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Re: <nettime> More thoughts on the American election
carl guderian on Tue, 11 Nov 2008 03:38:06 +0100 (CET)

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Re: <nettime> More thoughts on the American election

I have a picture of John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff for Bush (41),  
picking his nose.


In 2010, this could be the First Dude picking his ass, and we'd be be  
utterly unable to do anything about it. Obama is another chance, a  
desperate yank on the stick during a power dive, in hopes of not  
augering in.


On 9-nov-2008, at 5:49, John Hopkins wrote:

>> I'd heard the name, but I couldn't figure out what the big deal  was.
>> The policy difference between Obama and Hillary made me wonder why
>> anyone bothered.
>> ...  The first time I heard him speak I was struck with simultaneous
>> joy and fear: I believed him. I don't mean I believed what he said, or
>> that I agreed with his policies, but rather, I believed that he believed
>> what he said, that he was sincere.
> Thanks Wade for that narrative -- I think it is VERY important for
> people to listen carefully to anecdotes NOT punditry in this moment, and
> perhaps in every moment.  For it is in those idiosyncratic words, formed
> by the individual, where we as others have to grope for meaning, and form
> an opinion on what this person is saying and consequently what they are
> about.  The important thing is that we have to THINK ourselves.  I am
> tired of pre-formed ideas being constantly spewed by a wide variety of
> mediated voices.  The voice  which is artificially amplified is speaking
> more for the techno-social system that provides the amplification than
> for any individual reflecting their  presence in this world.

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