"The wealthy, not only by private fraud but also by common laws, do every day pluck and snatch away from the people some part of their daily living. Therefore, when I consider and weigh in my mind these commonwealths which nowadays do flourish, I perceive nothing but a certain conspiracy of rich men in procuring their own commodities under the name and authority of the commonwealth.

They invent and devise all means and crafts, first how to keep safely without fear of losing that which they have unjustly gathered together, and next how to hire and abuse the work and labor of the people for as little money and effort as possible."

Thomas More, Utopia

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Pretty pictures will do

Recently I found myself in a rather long and tedious discussion with my brother over the state of the US and its relation to the rest of the world in general. For what seemed like hours he tried to convince me (and perhaps himself) that the sainted Obama administration was really, despite all evidence to the contrary, a force for change in the world. For example, when I mentioned the contrast in the Obama administration's response to the disputed elections in Iran to the coup in the one nation upon which the US exerts the most influence in Latin America, Honduras, he dissolved into to a cloud of semantics, disparately grasping at anything that would explain away the clear hypocrisy. Nuance aside, there's little difference between the Obama administration's handling of the Honduran crisis and what could have been expected of the Bush II regime that preceded it.

The same of course applies the Obama's handling of the financial crisis foisted upon us by the Wall Street hustlers and their bankrupt free-trade ideology. This is the part that really gets to the heart of my frustration with Obamaniacs such as my brother. Like most Americans, if he is not directly effected by an issue he just can't be bothered by the matter. So when it comes to our illegal invasion and occupation of a sovereign nation or the material support for ethnic cleansing on the other side of the globe well... that stuff's so out of the way and we're very busy. Well at least we used to be before half a million of us per month were losing our jobs as the Obama administration endeavors to move heaven and earth to save the very malefactors who decimated the economy (such as it is). Unlike the remote controlled, robot bombing of wedding parties the economic meltdown is something most American's can feel directly yet still there is a sizable number of people (my brother among them) who refuse to connect the dots to the policies of an administration filled to the brim with Goldman Sachs alums. Yes, cracks are starting to appear in Obama's polling numbers but we still have a long way to go before the financial oligarchy he serves starts to feel the heat.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yep, Coldie, those Obama lovers see no wrong, just as the Bush backers saw no wrong (in either daddy or junior).

Surprised your bro did not try to convince you the troop build-up (and the expenses) in Afghanistan was in the best interests of the people there.

The kool aid sipping Obamans are pretty funny. I realize he has not been in office long enough to cast a long list of criticisms, but he has shown not to be the true leftist folks wished. You and I knew that before the election though.

"leftisthebest"

Anonymous said...

The kool aid sipping Obamans are pretty funny. I realize he has not been in office long enough to cast a long list of criticisms, but he has shown not to be the true leftist folks wished. You and I knew that before the election though.

"leftisthebest"

4:01 PM

What type of crack are you smoking?

Coldtype said...

"What type of crack are you smoking?"
-4:01 pm

What part of Lefty's statement are you having difficulty with?

Anonymous said...

What part of Lefty's statement are you having difficulty with?

10:48 PM

Nice try with the verbal judo/Reid BS,you must fuck up alot of your cases.

List of criticisms:

Not a US citizen
Liar
Dirt Chicago machine politician.
Muslim
Socialist
Hater of personl liberty
Enemy of the First& Second Amnedment
Racist
race baiter
Ass kisser to hostile nations to the USA
Does not support Israel
Giver of tax money to have not that dont deserve aid.
Thief of tax payer money given to his machine buddies.
Destroyer of true American ideals and values.
Did not pay parking tickets for 16 years.
Cop hater
more to follow...........

Anonymous said...

List of criticisms:

Not a US citizen
wrong-even many on far right say he

Liar
What about Bush lied, troops died?

Dirt Chicago machine politician
Wrong, they have backed him, but he was never part of the Machine

Muslim
Who attends Christian church, yea right

Socialist
I wish!!!

Hater of personal liberty
Like Bush spying on American citizens?

Enemy of the First& Second Amendment
He prohibits not religion, speech, press, right to assembly, or petition the government. And the right to bear arms? Well, that's a completely different argument

Racist
Doubt it.

race baiter
Naw, the GOP have that down pat.

Ass kisser to hostile nations to the USA
He is just trying to get along.

Does not support Israel
No, he supports Palestian rights

Giver of tax money to have not that dont deserve aid.
If you mean Corporate American i agree

Thief of tax payer money given to his machine buddies
It's called Congress. Both parties do it.

Destroyer of true American ideals and values.
Like racism, rights taken from minorities and the such? Both parties have that down pat.

Did not pay parking tickets for 16 years.
Boy, you sure are reaching.

Cop hater
He was wrong on Police Week, I'll give ya that

more to follow...........
all hate all the time, cannot wait

don't get me wrong, I do not think Obama is that great. He is a politician. Until we get a TRUE leftist in the Oval Office the working man will continue to suffer.

"leftisthebest"