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November 10, 2012 5:11 PM   Subscribe

Feeling good about the election last Tuesday? Ian Welsh wants to bring you down.
posted by gerryblog (15 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: We have hit peak post-election saturation - feel free to add this to one of the existing posts. -- restless_nomad



 


I wasn't feeling that great about the win anyway considering the business as usual win.
posted by Mezentian at 5:16 PM on November 10, 2012


Him and every other know it all defeatist and media pundit. Still, at least he let's you know from point 1 that his opinion is worthless.
posted by Artw at 5:16 PM on November 10, 2012 [3 favorites]


His prescience is so keen, I wonder why he doesn't get into investing.
posted by clockzero at 5:18 PM on November 10, 2012


Well, his view is more detailed than mine but that's not too far off from what I unfortunately believe. And it wouldn't have mattered who won the election, either. We'll see.
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 5:19 PM on November 10, 2012


Worth pairing maybe with my Charlie Stross post from yesterday.

Well, that one was smart and fun, this one is neither.
posted by Artw at 5:19 PM on November 10, 2012


Wow, a guy on the far left writing a fist-shaking, "You'll see! You'll all see!" polemic about Obama?

Feels like 2008. Or any year since 2008, actually.

I dunno, I don't mean to be glibly dismissive but I fail to see what this kind of doomsaying accomplishes.
posted by Sokka shot first at 5:20 PM on November 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


I dunno, I don't mean to be glibly dismissive but I fail to see what this kind of doomsaying accomplishes.

Well, it's not my job to defend the post, but the claim that there is no serious counterforce in the US to either ecological or imperial catastrophe seems pretty right-on to me. I think the hope for the doomsaying is to help mobilize one.
posted by gerryblog at 5:22 PM on November 10, 2012 [2 favorites]


As things are now, they ever will be. Or at least, that's what people have always thought and always will. Or, wait...
posted by Etrigan at 5:23 PM on November 10, 2012


It's an interesting mix of things I actually agree with and completely bonkers nonsense.

For the record, I think he's correct about points 3, 5, 9, 10, 17 (the main gist anyway), and 19.

The rest of it doesn't really feel True to me, and seems to contain too much personal world view to be accurate in the real world.
posted by hippybear at 5:26 PM on November 10, 2012


He wants to bring us down, we bring his site down. Seems fair.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 5:27 PM on November 10, 2012


Error establishing a database connection
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 5:27 PM on November 10, 2012 [2 favorites]


I fail to see what this kind of doomsaying accomplishes.

It's after the election now. You can stop pretending Obama is Jesus.
posted by DU at 5:29 PM on November 10, 2012 [3 favorites]


Error establishing a database connection

Thanks, Obama.
posted by gerryblog at 5:30 PM on November 10, 2012


All we have to worry about is a simple database capacity problem. These next four years are going to be a cakewalk.
posted by humanfont at 5:32 PM on November 10, 2012


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