Obama - A Failed Presidency

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Obama – A Failed Presidency, the Palestinian Issue and the Rise of a Pernicious ‘Inverted Totalitarianism’ 

by Pachamama 

President Barack Obama
Three out of four of the last presidents of the United States (POTUS) have launched last ditched ‘efforts’ in the dawning years of their tenures in faux attempts to ‘make peace between the Zionist regime and the Palestinians’. Barak Hussain Obama sensing his apogee moment has passed, that the people of the world have seen his actions as opposed to his soaring rhetoric, that the people now know his real interests as oppose to the pretenses, his militaristic nature as opposed to the lies concealed by the marketing of a million dollar smile, his self serving nature as opposed to a ‘plant’ as a community organizer, his absence of care for the least amongst us, his criminal nature as opposed to a practitioner of law, his determination to elevate himself as President as being of utmost importance. Now he looks forward to receiving the hundreds of millions of dollars his corporate sponsors have promised for services rendered and thus the Palestinian issue can be walked on as the signal for an exit, stage right. 

Obama has given Black people everywhere a real look into the wickedness that is at the centre of political life in the USA. We were able, for the first time, to interpret Obama non-verbal communication more adroitly than we were ever able to with previous Presidents. This deeper understanding has revealed the true nature of Obama as the Commander-in-Chief of global wickedness. From day one he was more interested in his corporate buddies than the lofty promises made. In fact, after winning the election he quietly gave the Zionists permission to kill hundreds of Palestinian children on the condition that their blood would not stain his inauguration and the Israeli bombings, with depleted munitions supplied by America, could end with precision. This cold-hearted brute saw no contradiction when in a pre-election visit to Israel, to pay homage to APAC, was heard to have said that he would not tolerate rockets from Gaza falling where his children had to sleep, as to burnish his undying support of Israeli war crimes against the half-starved Palestinian people. 

Obama has bragged that he is the best friend the Zionist state has had. He has given the Israelis whatever they wanted in spite of media reports that there were always tensions between himself and Netanyahu. But that was never the relationship that mattered. For it is his personal money runnings with mainly Jewish-American robber barons, APAC and the power of the ‘lobby’ that have their finger on the scale of justice to weigh in on the Israeli side. These patently unfair, self-serving negotiations are not about the interests of the Palestinian people, they never were.  Since Oslo, and before and after, negotiations have been used by the criminal Israelis and Americans to change the facts on the ground - to steal more and more Palestinian lands. They were never about any fleeting two-state-solution, an outcome that is now impossible. That Mahmood Abbas/Abu Mazen could agree to this charade reeks of more humiliation for the Palestinian people. A people, though international law is heavily on their side, inspite of more than 60 UN Resolutions in their favor and many more vetoed by Obama wicked hegemonic regime, the expansionist tendencies of the colonial outpost of Empire, the erection of an Apartheid Wall on Palestinian lands and the daily humiliation, murder and imprisonment of Palestinians by an Apartheid state, never seems to be able to receive justice from the hegemonic powers which control the world. 

While Obama is busily burnishing his resume for a live after the White House, his performance therein has been abysmal on nearly all issues. So whether we are talking about abortive health care agenda, the protection of the middle classes, the closing of Guantanamo Bay, the withdrawal from Iraq, rapprochement with Iran, immigration justice, and economic management of the Federal budget, reigning in the excesses of the Wall Street oligarchs or increasing livable jobs, Obama has failed comprehensively. However, there have also some things he has been highly successful at. All of these served the furtherance of the quick march on the road to what Sheldon Wolin best describes as an inverted totalitarian regime.  An inversion of totalitarianism means that you pretend to be a ‘democracy’. You pretend to have social and economic freedoms. You pretend to have a free media. You pretend to have all the trappings of regular elections and so forth while at the same time you consolidate the greatest levels of wealth into the hands of the .001 percent, mainly large corporation. While this is happening you also complete the building of a massive surveillance state to monitor all the activities of Americans and you make sure that the same people who control that intelligence network are the same corporations which control the military, which control politics, which control commerce. The wickedly Great Benito Mussolini and his sidekick Adolph Hitler could only dream about these staggering levels of organizational sophistication. 

So Obama is starting to raise his gaze to an early retirement. He will be looking forward to a time when he can enjoy the fruits of his labour, in the service of the majors. We estimate that actors from the military-industrial-intelligence-complex, that he has surrendered the American people and other peoples of the world to, will keep their promises and deliver a substantial gratuity. In addition, like Bill Clinton, there will be substantial speaking fees and he like Clinton might even be appointed Viceroy of a country like Haiti. Meanwhile all the people on whose shoulders he climbed to get to the White House will be in substantially worse socio-economic positions. What is this nonsense about, having a so-called Black man in a White House again, tell us! This is the legacy of Obama. A legacy that none of the pressing concerns of the poor, the jobless, the sick and the disfigured by war have a chance to disrupt. We expect that you will be seeking a big propaganda push to protect this ‘legacy’. For it must always be about what is good for Obama before any consideration could be given to any of his supporters, but the few.                          

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