Editor’s Note: As is often expressed in these pages, as long as our system of governance and political class, media, etc., bear the imprint of a savage capitalist DNA the problems of the planet will only worsen. In fact they are already in a state of acute crisis. Under such circumstances the compulsory chasm between what politicians like Obama have to say to maintain a semblance of credibility and what they do is inevitable, and dictates rule by a cynical system of public relations underwritten by massive hypocrisy. This criminal pseudo leadership applies to all sectors of government—from foreign to domestic policy, which naturally includes the nation’s environmental posture—and will not stop or be remedied until the accursed capitalist system (and its chief beneficiaries and willing accomplices) is erased from the face of the earth. —PG
By Shamus Cooke, Workers Action (www.workerscompass.org)
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