A real shame that less than a year later, he was disgracing himself as a mindless cheerleader for Barack. Then he would go on to put his name to an inaugural ball for Barack.
He really betrayed all he stood for.
That's really too bad because 2008 could have been about something.
I voted for Ralph Nader. I didn't vote for Nader in 2000. I was not the only voter sick and tired of being held hostage by the two major political parties. 2008, if people hadn't been such scared wusses ("people" refers to opinion makers), we could have had a real movement.
Maybe Nader or Cynthia McKinney would have had some real steam behind them. (I am not insulting their runs or the candidates, I am noting an enthusiasm gap on the left.)
We needed independence and rallying and Howard Zinn acted like a nervous nelly trying to round up support for Barack. (Do not give me the crap about Howard endorsing -- at AlterNet in January 2009, he was talking about his endorsement of Barack.)
It's really sad because he should have led the country down the brave road. Instead, he chose to go out while whoring.
When we find the courage to shake off the two party illusion and show real bravery, we may be able to change our lives and our world. Until then, we're just hostages to Corporatist War Hawks.
"Iraq snapshot" (The Common Ills):