For all his faults, Freud did nail down "slips of the tongue" as a significant phenomena that is rarely, if ever, random. So when Romney's unconscious tells us that he is here to bring people together to "serve" problems, not to "solve" them, we should pay attention. And why did he introduce Paul Ryan as "the next President of the United States?"
For six weeks in early 2012 I ran for the office of President of the
United States of America. I was accepted by the Reform Party, created We the
People Reform Coalition, and wrote letters to every single candidate
for President. This is my report.
How is it possible for so many well intentioned people to not see that Barack Obama is just another actor — a kinder and gentler apologist for Wall Street and closet advocate for the Military-Industrial Complex? How is it possible that, in the 1960s, GE didn't realize that there might be earthquakes in an earthquake zone?
To bring about change you need to practice dreampolitik. What Barack Obama demonstrated during his campaign, and
needs to remind himself of regularly, is that politics can be the art
of the impossible.
When I discovered yesterday morning that Obama had won, I wept. And wept. Is it an exaggeration to say the global village's heart is opening up?
Last night I woke up, startled by a B-grade racist dream. It began with me walking down a street, and then I'm making a racist remark about Senator Obama. The dream showed me confronting my shadow. Everyone is having this type of experience right now. It's happening across the culture.
While my long-term vision is a world of empowered, decentralized communities in charge of their own destinies, there's a short term problem we desperately need to address: completely transforming our technology, our energy infrastructure, our economy, our food, manufacturing and transportation systems to a zero carbon basis, and doing it in a way that furthers social justice. I don't think Obama will be our savior. But if he's elected, the wind will shift.
The conflict between McCain and Obama is in essence a conflict between two different conceptions of personality and its
relationship with political power, ideological manifestations having a
common root: the rise of the Western ego.