A reckoning is inevitable. It will come one of two ways. Soon, as an act of collective awakening, or too late.
It will involve a fundamental shift in our relationships, with each other and with the planet.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Dear Mr. President, pts 1 and 2

(In response to Mr. Obama's ill-conceived scolding of the Progressive base:)

What is inexcusable and irresponsible sir is your having abandoned your stated mission and your most passionate supporters even before you took office. For example putting virtual criminals like Summers in a position of power, like putting oil and gas lobbyists in charge of the EPA, like continuing Bush warmongering and government secrecy. Again, I did not vote for you simply to be the first dark skinned president or for you to be slightly better than Bush. I voted for someone who I imagined would lead us away from an economy based on war, waste and deception and into the light of a sustainable world view. My mistake.

"BUCK UP"? REALLY? We needed you to buck up from day one instead of wasting two years trying to accommodate the right wing fear machine. You have legitimized them when you could have marginalized them. You have settled for health care compromise when you could have created significant change. You continue to ignore the most pressing global issue of the decade because you seem, like Bush and most politicians, to be in the pocket of the moneyed elites. What pressing global issue? If you have to ask, we all are in deeper trouble even than I imagine. The global environmental crisis. If you can't transform an economy organized on principles of war, waste and deception, it will collapse on its own, but by then it will be too late to save civilization.