- Obama's tenure began as the Savior of the Republic when
he ran for office as his own version of The Last Honest Man. Now just two
and half months into his 'administration' he has already proved himself,
to the world, to be that most dreaded of all political nightmares: Because
Obama is the Dreamslayer who has come, not to save us, but to end our way
- "The fact that Keith Olbermann, an intense Obama
supporter, spent the first ten minutes of his show attacking Obama for
replicating (and, in this instance, actually surpassing) some of the worst
Bush/Cheney abuses of executive power and secrecy claims reflects just
how extreme is the conduct of the Obama DOJ here. Just as revealingly,
the top recommended Kos diary today (voted by the compulsively pro-Obama
Kos readership) is one devoted to attacking Obama for his embrace of Bush/Cheney
secrecy and immunity doctrines. Also, a front page Daily Kos post yesterday
by McJoan vehemently criticizing Obama (and quoting my criticisms at length)
sparked near universal condemnation of Obama in the hundreds of comments
that followed. Additionally, my post on Monday spawned vehement objections
to what Obama is doing in this area from the largest tech/privacy sites,
such as Boing Boing and Slashdot.
- This is quite encouraging but should not be surprising.
As much as anything else, what fueled the extreme hostility towards the
Bush/Cheney administration were their imperious and radical efforts to
place themselves behind an impenetrable wall of secrecy and above and beyond
the rule of law. It would require a virtually pathological level of tribal
loyalty and monumental intellectual dishonesty not to object just as vehemently
as we watch the Obama DOJ repeatedly invoke these very same theories and,
in this instance, actually invent a new one that not even the Bush administration
- It seems that the history of this Republic has entered
a whole new phase from the ideas which millions of us thought this nation
was really all about. We appear to have traded our so-called "values"
for trinkets and booty under the guise of protecting our citizens from
the all-too-secretive-evils at work in the wider world today. And when
it came to replacing the Bushwhacker, many were too eager to hire the first
unknown face that came along, without being willing to study his history
or his pedigree-and already we can see that he has indeed proven to be
a fraud on all fronts!
- When the Second World War was being fought, the world
still thought along classical lines; consequently many could still believe
in the arcane ideas of War & Peace such as 'Victory' & 'Defeat.'
- These very ancient ideas however began almost immediately
to become eroded in the late twentieth century: First with Korea, for which
there is still no definitive ending; followed by Vietnam which we lost
through hubris and folly.
- After Vietnam we began a series of 'actions' such as
the US invasion of Panama, where we killed over 4,000 Panamanians, but
concealed that fact from the world. Then Poppy Bush began the War on Iraq,
in 1991 that has continued for over 19 years, or until this very day.
- So, in virtually none of these 'actions' has the idea
of a classical "Victory" even remotely had any real part to play:
As these concepts once did, in the relatively brief but immensely costly
global conflict, that resulted in an unconditional surrender from all the
Axis powers within five years.
- This always happens when the point of invasions and occupations
is not 'Victory,' but is rather the continuing war itself for the money
to be made out of the chaos we create each and every day we remain in these
unilateral and illegal wars: Along with whatever projections of power and
terror we enjoy because of our military dominance in the world at the moment.
- This is what the owners have designed for us to live
with, as American Foreign Policy; but it lacks any grit or credible military
purpose, beyond the plunder we might gain for continuing our unabated slaughter
of innocent men women and children.
- There is a cost at home however, that we do not measure
and that price may surprise a great many people here-as it is not something
noble or grand in any way. In fact what we have succeeded in creating in
Americans is an Apathy that is the only answer for millions of people who
simply will not face what is being done with their money, and in their
name, and which is being done without any end in sight
- So there are now millions upon millions of Americans
that have allowed themselves to be wrapped in the silk of the Illuminati's
web that owns so much of this country already-rather than to risk it all-to
stand up to this nameless horror that has stolen everything from most of
- Sometimes the perspective that some people choose to
adopt, whenever they undertake to view any particular situation, can so
color what they "believe" is happening; that what they end-up
arriving at can often bear almost no resemblance to reality. This is what
is apparently happening now, whether the topic is financial, military,
political or just the everyday common problems involved with trying to
stay afloat: Regardless of the category.
- Obama has failed all the tests of leadership and instead
has embraced every trait that qualifies him as that long feared Dreamslayer,
the one that has obviously come to end our flawed fling with Global Empire,
rather than to save it or us!
- 1) Keith Olbermann's scathing criticism of Obama's
secrecy/immunity claims text + 2 videos