Chris Hedges column on Cornel West’s opinion of Obama:
We long ago had to face the fact that Obama is no progressive. But now, and before it’s too late, we need to face the real problem: he is no conservative. We’ve had time now to evaluate what he does, and to learn that the best way to learn what he’s doing is to reverse what he says.
Obama has a record now; and his record is that of a radical right-winger. He is in the White House because he’s a cynical and accomplished liar, and because the fascist shadow government that has given us the last thirty years knew that, in spite of his profoundly dishonest campaign, he could be trusted.
Obama works for the oligarchy because he wholeheartedly agrees with them: he buys into every single aspect of the worst among us.
We must acknowledge who this man is in all its unpleasantness; and in organizing to fight back we must understand that Obama regards 99% of this country as the enemy: he is nothing more nor less than the current point man for Wall Street and the corporatocracy. Voting for him is a vote to continue the looting of this country and the for-profit destruction of innocent lives all over the world.
The one thing I am sure of is that I won’t have another vote for Obama on my conscience. We need a second party. If we can’t manage to at least challenge this tool from the left, I’ll write in my cat Lulu.
Wow. This is ugly. Message: they don’t care – they don’t even have to pretend any more. Of course with a Republican in the White House, why should we bother! let’s just have fun.
rbrooks commented on the blog post Shadow Play Over Pakistani Involvement in Bin Laden Raid Continues
We can at least hope that more real information will, eventually, surface.
For now, involvement with “Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, a group identified as terrorist organization by both the US and Pakistan, which has been blamed for the assassination of Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, and to the brutal slaying of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl,” doesn’t, shall we say, look good.
Clearly this man, one of ours, is a nasty as hell character. “Released.” Wonder what he’s working on now.
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