Friday, March 21, 2008

Barack Obama: The Cost of War (and still trying to sell this bin Laden fiction. Obama is master of the mythology and metaphor. Not SO honest)


The Freewheeling Socrates said...

the freewheeling socrates said,

He is not clear about what is true and what is untrue.

If he is, this whole thing is an act which I would then find despicable because I prefer authenticity.

He can not treat the Iraq veterans with the honor he says they deserve without redirecting billions of dollars from the war-profiteering corporations to the Veteran's Administration, and then shut down the war with NO post occupation.

Barack is wonderfully charismatic but, since I have been fooled so many years by so many different politicians, WE must not forget, If It Sounds Too Good To Be True, It Probably Is.

I will vote for Barack in the blind because we will only get to know him for real as we observe his actions as President.

Da Weaz said...

I agree with you, Soc. Right now I am reading, "The Audacity of Hope," and I can tell you that it is wonderfully patriotic, evoking every American mythology ever invented. It only addressed the nasty aspects of our history in asides and veiled references, nothing to offend.

If I had the opportunity to ask him a question, I would simply ask him point blank if he thought Lee Harvey Oswald was a lone assassin who killed Kennedy.

I would like to see him dance out of that one: then we would know quite well what kind of truthteller he was, or is he simply someone well versed in American mythology (in much the same way religious propagandists can quote passages from the bible) to more effectively move you.

I like the man and I like where his heart is. But somehow I profoundly don't trust him, deep inside. Perhaps I don't like demogogues. Perhaps I don't trust religious people. But I have questions about him in a way in which I didn't about, say Ron Paul.

Does that mean he should not be supported? No. The choice is clear. He still is not an evil, criminal, megalomaniac like Hillary. And he is not a neo-Con, hypocritical, warmongering, senile old fool like McCain.

Barack has the intellect, the passion and the spirit to be the best president the US has ever had. Sadly, however, the bar is pretty low, though. And we have seen that when a president wants to make REAL structural change, his brains were splattered across his wife's lap.

I am not convinced how much our brilliant Obama wants to go there, but rather spin and repackage our American history to suggest that we actually live in a Democracy and that our institutions really function.

If this were the case, the Democratic nomination would already be finished, and/or Barack's speech about race would be played as often as those clips from Rev. Wrong. But this is not the case, and the reason is quite clear: the REAL powers of this nation are throwing up with the prospect of Barack as president, democracy be damned.

This is the aspect of America that Barack is curiously silent about. And I do not trust him for his willful blindness in that area.