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Obama Claims He Supports Your Right to Own a Gun – So Please Stop Buying Them!

December 12, 2008

Dear Readers,

Freedom is a precious and rare condition of human existence.  When the winds of tyranny begin to blow, it is up to the PEOPLE to either defend their rights or to acquiesce to the will of their rulers.

Despite what most politicians would have you believe, the Second Amendment of the Constitution was NOT put in place to protect the rights of deer or duck hunters!

The Founding Fathers and the American Colonialists had been under the oppression of English rule.  The Second Amendment to the Bill of Rights made it clear that the people must always have the  ability to defend themselves against Governmental tyranny and the criminal class.

Recently, “President-Elect” Barack Hussein Obama took time out of his busy schedule to state that he “Supports the Second Amendment” and that there was no need for people to be rushing out and buying guns in record numbers:

http://www.suntimes.com/news/politics/obama/1318968,obama-gun-sales-up-120808.article

I believe it is strange that his Lordship is so concerned about law-abiding Americans exercising their Constitutional right to buy and own firearms.  Especially since it represents just about the only sector of the economy that is really booming!

What is even more intriguing; one of the questions put to a new candidate that wishes to serve his Holiness in the new administration is:  “Do you or any members of your immediate family own a gun?”

http://www.sodahead.com/question/194165/obama-employment-questionaire-do-you-or-any-members-of-your-immediate-family-own-a-gun/

I guess this is understandable.  Obama was rated one of the most anti-gun Senators, hails from the notoriously anti-gun (and corrupt) state of Illinois, and has proposed legislation to ban all handguns, renew the “Assault Weapons Ban” and impose a 500% tax on guns and ammunition.

But he supports your right to own a gun! (Keep saying it to yourself over and over).  He only wants “reasonable” gun laws (and he and the anti-gun House & Senate gets to decide what is and isn’t reasonable…so easy!)

Let me ask you a question…..and be honest.  Have you noticed that a lot of police that used to look something like this:

Nowadays look more like this:

We are here with Machineguns For your Safety.....

We are here with Machine guns For your Safety.....

But I know what some of you are saying…..”We live in a Post 9/11 World, we need stormtroopers with machine guns and body armor stomping around to keep us safe!”

To which I succinctly reply – “Bullshit”

Even if you believe the threat of terrorism is real (it isn’t – the Govt. staged 9/11 and dozens of other incidents to usher in a police state domestically and a “New World Order” Orwellian state run by and for the Globalists – please see my other posts that provide detailed evidence of this and wake up and smell the coffee)  how can you justify “protecting rights” by the curtailment of them??

Let me be crystal clear.  President Obama will work with the demons of Congress to ban, tax, regulate, and dissipate your ability to buy and own firearms and ammo.  I believe they will do this very quickly.  I believe they know such legislation will be furiously received by many “bitter” Americans that cling to their Bibles and Guns……but they do *not* care.

They are going to implement  a Machiavellian strategy of pushing thru unpopular legislation first, because they believe the average American is too dumb and apathetic to remember what they did two years from now when the mid-term elections come up.

I hope I am wrong about this; I really do.  I think the 20,000+ gun laws already on the books are quite enough thank-you.  I think the fact that areas with strict laws against owning guns (NJ/NY/Washington DC, etc) which have very high crime rates tend to prove the amazing theory that <Gasp> criminals do not pay attention to gun laws!

And there lies the rub.  “Gun Laws” are NOT about keeping you safe.  They are not implemented “for the children” and they are not there to protect you from “terrorists” – Gun laws exist for CONTROL.  Do you really believe that any of our scumbag politicians give a tinkers damn if you are the victim of a robbery, rape or home invasion?  Do you think they want you to have the ability to thwart whatever “laws” they want to pass?  To resist their will and domination with force if need be?  They do not.  They want to control you and they want you as helpless and reliant as you can possibly be.

And who cares about crime when you have your own “Domestic Security Force” to protect you as Obama mentioned yearnfully on the campaign trail?

For those of you thinking I am taking a needlessly pessimistic view of the situation, please review this footage of tyranny in action from Katrina:

Despite all of his lies and all of his empty rhetoric, I am almost glad that Obama got elected instead of McCain (FYI – I disdain both “candidates” and supported neither).

John McCain is an insane, angry old man that (just like Obama) is completely owned by the Illuminati Globalists.  He was at Lord Rothschild’s English estate early in his campaign for a fundraiser (an action by the way expressly forbidden by US election laws, but hey, if the Democrats can choose a candidate that is not even an American citizen, then by golly the Republicans ought to be able to get money from foreigners….right?)  See:

http://blog.washingtonpost.com/the-trail/2008/03/14/mccain_invites_fundraisers_to.html

If John McCain would have “won” then a lot of  “Good Ole Boy” gun owners would be sitting on their ass right now.  That would be bad for them and bad for the country.

I have many dear friends in the “Good Ole Boy” crowd, but political analysis is not their strong point.  Many of them believe if a politician has an “R” in front of their name, then that politician will support the Second Amendment (to be fair, many Gun owners realize this is not true, but unfortunately, many more are still trapped in the false “Left vs. Right” paradigm).

If John McCain had “won” I believe he would have signed whatever anti-gun legislation Nancy Pelosi, Ted Kennedy, etc. would have sent up to him.  And then millions of American patriots, would have woken up to the news that their rights had been attacked.  John McCain is on record as having supported “Assault weapons” bans and other unconstitutional restrictions on firearms ownership in the past and he would have done so again if given the opportunity.

But thank-goodness by the law of  “unintended-consequences” the Globalists funded and the dumbed-down public supported the coronation of His Majesty Barack Hussein Obama!

He was chosen because he is far more eloquent, youthful, and charismatic than the crotchety John McCain.  Because he is half black, the minorities will love and trust him.  Because he is a Democrat, all the liberals like Naomi Wolf who were recognizing and writing about the Police State Tyranny of George Bush (Patriot Act, “War on Terror, ” illegal wiretapping, stationing Active Duty combat brigades on US soil, etc) might now just loving adore Barack and SHUT-UP!

In short,  the ObamaMessiah will be able to “run the ball down the field” much more effectively then John McCain and the discredited Republican party.

Then in four or eight years, when the Democrats have disillusioned the people once again, everyone will swing back to vote for the Republicans.  Isn’t it great to have *choice* ?  Bwah ha ha ha ha ha haha……….

I am digressing…sorry.

The point I wish to make is that Barry O doesn’t have much of a political track record, EXCEPT on one issue – his opposition to gun ownership!

People know this, and they are stocking up.  It gives me a “warm and fuzzy” feeling to read articles like this:

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-guns12-2008nov12,0,2706654.story

It brings a big smile to my freedom-loving face to see a picture like this:

Gun Show Sales Explode before Coronation of the Annointed One!

Gun Show Sales Explode before Coronation of the Annointed One!

It will make me supremely happy if the American people continue to “Wake-UP” to the scams being perpetrated on them by the puppets in Washington and the “String-Pulling” Globalists in London England, Basel Switzerland, New York City, and elsewhere.

Let us turn once again to words of wisdom from the original Founding Fathers:

“The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government – lest it come to dominate our lives and interests.”  Patrick Henry 1736-1799

“The Constitution shall never be construed…to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms.”  Samuel Adams 1722-1803

“Does the government fear us? Or do we fear the government? When the people fear the government, tyranny has found victory.  The federal government is our servant, not our master!”   Thomas Jefferson 1743-1826

Today’s youth is being led to believe that guns themselves are dangerous and that there’s no need for anyone to own them. This is cause for concern for the future. When these kids are at the age of influencing things, will they succumb to those who would like to abolish the Second Amendment to the Constitution?

The Founding Fathers understood the terror an all-powerful government could bring upon its citizens and created the Bill of Rights to make sure the people had protections.

Currently, we live under a government that has usurped the concepts of our old Republic.  There are many reasons to fear the power this new rogue government claims to hold over us.

These are dangerous times to believe in our Constitution. Not only do we see attacks on the Second Amendment to the Constitution, but on our entire list of Bill of Rights, such as our freedom to speech, freedom of press, and right to a jury trial. The Military Commissions Act of 2006 and the Patriot Act have led to a powerful executive branch.

In light of current natural rights abuses, it makes one wonder what would happen if the 70 million or so American gun owners were stripped of their right to bear arms provided by the Second Amendment to the Constitution.

Alexander Solzhenitsyn, a survivor of Soviet concentration camps under Stalin, offers us a chilling thought from his book  “The Gulag Archipelago”

What happens when none of us can defend against what you see in the following video because we didn’t defend the Second Amendment to the Constitution?

It’s vital that we educate Americans on the international banking interests behind all the violations to our Bill of Rights and the threat to the Second Amendment to the Constitution. It’s not the visible politicians pulling the strings and doing what’s necessary to bring about a New World Order.

“Since I entered politics, I have chiefly had men’s views confided to me privately. Some of the biggest men in the United States, in the field of commerce and manufacture are afraid of something. They know that there is a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that they better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it.”
– Woodrow Wilson, former U.S. President (1913)

“The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know, that a financial element in the larger centers has owned the government ever since the days of Andrew Jackson… The country is going through a repetition of Jackson’s fight with the Bank of the United States – only on a far bigger and broader basis”
– ex-President Franklin Delano Roosevelt

“The One World Government leaders and their ever close bankers have now acquired full control of the money and credit machinery of the U.S. via the creation of the privately owned Federal Reserve Bank.”
– Curtis Dall, ex-President Franklin Roosevelt’s son-in-law

I sincerely hope all of you reading this will consider it carefully.  In the weeks and months ahead you will see Lord Obama presented with a slew of new gun-control bills from an enthusiastic congress.  He will readily sign these bills; deeming them to be “reasonable.”

Fight this tyranny by buying guns and ammunition and learning how to use them.  Get politically active.  Write your congress-critter. Donate time and money to pro gun-rights groups.  Take action.  Your rights are not “given” they are only taken away.

Whatever you do – do not board the cattle cars to “Camp Gun-Free!”

Yours in Freedom,

Founding Father 1776

Americans Embracing Their Own Destruction

November 26, 2008

Commentary by Devvy Kidd

My column on the FDA produced more than 2500 emails this past week; the master list of diseases is now updated. The issue of a nation self medicating on dangerous drugs approved by the FDA really struck a chord. In that column, I pointed out two major factors why Americans are so apathetic and stumbling through life without a clue: fluoride and aspartame.

However, it goes even deeper. By reducing the population to little better than the level of cattle with only basic feelings like hunger, need for water and herding them with a prod (mother government), down goes self-reliance, self-determination and courage. Fed, watered and led to the slaughter house. How is this done? The master plans for inculcating the communist morality (communitarianism) into the American landscape has been underway for a century and that’s exactly what it does to people: takes away their self-esteem, individualism, their drive for success and lumps them in with the “community.” They are manipulated into believing that a Godless (secular) nation is good! This is necessary for communism to exist and thrive.

Another good example of manipulation: elections. This metaphor sums it up perfectly: It’s like a student taking driving lessons. The first time out, the student gets the fake steering wheel while the instructor is actually controlling the vehicle. But, the fake steering wheel makes the student “feel” he has control and that perception is all important when evil forces take over a country.

Pretty harsh, but our elections have been controlled for more than 40 years, not by we the people, but by those who lust for power and money. They have used advanced technology (electronic voting machines and scanners) – the real steering wheel, while the people have been given the fake one. The American people believe they’re given a choice, dutifully go to the ballot box, hold their nose and vote for the lesser of the two evils [against the other party] and play right into the hands of the destroyers who made them “feel” like they’ve done the right thing. Compliant, willing, the herding technique essential for brutal dictatorships to exist.

If you watch this short video, you will see how ordinary Americans explain why they’re voting for a particular candidate. If you think this is an anomaly, you would be wrong. How can the American people be so uninformed, so accepting of the communitarian doctrine being shoved down their throats by politicians and blindly begging for totalitarian government? I have covered some of the dogma in previous columns: “Using Marxist-Leninist strategies, the Russian, Chinese, and U.S. ruling elites have sought to frighten Americans and other populations with the specter of ruthless mass terror.” September 11, 2001, was the premiere event for implementing the necessary psychological warfare against the American people to give up their freedoms and liberties because 19 hijackers conducted mass murder on American soil.

There’s a slight problem with that web of lies: Seven, perhaps 8, of the alleged hijackers appear to alive and trying to get their names off the FBI’s list; click here.

A new German documentary has been released that does an excellent job on the 9/11 operation; it also covers the “dead” hijackers. Subtitles are used, but you won’t have a problem. Loading can be slow, but it’s worth the wait. I highly recommend this powerful video and at the end, you will see thousands of people in Brussels’s march for a new 9/11 investigation. You see, the 9/11 truth movement is world wide and growing. As one commentator says towards the end of the documentary: How can the American people refuse to see what’s right in front of their eyes?

They refuse because there is something akin to a mass psychosis in this country. I’m not a qualified expert or health practitioner in that field, but I know what I’m talking about regarding the manipulation of the American people. This web site gives examples of different types of psychosis, i.e,: “Delusional disorder is when someone has a firmly held belief in things that are not true.” 9/11 is a perfect example. The majority of Americans are afraid of the truth about September 11, 2001, so the willfully believe lies. You might take ten minutes to watch this video. Hundreds of first responders are dying and hundreds more will as their bodies are eaten alive by what they breathed at ground zero. Christie Todd Whitman knowingly lied about the air quality and she should be indicted for conspiracy to commit murder at the very least and it should be done by a grand jury in New York City.

At Community Church in New York City on September 9, 2006, a group of 9/11 first responders shared their experiences at ground zero and afterward. “We were also killed on 9/11. Avenge us,” pleads former National Guard Sergeant, David Miller. “We came to your rescue on 9/11. Now thousands of us and our families need you to come to ours. Heroic first responders are dying of toxic exposure at Ground Zero. Now they are asking the 9/11 Truth movement to wake up the rest of the country to the real terrorists of 9/11: the US government, with the complicity of media giants. Miller notes of those Americans who refuse to look at the truth, “I know something about sheep. Sheep never conceive that the man who fills their grain bins, but without any afterthought, one day starts cutting throats…and every time ‘Popular Mechanics’ calls the people of this movement ‘nuts’, these propagandists, professional liars and tools, who cannot, by any stretch of the imagination, be called journalists, strike another nail into the coffin of another rescue worker.”

How can we turn our backs on these heroes who want the truth? How can we not demand justice for the thousands of rescuers at ground zero who are dying because of lies by the Bush Administration? You can watch David Miller’s short speech here at 10:12 seconds into the video. How can we turn our back on them to protect our comfort zones?

What’s happened to the American spirit of independence, self-reliance and individual achievement? Well, for one thing, you have Marxists like Bill Clinton make this shameful statement, April 19, 1994: “When we got organized as a country, we wrote a fairly radical Constitution with a radical Bill of Rights, giving a radical amount of individual freedom to Americans, however there’s a lot of irresponsibility today in this country and so a lot of people say there’s too much personal freedom. When personal freedom’s being abused, you have to move to limit it.” Spoken like a stinking Red.

Marxist Barry Obama and other elitists push “community service” and “volunteerism” as something “we” should all aspire to do: selfless dedication for the “common good” – one of Hillary’s favorites. These fanatics deliberately flog the American people with the same big lie that America is a democracy. Jeri Lynn Ball, an expert on the communitarian movement explains here from her outstanding book, The Voices of America’s Destruction, the strategy for achieving and subduing the American people. A major goal for communist domination – besides eliminating God from the American landscape – is the destruction of the nuclear family; see here, Ibid.

In Jeri’s book, Triumph Over Tyranny, Taxation and Treason, she outlines very precisely the plan and how to implement the creation of the “new Soviet Man”:

“Our rulers are winning the battle to destroy America because they are not just changing institutions…the are reconstructing human beings. They are using the alturist-collectivist morality – the code of Nazi Germany[1] and communist Russia – to shape the attitudes of Americans. They are using morality as a weapon to create new human beings they can control and dominate.

“Hitler indoctrinated the Germans with Nazi propaganda, then using trickery and deception, swiftly and skillfully executed a bold plan to seize legal and total control of the German Government.[2] This unscrupulous demagogue was a master propagandist, a consummate con artist, and a pathological liar who had a glib tongue and a malevolent agenda, but he is being eclipsed by leaders of the present administration whose Machiavellian schemes and aims dwarf those of the infamous Nazi dictator.”

She was writing about Marxist Bill Clinton in that book, but history will show that Bush was installed in the White House to finish off freedom and liberty once and for all with the cooperation of the U.S. Congress under the guise of the never ending “war on terrorism.” I encourage you to read what she has written in these three links: Art: A Mirror of America’s Philosophy; The Decay of America’s Universities (important because every effort is being made to register college students to vote for Marxist Barry Obama aka Barack Hussein; and Government Run Schools: Instruments for the Destruction of Freedom.

If Americans don’t understand what has been done to them over time, they can’t reject how they’ve been manipulated under deceptive labels like “progressive” and “liberal.” Americans spout “our democracy” without understanding how evil democracy is and should be rejected by anyone who cherishes freedom. One cannot fight back without the facts. While the American people are crying out for “change,” they are being led like cattle to the slaughter – not for real change – but the same strategies that have been used against them in the past. New lies for old.

When you hear popular, well paid neutralizers like Rush Limbaugh, the vile Newt Gingrich (CFR) and Sean Hannity wail about “fighting for the hearts and minds of the American people,” they stay focused on the “other side,” meaning the Democrats. Never do they drift to anything close to the truth. The other side of the same coin, liberal mouth pieces like Keith Olbermann and Alan Colmes, do the same thing, but they will never define for you the under pinings of why the masses are suffering as a society, so willing to give up their God-given rights.

William Z. Foster, General Secretary of the Communist Party USA and trade union leader, wrote one of the most comprehensive books on exactly how communism would be inculcated into the American mind: Toward Soviet America. Foster’s book explains, using the usual communist jargon exactly how, over time, various philosophies promoted by the media and government schools, would cause the American people to jettison the very values and strengths that made America so great. See how far the masses have progressed in accepting the communist morality; click here.

Learn to recognize propaganda when you read it. Stay away from dangerous individuals like Richard C. Cook (click down about half way) and Carolyn Baker (click down about half way). Beware of dangerous web sites like this that contains material which sounds patriotic, until you read the words and understand what’s being peddled:

Get rid of capitalism! Those dirty capitalists! “The destitution caused by a totally shattered, bankrupt capitalist “system,” must motivate blue- and white-collar workers worldwide to gain increased critical consciousness and radicalized revolutionary determination. We must set about creating a new political-economic-cultural system for human fulfillment: a redistribution of wealth, democratization of the workplace, and federalized worker control over industry and finance, among other essential features.”

Human fulfillment, redistribution of wealth. Federalize worker control over industry and finance. This is pure communist propaganda. At the bottom of that web site is the big fist. Comrades world wide recognize it. This is exactly how communists recruit. That and hoodwinking the American people into thinking communism is dead

The “New European Soviet“: The European Union is rapidly descending into totalitarianism. Under NAFTA and the proposed FTAA, U.S. policy makers have adopted the same socialist EU program….President Bush, President Fox and the “new world order” Power Elite at the Council on Foreign Relations, Trilateral Commission and Council of the Americas have all adopted the deceptive terminology of the EU–“integration,” “harmonization,” “convergence”–to describe their “American project.” They have adopted an aggressive schedule, intending to do in a few years what it has taken the eurocrats decades to accomplish. We can and must stop this treasonous plan–or Mr. Gorbachev and his ilk will soon be able to gloat about the “new American Soviet.”

Change will not happen with the same incumbents from county to state to the U.S. Congress. It surely will not happen with Obama or Juan McCain (CFR) as president. This country is infested with people who want to destroy our constitutional republic in favor of world government. If your local politicians, member of your state legislature or Congress hasn’t gotten the job done the last time you “elected” them, it won’t happen if you put them back in office. Our state legislatures do have a relatively small number of great Americans serving and they need your help getting reelected. America has to wake up, face the horror staring us in the face and work to get real constitutionalists elected at all levels of government. What has been done (Patriot Act and other draconian legislation) can be undone, but not if America puts the same Congress back in office.

The American people must reject these dangerous philosophies as discussed above. We must reject every “law” passed since 9/11 which violates the U.S. Constitution and makes scrap paper out of the Bill of Rights. No matter the cost, no matter the pain. If we don’t, our children and grand children WILL inherit what we didn’t stop.

[Note: I will be a guest on Carl Wilson's show, Wednesday, July 23, 2008. KAJO radio is streamed live on the Internet if you'd like to listen. Scott will be sitting in; the show airs at 9:30 to 10:30 am PST, 12:30 to 1:30 pm EST. Click here to listen; then click on "Listen Live." Call in number is 541-472-1270. I'd love to talk to you on air.]

Footnotes:

1. The Pink Swastika: “As a Jewish scholar who lost hundreds of her family in the Holocaust, I welcome The Pink Swastika as courageous and timely . . . Lively and Abrams reveal the reigning “gay history” as revisionist and expose the supermale German homosexuals for what they were – Nazi brutes, not Nazi victims.” Dr. Judith Reisman, Institute for Media Education.
2. As Bush has done since 9/11 using Congress and the specter of “mass terror.” He’s done it using executive orders and signed draconian bills like the misnamed ‘Patriot Act’ given to the American people by traitors in the U.S. Congress. If you think traitor is too strong a word, go back into denial and may you wear your chains lightly.

July 21, 2008

Learning Links:

1 - Lawmaker takes 9/11 doubts global
2 - Vote fraud
3 - Super Tuesday – The Herding Technique
4 - Obama’s No Change
5 - The Treasonous Council on Foreign Relations
6 - Membership (CFR)
7 - The Treasonous Trilateral Commission
8 - The Trilateral Commission: North American Group 2008
9 - Confirmed: ISI General Ahmed Met With JCS, Neocons Before 9/11
10 - School to work: communist goal
11 - America is NOT a democracy

Devvy Kidd authored the booklets, Why A Bankrupt America and Blind Loyalty; 2 million copies sold. Devvy appears on radio shows all over the country, ran for Congress and is a highly sought after public speaker. Devvy belongs to no organization.

She left the Republican Party in 1996 and has been an independent voter ever since. Devvy isn’t left, right or in the middle; she is a constitutionalist who believes in the supreme law of the land, not some political party. Her web site (www.devvy.com) contains a tremendous amount of information, solutions and a vast Reading Room.

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Obama or McCain? Here is All you need to Know……

November 2, 2008

Here is my “Special Election Post”   Please take a look:

Differences between Obama and McCain?  Puhleeese………… other than skin color?

How the Elite *CONTROL* Politics:

How the Elites *PROMISE CHANGE* and never deliver!

No Dog in this Fight

October 17, 2008


P Jerome
Information Clearing House
October 16, 2008

For those of us who are antiwar, anti-government spying, anti-torture/rendition, and in favor of improving the lives of working people, this election season has been a nightmare. Most presidential elections are awful — months/years of commericials, punditry, and lying — but this year is particularly terrible.

Contrary to the accepted “wisdom” of the electoral experts, Americans are not so divided as we might seem. More than 80 percent of us oppose the war in Iraq, with the majority wanting immediate withdrawl (not “redeployment”). Larger majorities want an end to government wiretapping (and vociferously opposed the wiretapping immunity bill), a scaled-back military budget, and universal health care that excludes the insurance industry. Further, almost no one outside the beltway or the NY financial district bought into the “crisis” that mandated a $850 billion bailout for Wall Street.

These are not complicated positions, but we are given the “choice” between John “Bomb, bomb, bomb Iran” McCain and Barack “Threats in 100 different countries” Obama. McCain is beyond the pale for any but the proto-fascists among us, and even they have reservations about his health and sanity. But to question whether the potential ascension of “Saint Barack” is a good thing, to put into the play of questions of his militarism and support for authoritarianism at home, or to outright oppose his candidacy based on lies and war-mongering, is to invite the wrath of the “good liberal” majority.

Beginning with his 2004 convention speech when he called for “missile strikes” against Iran and Pakistan, through his 2008 convention speech imploring America to recognize the “threats of tomorrow,” Mr. Obama has based his candidacy no less on fear and militarism than the dreaded Republicans. After explaining to a liberal friend that Mr. Obama called for an additional 92,000 troops for the military, for expansion of the genocide in Afghanistan into Pakistan, and an accelerated war on terror in 100 countries (up from Cheney’s 60-country target list), she simply nodded and said, “This is what you have to say to get elected.” Say what?

I see. To appeal to the mass of the electorate, you have to take positions they oppose. This twisted “logic” would also seem to include supporting the Wall Street bailout and the wiretapping bill, in which Obama invested significant time and energy. In my naivete, I thought that any compromise geared toward “winning the election” by this logic meant taking populist positions that a candidate might otherwise not adopt. Yet here, Mr. Obama takes anti-populist positions to…win the election?

A candidate for office can only be judged on what he/she says he believes and says he will do, and on his/her track recrod. We have nothing else. In the case of Obama, we are supposed to believe he says and acts on motives other than his core beliefs for unstated other reasons. This is, I respectfully submit, nonsense.

When he voted for the wiretap bill, he said he wanted to have all “necessary tools” at his disposal for an Obama presidency. When he calls for more “boots on the ground” in Afghanistan, or for “missile strikes” in Pakistan, or “keeping the nuclear option on the table” in Iran, he means what he is saying. His vision is of an imperial America on the march, waging war in pursuit of unspecified “threats” with a bigger, better managed military. That vision includes domestic spying and austerity budgets for the foreseeable future.

So where does this leave that part of America that opposes wars of aggression, torture, extraordinary rendition, and the war on terror? Where does it leave people who want to resist domestic wiretapping or oppose sacrificing our futures for Wall Street profits? I know the drill: hold your nose and vote Democratic …again.

No, not this time, and never again. The majority of us do not have a dog in this billion-dollar electoral fight, and the majority will not vote at all, and why should they? If McCain wins, more war and more austerity. If Obama wins, even more war and even more austerity, but with no political opposition. By November 5, the same people will be controlling our lives, regardless of the election outcome. Real power never gets voted out of office. It must be confronted and overturned.


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