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Friday, 25 Sep 2009

Barack Obama: Supporters Get Words, Backers Get Deeds

Obama's able to wrap a bomb in Valentine's Day wrapping with no one ever noticing it was a bomb and not a box of chocolates

Recently, the national security adviser for former President Jimmy Carter, Zbigniew Brzezinski, gave an interview to The Daily Beast in which he suggested President Obama should make it clear to Israel that if they attempt to attack Iran's nuclear weapons sites the U.S. Air Force will stop them. "We are not exactly impotent little babies," Brzezinski said. "They have to fly over our airspace in Iraq. Are we just going to sit there and watch? ... We have to be serious about denying them that right. That means a denial where you aren’t just saying it. If they fly over, you go up and confront them. They have the choice of turning back or not. No one wishes for this but it could be a 'Liberty' in reverse."

(Notice the slip here: "our airspace in Iraq." Brzezinski implicitly suggests that Iraq is a colony of the US. That's very telling. So now Iraq is ours and its airspace is our airspace. Wow!)

But more to the point, what is this new bullishness with regard to Israel? I mean, it can't be real. There has to be some reason for this. It surely is a decoy. Could it be a decoy to distract from the next upsurge of troops in Afghanistan? After all, every time Barack Obama says something, it's compensation for something he's doing. He pays his "supporters" with words and the truly powerful backers are repaid with deeds and money.

That is to say, when Obama's giving out grand comments and making big statements, it's always a cover for actions that are utterly contrary. That's why he's there. He's able to wrap a bomb in Valentine's Day wrapping with no one ever noticing it was a bomb and not a box of chocolates after all.

I used to think that the key to Obama was to plug one's ears when he spoke so as not to be misled. Now I think differently. I think one has to listen in order to hear what he's not saying. What he says is always the obverse of some action that is taking or is about to take. What he says is a verbal compensation for the actual damage he's doing to the party being promised something.

Remember when he told Hillary Clinton that speeches ARE important? Well, they are --because for him speeches are the compensatory mechanisms that he uses to distribute in words the benefits that he's denying in actuality.

Speeches are his only gifts to those who support him.

Updated! Dr. Rec responds to a reader:

Letter sent to CLG 25 Sep 2009:
I get it now. After reading the article re Obama, gift wrap, etc., I now know that I'm dealing with a disgruntled Hillary for Prez supporter who has not yet accepted that she lost when she lied about being fired upon at the airport. Get over it and try to get behind the effort we are making to get something positive done.

MDR responds:
Hardly. I am a socialist. Obama is a fraud. Pay attention.

When Obama, behind Bush, supported the TARP bailout, advocated it and voted for it, I knew right then that he was a fraud and the no change would ever be undertaken by him or during his tenure. At this point, I had a shift in political consciousness. I realized that the Democratic Party, despite all remonstrance to the contrary, was nothing but another lever for the corporate oligarchy to manage its affairs. I wrote this essay about the bailout, and subsequently this essay about the Democratic Party as the final, front guard obstacle to real change. I subsequently became involved with the Socialist Equality Party, having been a reader of their website for some time. After this, I keep faith with NO DEMOCRATS, not Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Barack Obama or even Dennis Kucinich. I believe that Kucinich serves to provide cover and an apologetics for the rest of the Democratic crew whose only real work is for the corporate oligarchy. If you want further evidence of my political stance, I can surely send more work to the effect that I am not a Democrat at all, least of all a supporter of Hillary Clinton. I abjure the lot.


Dr. Rec, The Rec Report

Michael D. Rectenwald, Ph.D.

Title by Lori Price

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