We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore Lappé, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Obama and Latin America: Same Old, Same Old

Click here to access article by Murray Polner from Uncommon Thought Journal.

Of course Obama is the "same old, same old". Did you really think that our masters in the One Percent would allow us to vote for real change? No, they packaged Obama as a change candidate much like they package some new creme that will remove all your aging wrinkles. Our masters also benefited from his having black skin and nappy hair so that they could project another fake image of America as being non-racist. I doubt that Obama has any moral principles except that of a bank executive like his grandmother who mostly raised him in Hawaii and made sure that he was educated indoctrinated in elite private schools.  
In early March President Obama sent an inexplicable and entirely unexpected letter to Congress declaring Venezuela, that mighty military behemoth, "an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States." Deliberately avoiding our imperial past, his letter emulated every previous U.S. president whose policies have caused so much suffering in South and Central America.