“But eventually, the greater danger to the movement is that it may dovetail into the presidential election campaign that's coming up. I've seen that happen before in the antiwar movement here, and I see it happening all the time in India. Eventually, all the energy goes into trying to campaign for the "better guy," in this case Barack Obama, who's actually expanding wars all over the world. Election campaigns seem to siphon away political anger and even basic political intelligence into this great vaudeville, after which we all end up in exactly the same place.” -Arundhati Roy, http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/nov/30/arundhati-roy-interview …
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Ted Glick is the national policy director for the Chesapeake Climate Action Network. Past writings and more information can be found here.