Cornel West explains why President Obama taking the oath with Martin Luther King, Jr.’s bible upsets him
I don’t always agree with Professor West’s politics, but a very powerful rant worthy of a listen!
More to the point, is it moral to seek power over other human beings in the first place? It might seem moral to Thrasymachus in Plato’s “Republic,”who proclaimed that, “justice is the advantage of the stronger,” but no sane parent would teach that to their child. Yet it is precisely the morality that one must follow to become president.
Frasier Crane vs. American Politics
“Just say the word change about a hundred times.”
Having met and visited with Congressman Ron Paul and followed him for the last five years or so, I found this description of him so eloquently accurate. I could not have described Ron Paul’s persona any better than how Andrew Sullivan puts it.
And I see in Paul none of the resentment that burns in Gingrich or the fakeness that defines Romney or the fascistic strains in Perry’s buffoonery. He has yet to show the Obama-derangement of his peers, even though he differs with him. He has now gone through two primary elections without compromising an inch of his character or his philosophy. This kind of rigidity has its flaws, but, in the context of the Newt Romney blur, it is refreshing. He would never take $1.8 million from Freddie Mac. He would never disown Reagan, as Romney once did. He would never speak of lynching Bernanke, as Perry threatened. When he answers a question, you can see that he is genuinely listening to it and responding – rather than searching, Bachmann-like, for the one-liner to rouse the base. He is, in other words, a decent fellow, and that’s an adjective I don’t use lightly. We need more decency among Republicans.
Do you really want change? I mean, real change?
Is this the change you had in mind?