Dr. Paul Craig Roberts commented the US elections on Global Research
Bruce A. Dixon commented on Black Agenda Report:
Glen Ford commented on Black Agenda Report:
Glenn Greenwald was allowed, to comment in The Guardian:
I don’t want to rain on anybodies parade, but I had to ask a fellow blogger who was jubilant about Barrack Obamas victory:
Which developments would not be acceptable for you and force you to cease support for the present federal administration or Democratic state administrations:
Loan guarantees for new nuclear power plants?
Extension of the operating life of existing nuclear reactors?
Continuing offshore oil exploration and granting new leases, Alaska oil exploration?
Approval of the Keystone XL pipeline?
Continued support and approval of shale gas exploration and hydraulic franking?
I don’t ask about Medicare and Social Security, I don’t ask about banking regulations and the Federal Reserve, I don’t ask about military spending and the ongoing conflicts in Syria, Somalia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Congo, Mali, etc. because these issues are not themes of your blog.
The response was, that I am seeing the issues in black and white.
Indeed, there are certain issues where I am not willing to compromise. If I accept nuclear reactors and habitat destruction because of oil and gas exploration, where will I draw the line?
Where will I draw the line when I accept US assassination squads and drones operating around the world?
Where will I draw the line when I accept that country after country is destabilized and turned into a failed state?
The main conclusion that I take from the US elections is, that the broad public in the USA as well as in Europa is not concerned at all about the erosion of civil liberties at home and the assassinations via drones, Navy seal squads, or secret agents abroad. The broad public is also not concerned about the destruction of countries in the Middle East by Western funded terrorists.
The broad public in Western countries is not concerned about the plight of far away brown people, the broad public is concerned about fuel prices, new electronic gadgets, and the latest TV shows.
Lets face it, it’s a brutal world, it’s a brutal life, dog eats dog, and compassion is for wimps.