My irritation with Glenn Beck is balanced almost perfectly with my frustration for Barack Obama. It is easier to listen to Glenn’s simplistic message (as it has always been when the right open their stinking mouths) than Obama the intellectual buffoon.
The problem, yet again, when the left of center are swept into power by the cheering crowds (when the pendulum swings) is that they are woefully unprepared to deliver what the people want. When the right get into power they let off bombs and create armies and the fearful are made safe, the patriotic are assuaged, the rich rub their hands in glee.
When the left of center are elected they ‘negotiate’ with their enemies, they want to be ‘bipartisan’ and have absurd ’round table get togethers’ with their opponents to ‘sort everything out’.
Of course I am disillusioned by Obama just like you are. I cried when he was elected. I was so happy. He promised so much and has delivered so little. He and his administration cow tows to the likes of Glenn Beck. Obama moans and whines, he says pathetically that “change is hard”.
Was the only ‘change we could believe in’ the black faces of the first family? Was that it?
For those faces to then be called liars out loud by pasty white-faced congress men? For those same black faces to doff their caps to people like Glen Beck? To be called racists? Obama has not adequately taken the reigns because deep down he fears the consequences, he may be president but he does not behave like a president. His rhetoric is merely that..rhetoric. Hollow promises, empty gestures. He looks haunted, like those negro men and women in the black and white photographs taken in the deep south, covering their heads as the police hit them with batons.
He looks beaten. He sounds washed up.
Yet, all it would take is just one moment of clarity, one moment to take back his power, a moment of shock and awe. It is unlikely to happen. He is just too busy having his photo taken like JFK in the oval office with his little daughters.
Last week a friend of mine confided in me she had heard from reliable sources that Obama would not run a second term and that Hillary would be elected and everything would be just the way we want it. Bullshit. Of course a second term for Obama is unlikely but not because Hilary is waiting in the wings to take the crown that was promised her. The people will choose a simpler message, a familiar message. One that they can understand. Change maybe what they want but they have washed their hands of change. It’s too complicated.
The nation is crippled, the people are meek and fat and stupid and unable to change anything. The nation is crippled by inactivity, inertia, fear.
The banks and their paid friends in government have deliberately crippled the USA. They will do nothing to heal this country until they have an elected government who sees things exactly their way.
When the dependable right get back into power..everything will change. Lending practices, house prices, small business..all will suddenly change and the people will breathe a sigh of relief. The banking reforms will vanish, the Obama health care system will too.
My friends tell me that President Obama has achieved much but they forget that I come from a country where real socialists have changed the fabric of society for the good and the bad. Where the pendulum really swung, where the people were represented and the legacy of that extreme governance is health care, education, infra structure. That’s all I want for you. So I do not have to endlessly put my hand in my pocket for the steady stream of homeless beggars now on every street in America. Millions of desperate unemployed.
Obama has achieved nothing of any consequence, no real and immediate healthcare, no real financial reform. How could he? He surrounded himself with banking insiders. Rahm Emanuel and Tim Geithner are complicit in the devaluation of your house, the loss of your job and as one government melded seamlessly into another oversaw a massive banking Ponzi scheme: the banks took your TARP money tripled the value of it and with huge grins on their bloated faces returned chump change to you the people.
Nowhere else in the world did this happen so effectively than here in the USA. The Americans tried exercising monetary hegemony in Europe but the European Union is too disperate. There are simply too many politicians from too many fractured political parties to bully and bribe and most of them have more integrity in one member’s little finger than the entire American congress and senate put together.
The European Union cannot be bought. This explains the British ruling elites fear of the Euro, the European Union and everything east of the Channel. Yet, look at what is happening in Europe. The economies are growing, the people did not lose their homes, communities were not compromised.
We have had revolution in Europe. Revolution is essential to destroy the status quo for the status quo is not good for the people. It is good for the few.
The media and Obama hating pundits, as well they might, evoke the ghosts of the French Royal family but Michelle Obama is no Marie Antoinette.
It is easier for us to discuss Michelle’s vacations and high-waisted fashion faux pas than the dead and the maimed and the wounded in our fruitless wars. Fruitless, unless you are the owner of a munitions factory or a service industry dedicated to war. We will never be able to stop profligate war funding because we are coerced by the rich to believe it is our patriotic duty to support our troops by giving them more and more money as our schools rot and our teachers become beggars.
I am eager for revolution in whatever form it may take. The people voted for Obama not to be meek or timid or careful of his enemies but to take back what had been stolen from us during the Bush years. To restore what Glen Beck is now touting..some American honor.
Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh have chipped away at the truth of Barack Obama so that today more and more Americans believe that Obama is a Muslim, that he bailed out the banks, initiated the war in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
They believe that Obama is not and has never been..is not and has never been a bone fide American. They believe that he is not like them, that he has become president by suspect means. That the good people of America could never have deliberately elected a black man and his descended from slaves wife. How could that have happened?
Their racist outrage has never been stamped upon, outlawed, mocked. Why? Because we were too busy, like bullied kids in the playground, crying and running away after trying to befriend and engage those who are simply incapable of listening.