Beyond Obama – Robert Mangabeira Unger
In the Beyond series, philosopher and politician Roberto Mangabeira Unger imagines beyond the current paradigms. Find out more about Unger at his Harvard Law School faculty page, at his Wikipedia page or watch more of his Beyond series of videos.
I disagree with Robert Mangabeira Unger and believe that the false dichotomy of choice that the two party hegemony provides cannot be fixed. Unger suggests that we need vote Obama out of office in order to facilitate a reorientation of the Democratic party as a vehicle for progressive alternatives. I once believed the DNC was a choice – maybe back in 1988 when I voted for the first time – but time and time again we are robbed and duped by leaders from both parties who only serve private interests, established power, Imperial notions, the Military Industrial and most recently the Security State . The two party system must be dismantled in order for there to be hope, change or a move forward from our most certain decline. To waste the energy in reforming the DNC is almost as absurd in believing in the DNC to begin with. However, Unger does provide a great argument as to what is wrong with the current state.