Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Senator Clinton's Cannibalistic Strategy

Senator Clinton's pragmatic support of Bob Casey in the Pennsylvanian senate race serves as an exemplification of her clear willingness to eat her own in order to gain power in Congress. Democratic power should and can be procured no matter the cost including abandoning the ideals that thread the Democratic Party together, or so it seems according to Senator Clinton.

In one of my many Ethics classes, we were discussing those ridiculous, "if you were at the switch for a runaway train coming straight toward you and that, by pulling the switch you would force the train down an alternative path, killing a convict of whatever sort, what should you do?" dilemma. Arguing the relative value of our selves against that of this "bad" person, the discourse quickly became frustrated. In order to defuse the discussion I asked the professor what she thought of the dilemma. She responded, "I know one thing; there are fates worse than dying."

Senator Clinton, there are fates worse than losing.


Anonymous tgwmsu said...

you ain't shit if you ain't got the job. do anything to get it, then do it right. we need right, right now.

8:20 PM  
Blogger Duf said...

yeah, but tgwmsu...if you're willing to lie or deny yourself to get the job, what are you willing to do to keep it?

can a compromised leader lead? will she?

as a society, if we keep casting aside all of our leaders who say what the really feel and trust that we will see their strengths anyway, then what kind of leaders do we get?

last, if all of our leaders always take the prevailing stance on everything, so that they really are only a reflection of our collective wisdom or ignorance, are they really leaders at all?

as for me, i'm getting to where i can't do it anymore, man. if you're a sellout, you're no good to me.

11:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw Hillary Clinton on the news a few weeks ago quoting from the Bible. I know that she's a church going gal, but it seemed to me that she was pandering to the religious right to get them on her side.

It's a problem with the current crop of Democrats - they are too busy/worried about being what they think the general public wants instead of acting on Democratic ideals. Sigh.

I just think we can't give up though. I'm not sure how to go about it - is writing letters or going to demonstrations enough? I have to try, even if someday the men in black take me away.

Donna the Contrarian

12:47 PM  
Blogger Aerenchyma said...

I firmly believe that the pandering is the undoing of our beloved democratic party. No more do we stand along side our brothers and sisters in thought. Now we've lost our definition. Poof! We've become nothing. We've become worse than nothing. We've become a chimera.

9:21 PM  

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