What planet do you live on Mr. Lakey?
This is an absolute doozy:
"Why weren’t we ready with a vision for GM’s crisis so we could fight for it? Had we been ready, our ally in the White House, clearly blocked on major climate change legislation, would have an alternative to the GM bailout he duly executed."
A statement like this proposes that vision is equivalent to hegemonic control. That it's a "lack of vision" as opposed to the entrenched influence of Big Oil and friends that turned the GM bailout into what it was.
I suppose it's a lack of vision that explains why Monsanto is able to pollute so much of our nation's crop. It couldn't have anything to do with that war crimes' company's MIC contacts, lawyers sitting on govt. boards, or financial muscle?
And at all those climate conferences where the same groups of rich white men define the agenda for this planet, let's blame the Left and innovators for a lack of vision... rather than speak honestly about the dictatorial powers of Big Capital.
The Piketty Study proved how Big Money operates.
Judge Brandeis certainly made it clear, as did the Page and Gilens Study.
Writers like George Lakey probably get advantages from think tanks which push this "Blame the Left/workers/unions/the middle class" for a system that's gummed up the gears of legal redress, turned participatory Democracy into a pantomime, and features a mainstream media that lies on a continuous basis even about things as morally repugnant as making cases FOR war.