General dysfunction

Marc Cooper

Democratic fecklessness certainly might be one component of the fix we are in. But only one among many, many others. Our problems run much much deeper. The last year has not demonstrated so much the lack of will or courage of Obama as much as it has starkly highlighted the general dysfunction of our body politic. Elect someone who as much as promises even incremental change and you run right into an ossified, unresponsive system that has taken decades to gel and harden.

That ossified system is what needs to be dismantled. Forget left vs. right. That’s not problem. A gamed system controlled by a tiny few profiting off and exploiting the many – that’s what we need to change. And I have no doubt it will be changed, and soon. Historically, extreme income imbalances between rich and poor inevitably trigger social upheavals.

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