"...At the very moment when I believe we can see, through the myths, the end of capitalism, as we have seen the death of the investment banks as we knew them, they are dead. They are zombies. All that might mean in terms of how long capitalism will maintain its edifice, at that very moment we get a Barack Obama. Such a clever man. Such an attractive candidate. And who appears to be an answer to African Americans’ historical dreams, then he arrives at this very juncture when the crack in capitalism is so evident, and as a result of his arrival, neutralizes the most consistently progressive group of citizens in the United States, Black America, without whose activism there cannot be a viable progressive movement in the United States. In other words, at precisely the moment in history when we should be running as progressives, running through that crack in the wall of capitalism, we have been neutralized, and certainly we on the Black side, and put to sleep by this singularly attractive, clever, and I think ultimately, dangerous, president.?
Glen Ford, executive editor Black Agenda Report, interview http://www.malcomlagauche.com/id1.html
Seven Years in Iraq The War is Not Over
By John Ross