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ChadwickHenryWard Donating Member (692 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-21-11 02:11 PM
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167. No, I think it's the same shit shuffled around every four years.
Every election cycle the American people are presented with two candidates that have been heavily vetted by various interests, from Wall Street to the Military-Industrial Complex to the Parties themselves. As Chomsky himself has said, there is vigorous debate within a very narrow spectrum of acceptable opinion, and both candidates fall somewhere in that very narrow range. That range moves steadily rightward, by the way. Fifteen years ago, it would have been unthinkable to even entertain a debate about torture or "targeted killing." Now it's uncontroversial. Thirty years ago Medicare and Social Security were untouchable. It is now nearly a foregone conclusion that they will both be cut, and to hold them sacrosanct is a fringe position. And in Obama's case, he pursues policies that ten years ago would have been considered conservative. It's all the same shit.
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