Tom Usher wrote or added | Is it un-Christian of me to call Barack Obama an ass?
"Gulf oil spill: A hole in the world
"The Deepwater Horizon disaster is not just an industrial accident — it is a violent wound inflicted on the Earth itself. In this special report from the Gulf coast, a leading author and activist shows how it lays bare the hubris at the heart of capitalism"
What heart? Capitalism has no heart. Capitalism is heartless. Everyone knows that. Why do we keep pretending that everyone doesn't know it?
Barack Obama is sickening to listen to or read. He's such a fake. His administration isn't going to "make it right" or "fix everything." He's being an absolute jerk studying his lines from his pathetically misguided speech writers. The phoniness is palpable. God, spare us!
The sad thing here in this article is that Naomi Klein is only stating the obvious. Oh, I'm not going to take anything away from her here. She's touched areas where I've never seen her go before. She might just stop being so, so, (what's the right word here?), all the time: stylish, fashionable, even voguish. Oh, I know, that's trite in the face of the BP leak, but that's the point. To hell with all the unreal. Contrivance is the problem!
No, Naomi couldn't have written this while worrying about her nails. She's done a great job researching and reaching down inside herself for her humanity and empathy extending to the spiritual even — probably surprising herself. Ask her for me.
Come on, people! Let's start doing what's right for once. Let's turn it around. Let's make anti-idealism the laughable, not the other way around.
Look, anyone who thinks that an individual human in the flesh is the highest life form is an ass. The Earth is alive. The libertarians get all huffy when anyone environmentalist says that the human species is as a malignant bacteria breeding on the Earth. Well, don't act like one then!