October 9th, 2009

Apollo 4 on column of fire

Regarding Naomi Klein's ramble

Earlier I noted that Naomi Klein was rambling, trying to find reasons to oppose President Obama’s earning of a Nobel Peace Prize. She seemed to settle upon the reason that the recent climate change conference didn’t go very well. I wonder if she hadn’t noticed that for the last several years the United States had been maliciously interfering with climate change mitigation, and that suddenly this malicious interference was gone – thanks, of course, to Barack Obama (and the people who elected him).

I had noticed this before, that domestically there is a tendency to underrate Obama’s accomplishments, by not fully grasping how awful the United States was before Obama took office, and how much more awful it could have become.