Friday, December 11, 2009

Fooling the people

There is no doubt that Obama is articulate and, yes, intelligent, very intelligent. However, it is also obvious that he is just the face that Washington needs to pursue its "full spectrum dominance" and it is precisely because of that that I cannot share in the outpourings of understanding and almost sypmathy for this "hype" creature that two separate articles in the 'Guardian'; one by Michael Tomasky and one by Martin Kettle apprear to advocate; indeed, both articles, which praise Obama's speech in Oslo, are almost a paraphrased version of each other.

Yes, what a "spellbounding similarity," what a "mind boggling likeness" and there was Tomsky concluding that the speech was perhaps "designed to … be truthful about the world as he sees it, and to be honest with the world and with posterity about the complexities we face," while Kettle in his summing up says, "Obama was right, when he said in Oslo: "We can understand that there will be war and still strive for peace." With Tomasky and Kettle the analogy of the brain and the dungheap were never more appropriate.

The world as Obama supposedly sees it or rather as he portrays it, is wrong; we are not threatened by Afghanistan and to believe anything else is absurd. Moreover, while the crimes being committed on the Hindukush wouldn't be any less wrong if he were open and honest about the real reasons why we are in Afghanistan, there would at least be less hypocrisy and less lying. Indeed, that is why I resent and can no longer listen to the "hype" man's drivel, for this is no idiot who can be at least partly admonished because of a lack of grey matter and his, like Blair's, crime is not just an intellectual dishonesty that seduces all and sundry but it is telling lies that, with the help of intellectual pygmies such as Tomasky or Kettle, are accepted as the truth and which ultimately are just as responsible for mass murder as was the nazi myth of the "Untermensch".  However, for me, at least,  I can put the record straight and Barack; "You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time."

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