This opinion piece headlines next week's edition of the New Yorker, quite possibly my favorite magazine. Packer presents a quick rundown of Barack's first hundred days and offers some perspective, however biased, on his political philosophy.
I'm reticent to express my political views through a medium such as this, as I don't intend my blog to be polemical in the least. I'd like it to be thought-provoking and dynamic, hence the occasional break in music-oriented posts (sorry, can't help wanting to share it!).
Bits and pieces of Packer's commentary slighly perturb me, but the same goes for a great many parts of conservative rhetoric. To become polarized in any one direction is a dangerous, dangerous thing. I encourage you to form your own opinions and to read everything with a grain (maybe a boulder?) of salt.
"He promised a federal guarantee of warranties for owners of G.M. and Chrysler cars, but he won’t put the government in temporary control of the banks, which are at the heart of the economic crisis. He is willing to spend $275 billion for homeowners’ relief, but he won’t let the government enter into the business of making direct loans."
...a point where I see Packer's thought process erring... just the slightest bit. Drastic intervention (i.e. government control of banks) unless absolutely necessary, frightens me.
Planning to post a few super chill minimal tracks soon - totally my style. Be on the lookout ;)
And off I go to my business law course. Fitting.