Friday, June 30, 2017

Dmitry Orlov: Embarrassing Times

Having spent many years living and working in the US, I justifiably feel implicated in what it does. Once upon a time its many crimes—bombing, invading, destroying and undermining countries around the world, poisoning the environment, promoting every sort of injustice for the sake of short-term profits—made me angry. It was the anger of youth, borne of the unfounded, optimistic conviction that it is possible to effect change by voicing one’s negative opinions. I am not so young any more, and have become dead certain that no amount of political involvement on my part (or yours, for that matter) would change anything at all, and so what I have been feeling for years now is not anger but sadness.

http://cluborlov.blogspot.co.uk/ 


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4 comments:

Bob said...

To the sad old men of the world: may you rest in peace.

Matt Franko said...

"political system that has completely failed in its ability to express the popular will, "

It expresses the popular will just fine...

We have a technical failure ...

Matt Franko said...

"no amount of political involvement on my part (or yours, for that matter) would change anything"

He is correct here as the problems are not political... they're technical...

Kaivey said...

Yes, we've got to keep trying