Monday, September 24, 2012
Give up hope before entering the voting booth
“We will all swallow our cup of corporate poison. We can take it from nurse Romney, who will tell us not to whine and play the victim, or we can take it from nurse Obama, who will assure us that this hurts him even more than it hurts us, but one way or another the corporate hemlock will be shoved down our throats. The choice before us is how it will be administered.”
by Larry Geller
Instead of imbibing corporate hemlock, try some truth syrup by Chris Hedges.
We will be assaulted this January when automatic spending reductions, referred to as “the fiscal cliff,” begin to dismantle and defund some of our most important government programs. Mitt Romney will not stop it. Barack Obama will not stop it.
[truthdig.org, How Do You Take Your Poison?, 9/24/2012]
Chris Hedges’ articles appear on truthdig.org and elsewhere. Interviews with him can be found on Democracy Now, and he was one of the plaintiffs who challenged Obama’s indefinite detention in court and won a preliminary injunction against the practice (since stayed pending appeal).