Obama’s Change: More Tyranny and Oppression

Has anyone seen a change for the good? Or just more of the same … changes that will only leave us with less rights and money in our pockets. From Nathan Janes of PUPAGANDA.com:

In January of 2009, as the American economy teetered on the brink of economic collapse, the most prominent story within the mainstream media, called “the greatest mystery since Watergate,” was the selection of the Obama family pet. With the election of Barak Obama, many Americans, relieved that “change” was on the way, focused their attention on such trivial matters as the Presidential dog rather than the state of continual economic decline within our country. This phenomenon came on the heels of a successful election campaign where Americans were sold the Obama brand through terrific marketing and public relations. Everyone was buying “hope” and “change” with not only their votes but with their time and energy. The Obama campaign recruited well over 2 million volunteers, a number unprecedented by any other election campaign within US history. Before Obama even won the election, he seemed to be assigned Messianic status, normally associated with royalty and totalitarian leaders. As part of his public relations campaign, celebrities openly pledged “service” to the Obama administration and asked Americans to also become “agents of change.”

Although Obama was to be the administrator of change, much of what his administration would bring would be more of the same. The democratic presidential elect was expected to reverse the assaults to the constitution that occurred over the previous eight years under the republican president. However, under the Obama Administration, warrantless wiretapping, secret arrests, indefinite detention of citizens, and the use of torture have all been expanded. The Obama administration effectively expanded the gains of tyranny and oppression achieved by the previous administration. Obama supported the Banker Bailout allowing bankers to make off with trillions in taxpayer’s money, bankrupting the future of our country for generations to come. His administration doled out taxpayers’ money to Wall Street, causing rampant inflation, a lowering of living standards and the destruction of the dollar. An engineered deconstruction of the economy is occurring; our manufacturing industry, civil liberties, and monetary foundations are all rapidly eroding. America has been reduced from an industrial economy to a service economy selling the goods of other nations.

Within his election campaign, Obama made a number of promises that would soon be broken. Among these, he pledged to end NAFTA and GATT but once in office expanded both. He promised to have the most transparent administration ever but instead many aspects of his presidency have been cloaked in secrecy. Obama’s first official act as president was to seal the release of his personal records with an executive order. He made the names of visitors to the White House private, protecting the identity of those who visit and may influence policy decisions. Obama, a constitutional lawyer, stated that he would not control congress with signing statements the way that his predecessor had. However, Obama has used signing statements on several occasions to manipulate legislation passed by Congress. Since his executive order imposing a two-year waiting period for lobbyists entering his administration, more than 40 ex-lobbyists have populated top jobs in the administration. Obama pledged to wait five days before signing bills passed by Congress to allow review by the public. Since Obama’s election, bills have been rushed through congress and voted on before anyone has an opportunity to read them. Congress was given less than an hour to read the revisions to the 1,070 page Stimulus Bill. Obama stated the Stimulus Bill was so urgent that it had to be passed before Congress could read it. The anti-war candidate in the 2008 election, Obama has extended the war and increased the number of troops involved while also expanding the defense budget. He promised to abolish the Patriot Act only to reinstate it while continuing the Bush administration’s policy of rendition, the arrest of any citizen labeled an “enemy combatant,” and the indefinite detention of citizens without any evidence of crime.

In 1787, at the close of the Constitutional Convention, Benjamin Franklin was asked what type of government the Constitution was bringing into existence. Franklin replied, “A republic, if you can keep it.” A republic, a form of government ruled by law, provides for the limitation of government and the protection of the rights of the people. Over the last 50 years, the government system of the US and several other countries has transformed into an oligarchy, rule by a small group of individuals who essentially obtain their power by buying it. Donors of the Obama campaign were a Who’s Who of multinational corporations, Wall Street interests, and banks. The influence that these high-level campaign contributors have on legislators and the president shapes the law of the country and the flow of taxpayers’ dollars. The powerful few shape the minds of the public through the use of covert public relations techniques disseminated by the mass media so that few citizens are aware of the role these individuals play in shaping the situation of us all.

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  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    I remember that January. What impressed me most was that, within minutes of Obama stepping into the Oval Office, the entire right wing of this country suddenly noticed, after 8 years of perpetual assertion that all was well and on the right track, that America was actually in the crapper. More notably…and actually more hilarious…was that they insisted that the eight years of defecation as public policy that aided our collapse into the pooper…was the cure for our sudden, near-instantaneous arrival in F*ckedville.

    Don’t get me wrong…my assessment of Obama remains the same almost three years after his primary victories that made him the DNCs candidate of choice…he’s a politician from Chicago…what do you expect with that recipe? That things will be different than with any other machine-approved politician from Chicago? The only visible difference between Obama and Bush that I could observe was a tan and a mastery of the English language. Faced with a choice between evil, amoral incompetence and evil amoral competence…the electorate made their call more on the basis of comic relief…because at least now the lies are smooth and almost vaguely convincing…which is less insulting and demeaning than the way the lies were told before…badly, often and with no enthusiasm other than the vague smug assurance that people are too stupid to catch them.

    But don’t give too much credit to his opposition…its a debate between two suicidal camps…one swearing that a noose and a short drop is perfect…the other that a bullet through the mouth and up out of the skull is ideal. More notably, the only real bipartisanship found in American politics, the inspiring moments when both parties work as one…is when they both come together to peel away a few more pounds of flesh off of their favorite victims…all the rest of us.

    Am I too cynical? Or has reality unfairly been made so foul that cynicism and realism are indistinguishable from one another? In any case, I’ve been left with an absence of faith in institutions that are old enough or large enough to be effective…which is kind of a damned nuisance.

    • Quais

      Sheesh, I thought H.S.T. died several years back! ; ) Very well put IMO.

      • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

        I was having a grumpy morning…and thats just about the highest praise anyone could have given me. :-) peace man!

        • Observer

          Your right Vox. Don’t apologize for expressing yourself, especially in the disgusting immoral world we live in.
          I have been reading your comments for months now and have great respect for you. Keep on expressing common sense and hope more will come out of there intentional ignorance.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    I remember that January. What impressed me most was that, within minutes of Obama stepping into the Oval Office, the entire right wing of this country suddenly noticed, after 8 years of perpetual assertion that all was well and on the right track, that America was actually in the crapper. More notably…and actually more hilarious…was that they insisted that the eight years of defecation as public policy that aided our collapse into the pooper…was the cure for our sudden, near-instantaneous arrival in F*ckedville.

    Don’t get me wrong…my assessment of Obama remains the same almost three years after his primary victories that made him the DNCs candidate of choice…he’s a politician from Chicago…what do you expect with that recipe? That things will be different than with any other machine-approved politician from Chicago? The only visible difference between Obama and Bush that I could observe was a tan and a mastery of the English language. Faced with a choice between evil, amoral incompetence and evil amoral competence…the electorate made their call more on the basis of comic relief…because at least now the lies are smooth and almost vaguely convincing…which is less insulting and demeaning than the way the lies were told before…badly, often and with no enthusiasm other than the vague smug assurance that people are too stupid to catch them.

    But don’t give too much credit to his opposition…its a debate between two suicidal camps…one swearing that a noose and a short drop is perfect…the other that a bullet through the mouth and up out of the skull is ideal. More notably, the only real bipartisanship found in American politics, the inspiring moments when both parties work as one…is when they both come together to peel away a few more pounds of flesh off of their favorite victims…all the rest of us.

    Am I too cynical? Or has reality unfairly been made so foul that cynicism and realism are indistinguishable from one another? In any case, I’ve been left with an absence of faith in institutions that are old enough or large enough to be effective…which is kind of a damned nuisance.

  • Andrew

    The problem of not having enough money in your pocket is easily solved. Steal food.

    • Guest

      and burn out the rich

  • chinagreenelvis

    Perhaps you should derail your focus from the POTUS and redirect it at the powers that control his actions. The powers that controlled the actions of the last President, and the Presidents before that.

    You really think Obama is in charge of this country?

  • Andrew

    The problem of not having enough money in your pocket is easily solved. Steal food.

  • chinagreenelvis

    Perhaps you should derail your focus from the POTUS and redirect it at the powers that control his actions. The powers that controlled the actions of the last President, and the Presidents before that.

    You really think Obama is in charge of this country?

  • Guest

    and burn out the rich

  • Quais

    Sheesh, I thought H.S.T. died several years back! ; ) Very well put IMO.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    I was having a grumpy morning…and thats just about the highest praise anyone could have given me. :-) peace man!

  • Vallindsay2

    Back in April ’08, Obama promised as then-senator to vote against telecom immunity. 6 months later he voted for it. This action made me vote for Nader again, despite his age. I never wanted affirmation I did the right thing but Obama proves to me over and over I did the right thing personally…

  • Vallindsay2

    Back in April ’08, Obama promised as then-senator to vote against telecom immunity. 6 months later he voted for it. This action made me vote for Nader again, despite his age. I never wanted affirmation I did the right thing but Obama proves to me over and over I did the right thing personally…

  • Observer

    Your right Vox. Don’t apologize for expressing yourself, especially in the disgusting immoral world we live in.
    I have been reading your comments for months now and have great respect for you. Keep on expressing common sense and hope more will come out of there intentional ignorance.

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