Friday Feedback: How Is This Peace?

istock_000001483014xsmall.jpgFridays the LA Progressive features a comment that was particularly noteworthy. This week we are featuring a comment submitted by Brown Bear commenting on “Why Obama Should Not Have Received the Peace Prize — Yet,” by Robert Reich.

Here’s Brown Bear’s comment:

The thing about hope is there is no “there” there. It exists only in the expectations held inside your own head. Hope and fear are also two sides of the same coin.

Obama has turned out, for me, to be the embodiment of fill in the blank politics. His lack of specificity allow you to continue to believe in a set of hopeful ideals you hold in your head – but that have not yet come to fruition in the outside world for anyone who considers themselves progressive.

We HOPE Obama will promote world peace, yet the reality is he has yet to close Guantanamo, he has expanded executive privileges that allow for the torture and illegal detainment of political prisoners, and he’s expanding war in Afghanistan.

How is this peace?

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