by Steve on February 13, 2009

Not seeing much.  Neither is James Kunstler:

The argument about “change” during the election was sufficiently vague that no one was really challenged to articulate a future that wasn’t, materially, more-of-the-same. I suppose the Obama team may have thought they would only administer it differently than the Bush team — but basically life in the USA would continue being about all those trips to the mall, and the cubicle jobs to support that, and the family safaris to visit Grandma in Lansing, and the vacations at Sea World, and Skipper’s $20,000 college loan, and Dad’s yearly junket to Las Vegas, and refinancing the house, and rolling over this loan and that loan… and that has all led to a very dead end in a dark place.

Go read the rest over at Whiskey and Gunpowder.

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Kath February 14, 2009 at 5:52

He’s ever so right about the vagueness of change. Whatever YOU thought it meant — oh, okay, yeah, that’s it.

It almost seems as if there’s one element of thought which is panic in the streets, America stright to hell in a handbasket, we’re all going to lose our jobs, there’s no money, there’s no security, there’s just bleakness all around.

But the other element is not the complete opposite, it’s just nothing. It’s like, “Oh, what exactly are those politicians talking about now? Good heavens, they’re always on about something, aren’t they?” And life goes on.

I feel a tad lost in the middle somewhere.

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