I don't know if this exact subject has been mentioned before on this site.
But this Article seems very interesting.
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from the article, also:
"The intellectuals who, in the name of ‘realism’, support a politician who publicly and openly embraces new wars, billionaire bailouts and for
profit, private sector-run health programs are repudiating their own claims as ‘responsible critics’.
They are what C. Wright Mills called ‘crackpot realists’, abdicating their responsibility as critical intellectuals. In purporting to support the
‘lesser evil’ they are promoting the ‘greater evil’: The continuation of four more years of deepening recession, colonial wars and popular
Moreover, they are allies of the mass media, major parties and the legal system which has marginalized or outright excluded the alternative
candidates, Ralph Nader and Cynthia McKinney, who do speak out and oppose the war, the pro-Wall Street bailouts and propose genuine large-scale public
investment in the domestic economy, a universal single payer health program, sustainable and pro-environment economic policies and large-scale,
long-term income redistributive policies.
What is crass and unacceptable is the argument of these intellectuals, (an insignificant pimple on the Democratic donkey’s rear-end)that for a
single moment believe that their ‘critical support’ of the Obama political machine will open space for radical ideas.
The Zionists and civilian militarists totally control Obama’s war policy in the Middle East: There will be no space for peace with Iran, Palestine,
Pakistan, Afghanistan or Iraq. Wall Street controls the Obama’s financial policy: There will be no space for some Cambridge progressive to sneak in
a handout for families losing their homes.
If multi-million trade union treasuries have spent a hundred million dollars on each presidential campaign have failed to secure a single piece of
progressive legislation in over 50 years, isn’t it delusional for our progressive ‘public intellectuals’ to imagine that they, in their splendid
organizational isolation, can ‘pressure’ President Obama to renounce his advisers, backers and public defense of military escalation, to see his
way to peace with Iran and to promote social justice for our workers and unemployed?"
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