The Hope for Transformation Does Not Wear Off Quickly
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont). (Photo: United States Congress)
Since the 2008 elections, we've seen promises shattered, vows disavowed, hopes crushed. But it turns out that whipping up the masses with the promise of change has a pesky side effect: the hope for true transformation does not wear off quickly. Sure, the mainstream media pushes cameras in the faces of every Tea Partier with a sign, and sure, anti-progress forces throw their bodies and their wallets in front of every attempt to return power to the people of the United States - but that desire for change lives on.
We see it in fits and starts: Bernie Sanders taking the floor of the Senate for more than eight hours, saying things you're not supposed to say in public; Bill Moyers, a guiding light for honesty and truth, declaring the US government a "plutocracy" as the rich continue to hoard power; a small and heroic organization, WikiLeaks, ripping the facade off the disastrous occupations of Afghanistan and Iraq, forcing the world to pay attention.
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