Obama’s Continuing ‘Garden Path’ to Fascism
I wonder if Obama’s face will be carved into Mount Rushmore. Has the universe seriously become that cruelly surreal and Orwellian?
I think so.
A few days ago when I saw Obama’s likeness photoshopped onto Mount Rushmore on Al Sharpton’s show it made bitter bile burn my throat and choke me.
I then managed to scream and announce to a brother and nephew that if or when Obama ended up memorialized in such a way that would be the day I moved to another country.
“Where will you move to?” my nephew asked.
I frowned. “Tough call.” Is there a place on earth safe from amoral America? Think about it.
Obama. The American Judas.
Obama on Rushmore. A U.S. president hell-bent on reversing the social benefits of Roosevelt’s New Deal and Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society.
Obama hell-bent on “entitlement reform.”
Why do people still kid themselves about this goal? Think that he is on the defensive to protect these programs and us? Should I credit Obama with political genius for such slick and victorious mendacity or do I turn to and ponder the extraordinary obtuseness and levels of denial of citizens who actually identify themselves as "progressives"?
Obama hell-bent on imposing gratuitous and devastating austere living conditions on the majority of the American citizenry so to continue the obscene profiteering of the oligarchs. Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid to be mercilessly slashed.
Meanwhile financial fraud continues full throttle, as well as U.S. illegitimate and avariciously-motivated violence in the Middle East, Central Asia, Africa, etc., costing billions and billions of dollars and millions of human lives.
As I write this a reporter on the NewsHour is mentioning the ever spiking number of military suicides. Think Obama gives a serious damn about them? I don’t.
It awes me that the pseudo-left believes Obama is doing his best for the majority of the American people in spite of those Republican obstructionist meanies and those ridiculous American citizens who would rather deprive fellow citizens of social advantages, which would include themselves, than recognize the economic gang raping of the vast majority of us citizens by the political and financial ruling class elite.
Obama and the Democratic party are representing the oligarchy every bit as much as the Republicans. They seem to prefer more of an economic “date rape” style positioning when molesting their victims. Just as craven and cruel.
Hearing Obama’s lame kabuki sound bites that he is defending the needs of struggling Americans financially is downright disgusting. “Grand bargain,” my ass.
Speaking of former presidents, Glen Ford in a recent article referred to Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder as giving “so many immunities from prosecution he looked like Abraham Lincoln on Emancipation Day.” Hah! Of course, the immunities of the Obama cabal are for financial fraud. Conflating Obama with Lincoln in any further way is just more denial and bullshit propaganda to keep the denying bubble people in their bubble comfort zone. For now.
Hollywood, with Spielberg’s and Bigelow’s movies for example, seems to be hell-bent on positively propagandizing the mendacious and destructive Obama administration. I suppose the Hollywood people are part of that fantastically rich elite and are doing their part as cronies. Shoring up the morally bankrupt Democratic (corporate) party in general and Obama in particular. Profits to be made from the neediness of the denying. The obviously questionable critical intelligentsia skip along behind them on the garden path. It is stunning.
I broke down and listened to Rachel Maddow’s MSNBC show once in the last two weeks and was impressed she was talking about the amorality of Obama’s horrifying drone usage and assassination program. Maybe she was coming around? Then Rachel lost me by glibly FRAMING Obama’s stance of such executive criminality as “punch-a-hippie” moments.
Obama’s criminal defiance of constitutional and international law, the depth of his arrogant secrecy re “covert operations”, wreaking such horrifying damage around the world as well as to the lives of more and more political dissenters at home, is framed by amiable Rachel as “punching hippies”? So-called hippies are apparently the ONLY citizens of Americans troubled by full frontal fascism and dictatorship?
WTG, Rach! Amiable Obama gets to throw out due process, to decide who is to be “taken out” -- foreign or American -- unchallenged, to violate sovereign international boundaries with ambushing attacks on citizens, and only the admittedly marginalized real left are seriously to be frustrated? That is how you try to maintain your integrity as a journalist? I’m hearing talk streaming out of both sides of your mouth. I’m hearing minimization and/or normalization of what should be intolerable and inexcusable to EVERY citizen, including you!!!!
Enjoy the Inaugural parties, Rachel. You and the rest of MSNBC above all others truly deserve the goodies and treats for all you have done to snow your viewers into believing in Obama “lesser” (which it is so not) evilism. I hear there will be lobster at the big lunch. Kinda pricey considering the economic depression so many of us are in. But Lincoln was partial to it so how can “brand” Obama not have it served this year? The rest of us can eat the proverbial “cake”.
As far as the Academy Awards are concerned, such heralded propaganda movies for Obama rationalizing the use of torture, his “pragmatic” trashing of our constitutional rights and protections, etc., we “hippies” watched the Nobel Prize go to War-Criminal-in-Chief Obama as the bile rose in our throats. Why wouldn’t Academy Awards, etc., go to his stooges, as well?
Mt. Rushmore? I wouldn’t bet against it. But I guarantee there will be excessive vomiting.
[cross-posted at open salon]