I disagree with this writer’s characterization of obama as a hard-right reactionary; that he is a leader; that he has unbridled power, in so far as it conflicts with his puppet masters.
May be that he was writing too fast. Otherwise, a good article and a fast read.
February 16, 2013
America’s no democracy. It wasn’t established to be one. It never was and isn’t now.
Latter day framers today would be called a Wall Street crowd. They included money-lenders, investors, speculators, merchants, politicians, planters, and lawyers. High-mindedness wasn’t on their agenda.
They wanted America run by people who owned it. They made sure it turned out that way. Wheeler-dealer government is policy. The “supreme law of the land” is whatever presidents and sitting governments say.
Wealth and power alone mattered. It’s more than ever true today. Popular interests are entirely excluded. Government of, by, and for the people never existed and doesn’t now. Constitutional rhetoric is window dressing. It’s self-serving for powerful interests. They’re accountable to themselves alone. Rule of law principles are null and void.
Democracy is illusory. America’s been on a fast track to tyranny for years. Post-9/11, things hardened exponentially. Police state America is real. Duopoly power assures it. Monied interests have full control.
Homeland repression is policy. Resisters are threatened. They can be arrested, abused or murdered. Obama appointed himself judge, jury and executioner. That’s how tyranny works.
Obama’s rogue agenda threatens world peace. He’s waging political, financial, social, and hot wars. He targets humanity. He’s eroding fundamental freedoms. They’re fast disappearing.
Progressive Radio News Hour regular Paul Craig Roberts says “it has happened here.” Institutionalized tyranny is real. Dissent is targeted. So are whistleblowers. Permanent war on humanity is policy.
So are extrajudicial killing, torture, guilt by accusation, indefinite detention, military tribunal justice, lawless surveillance, warrantless wiretapping, unchecked secrecy, manufactured threats, criminalized peace and social justice advocacy, and compromised academic freedom.
The criminal class in Washington is bipartisan. Obama nominally heads it. He governs to the right of George Bush. He’s arguably America’s worst ever president. He elevated rogue leadership to a higher level.