During the day, if I have to sit at my computer (99%), I turn the channel the US FOX News. I’ve been doing it for a good year. It started as a laugh because their coverage of the election is almost laughable. If you have ever complained about paying a licence, watch this channel, you will see what happens when you let things become unbiased in reporting. Anyway…
I started as an Obama supporter of course, but after watching FOX for a year, I actually began to feel as though I want McCain to win. All of this stuff has come out about Barack Obama (yes, through FOX) which makes me think that McCain is a better person.
If it was MY election I would vote for Obama because he believes in social justice above capitalist profit, which is the way it should be. The US have got the capitalism/social benefit balance wrong, but have managed to convince its people that the massive gap between, even the moderately comfortable, and the very poor- is the natural way of things. If your interested in this concept of power, as being made compliant by thinking that something ‘is in your own interest when its not’ then I recommend Steven Lukes. Power: A Radical View, Second Edition. Palgrave Macmillan, 2005
If this blog sounds confused then it’s because I’M confused. Fox seems to have brainwashed me but the Socialist inside me is fighting hard and reminding me that the US economic policy towards profit over society needs rebalanced.
I got landed with a shit research topic this semester (Gender and Public Space On A University Campus- any ideas?) I am still mostly doing research on the Eastern European migration and The Impact Of Methadone In Drugs Policy – because they are the most interesting and useful to the area I’m steering my degree. When you look at these topics, it’s hard not to be reminded of the flaws in a society which holds profit above people- although I have to say we are NOT as bad as the US by far.
Anyway. There are some interesting links attached to this blog from other people… from the quick glance I gave them, they sum up better what im talking about. This is pretty rushed while there is a break in Fox news, when it comes back on I’ll be turning into a Zombie again. Cheerio.