posted on Jan, 18 2010 @ 06:57 AM
A great article by the Author Namoi Klein, writer of'No Logo'
and 'The Shoc'The Shock Doctrine'
In it she talks about how the Obama movement is a brand within itself and if it does not start living up to the hype will destroy itself.
She also recalls a time before 9-11 when the anti-corporate, anti-capitalist movement was really gaining stregnth. And how people instead of clinging
to the belief that a Party or leader could change anything. As she puts it ''We were focused squarely on the rules of the game, and how they had
been distorted to serve the narrow interests of corporations at every level of governance - from international free-trade agreements to local water
''It was as if people understood, all at once, that gathering this knowledge was crucial to the survival not just of democracy but of the planet.
Yes, this was complicated, but we embraced that complexity because we were finally looking at systems, not just symbols''
What she writes and preaches, for me, is the truth and she should be applauded for her absolute dedication to it.