Democracy How?

…I’ve been reasoning that we are faced again with the lesser of two evils, and my thinking has returned many times this week to Goodman, her Baltimore talk, the tribute to Barack Obama. And to Democracy Now!, purportedly an alternative to mainstream news. But how much of an alternative is this news if the reportage is just the lesser of two evils? There, I’ve said it. Goodman’s words in support of Barack Obama demand I say it.

And if you’ve hit that hyperlink up there to listen to Ford, you’ve heard him eventually answer Mr. Dyson’s question, “So, are you voting for Obama?”:

Well, we are certainly not encouraging people to vote for the more effective evil. But, however, members of my family and friends and people that we at Black Agenda Report deal with closely, politically, are going to vote for President Obama. All we ask of them is that they not tell any lies about his record in the process, to tell the truth.

Here’s the truth: Yes, Mr. Ford, Obama is “awesomely evil.” You said it. “Awesomely evil” as he drones carnage on mostly brown people. And as he continues the Wall St. assault on the working poor and middle class. But, hey, the only onus is to not tell any lies.

Something’s terribly wrong here.

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