Chris Hedges interviews Dr. Cornell West about the Obama Presidency
There are so many quotes I could choose from in this article, it is sizzling with criticism of Obama and the direction he has taken his administration. here is one
This was maybe America’s last chance to fight back against the greed of the Wall Street oligarchs and corporate plutocrats, to generate some serious discussion about public interest and common good that sustains any democratic experiment,” West laments. “We are squeezing out all of the democratic juices we have. The escalation of the class war against the poor and the working class is intense. More and more working people are beaten down. They are world-weary. They are into self-medication. They are turning on each other. They are scapegoating the most vulnerable rather than confronting the most powerful. It is a profoundly human response to panic and catastrophe. I thought Barack Obama could have provided some way out. But he lacks backbone.
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2 years agoMay 16, 2011 Reblog