The Obama Future

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A dear friend of mine – with whom I share many political differences of opinion – sent an e-mail, last night, saying: “It is now time to celebrate that progressive philosophy and politics are alive and well – let us now get to work and help make this country meet the promise it holds for all of us. The job is not over – it has just begun.”

I responded as follows: “I predict that, under Obama, taxes and government spending will increase, government regulation and control over our lives will increase, economic disorder will increase, state police powers will increase, and imperialistic wars will continue unimpeded (and likely increase). In short, the political establishment will continue to pursue its agenda – without a break in meter – regardless of who it places on the throne. In the words of Emma Goldman: ‘If voting changed anything, they’d make it illegal.'”

10:49 am on November 5, 2008