By Ben Cohen
A brilliant article by John Cusack, a true progressive and speaker of truth to power. Forget the Angelina Jolies and Madonna's of this world, Cusack is the real deal:
The final irony of the free-market Darwinist model is instead of the
strongest and best surviving, it's really the weakest and the worst.
From a moral and spiritual point of view this is hardly in doubt. See
George Bush. The gospel he purports to serve tells us this but perhaps
he saw Christ as a conqueror. I've always doubted men who call
themselves Christians who live by the law of the jungle. The gospels,
the Koran and the Torah make no bones about it: wealth is not strength;
power often represents not the brightest and the best but the weakest
and worst. The beast in the Book of Revelation is not a horn-rimmed
devil but Rome. Empire. Any empire. Every empire.
As Bush leaves office, the real truth is this: the new economies of
the world disprove everything he ever said. Apparently that doesn't