Saturday, May 20, 2006

Pragmatism

Jan Frel's rumination at Alternet on the lesser of evils and what it means for the body politic really struck a chord with me.

"The big names in the Democratic Party have even lower numbers than Bush -- is that because everyone's ignoring the crisis in our politics?"

"Be pragmatic. Take a good, long look at reality, and recognize that even though there isn't a Democrat in Washington who will admit that our political system is profoundly sick and obsolete, in the real world, the Democratic Party is currently all we have. So support it anyway.

"That's what I've been telling myself, but boy can it be hard to swallow. Take, for example, the sea of problems Hillary Clinton poses to any political idealist. Hillary Clinton may represent many awful things -- Iraq, corporatism, insane military spending -- but the truth is, millions of Americans may well have health care if she becomes president, and they won't if she loses to a Republican in the next election."

Read the rest along with many great comments here.

All of which leads me to my next post.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If she achieved that it's more than worth the vote.