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Thursday, August 19, 2010
Part Tinker Bell, Part Predator Drone: The Fantasy of the Presidency as Deus ex Machina
The devices employed in US election cycles and its national politics, in general, are akin to the dramatic conventions of children's theatre. Every two to four years, voters are instructed to clap their hands and believe in Tinker Bell. "Children, you have to believe -- you really, really have to believe in Tinker Bell." But behind the stagecraft is oligarchy. President Obama took millions from Goldman Sachs, et al.