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Here, he is reviled.
Much of the world considers Barack Obama to be a mad bomber – destroyer of people and nations.
But here he is considered a wonderful, intellectual progressive.
What if Mr. Obama droned YOUR town?
What if Cuba sent much needed doctors into your town?
Nothing is as cut and dried as it appears on the surface. Or on a bumper sticker.
News used to be called “The First Draft of History.”
Now? News is mostly thought-control which gets spoon-fed to us by multimillionaires on corporate payrolls. People like this, as many have now come to realize:
Do you seriously believe that someone who gets paid $30,000 PER DAY (yes, PER DAY) has even the slightest interest in telling us the truth?
Never forget the old adage:
“Whose bread I eat, his song I sing.”
If an informed opinion differs from my own, I try to find out why.
THAT is why all through the election I posted my objections to electing Hillary Clinton and BEGGED her supporters to correct me. I did this time and again. I even offered to vote for Hillary if anyone could overcome HALF of my objections.
None so much as tried. In place of discussing my objections they merely insulted me in the most vile ways. Then the flew off into the Oppression Olympics, saying a person whom they glibly perceived as a well-off white male can NEVER “understand.” A convenient cop-out. And these are the self-described LIBERALS!
In 1964 humorist Jean Shepherd defined a SLOB as any person who doesn’t know the difference between thinking and believing. Shepherd wisely predicted that in the future such people will shut out all thoughts that do not conform to their beliefs. This is a perfect description of BIGOTRY. The day which Shepherd predicted has indeed arrived. Political partisans have devolved into fundamentalist religious nuts. When I opposed Hillary, I was treated like a heretic who was charged with spitting on the Holy Books. The Ignorati have discovered politics and now bigotry reigns. You are either with them or you are EVIL.
Rev. Eliot’s Law #4:
Don’t believe what you are told to believe.
As the Withers (I Am With HER!) scramble to assign blame for Hillary Clinton’s loss, pointing out a new villain every day, I encountered one article that truly attempts to show what happened and why.
Who is to blame?
The Democratic Leadership Council is to blame.
Gone now, after the election, but as with Greek tragedy the ending was implicit in the beginning.
The DLC was conceived by Southern Democrats as a way to attract the Reagan Republicans to the failing democratic party. Screw traditional Democratic values, these people only wanted to WIN. At any cost.
So the DLC hijacked the names Democrat and Liberal to advance a decidedly conservative agenda. Hence NEOLIBERAL (an older term) being applied to them.
This article, CLICK HERE, looks at the arc of history and rightly concludes: “Despite being a historically weak candidate, Hillary Clinton’s demise wasn’t just about Hillary Clinton. Clinton was the final lifeline to a neoliberal bubble built by the Clintons and many others — that finally popped on November 8th, 2016.”
Yes, it took decades to demolish this rightist movement but The People finally saw through it. Running Hillary – a candidate who links right back to the core of the conservative Bill Clinton agenda – was their first mistake and it was a humdinger. Running Hillary gave us a reason to look backwards and reassess the Clinton years. They should have run someone younger, but the DLC neoliberals only have oldsters. And Hillary, as Christopher Hitchens once noted, needed to run for therapeutic reasons of her own (mostly relating to her abusive parents and, well, MONICA). Had the DLC even one YOUNGER candidate, and ran that person, they may possibly have won.
Hillary’s candidacy opened a can of worms and she knew it, which is why she didn’t hold a full press conference in almost a year. She was not willing to have the past (meaning HISTORY) on trial. Even while touting her “achievements,” she showed dread of the past.
So while the Withers scramble for a patsy, the article I link to in this post shows who was to blame for her loss. Unlike the drivel emerging from the keening of grief-stricken Withers, this article does not seek a convenient scapegoat. It shows the history of the neoliberal DLC movement.
Clearly, running the WIFE of one of the DLC founders was an act of hubris. It was the old people leaping from the grave. It reminded me of Christopher Lee’s Dracula, yanking the stake from his heart in one more doomed effort to live forever. Greek tragedy…
I suspect the Clintons are not going to give up. After all, Hilary prides herself on never quitting – the direct result of an abusive mother throwing her out of the house at age FOUR – so there will likely be a 4th Act for the Clintons, even after the rest of the DLC sublimates and vanishes, like a sickly sweet AirWick canister.
For a number of reasons, I suspect they will try to use their clinging daughter as an arm of their ego, and promote her as the NEW! YOUNG! face of neoliberalism. There is too much money at stake what with all the various Clinton Foundations. Their whole influence-peddling, pay-to-play racket crumbles when there isn’t a Clinton in office somewhere…
So odds are it will be their daughter who now has to carry the load of her parents’ ambition. Putting ones’ needs ahead of the needs of the offspring is the very definition of an abusive parent. But can’t you hear them?
“Well, kid. It is up to you now….”
And then they will oh-so-gently remind Chelsea of all that they did for her, and all that she has. This is the bargain she made with them in exchange for EVERYTHING she ever got in life. Chelsea’s string of high paying jobs, delivered to her because of who her parents are, was more than crony-capitalism. It was the Faustian Bargain by which this person sold her life away. Now she is hooked. She OWES them. And they will collect even if it kills their only child.
Look for more appearances by Chelsea. The Foundations will give her a more visible part to play. And her parents will market Chelsea as though she is the New COKE… but remember what happened to that.
Protesting an array of things that MAY happen while ignoring what IS happening makes no sense.
It is simply fear, not activism.
Fear won’t fix problems.
Fear is used to control us.
In a state of fear we cannot think clearly.
Fear means we live in a future created by someone else.
When we fear, we no longer live NOW.
Look at the fears: Trump COULD, MAY, MIGHT, WILL do… (fill in favorite fear).
This is living in a fantasy.
People in fear don’t live their own lives.
People in their TWENTIES living in fear? It’s just sad. They’ll end up as angry old people by 40.
This is what is meant by the old adage: Don’t cross a bridge before you get to it.
Fear is addicting, and millions of people allowed fear to rule their lives for the past 19 months. Now they will not let it go.
It is not that I am fearless, just that I refuse to live in fear.
It’s a choice we make.
Do not let your fears become your thoughts
There is nothing new about the Power Structure keeping people in fear.
It is the basis of almost all advertising.
It is what MEDIA does to make sure you keep tuning in.
They LIVE to whip up hysteria.
Long ago, a book was written about this and it is back!
This 1919 book os now reissued with new introductions by… ME. There is no reason to live your life in fear! Wake up to the way orthodox religion and Other “Powers That Be” control the population THROUGH FEAR!
An invaluable treatise, this book is a must-read for anyone who wants to lead a free, independent life. A life WITHOUT FEAR! While some people will no doubt be offended and shocked by this book’s stance against organized religion seeking to control our lives, while those who use fear themselves will attempt to squelch this book, by misrepresenting the contents and belittling it, this book bravely exposes the way the manipulators of fear seek to hold onto power by any means necessary.
Beware of those who would mislead you about this!
Fear is all they have and they will use fear to stop YOU from reading this liberating book.
The new introduction puts the book in its historical context and shows why it is still relevant today.
UNMASKING FEAR! Click HERE!
I DON’T LIKE THE RESULTS SO… ELIMINATE THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE!
I DON’T LIKE THE CANDIDATE SO… ELIMINATE THE PRIMARY SYSTEM!
I DON’T LIKE THE RULING SO… ELIMINATE THE SUPREME COURT!
I DON’T LIKE THAT OPINION SO… ELIMINATE FOX NEWS!
I DON’T LIKE THE NEWS SO… FIRE THAT ANCHOR!
I DON’T LIKE THE LAW SO… ELIMINATE THE LEGISLATURE!
I DON’T LIKE THE RESULTS SO… I WILL LEAVE AMERICA!
And these are… THE LIBERALS! The broadminded, tolerant, DIVERSE liberals…
To the Withers talking about leaving the country:
People who will leave because their choice lost an election should go and stay the hell out.
I, on the other hand, will continue to fight for what is right and not leave just to save the effort.
When we win and beat back the regressive tide – and these people did nothing to help because the left – let them stay where they are. Great help THEY would have been in 1776.
A little inconvenience and suddenly they want to become political refugees.
And these are the people who called me PRIVILEGED for not supporting a neoliberal war-hawk.
“I just HATE this election! I’ll be siping Campari on the Riviera for the next 4 years…”
Once again we see the truth in the words of Phil Ochs: “Liberals are 10º to the left of center in good times but 10º to the right of center when it affects them personally.”
Holy cow! I knew that we had to keep the monks busy.
You know what they did now?
The monks at the academy broke open the mead and went to town.
They drew up natal charts for the four main presidential candidates!
Look at some of the results:
CLINTON: “You tend to be quiet, reserved, secretive…”
“At times, you have an annoying tendency to be self-righteous and preachy about your belief system. You… demand the right to be able to explore the entire world of experiences yourself. Remember to grant others the similar right — be tolerant, not dogmatic.”
TRUMP: “You love to be the center of attention and you want to appear strong, confident and dominant.”
And that’s just THE FIRST LINE!
They also did charts for Stein and Johnson.
Get all four charts for a nominal fee – the monks now need to replenish the mead.
It’s not much. AND you can get a FREE chart for yourself if you want one.
Contact us HERE and say you want the Candidate Charts, plus one for you – just send your name and email address. We will send the details.
Never trust a “Cold-War Liberal”
They are war-happy.
You can spot them by the repeated warnings they issue about Russia and China.
Cold-War Liberals live in the past.
In a dangerous past.
But to them, in their old age, in their dotage, it is a glorious past.
They are elderly now and the past is all they have left.
It is who they are, because it is who they were.
They cannot look forward.
This is not a game.
The world needs new ideas and new plans.
The end result of the vaunted “thirty years of experience” Withers cite for their candidate is where we are right now.
The people who put us here, right here, where we are right now, did so deliberately and they will not change things.
Unless we got here by accident, in which case, that “thirty years of experience” means absolutely nothing.
And if you want to see change: YOU ARE A SOCIALIST TOOL OF PUTIN AND CHINA!!!!
You know you have heard this empty imprecation again and again.
So how can you expect change from someone who denounces change?
See how cold-war senility works?
They got away with that garbage in the 50s and 60s.
They saw their dead parents doing it.
So the Cold-War Liberals need to relive their youth.
But their youth has evanesced.
It is no more.
It is gone.
Elect a Cold-War Liberal aching to recreate her or his heyday of youth and potency, and there will be war, misery, and blood.
The day of the Cold-War Liberal is over.
THIS is what the exemplary Cold-War Liberal had to say about war:
“Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty. This much we pledge–and more.”
That means regime change.
That means war.
That is from a liberal hero.
55 years ago.
We step back to those days at our own peril.
The world is different now. We cannot attack with impunity.
People hit back.
People hit back.
Now the NY Times reports that Hillary Clinton, in a secret speech revealed by WikiLeaks, has announced her passion for SECRET WARS (click here).
She touts the joys of “covert-intervention,” to use the NY Times euphemism.
CoIntelPro was covert action
Installing the Shah as dictator of Iran was covert action
Killing Salvador Allende was covert action
Overthrowing Guatemala was covert action
The Bay of Pigs was covert action
The bloodthirsty School of the Americas was covert action
LBJ’s Operation Chaos was covert action
Sabotaging the Democratic Primary was TYPICAL covert action
Henry Kissinger is covert action personified
And Mrs. Clinton LIKES THIS?
Wants MORE of it?
Is she insane?
The Times writes: “Mrs. Clinton gave a tough-minded, realpolitik answer to the question of how to handle a problem like Syria. If the best chance of success was to act secretly inside that country, she made clear, she had no problem doing that.”
Oh… She has no problem doing that?
Unfortunately THE WORLD HAS A PROBLEM WITH YOU DOING THAT, you war-crazy maniac!
Mission Impossible was FANTASY.
I will not vote for more wars.
Especially secret wars. You know, like NIXON IN CAMBODIA which led to this:
This is a democracy, despite what this Cold War Neoliberal thinks.
As to the Times: saying her call to secret war is “tough-minded, realpolitik” is not journalism, it is editorializing. You are putting lipstick on that pig.
How much more NIXONIAN will Clinton reveal herself to be?
She may well take the White House, this bloodthirsty Cold War Neoliberal, but not with my consent.
Late in October, Tim Kaine CONFIRMED that Hillary’s first action will be to ask Congress for unlimited war powers.
As with all neocons, which the Cold War Liberals have spawned, Hillary actually believes that in wartime the nation will unite. She is a big step into the past. Cold War Liberals are in their dotage now and should just take the gold watch then go home to their republican grandchildren.
Those of us who will not vote for either of the media-selected elderly, unemployed millionaires have taken a lot of attacking for sticking to principles. But we ARE WINNING! Look at this from the President of the United States:
“If you vote for a 3rd party candidate that’s a vote for Trump,” Obama said during an interview on Steve Harvey’s radio show.
Third-Party Voters: THIS IS THE FIRST BIG SIGN THAT WE ARE SUCCESSFUL!
Look how frightened the neoliberals are!
If our “insignificant protest vote” is meaningless, then this would not matter to the President.
With this comment, Obama is saying is HE IS POWERLESS AND THAT WE HAVE THE POWER!
Here is what a republican says:
“So let me be clear: a vote for anyone other than Donald Trump in November is a vote for Hillary Clinton.” – Scott Walker
Isn’t it delicious that Mr. Obama is so frightened of you that he has sunk to the level of SCOTT WALKER?
They are both reduced to SCARE TACTICS because of YOU AND ME saying we will vote our conscience.
They both cannot be right… but they both can most certainly be wrong.
Keep it up, friends! If our votes didn’t matter Obama would never have said this.
And don’t let anyone smugly call your vote “a protest vote” as the Withers do. Voting for a candidate who is on the ballot is NOT a protest, it is a well-reasoned choice. Remember the freedom to choose? I thought “liberals” were big on that. Again, we see the wisdom of Phil Ochs, who sagely observed:
“Liberals are 10º to the left of center in good times but 10º to the right of center when it affects them personally.”
Friends, the condescending dismissal of a rational, thoughtful vote as “protest” is odious on many levels. Not least of which is that America was founded on protest.
Protest is enshrined in our Bill of Rights. The Withers reveal their fascist, anti-American attitude every time they denounce protest. In short: screw ’em. They are not what America is about.