At this point in time, after 30 years of conservative corporatist rule — let’s face it, Clinton and Obama are as corporatist as Reagan and the Bushes — something has broken in America.
America is a lie wrapped in a delusion inside a swindle.
Witness Obama’s “the war is over” speech. According to him, all “combat troops” have left Iraq. The 50,000 troops still in Iraq are there only to support Iraqi forces. This is semantics. If the Iraqis get in a fight with insurgents, Americans will be right there, supporting them. How do you support? You fight, for chrissake.
That’s lie number one.
Lie number two: “At every turn, America’s men and women in uniform have served with courage and resolve.”
What bullshit. It’s because our military kicked down doors in the middle of the night and terrorized the citizenry, that the Sunnis revolted and a civil war broke out. Yeah, that takes a lot of courage and resolve, to terrorize Iraqi families — women and children — at three o’clock in the morning. Our troops fucked up from start to finish, because George W. Bush fucked up from start to finish. This biggest asshole of all Presidents did not even get what he wanted. He did not even succeed in why he started the war in the first place: for the Iraqis to give their oil contracts exclusively to US oil companies instead of to the Russian and French companies with whom Saddam cut oil deals. The Russians have still got their oil deals, and of course the Chinese have joined them.
Obama said: “Yet no one could doubt President Bush’s support for our troops, or his love of country and commitment to our security.” Sure, no one could doubt President Bush’s support for our oil companies, or his love of Texas oil men and commitment to their oil profits.
Now the neocons want Obama to thank them for the fact that the surge worked. The surge did not work. What worked was that Muqtada al-Sadr decided to take his Mahdi Army out of the fight (for now) and that the Sunni leaders got fed up with the brutal terrorist actions of Al Qaeda in Iraq, and that General Petraeus bought off the Sunni leaders with hard cash. He paid them to fight Al Qaeda instead of us.
It was a surge in cash that worked, not a surge in troops. The neocon revisionist narrative is as pathetic as they themselves are. These warmongers all ducked military service themselves. Big-mouth sissy armchair chickenhawks.
Obama said of our military: “They stared into the darkest of human creations — war — and helped the Iraqi people seek the light of peace.”
Light of peace, my ass. Iraq had an election and the guy who lost refuses to hand over power to the guy who won. That’s “the light of peace”? That’s “democracy”? The Iraqi elite is as bad as ours. Water, electricity and security are as unreliable as ever. Millions of educated Iraqis and Iraqi youth have left Iraq — the very people Iraq needs to build something. They’re gone because of us.
Obama said: “As we wind down the war in Iraq, we must tackle those challenges at home with as much energy, and grit and sense of common purpose as our men and women in uniform who have served abroad. They have met every test that they faced. Now, it is our turn.”
Our military failed every test that they faced, because there was nothing to win and nothing to gain except oil deals. They did not defend us against anything that was a threat to America. When they began the war, there was no Al Qaeda in Iraq. But Al Qaeda sure came in droves once they realized there was excellent sport to be had in killing Americans. Our troops fought for nothing and died in vain. It was a total waste of American lives — and Iraqi lives. Our blood irrigated their sand for a big fat zero.
Now Obama sees the Iraq War as a model for what we should do at home. This has got to be the biggest bullshit since Jesus said the meek shall inherit the earth.
What has in fact happened at home? As big a lie as happened in Iraq. Polls show that we — the meek — wanted Wall Street restrained, regulated, and hogtied. After all, they’re the folks who ruined us. But did the administration do this? No, when Congress made a few moves to control Wall Street, the administration — those Wall Street stooges Summers and Geithner — fought tooth and nail for the banksters. And won.
Our economy is screwed not because regular folks lack energy and grit and a sense of common purpose, but because Wall Street’s fat cats pulled a massive fraud on us, and then, when it exploded in their faces, got Washington to shove our taxes into their pockets with no quid pro quo, along with the Fed printing money for them. Obama went right along with this fraud.
And now Obama is “nation-building” in Afghanistan. Translation: America is backing a bunch of corrupt druglords against a bunch of fundamentalist crazies. The big difference between the druglords and the fundamentalists is this: the druglords rape women, while the fundamentalists stone them to death if they fuck someone they love.
Some war to get involved in. Propping up the biggest narco state in the world. It’s as if we went down to Mexico and our Army fought for the drug cartels.
The difference between George W. Bush and Barack Obama comes down to this: they both lie, they’re both stupid, they both got Wall Street dick so far up their butts, when they open their mouths you can see the glans, and they could both care less about working-class people in America — but Obama is an A student and Bush is a C student. Some mighty big damn difference.
The American Dream is a lie. America is a lie. And the people who rule us are the liars. As long as we keep believing them, we deserve being screwed by them. Just think about it: one of the big “issues” that we’re concerned about today is whether Obama is a Muslim or not. How dumb can we get? An important issue should be that Obama is a big fat liar, and that the GOP are even worse liars, and that both of them are ready to attack Social Security.
When will the American people wake up and defend themselves? Thirty million Americans are now out of work or underemployed. Are we going to wait until this number reaches fifty million? A hundred million? Are we that stupid? We bought Bush’s wars on Afghans and Iraqis. How long will we buy Washington’s war on us?