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Obama and Hope

Obama is a pawn in a much bigger game than national politics. It is also a game larger than that of "capitalism" as this quote states. The "engine of capitalism" is in the vehicle of western civilization and it's time to get out of the vehicle to avoid the crash we are racing towards.
"Hope drives us to invent new fixes for old messes, which in turn create ever more dangerous messes. Hope elects the politician with the biggest empty promise; and as any stockbroker or lottery seller knows, most of us will take a slim hope over prudent and predictable frugality. Hope, like greed, fuels the engine of capitalism."

Ronald Wright, A Short History of Progress (2004)