Monday, October 30, 2006


Share And Enjoy!

The New York Times rather reminds me of the fictional Sirius Cybernetics Corporation, except for the fact that the latter actually has a functioning Complaints Department. They both, however, will be probably be among the first ones up against the wall when the revolution comes. Publishing garbage like the article that MyDD's Matt Stoller references here (hat tip also to Atrios) is a big reason why. The NYT of course sides with the DINOs. That's why they put that piece of tripe on the front page of their dead-tree edition. Meanwhile, the resounding victory of Brazil's Lula only rated a brief mention in the print edition, even though Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's win means that Latin America's progressive turn is now confirmed and will be difficult, if not impossible, to reverse. (But of course, that's not what the NYT wanted to see happen.) Between Lula and Chavez, the right-wing dictators the US loves to back are on the run, probably for good. That's the real news today, not some silly bloviating by the same head-in-the-sand DINOs whose GOP-Lite strategy lost us Congress and the White House.

It's a mystery to me why the leading institutions of this country imagine that they can simply tell hundreds of millions of people how to live their lives.

Lula won with over 60%. He has pressure from his left to do more to redress the social injustice of Brazilian society, and I don't think he can ignore it.

How clueless is the American elite?
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