Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Obama's Speech on Race

I'm impressed with Obama's speech. It addresses the complexity inherited in the issue and that is what political discourse should have been all along!

Human affairs are some of the most complex. But when the time comes for us to select a political leader, whose full time job is to deal with such matters, we are all reduced to slogan-shouting, party-affiliating, emotional charged simpletons. Because of the short attention span, it has become dangerous to get into different aspects of an issue: NAFTA, exit from Iraq, etc.

As I have argued in earlier posts, the political process that comes after the elections is well-equipped to deal with such complexities, while election itself is anything but.

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