I suspect Obama Fans are going to be very unhappy with Yves
Barack Obama, the Great Deceiver. Here's the conclusion:
Those of us who care about decency, the rule of law, constraints on corporate power, civil rights, and economic protections for the downtrodden have become complacent, and we are now reaping the bitter harvest of our neglect. Many of these protections seemed so fundamental that there has been a tremendous amount of denial over the speed at which they are being stripped from us. But these gains were not granted freely or easily by those in authority. They came about as a result of long, persistent, difficult campaigns. If we want to preserve the rights previous generations fought hard to win, we have to make this battle our own.
Needless to say, Yves does not run a blog that everybody hates and nobody reads. So this post is a big deal.
Now, many of us here at Corrente contributed strongly to the stream of critique that flows together in that post, both on the web, and in our daily practice, have been doing that for some years, and we will continue to do so. [collective pat on back to Corrente community.] But I'd say we are closer to breaking through to the mainstream, which is good. It really is going to be an interesting year, and though stressed beyond belief, I am still hopeful!
UPDATE I'll be very happy to see Yves shred Markos, if Markos debubble-izes himself and responds.