with life. If Obama can change any of this, if he can stop the murder and destruction, then everything I've learned will have to be re-learned.

I'm in there with the rest of you, willing to give this a try. But I think that somewhere deep down we still know the reality and we know the outcome.
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