Original entry posted: Fri Oct 20 13:57:10 2006
Nevertheless, you are right. There is no room for compromise on crucial issues such as abortion and gay marriage. Before the damage that has been done by this administration to these rights, I would have said these were red herring issues. I think it was Dean who said during his bid for the presidential candidacy that we needed to stop allowing everything to break down into a discussion about guns, gays and abortion and we need to talk about things like healthcare, the environment and humanitarian aid. Still, even though these issues have taken a few blows, even Bill Bennett says that Gay Marriage is a given. It isn't even a fight. It will happen. This is not to say that fighting for those things aren't important and that they don't need to be defended. It's just to say that we need to start talking about economics and the inherent flaws with the way we are currently practicing capitalism. There is a lot of injustice and irresponsible consumption going on and at the root of all this trouble are the dirty fingers of the multinational corporation. Who is stopping them? Nobody. Not the Republicans. Not the Democrats. Not the Independants. Certainly not the vast majority of Americans.
Good post, Thomas. As always, your writing is thoroughly thought provoking.