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Wow, Eric Etheridge of the Opinionater at NY Times sure puts the “pedal to the metal”

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He is commenting on death of meritocracy in the US in the context of the fight for Change in the US these days.

His own last  two paragraphs in this piece says it all:

Real reform — tackling health care costs and access, finding a way to head off massive changes in the world’s climate, ending torture as the lynchpin of the war on terror, getting out of Iraq, preventing an Israeli-led Third World War in the Middle East, and reforming entitlements and defense spending to prevent 21st century America from becoming 17th Century Spain: these are being resisted by those who have power and do not want to relinquish it — except to their own families and cronies.

Nepotism is part of the problem; media corruption is also part; the total uselessness of the Democratic party and the nihilism of the Republicans doesn’t help. But something is rotten in America at this moment in time; and those of us who supported Obama to try and change this decay and decline should use this fall to get off our butts and fight for change.

Now that’s hitting the nail on its head, big time!

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2009/09/01 at 04:11

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