Obama hasn't changed shit. The Bush people are obviously still in charge. Congress already has started cutting some food programs, including reducing the W.I.C.
(Women, Infants and Children) Program by $500 million, as part of a deal with the other wing of the rightwing-puppet, war-party government, on this year's budget. Last
year, more than $2 billion in future funding for food stamps was "redirected" to other programs. The imperialist occupation-armies are still in Iraq, stealing their
oil, repressing their people, leaving uranium deposits everywhere to poison future generations. The war in Afghanistan continues to take the lives of Afghanis
everyday, though no one discusses finding the former C.I.A. asset, Bin Ladin, anymore. Libya, the largest oil-producing nation in Africa, is being bombed by U.S.
forces, and the buzz in military circles is that Obama is about to break anothe promise, and put troops on the ground. Hillary Clinton and Bush/Obama appointed Robert
Gates are still lobbying for wars on Iran, and North Korea. The intelligence agencies and Blackwater (rebranded as Xe Services) continue kidnapping and killing
civilians in Yemen and Pakistan. Obama expanded the T.S.A. fondlings, the radiation scans that his wife and daughters are not subject to, extended the Constitution-
killing Patriot Act, and broke his vow to close the torture-camp at Gitmo. The U.S. has propped-up despots all over the Middle-East, for decades. According to the
Constitution, Obama over-stepped his authority, Bush/Yoo style, by going to war in Libya, and again-without the consent of Congress, or the governed. The vast majority
of Americans oppose all these criminal "pe-emptive" invasions. Increasingly, the spy agencies and military-industrial complex are tightening their control of the
information flow, local and state governments, and tightening the screws on the protesting people. The Koch Industries funded rightwing governors, are even assuming
control of entire municipalities, firing elected officials, and appointing "crisis managers"-in Wisconsin, Ohio, and Florida, the fascists are taking control in
accelerating increments. Many Americans are still willing to pay to fly, in spite of government officials molesting them, and applying dangerous radiation porno-
imaging scans, without the lead cape one is given at the dentist. Insanity. Seven hundred billion has been diverted, by the war lobbyists, into Bush/Obama's futile
wars of empire that only benefit Halliburton, Boeing, G.E., Rathion, Xe, and Lockheed Martin share-holders, and oil barons, even though, millions have already, died
for no reason, in Iraq and Afghanistan. There were no weapons of mass destruction to be found. Colin Powell was set-up to lie to the U.N., they killed Hussein's kids,
and paraded their naked corpses, all over the mass media. They told us they were hanging Saddam for using chemical weapons on his own people, and for torturing people.
All while, they themselves, Cheney and Rumsfeld, ignore the Geneva Conventions. Somehow, two lawyers named Jay Bybee and John Yoo, gave them the power to kidnap and
torture, and conduct medical experiments, on their prisoners of war. They send Michelle Obama around the channels, on a publicity tour, supposedly on behalf of
"military families", but they have yet to even acknowledge there is such thing as the "Gulf War Syndrome". Obama refuses to meet with representatives from Veterans For
Peace. Thousands suffer from brain damage, and exposure to KBR burn-pits, and pitch-black depression, nightmarish post-traumatic stress disorders, and related mental
illnesses, caused by committing atrocities. It is the phenomenon that psychologist Rachel MacNair calls, "perpetration-induced traumatic stress", the phenomenon that
is tormenting so many troops, who are returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, only to commit suicide, at home. As David Swanson recently wrote in "War is a Lie," those
"who survive war are far more likely now, to have been trained and conditioned, to do things they cannot live with having done." What's Michelle With The Well Toned
Arms doing for them? I can't believe people fall for this patronizingly cheap, pacifying, public relations bullshit. They send the first lady on the tv show "The
View", to claim that military wives are the smartest this, and the most honorable that, but the military has the highest suicide rate ever, because what the generals
are ordering them to do is so often pointless, evil, and inhumane. Ask around. You can't kill children and feel like a hero. Slaughtering unarmed peasants, or stealing
their land, does not make you Christ-like. You can't torture people for peace and democracy. Meanwhile, whistle-blowers like Sibel Edmonds are silenced with "State
Secrets" classifications, or imprisoned, and made an example of, like Pentagon scapegoat, PFC Bradley Manning, who allegedly leaked the "Collateral Murder" video
footage, showing "our troops" killing journalists and unarmed families, as casually as if they were playing Nintendo. He's isolated for nine months in solitary
confinement, and made to stand naked every night in a Gulag-like torture tactic, a cruel and unusual punishment, meant to break his will, and he's been convicted of
NOTHING, under personable and friendly, upbeat and always unruffled, President Obama. Obama's military will not even let Dennis Kucinich, or lawyers from Human Rights
Watch, meet with Manning. I wish the over-paid infotainment media-whores, Whoopi and Barbara, would ask Michelle why she thinks torture is acceptable, instead of about
her make-up and her work-out routine, but that's what you get when the corporate-state controls the air-waves. How to get perfect abs and support the troops.
AIN'T THAT AMERICA...
Meanwhile, these despicable "Emergency Financial Managers" are being deployed to struggling school-systems, and townships, like in Michigan, to dissolve state
worker's contracts, and fire all the teachers, so the rightwing can usher in their privatized, for-profit, charter schools. These guys are like economic hit men,
puppets. My uncle laid-off five hundred families from a candy company, about ten years back, to maximize profits for soulless shareholders...then, blew his own brains
out, when he considered the real life consequences, divorces, and broken homes caused by his actions, his complicity. In Wisconsin, an unremorseful, Scott Walker, is
working to break unions by stripping their right to bargain. Isn't the definition of sociopath a person with no empathy? In Michigan, Rick Snyder is working to break
unions by staging a coup of city governments, in the name of fiscal "crisis", and then breaking the union contracts. Michigan's efforts thus far appear to be focused
on cities with high percentages of poor and minority populations. This is not being covered in the corporate media. Shock Doctrine 101. Michigan Governor Rick Snyder
recently signed legislation passed by the Republican-dominated House and Senate, that gives State-appointed Emergency Financial Managers (EFMs) historically broad and
sweeping powers. These new powers allow the EFM to cancel, or modify contracts (including with unions) and even to fire the municipality's government. Today, for the
first time, a EFM did just that. According to a press release from the Michigan AFL-CIO, Joseph L. Harris, EFM for Benton Harbor, Michigan issued "an order prohibiting
all action by all city boards, commissions, authorities and other entities, except as authorized by the emergency manager." They're slashing budgets, firing teachers,
firing Autistic kid's support staffs, all over, but drumming up trillions for wars, expanding military bases, black-op's, drone attacks, and Halliburton jails,
monitoring all electronic cummunications without warants. From Forbes Magazine: "Following the lead of Michigan GOP Governor Rick Snyder, Walker is said to be
preparing a plan that would allow him to force local governments to submit to a financial stress test with an eye towards permitting the governor to take over
municipalities that fail to meet with Walker’s approval. According to the reports, should a locality’s financial position come up short, the Walker legislation would
empower the governor to insert a financial manager of his choosing into local government with the ability to cancel union contracts, push aside duly elected local
government officials and school board members and take control of Wisconsin cities and towns whenever he sees fit to do so. Such a law would additionally give Walker
unchallenged power to end municipal services of which he disapproves, including safety net assistance to those in need." Heard anything from the Puppet-Prez
challenging any of this? Nope.
I used to be way more skeptical about the internet alarmists, who were always fretting about the deindustrialization of America, Martial Law, collapse of the dollar,
the Fema Camps, the chem-trails, Harrp, etc., but so little that's meaningful, or factual, is even spoken of in the mass-media, it does make one wonder. Check out the
website air crap dot org. How often do you hear someone who watches ten hours of cable TV "programming" a day, inform you that you, "can't believe everything you read
on the internet!"? Coming from a person with a hundred dollar a month cable bill. If you attend an anti-war rally, you'll notice the commercial-media always shows
footage filmed like, two hours before the event was scheduled to begin, to make it seem like only three people were there. It's an ongoing problem-the big media
blackout of all progressive demonstrations.
I watched the TV news and was aghast to find, it was ninety nine percent prescription-drug commercials, "support military families" propaganda-which you understand
is utter bullshit, if you know a real veteran...and high school sports, and weather, and even the weather reporting is a whitewash. The meteorologists constantly refer
to "Mother Nature", and never, never mention the unnatural cloud fomations. I talk a lot about media-consolidation, because it is one of the most effective tools,
besides the injustice-system, NSA surveillance, FBI shakedowns/infiltrations/entrapment, and union-busting, that the elites use for manufacturing artificial consensus,
and misdirecting the masses. I know lots of smart folks, many with college diplomas, whose idea of "staying informed" is surfing, back and forth, between FOX and
MSNBC, where the media-whores never discuss the possibility of cutting the "deficit crisis" by ending the wars, or cutting the homeland security domestic spying
budget! No one on TV ever discusses investing in education. Health Care debate is always framed to generate blind support from misguided tea-baggers, for the insurance
companies, Big Pharma, and vaccine manufacturers. The entire scope of public discourse has shriveled into these extremely narrow and limited partisan debates on
basically meaningless issues like, "Don't Ask/Don't Tell". As Ron Paul says, their commitment to undermining the Bill Of Rights and perpetuating endless wars is always
a fully bi-partisan effort. 108 Democrats voted against the "People's Budget", put forth by the Progressive Caucas. These so called Democrats are puppets of the Right.
Nobody wants to talk about it. Heck, unless they're narrarating a shopping spree, to avoid having to make eye contact in public, nobody wants to talk much at all.
Unless some unreality show vixen is voted off the island. "Use your vote", they tell us, again and again. Kirstie or Sugar Ray?
Remember when we used to hangout and play vinyl, laugh, smoke, and talk all night long? People used to actually get together, and create music, films, fanzines. We
used to story-tell, testify, joke, flirt, bitch, dance, argue, plan, cook, vandalize, scheme, dream, organize shows and events, paint, make clothes, and sing songs.
Together. Nowadays, our families are splintered off in different places, and even those who live with us are, often, isolated in different rooms, surfing various media
streams. We seldom look one another in the eyes. Even in public, everyone is on the phone and listening to I-Pods on tiny headphones, always inhabiting this virtual,
media generated, false reality, where advertising experts sucker us into believing we are making important choices between vicarious avatar extensions of our self-
image/brand/persona. Our former allies have all steadily become homogenized, careerist, "frenemies", behaving like the always-strategizing, ambitious, back-stabbers on
the now ubiquitous unreality PROGRAMS, conspiring against anyone, who's retained a shred of individuality, distinctive abilities, or personal values, that jar the
perspectives of the tribal alliances. When was the last time you saw a major motion picture with an anti-war message? When was the last time you heard a sincerely
satisfying album, written by a real band, and not a cynical producer, manipulating some self obsessed heiress, into sounding exactly like either Green Day, or old
Missy Elliot? Can you even recall the last thoughtful, independent film you saw? The top 400 wealthiest American's taxes were classified as "State Secrets", under
Bush. Obama promised transparencey, an end to Gitmo torture camps, and the war on Iraq. I'm afraid he's either a hostage of the intel-agencies, or a Manchurian
Candidate, more or less. It's a bummer. Holder did not go after Goldman-Sachs, Wall St., the Bush torture-team, the war criminals, or B.P./Halliburton! Obama did
nothing to support the unions, and the people's movement, that started in Wisconsin. NOTHING. He's not intevened on behalf of Manning. He is transfoming the mission in
all these wars. He claimed to have ceased combat operations in Iraq-JUST LIKE BUSH. "MISSION ACCOMPLISHED". Of course, he continues to maintain both military and
mecenaries there, killing people, but claims these prolonged bombing and shooting, kidnapping and torturing operations aren't war. Check out David Swanson's War Is A
Crime dot org to learn how to organize your community for peace. We need everyone of you skinny anarchists and aging mohawks out for peace and social justice. Do your
part. Thank You.