27 January 2008

Election Year: Change?

Here, in the U.S., this is an election year. One of the big issues is change. There seems to be an outcry for change from the status quo. Some say the status quo we need change from is the regime of the past seven years—the Bush/Cheney regime. Others say it is from the past fifteen years, somehow likening the Clinton presidency to that of Bush.

The common thread is that there can be change within the system given our form of government.

I'm not so sure.

Why? See, e.g., here. Though ostensibly we have freedom of choice between (usually) the representatives of two parties, these candidates can only sail through the process on the winds of big money. And the only change in sight appears to be this:

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