Is this country finally switching trains?

Blood on the tracks

CounterPunch
by Robert Jensen

11/09/06

As I stood in line for coffee on the morning after election night, a Democratic Party supporter ahead of me in line said, 'Thank God this country is finally switching trains.' If only that were true.On Election Day 2006, the U.S. public didn't switch trains but simply ratified a different group of conductors. It's the same old train, on the same tracks, heading in the same direction.This isn't an argument that there are never any meaningful differences between politicians; sometimes it does matter who is giving the orders on the train. But on this day after the morning-after, it's crucial for those with a critical perspective to highlight that this train -- contemporary U.S. society -- is barreling forward toward disaster, no matter who's punching tickets...

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