(by Anthony Freda, via wendydavis @ flickr.com)
It’s been my contention for a long time that one of the most serious impediments to positive, crucial change in American policies is the group still hanging onto Barack as still worth supporting, and their refusal to believe the truth of his advocacy of policies to aid the Elites, and his devotion to Empire and the MICC. I further believe these supporters will be some of the least likely citizens to join in the massive resistance and civil disobedience that is crucial to effect beneficial change. Tragically, in too many areas we have reached tipping points from which there may be no return without stopping the Oligarchical Machine, reversing course and building a new form of government: of the people, by the people, and for the people.
As many more Americans, and indeed folks around the globe awaken, we’re seeing that the massively funded and armed security forces protecting the status quo prove that the MOTUs aren’t about to willingly cede any amount of their control. They are also proving how afraid they are of protestors, including Occupy; they are terrified of the truth getting out and abroad in this land, and will go to any lengths to prevent citizens from understanding that in this country, a government whose power lacks the consent of the governed is no longer valid. But I digress.
Kevin Gosztola’s piece of June 2 narrated the vicious attacks on Jeremy Scahill by Liberals after his appearance on Chris Hayes’ program to discuss the NYT’s crazy puff piece on Obama’s ever-expanding drone-killing program. The tweets he published are alarming, imo; the 229- long comment thread was interesting, to say the least (I won’t say the most here.) One was almost forced to wonder that Libruls who’d have no shown no mercy to a Republican committing the same evil, seem to be able to rationalize it all away, in what commenter hinted might amount to ‘a devolving morality’ (my words, not exactly his).
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