Sunday, February 2, 2014

And We Continue To Do Nothing

Obama is a cynical con-man. harper is contemptuous of parliamentary democracy. harper devastates science. Fantino insults veterans. Carbon emissions are increasing, not decreasing. Inequality runs rampant and the welfare state lives on fumes. Etc., etc., and so forth.

Some people put their faith in a political system that harper is continuing to sodomize with a splintery broomstick. A political system that barfs out the pretty-boy Justin Trudeau ("He beat Patrick Brazeau in a boxing match! He's prime minister material for sure!") and the centre-right, Zionist apologist, Thomas Mulcair as your options. (Oh, and the Greenies have Elizabeth May.)

Other people put their faith in some lazy, incoherent mishmash of pointless marches and rallies, coupled with rambling, pointless essays about how shitty everything is.

And never the twain shall meet.

We either embrace politics-as-usual or "radicalism"-as-usual.

And nothing happens. Either way, nothing happens. A corrupt, capitalist-dominated system won't change without genuine pressure and "genuine pressure" is a concept completely beyond the imaginations of those would can grasp that simple truth.

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