posted on Jun, 11 2013 @ 05:29 PM
This could be my last post for a while - staring a new job - back to 60 hour weeks again (need two jobs) - still no benefits..... typical day in the
I sometimes think that many people think that when a person sefl-identifies as a progressive/liberal/democrat that they worship President Obama and
his administration. Nothing could be further from the truth. Most progressives are horribly disappointed by our current President and his
continuation of the Security State among other missteps and lapses.
The current NSA Whistleblower, Edward Snowden, is one such person. He truly believed that Obama would 'dial back' and disconnect many of the abuses
of privacy rights of previous administrations. This was a reason for him leaking the documents.
Progressives are very critical of this administration in areas of shared concern with more conservative citizens and in areas of concern only to
progressives (areas where Obama has shown himself to be a coward or regressive.
In support of this I'd like you, should you wish, to take a look at today's Alternet site. An often denigrated website that I find to be very well
run and sourced new and commentary aggregate site. Yes it is progressive and that is why I am using it as an example of progressive disent. You see
progressives tend to view disent in a postitive and benefitical manner and welcome reasoned debate.
Let's look at a few headlines from Alternet, June 11, 2013:
Obama Nominates America’s Biggest Walmart Cheerleader as His Chief Economic Adviser
Jason Furman thinks Walmart is a “progressive success story.”
Note that most progressives tend to see Walmart as the antichrist or posterchild of Corporate/Capitalist greed.
The article that triggered this screed:
America's Most Anti-Democratic Institution: How the Imperial Presidency Threatens U.S. National Security
It's evil, lawless and authoritarian. And as NSA leaker Snowden has shown us, its aims are to be all-powerful.
Some good ole liberal stuff:
Salon / By Katie Halper 15 COMMENTS
Black Woman Gets 20 Years for Firing Shot at Wall; White Man Gets 0 Years for Shooting Man in the Back 3 Times, Killing Him
The insane double standard of stand your ground laws.
Something for the Anti-Obamacare crowd (be sure to have dry panties nearby) - see we can see flaws in things we're in favor of....
AlterNet / By Karen Higgins 15 COMMENTS
7 Ways the Affordable Care Act May Shift Costs to Patients
The burden of cutting costs is on patients, not corporate healthcare profiteering.
and for a bit of controversy:
TomDispatch / By Chase Madar 6 COMMENTS
Our Government's Secrecy Has Caused Far More Deaths Than 9/11
Bradley Manning has done more for U.S. security than SEAL Team 6.