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BigBluenoser Donating Member (289 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-07-08 09:39 AM
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122. Seriously.. you are going to be dissapointed...
Edited on Sat Jun-07-08 09:47 AM by BigBluenoser
As president, Obama will play the game of political realism. Military and intelligence covert (and "illegal") ops will continue, wars will continue (and no doubt involving the USA), people will continue to die. Obama WILL approve or produce these orders. Sure we all hope that under President Obama's reign that such things will be diminished in comparison to the last 8 years, but this stuff is still going to happen.

Obama will continue the path of US economic & military dominance. He can do nothing else.

Lets face it. If you want to call him a "lightbringer" (edit: lightworker... so silly of me) or whatever, fine. But he will commit acts that are considered by many to be evil and immoral and harmful to life. He will will not transcend the system, nor will he revolutionize it from within.

As an atheist who is pretty much a single issue voter (keep your God away from me) I find this article to be as frightening as a lot of the stuff I see from the right. Sure you can say I do not understand the "terminology" and so on, just like the thumpers can tell me I have not fully "understood" the bible. I reject spirituality of all forms in favour of the material human condition. Sorry.

PS... none of the above is a critique of Senator Obama. While as a recent immigrant, I cannot vote in this election, I am hoping to hell he wins so we can undo the damage the fundie thumpers have done to this country and so that we can repeal all the acts Bush put in place limiting human freedom.


Edit: yes I did read the article all the way through where the author sweeps the concept of compromise under the spiritual rug so that we realize we can not achieve nirvana via Obama. But lets face it... It is just a necessary "of course" paragraph so that the author can claim some tie to the planet earth.
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