Why I and My Colleagues Have Become Election Boycott Advocates by Thomas Baldwin

Evil and Corrupt DuopolyOUR POLITICAL AND ELECTORAL SYSTEMS ARE TOTALLY CORRUPT

BILOXI, MS, OCTOBER 24, 2014

Nearly two months ago a group of us began to put together an organization for the purpose of urging voters to boycott the upcoming elections. This was based upon several reasons but the primary one was that the influence of money in elections had become hideously corrupting to our government run by the two party duopoly, both Democratic and Republican Parties. And all but one member of the 535 members of Congress belong to one of these two parties. The primary source of all funding for elections has become the large corporations and the wealthy elite. This was made significantly worse by the Supreme Court’s Citizens’ United decision in 2010 and again by its McCutcheon’s decision in 2014 giving corporations and wealthy elite (e.g. billionaires) unlimited power to donate to campaigns. Thus, this group “owns” our entire system of government in Washington and they are the bodies that make our laws and enforce the laws. And our entire system of justice has become one of “injustice”.

These beginning statements will not be a surprise to many people who may have thought this for years. But the data which have been accumulated and distributed in recent years show vividly how bad the situation has become. For example, a good measure of “economic justice” is obtained by looking at income/wealth inequities and the data show that these now compare to those achieved in 1928 just before the Great Depression. With the Great “Recession” of 2007 these inequities were even worsened and yet, the wealthy elite and the Big Banks became even larger and more powerful. Congress repeatedly tells us they don’t have enough money to improve the situation and provide for jobs programs and the reason is they need money for National Defense and foreign wars to protect us from the growing threat of “terrorism.” Fear has replaced hope and promise as a primary means of “motivating” people to go along with their evil, corrupt practices.

This has been going on for many years, but it has become critical. Joel Hirshhorn in Dandelion Salad has recently written an excellent article describing this reality.  And two professors, Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page at Northwestern Univ. , have recently shown conclusively with an exhaustive study that the average person in the U.S. has NO influence on public policy. It is a total myth (or lie) that we live in a democracy. The people are totally brainwashed by a corrupt corporate media that spends billions propagating that lie on        behalf of their political cronies. Corporate “news” is nothing but corporate propaganda and that includes much of what passes for news about our foreign interventions. We seldom get the truth that our invasions are all about acquiring resources (particularly oil). In this excellent short review of the detailed paper by Gilens and Page, Eric Zuesse describes how “The U.S. is an Oligarchy and Not a Democracy.”

Congressional approval ratings have recently been 15% and even as low as 9% at times over the last year or so. And the President’s approval rating is dropping like a lead balloon and is now under 40%, just like happened in the Bush years. Fewer than 35% approve of Obama’s foreign policy today and it sinks lower with each new foreign invasion and bombing campaign. Meanwhile we keep creating more terrorists than we are killing. It’s a vicious cycle of madness that we experience coming out of Washington every week. And the people are getting angrier and more frustrated every day with the miserable quality of leadership this country has witnessed.

Political corruption in the parties and moneyEvery Congressional election nearly 90% of incumbents are reelected to office and over 90% of those are the ones who spent the most money. Efforts have been made to create and support “third” political parties over the last 35 years or so but the results/records have been pitiful as the data in this report shows. With presidential campaigns, third parties have recently gathered about 2% of the vote or less in totality and they have not earned a single electoral vote! Why? Because the two party duopoly crushes any third party effort with money and mass media to discount it. It seems clear that change cannot be made in the electoral system unless a massive movement is backing a third party effort. There is no sign of that today even though there may be small successes at a local or maybe even a state level in special circumstances.

THE “WHAT” AND THE “WHY” OF THE ELECTION BOYCOTT ADVOCATES

You can visit with us at the EBA, participate and stay informed by visiting these two primary websites:

http://electionboycott.weebly.com/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/electionboycottadvocates/

Election Boycott purpose imageThis is the backdrop for the creation of a new organization, the Election Boycott Advocates (EBA), which is currently focusing on federal elections, those for Congress and for 2016 the presidency. Certain states may also be added later. But the two party duopoly has to be destroyed as I described in several previous blogs. We must stop endorsing this corrupt system by participating in their illegitimate elections!! Don’t give it your time and certainly don’t give it your money!! You have no chance to compete with the corporations and the wealthy elite! Spend it with your family instead! And consider joining us at the Election Boycott Advocates (EBA)! First, here is the Manifesto we created :

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THE ELECTION BOYCOTT ADVOCATES MANIFESTO:

“The entire notion of putting massive resources and effort into building electoral parties to compete in the elite-managed horse-race charades is fatally flawed.  In the final analysis it does not work. We have to do something radically different, and the election boycott is the start of this new, genuinely revolutionary—not reformist—movement.”
Ted Aranda, Election Boycott advocate and lifelong activist

TEXT: The Election Boycott is the first step in a struggle for democracy, for alternative democratic government to replace the plutocratic imperialist police state, and for the liberation of working people so that ordinary Americans can manage their society and economy themselves and in their own interests.  It has famously been said that the people have the right to replace their government when it no longer serves them.  This, without question, is the situation in the U.S.A. today–and we are now claiming that right!

A plurality of Americans have been boycotting federal elections for more than half a century, but only as individuals, silently–letting their rulers know that they did not support them, but in a passive protest. Now, with the advent of the Election Boycott Advocates, the silent majority of nonvoters has found a voice that will make what was implicit, explicit, what was silent, loud, what was unconscious, thoughtful and public… Continued at link.

http://electionboycott.weebly.com/manifesto.html

Next I present a comprehensive piece published by the GREANVILLE POST which includes a composite of a blog I wrote at Progressive Activist Voice, along with several blog talk radio shows on CARSON’S CORNER with Bob Carson and one from the PINKY THE BEAR Show with Brad Holhut.

Greanville Post image on Election BoycottWHAT IS THE ELECTION BOYCOTT ADVOCATES (CONT.)

“The popular distrust in capitalist democracy and authoritarian elections if now so widespread the movement to boycott them is becoming nearly universal.” (See links below for completeness.)

http://www.greanvillepost.com/2014/10/12/what-is-the-election-boycott-advocates-group/

ALERT: The Progressive Activists Voice

https://proactvoice.wordpress.com/2014/09/27/election-boycott-advocates-on-carsons-corner/

“The popular distrust in capitalist democracy and authoritarian elections if now so widespread the movement to boycott them is becoming nearly universal.”

WHAT A FEW OF OUR MEMBERS SAY ABOUT JOINING AND/OR SUPPORTING THE EBA:

Einstein on Voting---insanityTwo of our members have each written extensive comments on two blogs I just published. Those are referenced here: “Why I Boycott Elections by DeNeice Kenehan, and “Why I Became an Election Boycott Advocate” by Terri Lee.

Other brief comments are here:
“I boycott all phony elections because to participate in the farce is to endorse the farce. The billionaire class controls all governments in the United States of America and in many of its imperialist allies, clients and neo-colonies as well. In fact, in the 130 or so countries within the U.S. imperial-global hegemony, there are no democracies, and to pretend that such plutocracies are democratic, and even to vote in or run in these charades, is to endorse them and to give your consent to the billionaires to govern.

Turning the silent boycott into a loud and militant boycott makes the implicit explicit:
1) We do not agree to comply with your rule, billionaires! 2) We do not agree with your totalitarian dictatorship over most of the world. 3) We do not agree with your murderous wars of plunder. 4) We do not agree with your occupations and repressions of nations all over the world, nor do we agree with your worldwide repression of the working class and poor. 5) Our campaign of noncompliance with your rule starts with this boycott, but it does not end here. We will continue to whittle away at your illegitimate power until you have none at all.”—Christopher Driscoll

“I am a member and support the Election Boycott Advocates because it is the only rational alternative to our corrupt political two party system which we have today. If we continue on this path we either must destroy it or it will destroy us. It is controlled by corporations and the wealthy elite and the facts and experience of many years conclusively show that.”–Thomas Baldwin

“I am an Election Boycott Advocate because elections truly do not matter. The political and economic system is arranged for and by the ruling class. In order for the working class to have any sort of decent life, we must control the means of production.”—Bob Carson

“ I boycott voting for representatives because those we elect are NOT held accountable for their actions! When you vote YOU give your consent for them to do whatever the hell they want. I refuse to give them that POWER.”—Emmagee Mindy Oaktown

“Capitalism in any form and democracy are mutually exclusive. There is no democracy in America. Elections in America operate within the confines of the bourgeois narrative and not beyond. Elections merely provide the ruling classes with a cloak of legitimacy. Don’t give it to them. Boycott.

Sure, the ruling classes will still rule, but they will not be able to claim legitimacy. Voting is a coward’s way out. The voter pretends he has a voice. This pretense spares the voter humiliation which would otherwise force him to stand up for himself and fight the ruling class head on.”—John Mcgarry

“The working people are barred from participation in bourgeois parliaments (they never decide important questions under bourgeois democracy, which are decided by the stock exchange and the banks) by thousands of obstacles, and the workers know and feel, see and realize perfectly well that the bourgeois parliaments are institutions alien to them, instruments for the oppression of workers by the bourgeoisie, institutions of a hostile class, of the exploiting minority.” -V.I Lenin, 1918, “The Proletarian Revolution and the Renegade Kautsky”—Brad Holhut

“Three reasons I boycott elections
1. Republicans
2. Democrats
3. I forgot the third,”—DeNeice Kenehan

“Our federal elections are a farcical charade that no longer
matter. They’re held to give us the semblance of choice where there is none. Our elected officials are selected and installed by global corporate elites who have no loyalty to anyone or anything but profit. Pretend, if you must, but at your own peril.”— Jill Dalton (See Jill’s blog on this entitled:  “Does Voting Matter?”)

“I was a sucker for the old freedom and democracy spiel. After Obama reneged on his political promises of hope and change, I could no longer deny those we elected and who swore an oath to represent we the people were no longer doing it. I started to say out loud and to the consternation of many that our democracy is a lie. Freedom is a joke. We are all being played for the suckers we seemed so willing to be. So just like that I decided to stop voting. If and until I feel my vote counts, that those I vote for are interested in representing what is best for the common good instead of a wealthy elite, then I have no one to vote for. Very simple and practical, really.”—Willa Bea

If voting changed anything they'd make it illegal

Why I Boycott Elections by DeNeice Kenehan

Election Boycott purpose imageMaybe We Need a 12 Step Recovery Process?

I am a Duopolist in recovery. I have not kept track of the months since I last voted, but it was not long ago enough. I am still tempted to look for reasons I should vote. My friends who vote mock and deride me when I tell them I am a recovering voter. But I know I do not support that which voters support.
Still, I struggle. Some impulse drives me to vote for or against things, things and persons which I know nothing about, which I neither support nor oppose. I can’t help it. I am still wanting to vote for something. But I can no longer support that which voters support.

I used to vote. I voted for a color. I am recovered from addictive color voting. But I now find myself wanting to vote against people. Against incumbents. Perhaps because they’ve been screwing us over so recently– the non-stop wars, fracking, too-big-for-trial, cable company buddies, media megamergers, surveillance, prosecuting whistlesblowing and press, inside-dealing, the usual.

I’m thinking that if I cannot resist voting, that maybe I should just pick the guy I want to get the the bags of money from the donors, lobbyists, taxpayers, and not think about the perks and pension. I can’t think too much.

I’m in an early, highly emotional withdrawal phase. I’m feeling some guilt. And some hate. I want to watch my incumbent lose. But imagining his suffering– his feigned classy concession, his beautiful family and fake smiles, all the miserable campaign volunteers, the inappropriate balloons– wanting to witness his karmic justice makes me feel like an animal torturer, like some psychopath who pulls wings off birds. Just because.

I need help. I don’t want to come home with the “I Voted” sticker on my lapel. I need to move to the next step. I must turn to my Higher Power so I can rise above this impulse to vote for the “replacement evilist.”

Please help me. I want to just say no. To stay home.

But, lord help me, I hate this son of a bitch.

Maybe enough to replace him with the next son of a bitch.

Why I became an Election Boycott Advocate by Terri Lee

If voting changed anything they'd make it illegal Posted by Thomas Baldwin on October 21, 2014 with permission of Terri Lee.

 

When I first became an Election Boycott Advocate (EBA) I thought about elections from the point-of-view of the voter. How can the voter achieve what he or she really and truly wants from within the ballot box?

It quickly became clear to me that “our dreams are too big for their ballot box” and that the voting booth offers us nothing as is evidenced by the wide chasm between our collective political desires and the laws and policies that are enacted to harm us here at home and millions more, worldwide. We citizens don’t authorize that, but that’s what we get.

But then, I turned my thinking around and I started to examine the Election Charade from the point-of-view of the Political Class. Then it became crystal clear just how much they need us to participate in the Charade they created that only serves them.

All they need us for on every Election Day is to simply show up and participate. What anyone actually does from inside the electoral contraption makes no difference whatsoever. They have assured this. A servant of the Ruling Elite will come into power. This is guaranteed.

Our participation suggests we support them, agree with them, like them and are in agreement with what they do — but, we don’t agree with them, like them or support what they do. There is no reason why we should aid them in making them appear legitimate.

They are de-legitimized without our participation.

Once I discovered how deeply dependent they are on us — Election Boycotting became a lot more purposeful.

I knew that this is the one area that those in power are utterly dependent upon us to show up for them to help uphold the illusion that they are legitimate in their rule over us.

They are crippled in their dependence on us, for our vote. 

It is with great certainty that I know I must withhold my consent and encourage others to do likewise.

http://www.electionboycott.weebly.com

What is the Election Boycott Advocates Group?

Election Boycott purpose image

 

To best answer this question, I will present our latest statement of purpose and intent in the Manifesto just finally completed.  Here it is and read the Manifesto carefully to gain a quick perspective:

http://electionboycott.weebly.com/manifesto.html

 

 

ELECTION BOYCOTT ADVOCATES MANIFESTO

From the Manifesto:

“The Election Boycott is the first step in a struggle for democracy, for alternative democratic government to replace the plutocratic imperialist police state, for Working Class liberation and for democratic-cooperative ownership and management of all commercial enterprises and public democratic ownership and management of all utilities and banks. ” continued at this link:  http://electionboycott.weebly.com/manifesto.html

If anyone would like to join with us please consult these websites and Facebook pages:

Election Boycott Advocates Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/electionboycottadvocates/

Election Boycott Advocates webpage:

http://electionboycott.weebly.com/

Also consult this blog site for periodic updates on the Election Boycott Updates on Carson’s corner blog talk radio:

https://proactvoice.wordpress.com/2014/09/27/election-boycott-advocates-on-carsons-corner/

An excellent site to refer to blog talk radio specifically by Bob Carson and Brad Holhut including shows on the Election Boycott Advocates is here:

http://www.thecommonsprojectnetwork.com/

You will be learning much more about us in the days ahead.  Join the Election Boycott Advocates to receive updates and stay informed.

Thomas Baldwin, Election Boycott Advocates member.

 

 

 

Is Our Society Becoming Addicted to Technocratic Insanity?

Technocrats in 1933I just saw an advertisement for an i-Phone with 30 GB of data per month for only $160 per month after you own the i-Phone, of course.  Aren’t you impressed?  Considering we used to have a phone for a few dollars a month you definitely should be!!

The marketing dollars for competition in today’s communication market is unbelievable.  Why?  Because billions of dollars are at stake.  It’s called the extreme capitalistic society that has been created in America.  We’re being reduced to robots to respond and sure enough, the robots are being prepared to take over from us humans.

Last night a group of us political activists earnestly tried to produce an internet blog talk radio show to debate some important political issues.  About half way through we were cut off from an internet failure from the host who had cautioned us that might occur.  But we continued to have a conversation over the telephones!  My colleague remarked, maybe we’re not ready for “prime time” yet.  Since another colleague and I have been considering another blog talk radio show, it definitely gave me pause for thought!

Though there has often been frequent criticism of the internet social media,  including Facebook as the prime example, still seems to work and the founder has become incredibly wealthy.  The point that we might want to consider is that communications between humans are extremely important and those are usually personal, telephonic and pictorial or video.  In other words, we have to communicate with one other with sight, sound and face to face and perhaps touch.  Making use of all of the methods humans have to relate to one another seems radical, doesn’t it?

Is that a difficult lesson for us humans to learn?  That should be our priority and not buying the latest “technological device” to make that happen!!  I suggest one not become a slave to technocratic  addiction but use the communication method that is best for you!

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Note added in post publication:  Rocket Kirchner posted an interesting article on this subject in 2009 in Dandelion Salad regarding human communications in a “Technoautism” environment.

Election Boycott Advocates on Carson’s Corner–Updated Regularly

Election Boycott Advocate

THIS IS A DYNAMIC BLOG AND WILL BE REGULARLY UPDATED:  The Election Boycott Advocates is a newly formed organization composed of those who live around the country, in states like Florida, New Jersey,  New York, Iowa, Illnois, Oregon, Mississippi, etc.  These individuals are committed to advocating and promoting a boycott of federal elections because they have been shown to be totally corrupt and completely controlled by a corporatist political duopoly.  The duopoly does everything in its power to cater to the corporate sector and the wealthy elite and has no intentions of representing the people despite their rhetoric to the contrary.  The duopoly works diligently to crush any “third party efforts” and eliminate competition.

This will be a dynamic blog and periodically updated with the Manifesto which is represented below in a site.  In this edition, we present segments from blog talk radio, specifically “Carson’s Corner” with Bob Carson and one from Brad Holbut on the Pinko the Bear show .  The segments included are from those podcasts produced in September and October 2014.  Other relevant media examples and references may be added.

WHAT IS THE ELECTION BOYCOTT ADVOCATES GROUP :  MANIFESTO

htttp://proactvoice.wordpress.com/2014/10/08/what-is-the-election-boycott-advocates-group/

From the Manifesto:

“The Election Boycott is the first step in a struggle for democracy, for alternative democratic government to replace the plutocratic imperialist police state, for Working Class liberation and for democratic-cooperative ownership and management of all commercial enterprises and public democratic ownership and management of all utilities and banks. ” continued at this link above:  http://electionboycott.weebly.com/manifesto.html

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Relevant websites and Facebook pages are:

http://electionboycott.weebly.com/

Election Boycott (Facebook page”  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Election-Boycott/322877701195766)

Election Boycott Advocates (Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/electionboycottadvocates/)

Election Boycott Organizing Alliance (private group)

 

Evil and Corrupt Duopoly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CARSON’S CORNER OCTOBER 5, 2014

“On this episode of Carson’s Corner, join the Election Boycott Advocates as they host a provocative 2 hour discussion that seeks to challenge the movement as well as the entire system. Hosts Bob Carson, Christopher Driscoll, and Election Boycott Advocate member, Thomas Baldwin, welcome Harry Cason, member/supporter of the Zeitgeist Movement to the show. Although generally supportive of the movement, Harry has some concerns about the content and direction of the cause. Carson’s Corner also hopes to hear from long time Carson’s Corner friend, Jeff Howard. Jeff Howard, who is a veteran, occupier and activist, has some very strong convictions about elections in this country, and anybody who has listened to Jeff before on the show knows he is one of the most fiery individuals out there. Jeff has commented, “Bob…. I’m against boycotting the election ……we do they win.” Hopefully, our friend can join this ongoing discussion that we have been having on Carson’s Corner. All in all, this will be another great edition of Carson’s Corner.

Here is some more info on Harry Cason and why he joined the movement: Harry Cason has been teaching political science at the The City University of New York – College of Staten Island for over twenty years, and has been involved in the anti-war and social rights movement even longer.
Cason is presently writing a book on: U.S. Relations with Spain under Francisco Franco, and Spain’s Eventual Liberalization.
Cason is a member-supporter of the Zeitgeist Movement, because of its holistic-systemic response to the problems we presently face in the world, as opposed to the piecemeal and tweaking response that is typically offered-up these days”

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/carsonscorner/2014/10/06/carsons-corner-the-election-boycott-advocates

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Insert added here from “The Pinko the Bear Show”: (October 1, 2014–special thanks to “Pinko”, Brad Holhut.)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/tash/2014/10/01/the-pinko-the-bear-show–election-boycott-advocates–faqs-and-answers

 

The Pinko the Bear Show – Election Boycott Advocates – FAQ’s and Answers
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Last night, Election Boycott Advocates Christopher Driscoll, Thomas Baldwin, and Bob Carson, had a 2 hour discussion that is worthwhile on Carson’s Corner. Make sure to tune in. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/carsonscorner/2014/09/29/carsons-corner-the-election-boycott-advocates

Carson’s Corner: The Election Boycott Advocates!!
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Three Election Boycotters discuss the sad state of affairs in the world and how the U.S. political system has brought us to the brink of disaster!

It’s Sunday, and you know what that means: It’s all things election boycott. On this 2 hour edition of Carson’s Corner, hosts Bob Carson and Christopher Alan Driscoll will discuss Obama’s talks at the United Nations on climate change, and the latest U.S. bombing campaign in Syria. It’s clear that the American people have no say in the aforementioned issues, or any issue for that matter. We are not a democracy, and pretending such, only strengthens the system. As the great Zack de la rocha says, “Raise your fist and resist!”

Also joining the show will be Thomas Baldwin, election boycott advocate member, blogger, and owner of the site http://proactvoice.wordpress.com/

Carson’s Corner with Bob Carson.

It’s the Election Boycott hour on Carson’s Corner this week! Join Bob Carson and cohost Christopher Alan Driscoll as they discuss the Election Boycott Advocates, and welcome members, supporters, and callers to the show. Last week, we… more

Carson’s Corner with Bob Carson.

On this edition of Carson’s Corner, it is all things Election Boycott, as the entire hour is dedicated to the Election Boycott Advocates. In this hour, we hear from members and supporters as the group advances and becomes more active…. more

 

Carson’s Corner with Bob Carson.

On the first hour of the program, Bob will have Christopher Alan Driscoll, member of the Election Boycott Organizing Alliance. We will discuss the progress being made within the group as well as the reasons for its existence. Each week,… more

Carson’s Corner with Bob Carson.

On this episode of Carson’s Corner, we will continue our analysis of the issues raised in Paul Street’s new book, “They Rule: The 1% vs Democracy.” We will discuss the dominance of the financial sector, and how we went from industrial… more

 

Obama’s Demagogic UN Address By Stephen Lendman

Reproduced by permission.  First posted on September 25, 2014 at:

http://sjlendman.blogspot.com/2014/09/obamas-demagogic-un-address.html
Flashpoint in Ukraine book by Lendman
Obama’s Demagogic UN Address
by Stephen Lendman
He didn’t surprise. His address lasted a mind-numbing 45 minutes. He made painful listening. All his speeches feature demagogic mumbo jumbo Big Lies. They drown out truth.
Two years ago, he lied about Libya. He claimed US-led NATO intervened to “cope with violent conflict, care for the wounded, and craft a vision for the future in which the rights of all Libyans would be respected.”
He “supported the birth of a new democracy…Libyans held elections…(They) built new institutions…(They) move(d) forward after decades of dictatorship.”
Truth is polar opposite Obama’s Big Lies. Libya was Africa’s most developed country. Most Libyans supported Gaddafi.
They did so for good reasons. Libya was a model social justice society.
Gaddafi used its oil wealth responsibly. He provided free healthcare, education and other vital benefits.
His Libya no longer exists. Obama transformed it. He made it a charnel house catastrophe. A dystopian wasteland. Tens of thousands were ruthlessly slaughtered. Many more were injured and/or displaced.
Libyans had benefits Americans can’t imagine. Obama replaced them with dystopian harshness. Mostly civilians were harmed. US-led NATO willfully targeted them. Obama destroyed Libyan sovereignty. He replaced it with instability, insecurity, and daily violence.
Last year, he ludicrously said “we come together to reaffirm the founding vision of this institution.”
“For most of recorded history, (the) idea that nations and peoples could come together in peace to solve their disputes and advance a common prosperity seemed unimaginable.”
It still does. America bears full responsibility. So does Obama. He deplores peace, stability and security. He wages permanent wars without end.
He abhors “common prosperity.” He spurns social justice. He serves monied interests only. He supports their divine rights.
He permits their grandest of grand theft larceny. He hands them America’s wealth. He gave bankers trillions of dollars. He lets war-profiteers benefit hugely. He supports government of, by, and for America’s privileged.
This year, he prioritized selling war. The New York Times shamelessly supports it.
It called Obama’s address “much-anticipated.” It made stomach-churning listening.
According to The Times, Obama “chartered a muscular new course.”   He “laid out a forceful new blueprint on Wednesday for deeper American engagement in the Middle East…”
He told UN members “that the Islamic State understood only ‘the language of force’ and that the United States would ‘work with a broad coalition to dismantle this network of death.’ “
He ignored America’s killing machine. His lawless aggression. His culpability for high crimes against peace.
So did The New York Times. It bashed Russia at the same time.  It did so irresponsibly.
It’s America’s lead disseminator of state/corporate Big Lies. It supports wealth, power and privilege.
It’s an unofficial propaganda ministry. It operates irresponsibly.
It features managed news misinformation garbage. It drowns out vital truths. It betrays its readers in the process.
Obama’s address featured beginning-to-end Big Lies. “(M)ore people live under governments they elected,” he claimed.
Most so-called elections are more shams than real. Entrenched power runs things. People have no say.
Obama lied suggesting otherwise. “Hundreds of millions of human beings have been freed from the prison of poverty,” he said.
Billions are ill-fed, ill-clothed, ill-housed and ill-cared for. Human misery is unprecedented.
Since economic crisis conditions erupted in late 2007, poverty increased exponentially. So did deep poverty. Obama lied claiming otherwise.
He ludicrously said world economic conditions strengthened. Millions of Americans endure protracted Depression conditions.
America isn’t fit to live in. It no longer has a functioning economy. Paul Craig Roberts calls it a “house of cards.”
US-style casino capitalism failed. Most of its citizens struggle daily to get by. Welcome to the age of inequality. Poverty is a growth industry.
Over 23% of Americans wanting work can’t find it. Most jobs are rotten ones.
They’re temp or part-time low pay/poor or no benefit service ones with no futures. Conditions are getting worse, not better.
Monied interests run things. Ordinary people suffer. More than ever in modern times. Obama ludicrously claimed otherwise.
He lied accusing Russia of aggression. “Here are the facts,” he said. “After the people of Ukraine mobilized popular protests and calls for reform, their corrupt president fled.”
“Against the will of the government in Kiev, Crimea was annexed.  Russia poured arms into eastern Ukraine, fueling violent separatists and a conflict that has killed thousands.”
“When a civilian airliner was shot down from areas that these proxies controlled, they refused to allow access to the crash for days.”
“When Ukraine started to reassert control over its territory, Russia gave up the pretense of merely supporting the separatists, and moved troops across the border.”
Washington bears full responsibility for Ukrainian crisis conditions. Rogue EU partners share it.
Crimea wasn’t annexed. Its people voted near unanimously to join Russia. They did so in a referendum independent international monitors judged open, free and fair.
Putin responsibly accommodated them. Obama lied claiming otherwise.
No evidence suggests Russia poured arms into Southeastern Ukraine. Washington, its rogue Western partners, and Kiev’s putschist government bear full responsibility for months of violence, instability and lawlessness.
Fascist regimes operate this way. Kiev’s rogue government shot down MH17. Clear evidence proves it.
Self-defense forces and Russia had nothing to do with it. Or refusing access to its crash site for days.
Russia didn’t invade Ukraine. Putin and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov abhor war, violence and instability. They go all-out for peaceful conflict resolution.
Obama deplores it. He pursues permanent wars against humanity. He wants unchallenged worldwide control.
US policies cause unspeakable human misery. No nation in world history caused more harm to more people at home and abroad over a longer duration than America.
None exceed its lawlessness. Its disdain for core human and civil rights. None more threaten world peace.
America isn’t beautiful. It never was. For sure not now. It threatens humanity’s survival.
Obama represents the worst of rogue leadership. He belongs in prison, not high office.
America’s “choice is clear,” he hyped. “We choose hope over fear.” His hyperbole was polar opposite reality.
“…(W)e come together to reject the cancer of violent extremism,” he claimed. US global state terrorism exceeds the worst of all other rogue states in world history.
It’s responsible for more genocidal mass slaughter, destruction, and human misery over a longer duration than history’s worst dictatorships.
Their crimes pale by comparison to America’s. They do so in terms of:
  • bullying other nations to comply with its diktats;
  • targeting them with regime change for refusing;
  • making the world safe for monied interests;
  • redrawing the world’s map to serve them;
  • letting them operate lawlessly;
  • handing them America’s wealth;
  • trashing social justice;
  • asserting might over right;
  • waging permanent wars on sovereign nations;
  • doing so for unchallenged global dominance;
  • causing irreparable harm to billions worldwide for generations;
  • violating core rule of law principles;
  • institutionalizing state terror;
  • spreading the scourge of fascism; and
  • making societies unsafe to live in.
Obama lied claiming America supports “freedom of nations and (the right of) peoples (able) to make their own decisions.”
He deplores this notion and others related to it. He spurns diplomacy and peace. He prioritizes violence, belligerence and permanent wars of aggression.
He ludicrously claimed America supports “mutual interest and mutual respect.” A commitment to work responsibly to solve modern-day problems.
A pledge “to stop the spread of nuclear weapons and pursue the peace and security of a world without them.”
A dedication to “eradicat(ting extreme poverty by 2030.” A promise “to help people feed themselves, power their economies, and care for their sick.”
A guarantee to “reduc(e) our carbon emissions (and increase) our investments in clean energy.”
America deplores mutual interest and respect. It’s responsible for egregious world problems.
Its policies create extreme poverty. They exploit world economies. They cause starvation, homelessness, health problems and unspeakable human misery.
Practically nothing is done to develop clean energy. To work toward replacing polluting fossil fuels and dangerous nuclear energy.
Obama lied claiming America “is not and never will be at war with Islam. (T)here is no us and them,” he said.
No “clash of civilizations” exists, he claimed. “(H)umanity’s future depends on us uniting against those who would divide us along the fault lines of tribe or sect, race or religion.”
America won’t “send US troops to occupy foreign lands,” he claimed. He ludicrously said it military might is used responsibly.
America is committed to “tak(e) action against immediate threats, while pursuing a world in which the need for such action is diminished.”
It “will never shy away from defending (its) interests, but we will also not shy away from the promise of this institution and its Universal Declaration of Human Rights – the notion that peace is not merely the absence of war, but the presence of a better life.”
“…America is a country that has steadily worked to address our problems, to make our union more perfect, to bridge the divides that existed at the founding of this nation.”
“(W)e hold our leaders accountable,” he claimed. We “insist on a free press and independent judiciary.”
“…(W)e address our differences in the open space of democracy – with respect for the rule of law; with a place for people of every race and every religion; and with an unyielding belief in the ability of individual men and women to change their communities and their circumstances and their countries for the better.”
Its “can help light the world…We are heirs to a proud legacy of freedom, and we’re prepared to do what is necessary to secure that legacy for generations to come.”
Obama’s address was beginning-to-end brazen bald-faced Big Lies. He elevated them to a higher level.
His presidency gives rogue leadership new meaning. Madness defines it.
Neocon extremists infest Washington. They hugely influence policies. They do so destructively.
Obama promised hope and change. He delivered permanent wars, domestic ruthlessness and betrayal.
He’s ideologically over-the-top. He presides over a homeland police state apparatus.
He recklessly advances America’s imperium. His quest for global dominance risks the unthinkable.
Impeaching him is a national imperative. He violated public trust from day one in office.
He did so throughout his tenure. He broke every major promise made.
He wages permanent war on humanity. He risks heading America for WW III. He’s guilty of high crimes against peace.
He trashed America’s social contract. His policies caused unprecedented levels of poverty, unemployment, underemployment, hunger, homelessness and human misery.
He’s beholden to powerful monied interests. They own him. He spurns fundamental civil and human rights.
He ignores rule of law principles. He mocks democratic values. He’s contemptuous of essential needs.
He institutionalized tyranny. It’s a hair’s breadth from full-blown. It’s one major homeland false flag away.
Humanity’s survival is uncertain. It’s up for grabs. So are fundamental freedoms.
US state terror threatens them. So do America’s permanent wars.
They rage without end. They do so lawlessly. They cause mass slaughter and destruction.
America’s killing machine is the world’s most ruthless. Survival hangs in the balance if it’s not stopped.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net.
His new book as editor and contributor is titled “Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III.”
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