05 Jan '12, 7pm

Time to be angry, not cynical, about corporate money in politics, by @billmckibben

Time to be angry, not cynical, about corporate money in politics, by @billmckibben

Enough with the cynicism. We need to get angry and take our country back from corporations. This essay was originally published on TomDispatch and is republished here with Tom’s kind permission . My resolution for 2012 is to be naïve -- dangerously naïve. I'm aware that the usual recipe for political effectiveness is just the opposite: to be cynical, calculating, an insider. But if you think, as I do, that we need deep change in this country, then cynicism is a sucker's bet. Try as hard as you can, you're never going to be as cynical as the corporations and the harem of politicians they pay for. It's like trying to outchant a Buddhist monastery. Here's my case in point, one of a thousand stories people working for social change could tell: All last fall, most of the environmental movement, including 350.org , the group I helped found, waged a fight against the planned Keys...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/politics/2012-01-05-time-to-stop-bei...

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