The Beautiful Deception

Black Socialist, Fascist, Marxist, Communist, Liberal, Muslim, Unpatriotic, Kenyan man wins 2012 U.S presidential election.

Black Socialist, Fascist, Marxist, Communist, Liberal, Muslim, unpatriotic Kenyan Nazi wins 2012 U.S presidential election.

 Mr. President. Barack Obama won the first time by a landslide. Against a war hero. And again. Against racists and birthers, the Tea Party, Fox News chamber of fear and doom, and an impenetrable GOP blockade of everything he proposed – in the midst of a great recession. Osama bin Laden, Gaddafi, Sarkozy. He vanquished them all. The Stimulus, The Arab Spring, Healthcare, General Motors, Equal Pay Act, Aung San Suu Kyi freed in Burma. Obama’s achievements are impressive. Many see in him the Heir to Mandela, a global symbol of hope. Is he?

A man is judged not by the colour of his skin, ethnicity, nationality, his 3-pointers or his likes on Facebook and Twitter, but by the sum of his deeds, or lack thereof.

Scale & Analysis:

Mr Obama continues his drone war killing spree, decimating all suspects with their families and innocent bystanders, Americans included, and the most undeserving recipient ever, of a Nobel Prize, has no intention to stop; he likes it. I’d bet he has his own personal drone – The One.

To date, not a single banker responsible for the destruction of a third of American and global wealth while enhancing their own Portfolios have been arrested, charged or convicted; instead, they’re invited to the White House to formulate economic policy for the future.

The minimum wage remains unchanged. Guantanamo remains opened – the USA continues to imprison people without trial, for the rest of their natural lives.

Bush era security policy has been extended, while selling the public a lemony lie of discontinuation – torture and a rampant FISA still rules the day alongside war profiteering (Boeing, Northrop, Lockheed, Raytheon, General Dynamics). Perception is everything – President Obama lies, and loves war as much as his predecessor, he’s just better at both.

Conclusion:

Hope & Change/ The Change We Need/ Forward, are great slogans, twinkies half filled with cream, but delicious anyway, yummy yummy yummy.

The economy was on the rocks, the world was terrified of America – ‘you’re with us, or you’re with the terrorists’ – the machine needed a sympathetic face and soft voice to wield the big stick abroad, and a calm hand at home to soothe a panicked population. Barack Obama was in the right place at the right time in history – a breath of fresh air.

America is full of hope, the money is flowing again, in the same direction as before; upward.

And abroad? War. It’s tradition now – maintained by a warmonger from the other party.

Perception is everything; the success lies in the sell. Long live the President.

Recommended reading: Jeff Nguyen-The World Is Still A Stage

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5 Responses to “The Beautiful Deception”
  1. Blimey! nerd on the bridge? Better rename it Head over the parapet.
    I tend to agree with you, but take a minor consolation from the fact it’s not the Republicans at the helm.

    • lexborgia says:

      I listed his achievements, didn’t I! And there are countless more, and yes, I like having him at the helm(or a Clinton), but I’m not a blind follower who can’t digress when necessary. The difference between us lefties and repubs is we don’t give our leaders a free pass. BTW, Obama isn’t a liberal, never was, he’s a liberal conservative at heart. Many of his policies are party neutral, systemic, resulting in more dead people. The presidency is often the ‘tail wagging the dog.’

  2. dhonour says:

    I’m torn here. I agree with nobodysreadingme above that I take comfort in the fact that it could be a whole lot worse–because it is likely the things you mentioned would have still happened regardless of who was holding the office but additionally, the good things (and there are good things–health care, the dialogue on gay marriage, hopefully the beginning of an open dialogue about gun control). He’s not perfect. But what struck me most was your comment about fascism, which left me thinking that Americans complain enough about (half-hearted) socialism–what would they have to say about that? Good to see you back, btw.

    • lexborgia says:

      I’m not back, just dropping a post for June. My opening does compliment Obama, I like the guy, a lot, but he’s still killing and imprisoning people unlawfully. America is ‘rampant capitalism’ and fascism in a beautiful dress; Americans don’t really understand what fascism is, or socialsm, they associate these things with ‘someone elses money’ and European dictatorships, unfortunately. Obama needs to put the hammer down, right the wrongs, not just say “let’s move forward, have a drink on me.” This post let him off easy; the next guy will take a serious beating, and I assure you, you will like it. Cheers. I’m off to deep space again; see you next month.

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