Insufferable Hype & Egotism: BOTH Lincoln’s & MLK’s Bibles?
I know what Lincoln and MLK will be doing on Obama’s inauguration day.
Rolling over in their graves.
I’ll once again be fighting the urge to vomit.
Obama’s cynicism, hypocrisy and egotism really are insufferable. One bible isn’t enough for the “wonder boy” -- and he is a boy in all his arrested emotional development.
He has to have both Lincoln’s and MLK’s bibles?
Methinks thou art selling thyself too pathetically and shamelessly hard, Barack!
I am choosing to avoid seeing that smile of “duper’s delight” as Obama pulls off his latest impression management razzle dazzle inauguration day.
Also insufferable, the propagandizing of his cabal of operatives and the MSNBC crowd of sycophants encouraging very successfully so many citizens to deepen their “team Dem/America exceptionalism” addiction and continue to ignore a reality becoming more and more persistent and painful.
Last year’s “lesser evilism” is the new “heroism”? Pullleeeeze!
Remember Gore Vidal’s labeling of this country as “the United States of Amnesia”?
Can I mention here that our government, and the oligarchical ruling class elite that it is pimped out to, are exceptionally violent and oppressive. Evil.
It is hard for a human being to fully grasp large-scale and threatening evil. Short-term denial is preferable and easier. As is going after the messengers of truth and reality. Especially when Obama is so shameless and opportunistic a self-promoter and liar, helped mightily by corporate financial sponsorship and its media’s 24/7 propaganda.
The American Judas, the pied piping Democratic president on the garden path to fascism, will place his not-so-lesser-evil hand on BOTH Lincoln’s and MLK’s bibles to take another supposedly sacred oath to protect and guide us.
God help us all.
Martin Luther King’s utterances during his lifetime were powerful. One that resonates with me this day: “... for the sake of hundreds of thousands trembling under our violence, I cannot be silent ...”
Thank God he wasn’t silent. We need more Americans not to be silent about evil and its bullshit and its horrors.
Obama, a purveyor of great violence. A purveyor of great poverty. A disdainer of the plight of the poor, the sick, the elderly ... pretty much anyone not a one-percenter.
Obama is a bigger militarist than George W. Bush.
He ignores constitutional law.
He commits and directs crimes against humanity, such as murder of Americans. Mass murder of non-Americans.
He allies with oppressive nations and enables their crimes against humanity.
He targets dissenters.
He enables the theft and fraud and obscene profiteering of the corporate elite at the expense of American citizens and foreign peoples, dooming them to poverty, hunger, sickness, ongoing unemployment, death, etc.
He is about to slash further America’s social safety net, including social security, Medicare and Medicaid. Duped and enthralled citizens will proclaim he is doing his best to save such programs. He will agree and boast of it. He will lie and do harm.
Our government is run by a criminal class. Democratic and Republican.
After Obama was elected in 2008 I observed that not only was Obama beginning to lose balance on the slippery slope of fascism, he apparently had brought his sled.
Amazing and heart-breaking how many citizens still don’t get it.
Lincoln, MLK .... and Obama? What colossal hubris.
The audacity of mendacity!
[cross-posted on open salon]