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You can still be mad with Obama, even though he inhereted a mess

27 May

Popular rhetoric I have witnessed quite often is this: since Obama inherited a mess, one can either not be angry with him/be nearly as angry with him.

For me, this approach is both logically unsound, and an example of not supporting dissent. One should not, and should not have, expected Obama to fix the economy and the numerous other problems inherited from the Bush administration, but one can still examine his decisions and feel they are negative/counter productive. Dissent is a must in a democratic society; without dissent the powers that be have much more free reign, as well as a more ignorant mass of citizens.

I dislike Obama and would not vote for him in 2012 if I were an American citizen.

President Obama has kept the war on terror alive. The military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq show little signs of slowing down, and an invasion was launched against Libya, with rebel troops with Al-Qaeda connections being supported by American forces. He also has failed to close Guantanamo Bay, which houses not only “terrorists” but simple freedom fighters fighting against the illegally invading American empire.

The war on terror has evidently spread into the borders of America, with rights, liberties, and freedoms experiencing a decline since September 11th. Obama has strengthened the police state, and has made clear he is similar to Bush in terms of inner “security”. For example, Obama voted for the Foreign Intelligence Service Act, which allows for heightened surveillance, and recently supported the May 26th renewal of the Patriot Act.

Obama claimed that he would have a transparent government not controlled by lobbyists, but he currently has over 40 lobbyists within his administration. Lobbyists promote the slow move towards fascism, the combination of the market and state, and take importance over everyday citizens.

In addition, Obama supported the Office of Faith Based Initiatives, which directly conflicts with the separation of the church and state. The defecit has skyrocketed. He hired someone to a position to deal with unfavorable media, which not only aids him in his chances of re-election, but points towards increasing the use of government shills. Finally, he has pushed for S. 679, which will reduce the number of positions requiring Senate confirmation.

In all honesty, Obama is very similar to Bush, which I, and you, should feel is a bad thing.

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Posted by on May 27, 2011 in Politics

 

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8 responses to “You can still be mad with Obama, even though he inhereted a mess

  1. Vidd

    May 28, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    President John F. Kennedy tried to end the reign of the CIA in America, according to Oliver Stone’s «JFK» film from 1991. And JFK paid the price for that attempt. To my knowledge, not one president of the USA has later attempted to do the same. So does the president rule the USA, or does the CIA?

     
  2. discoveringmybeliefs

    May 28, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    I most definitely feel the president is a puppet.

    And Vidd, I’m thinking about letting this blog die out because I posted another on a different site and its getting a lot of traffic (13 views vs 54).

    I’d appreciate if you swing by every once in a while:
    http://discoveringmybeliefs.blogspot.com/

    One question too: would you suggest to keep posting identical things for a little while longer on both blogs to see if I can get more traffic here?

    Thanks

     
  3. Vidd

    May 28, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    OK. And definitely, you should watch it for a week or two, and then decide which one to keep, based on views and which platform you are most comfortable with.

    Personally, I like WordPress better than Blogger, and so do almost 90% of the CMS-based websites on the Internet!

     
  4. discoveringmybeliefs

    May 28, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    Realize my response wasn’t long for why I believe he is a puppet. I believe quite in the NWO, so I have the opinion they have great influence on policy, belief, and perhaps even actual action.

    Regardless if the conspiracy is true, the Federal Reserve, CIA, CFR, and Trilateral Commission all have extremely strong holds of power and influence.

    And I’ll probably work with this site a few more weeks to give it more of a chance.

     
  5. Vidd

    May 28, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    Great! This change of layout you’ve made today is already a huge improvement. Of course, I will follow wherever you end up, but having blogged at both Blogspot and WordPress, I must say I much prefer the latter.

    Also, I use WordPress for 9/11 Truth Norway, and it works just fine for our purposes.

     
  6. discoveringmybeliefs

    May 28, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    Thanks, noticed the layout look very bland. And as of now, I must admit WordPress seems quite more detailed, while blogger seems more user friendly, which is helping me.

    The two blogs are practically identical, but I’ve already put out my other blog on things like LinkedIn and Digg, so I’d have to do that over again.

    I’m having a genuinely difficult decision, too early to call though.

     
  7. zobop republic

    June 7, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    Just because Obama was elected President people automatically assumed he was going to ba able to change things. (Yes, CHANGE was his campaign mantra.) He may be President but he doesn’t have REAL power to change the status quo.

     
  8. discoveringmybeliefs

    June 8, 2011 at 12:44 am

    I sure think Obama could have voted against draconian measures and not submitted to idiotic Keynesian economics, to name a few examples. The problem is he has allowed himself to not have real power by becoming another pathetic puppet following neoconservatism.

    I think his supporters need to start taking some responsibility (actually acknowledging the negative Obama has done rather than bringing up the same tired excuses and constantly bitching and whining about Bush). Partisanship isn’t helping, and not standing against a president sapping America’s monnies dry, continuing draconian measures, and continuing foreign imperialism is helping less.

     

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