As in the song "Lawyers In Love" we have a land, a nation with too many in high places willing to do anything for money neglecting people, honor and principle but a change is coming. No more falling for the lie of living only individualistic and independent lives leaving us divided and conquerable by powerful special interests but a people, a nation collaborating for the greater common good in various groups all across the nation. A land of people working together to help one another with a vision moreover as Jesus would have us be. Love, Mercy, Forgiveness, Kindness....something about another Land. The change is coming

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The De-evolution Or Nixonization Of Barack Obama

The transformation began slowly but surely. In fact it may have began the day Barack Obama decided to shelve any real efforts to reform campaign finance because that would have open the door to the real possiblity legislation supported by the people might flourish and that would have been anathema to the elite powerbase. You see it was then we should have seen just who was actually in control of the Obama presidency. Not as obvious as Cheney as the real president but clearly demonstrating recent past presidents and future presidents will serve at the pleasure of the establishment status quo. Barack Obama has been a slight change agent with the attempt at health care reform and expaned medicaid for the poor's healthcare but watered-down bills such as the Frank-Dodd Wall Street reform bill were just another clear marker that the establishment was only letting so much get done.

Strangely after Obama's re-election instead of going straight on with legislation fufilling his center-left agenda and overturning Bush's surveillence state he has turned into the establishment's poster boy. Promising transparency in government Barack Obama has instead decided to punish the whistleblowers that expose corruption in government where transparency dares tread. Many, believing that the Obama adminstration would have their back, put their lives on the line to expose corruption but have been left to hang out and dry. In short the escalating crackdown on whistleblowers reveals the darker side of Obama's compromise and deal with the establishment but whistleblowering may be the least of it. The administrations push to open U.S. skies to domestic drone activity is what you would expect from Cheney or Nixon but not from Mr. Change-Freedom Agent Obama.
Next is the unwavering support of NSA recording of all American's phone calls and internet activity. Most alarming is Obama's surrender to a notion of the need of all these things to counter terrorists. And lastly, that is for now, is the Obama administrations strong pursuit of Edward Snowden. That Obama would allow himself to be caught here in this position is bad enough but to ride after Snowden on the horse of hypocrisy in an effort to try Snowden for spying when so obvious to all the NSA and our government should more likely be tried for lying to us about spying on us is pathetic.

Then just as America begins waking up from this surveillence state terrorist stupor of fear as the House of Representatives nearly ourlaws these NSA activities and the outrageous Xkeysource program of spying is revealed to Americans, the Obama administration launches the biggest al-qaeda terrorist warning since 9-11. Only two days after the most critical condemnation of the NSA since 9-11 the Obama administration launches the biggest terrorist warning since 9-11.

We were on our way to confronting and seriously cutting back these domestic spying programs when the Obama administration diverts and diffuses attention and energy away from it with bogus terrorist alerts. Then the media goes full blown in pushing the government's terrorist warnings fully stopping any discussion or coverage of NSA domestic spying abuses. Remember the Congressional House almost shutdown NSA domestic spying only about a week ago but without any coverage of the NSA spying abuses you saw none of it. The question is are you now going to let the impetus against these spying programs wane or even are you going to forget it as they want you to? Are you realizing that the spying abuse issue we have been absorded in for the last three weeks is about NSA domestic spying, not international NSA spying of which these terrorist warnings concern?

The real dynamic in play is our old friend Herman Goering and his famous quote. We do well to remember it but as of late it is hard to forget it but here we go again:

"It is the leaders of a country who determine the policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All youhave to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country."

In this case it's denounce the critics of the NSA national surveillence state for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger or the media for continuing to cover it or congressmen for questioning it now but we are grown people matured with the wisdom of time and the continuity of an informational database are we not? Are we not going to get real? 

Finally Nixon...er..a...Obama holds a press conference trying to deflate concerns about NSA spying and terrorist alerts but comes across so Nixonesque with his talk of tweeks and adjustments to the NSA domestic spying program, ignoring any reduction in the scope of the program, one could be forgiven for thinking it is 1972 all over again. Tricky Dick couldn't have done it better.

This brings us now to the regressive state of the Obama administration which clearly shows some people change for the better and some...well........

Barack Milhous Obama
Pushing domestic drone use
Cracking down on ethical whistleblowers
Defending spying on all American communications(Nixon didn't even try this one)
Wagging the dog on massive scale to cover for the NSA and establishment of a national surveillence state.

Personally I'm not into the personality parade. It's not about the person, it's about the issues. If Obama is correct on most issues I'm on board. If not, I'm not. It's a democracy and it's that simple. Still believe in Obamacare and the medicaid expansion into every state. As a Christian don't believe in a paranoid ideology over the needs of people. Still believe there is some justice in this Justice Dept. Still believe in a lot of it but I unequivocally don't believe in establishing the real potential for turnkey tyranny when the chances of my or anyone else's involvement in a terrorist act is much less than that of being killed by a policeman. 
 
So if this can happen to Obama then just who is calling the shots?
The next question must be, can we do anything about it and if we could is our society so controlled already that you would get nowhere even trying?

The trick of course is in fooling you.

 
 
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