a thoughtful web.
Share good ideas and conversation.   Login or Take a Tour!
comment by thenewgreen
thenewgreen  ·  2881 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Designer Protests and Vanity Arrests in DC

    Predictably, the Sierra Club, which now functions as little more than an applause machine for the administration, praised both the State of the Union address and the dubious appointments to EPA and Energy. Here we have what Jean-Paul Sartre called “the mirage of an opposition.”

Am I overly cynical or is the "mirage of an opposition," what our entire system of governance is? I don't think there's a big enough policy gulf between the two parties to have real and genuine opposition. Sad state of affairs.

user-inactivated  ·  2881 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I believe this is to be the case. There are certainly a few points of genuine policy difference, but they are mostly used as wedge issues and are never completely resolved.

thenewgreen  ·  2879 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Tis a shame.