Wednesday, 25 January 2012

The Obama Deception

I must have felt a disturbance in the force because it is 4am and I am up and staring at a screen almost over come with emotion at the herd of sheep blindly applauding a man that has brought more war, death and destruction to this planet than his predecessor and deceived just about every human on the planet the last four years. I of course am talking about the actor in charge of America, allegedly, Barack Obama.

Where does one start.

His State of the Union address was quite possibly one of the most uncomfortable experiences I have had since one of his pre-election speeches back in 2007 where he claimed he would finish the fight with the Taliban, close Guantanamo Bay and restore Habeas Corpus. The last time I checked the so called war on terror was still being fought, Guantanamo Bay is still open for business and Habeas Corpus had just about been torn up for toilet paper on New Years Eve 2011 with the signing of the National Defence Authorisation Act (NDAA) which he claimed was "unconstitutional" and "un-American" yet still signed.

"For the first time in nine years, there are no Americans fighting in Iraq. For the first time in two decades, Osama bin Laden is not a threat to this country. Most of al Qaeda's top lieutenants have been defeated. The Taliban's momentum has been broken, and some troops in Afghanistan have begun to come home"

This does not take into account the numerous private security personnel still operating out there for big private defence contractors such as Academi, formerly Blackwater and is only of course so he can redeploy them in time for the up coming war with iRan. If you doubt this then ask yourself what happened to Gaddafi when he looked at trading oil for gold?

Obama swiftly returned to a more local issue when he started to talk through his vision for the future of America's economy, a well scripted effort where he tried to paint the image of a recovering economy. 

"The state of our Union is getting stronger. And we've come too far to turn back now. As long as I'm President, I will work with anyone in this chamber to build on this momentum"

Unless of course you have had your head in the sand or been on holiday to the dark side of the moon you will know this is a lie. Especially the day after the IMF warned we face a 1930's moment. By this I just assumed they meant depression and a world war?
On the subject of 'economy' as they put it, there are a few things I would like to try and clarify for myself. Firstly it was my understanding that during the 1980's, a vintage time, Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher smashed unions, as the labour workforce was seen as an obstacle to the capitalist model and also industry? Work was outsourced to Asia (check the back of your iPhone) and presumably check the model of your vehicle, Toyota? Honda? This access to the world labour markets drove down production costs and simultaneously increased unemployment and prices at the till? The auto industry in America and the UK was in ruins. Strange then to see that in last nights address Obama managed to utter the words; "Tonight, the American auto industry is back."

He then went on to say;

"My message is simple. It's time to stop rewarding businesses that ship jobs overseas, and start rewarding companies that create jobs right here in America. Send me these tax reforms, and I'll sign them right away."

Obviously it has dawned on someone that if your people have no purchasing power then your economy as they see it is doomed. Another way around this would be to employ two people for every job and maintain the wage but that is a dream, surely?
Never one to leave the Chinese alone for too long he then seemed to single out the Chinese particularly for piracy and imitation of products;

"Tonight, I'm announcing the creation of a Trade Enforcement Unit that will be charged with investigating unfair trade practises in countries like China.
It's not right when another country lets our movies, music, and software be pirated. It's not fair when foreign manufacturers have a leg up on ours only because they're heavily subsidised."
The process of satellite production companies in factories based in China is common place but then what do you expect if you pay children a dollar a day to make your Air Jordans? I would say Obama has bigger problems with China than whether they have fake Apple stores popping up, like their gold for oil trade with iRan as mentioned earlier. This is something the American economy cannot abide with the dollar currently hooked up to a defibrillator awaiting its next cardiac arrest.
"Right now, American oil production is the highest that it's been in eight years. That's right, eight years. Not only that – last year, we relied less on foreign oil than in any of the past 16 years.

Let there be no doubt: America is determined to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon and I will take no options off the table to achieve that goal. But a peaceful resolution of this issue is still possible, and far better, and if Iran changes course and meets its obligations, it can rejoin the community of nations. Our iron-clad commitment to Israel's security has meant the closest military cooperation between our two countries in history."

Right here we have the crux of the upcoming conflict with iRan
The sound of the battle drums beating over iRan and its nuclear threat are a thinly veiled cover for the real reason for aggression towards them, their oil and America's unwavering allegiance to a state perpetrating the very sort of genocide that they have become infamous for, following their treatment at the hands of the Nazi's. It is for this very reason that the people of Israel should rise up against the principles their leaders are trying to justify against a people not so dissimilar to themselves.

The actor supposedly in charge proceeded to enlighten us on the mechanism and philosophy of democracy regarding the two party nation finding common ground, he even managed to sneak a quote in from Abraham Lincoln, trying to convince people of the worth of your vote... Like George Carlin said if you vote, you legitimise what they do to you.

"We need to end the notion that the two parties must be locked in a perpetual campaign of mutual destruction; that politics is about clinging to rigid ideologies instead of building consensus around common sense ideas.

I'm a Democrat. But I believe what Republican Abraham Lincoln believed: That Government should do for people only what they cannot do better by themselves, and no more."

The closing stages of his speech were quite remarkable, the American military efforts in the Middle East were used as metaphor for some kind of great notion of people casting aside differences, to come together as one with common goals. Championing the Seal Team that allegedly killed Osama Bin Laden and comparing their mission to the hands that built America left a bitter taste in the mouth. 

"When you put on that uniform, it doesn't matter if you're black or white, Asian or Latino, conservative or liberal, rich or poor, gay or straight. When you're marching into battle, you look out for the person next to you, or the mission fails.
One of my proudest possessions is the flag that the Seal Team took with them on the mission to get Bin Laden. On it are each of their names. Some may be Democrats. Some may be Republicans. But that doesn't matter. Just like it didn't matter that day in the Situation Room, when I sat next to Bob Gates – a man who was George Bush's defence secretary; and Hillary Clinton, a woman who ran against me for president.

All that mattered that day was the mission. No one thought about politics. No one thought about themselves.... More than that, the mission only succeeded because every member of that unit trusted each other – because you can't charge up those stairs, into darkness and danger, unless you know that there's someone behind you, watching your back.

"So it is with America. Each time I look at that flag, I'm reminded that our destiny is stitched together like those fifty stars and those thirteen stripes. No one built this country on their own. This Nation is great because we built it together. This Nation is great because we worked as a team. This Nation is great because we get each others backs. And if we hold fast to that truth, in this moment of trial, there is no challenge too great; no mission too hard. As long as we're joined in common purpose, as long as we maintain our common resolve, our journey moves forward, our future is hopeful, and the state of our Union will always be strong.
Thank you, God bless you, and may God bless the United States of America."

The 'death' of Osama Bin Laden single handily saved Obama's political career and last night he used it to launch his bid to remain in the White House to oversee another four years. Four more years of lies. Four more years of war. Four more years of death. Four more years of your liberties being signed away to secure greater 'freedoms'.

Source for Obama's speech transcription, The Guardian

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