McChesney: Why I'm Voting for Ralph

Eric Beck rayrena at
Fri Aug 11 09:08:12 PDT 2000

Doug forwarded from Robert McChesney:

>And in Ralph Nader these positions are
>advocated by one of the most respected Americans of the past 50
>years, a person whose integrity, competence, knowledge of the issues
>and commitment to social justice are unimpeachable.

If someone wants to vote for Nader, that's fine, but this hagiographic bull is just shit--the kind of boobish boosterism you expect to hear from Chamber of Commerce presidents. I assume by "integrity" McChesney means Nader's renowned asceticism and hard work. But aren't self-denial and unwavering loyalty just two values demanded by the ruling class for the perpetuation of Christian-inspired liberal-capitalist democracy?


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