Obama won by outfluffing McCain, but now reality may slowly sink in. Though the Depression far less severe than if McCain won. A campaign based on unspecified hope followed by a depression, could easily lead to a blame game. The sooner we can put reality on the table by spreading around essays like this one, the easier it will be for Obama to do an adequate job.
I’m not trying to tear Obama down, just make him and for the people to expect him to do a possible job, instead a failing trying to do the impossible.
Gore and Kerry got in trouble for suggesting a gasoline tax to pay for ecological conversion, so Obama and McCain kept outdoing themselves in presenting fluff. The voters thought domestic policy was more important than foreign policy. Neither candidate (nor the third parties want to be’s) bothered to try to correct this. The polls showed many thought McCain better on foreign policy. So Obama instead of mentioning hatred toward US imperialism as a permanent world-view (in the long run) is extremely hazardous to the average American’s future, he instead picked Biden for vice president.
Obama did firmly stand up against the death-squad government of Columbia and minimum safety and worker rights provisions in future NAFTA type treaties. But the commentators, Obama supporters, and even small revolutionary newspapers acted like he never opened his mouth. Googleing, finds he lashed out against the death-squads frequently in the past as well. What’s going on here? Why am I the only won who noticed in the last debate Obama argued with McCain over Columbia instead of (debating style), each trying to hedge to include those in the middle to be on their side? Is the entire country, and anyone who stops reading this essay before coming to this point, in a giant conspiracy to hide from reality? I will point out how huge this conspiracy to avoid reality (if conspiracy is the right word) is on the part of most all humans before I finish this essay.
As far as domestic policy goes, McCain if he only half wanted to, would be far better (and both candidates were really winging domestic issues) in standing up to big business the way no Democrat could.
Nixon went to China, no Democrat could have done it. Under Eisenhower the US sided with the Third World, both supporting Nasser during the Suez crisis, and Ho Chi Min against the French. A Democrat would have been Impeached for treason. Obama may not like guns but history tells us that only Republican can take them away. Sarah Palin may believe in a citizen’s militia but pledging loyalty to God and Country will be part of the criteria to joining the militia as well as having not criticized President Bush too much. And as with airport security, what will happens when two people who have the same name, and one tries to renew their annual, or 10 yearly, gun license? By all logic (expect all our personal ideologies), Bush’s worst blunder was telling Saddam “no” when asked if he could leave and take the Iraqi treasury with him. Only when discussing the possibility of a Sarah Pane presidency was the blunder discussed, mentioning she probably would have responded similarly to Saddam’s request.
Clearly Carter was our most moral president who always wanted to do best, if any of that matters, if not, Johnson shoots far up in being a good president.
This election was the opposite of what it seems to be. McCain is supposedly strong when it comes to standing up to terror, so much so that Obama had to nominate Biden. However, over and over again we get information that bin Laden’s goal is to unite the Muslim world believing if he can accomplish this, the future would take care of itself. Plus, endless documentation that the war against terror is counter productive,
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But none of the above references seems to matter, only what feels true not what is true.
Off the subject maybe because Charles Manson wasn’t executed, there were no copycat Manson-like terror incidents but when suicidal maniacs get their wish and die with or without US government help and inspire other suicidal maniacs to copy them, their death supposedly has something to do with justice. The Columbine massacre even inspired a suicidal kid in far away Denmark.
Before 9/11, an Al Qaeda operative was expressing disappointment that the US reaction to the bombing of the Cole was so limited. Another operative answered we have something planned that is so big the US won’t be able to ignore it. The Taliban was getting very unpopular in Afghanistan right before 9/11, and the more Afghans dared to whisper their disgust and anger the worse the state of Muslim militancy was in the world. The reactions to 9/11 inverted this tendency. Not all the reactions helped al Qaeda’s dreams of total war, such as Bush urging people not the deface Muslim businesses, and him humbly apologizing to the King of Jordan for Abu Ghraib abuse. Most everyone said wrong gesture, or wrong person to apologize to. But this led to Queen Noor challenging al Qaeda until al Qaeda agreed to leave Jordan alone, the first clear set back for al Qaeda so far.
I and a friend, were watching in awe before the start of the Iraq War on TV the biggest peace protest ever in England. A news bulletin of a terror attack in Turkey at the British consulate and two synagogues took over the screen. When the protest returned to the TV screen, my friend’s gut reaction was “Why don’t they protest that” meaning the terror attack. Majority leader Bill Frist was in charge of reviewing the additional Abu Ghraib photos Congress privately viewed. Just as he was on the air concerning the pictures and was about to call for bipartisan prison reform, a news bulletin about Nick Berg’s beheading took over the screen. Bin Laden demanded on the Internet that Iraqis not vote, unlike in Afghanistan where election workers disappeared in the night and later McCain quoted al Qaeda public statement claiming that Iraq is the most central part of the war with the US. Tom Fox a Quaker activist went to Iraq to declare peace, and was beheaded like Doctor’s Without Border’s physicians in Afghanistan. Over and over again the bin Laden wing of the al Qaeda network, by its actions, makes it clear that the western peace movement is its enemy, except when the peace movement blames everything on Israel, rather than anyone who helps them go to heaven in a way that might inspire other Muslims to join the cause.
Our beliefs that reality is a myth and mythology is reality is a dire danger for the future. The belief that Obama is the prophet of hope fits into this equation somewhere but I for one have no idea where.
Some may say I left out most of the facts, such as what really happened on 9/11. However I know that the government used to confiscate any cameras, even in the Pentagon shopping mall next to the Pentagon, and that very few died on the ground because supposedly most of that section was empty for reconstruction purposes. Though for some reason that bit of good news wasn’t celebrated. So I keep posting my theory that the government seized pictures showing construction secrets, but never did anyone respond to my suggestion or post a discussion elsewhere on the Internet. I don’t know a thing about the properties of melting steel, but I would trust 9/11 Truth more if they posted corrections to the missile striking the Pentagon theory.
What can make us American people wake up to the real world. Piling on a few more facts won’t do it. The belief that we are the smartest, bravest and most democratic people on earth threatens our survival.
Now I’ll risk getting down to business, something maybe I should have said before the election but was afraid it would have gotten in the way of Obama’s victory. Perhaps the reason there has been no terror attack in the US is because al Qaeda sleeper-cells are hair-triggered only to attack only when the US tries to seize Pakistan nukes. Even if Bush in the last days attacks Iran, and some low grade domestic terror attacks occur, the highly professional Qaeda sleeper-cells will remain dormant.
Anyone in their right mind will know that we can’t have a world with al Qaeda owning Pakistani nukes but the US may pay a huge price to stop that from happening, with the American people rebellious from constant cries of wolf. Maybe Al Qaeda would agree to keep Pakistani Nukes in their bunkers, and not insist that woman wear burkas, but only require Amish head scarfs, and not insist of praying five times to bin Laden’s brutal interpretation of God if instead they would five times a day to Jesus. Bin Laden has been getting what he wanted ever since 9/11 except Bush did such things as urge people not to deface Muslim property and a Muslim cleric in Spain on an anniversary of the Madrid bombing called bin Laden a traitor it Islam and our stupid government, and self-engrandizing so-called experts on fighting terror, didn’t even bother to translate it from Spanish to English. [Sort of off the subject, every time anyone else talks like I do, they seem to want to unfairly blame Hamas or Iran, or even Muslims in general for the mess instead of just sticking to condemning the bin Laden faction of the al Qaeda network, which encourages people to claim they are only crying wolf.
Bush has prevented another terror attack domestically by agreeing with bin Laden that the main theater of the war should be Iraq not the US and Pakistan. – So what; that is if it doesn’t mean Bush stopped it, just postponed it until, a new person was elected president and has to deal with al Qaeda inching toward obtaining Pakistani nukes. Meaning that Obama will also have to be a war president. If McCain got into a war with Iran and there were amateur terror attacks on the US while al Qaeda professional sleeper cells remained dormant until the US seized Pakistani nukes, than the US people would have said enough of the US government lies at just the wrong moment.
But what is going to happen anyway under Obama with the American people thinking they voted otherwise. So we are going to have a war President and a depression from a President who promises hope, because other than every women around the world submitting to wearing a burka and everyone worshiping bin Laden’s most nasty possible interpretation of Allah, peace with al Qaeda is impossible, as they hold off a massive terror attack on the US for just the right moment.
By the way talking about conspiracy involving us all. To change to subject. Science now says that most of the universe is dark matter and energy that we don’t understand and dimensions go past length, width and depth, and now time, to endless other dimensions which if true then we are all in a conspiracy including atheists, to pretend we have any real idea what is going on. To back up quite a bit. “I don’t know”, as an answer to a question, is usually the end to any political career instantly, especially if the question involves economics, as we complain of politicians lying to us, or at least not leveling with us.
I wanted to wait to it was clear that McCain didn’t steal the election before posting this. Maybe I should have risked posting this a month or more ago. Anyone who finds bad news urgent to be said, but disagree with my specifics, and like me, didn’t speak out because we were afraid that Obama might loose if we did, please get your version plastered on the Internet and in print as soon as possible. More details,
Short summery of ironies of War on Terror,
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