Archive for February 2011
What is becoming an epidemic is the rank, shameless dishonesty of America’s elected representatives. The question this raises is, does this say something about these representatives, including President Barack Obama or the American people?
Locally, our great blog prognosticator and absolute authority on all matters political and religious, Eric Kirk has also tried to redefine his position towards the Egyptian people demonstrating for their freedom, their personal dignity and that each one of them counts as much as Mubarak and all of his Elitist supporters. Which, incidentally coincides almost word for word with President Obama’s position – security and stability preempt or comes before personal dignity and freedom. Read his postings and backup commentary nearly 3 weeks ago and compare that with his latest posting. Here’s a good ‘start’ example – continue reading his comments. I also posted an article on my other Report blog: The Kirk Accord — Democracy Hypocrisy.
Then there is this latest obscenity: WikiLeaks row intensifies as US makes ‘privacy’ move against Twitter
Civil rights lawyers fight order to reveal Twitter accounts linked to WikiLeaks – on the same day Hillary Clinton praises role of social networks in promoting freedom.
The US secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, praised the role of social networks such as Twitter in promoting freedom – at the same time as the US government was in court seeking to invade the privacy of Twitter users.
Then there’s President Obama’s latest fantasy: Obama Suggests Mubarak Regime Didn’t “Shoot, Beat, Arrest” Protesters.
On Tuesday, President Obama addressed the protests in Iran and across the Middle East at a news conference in Washington. Comparing the Iranian government’s crackdown on protesters with Egypt’s, Obama appeared to suggest the U.S.-backed Mubarak regime didn’t also try to violently repress the recent uprising.
President Obama: “What has been true in Egypt should be true in Iran, which is, is that people should be able to express their opinions and their grievances and seek a more responsive government. What’s been different is the Iranian government’s response, which is to shoot people and beat people and arrest people. And my hope and expectation is, is that we’re going to continue to see the people of Iran have the courage to be able to express their yearning for greater freedoms and a more representative government.”
Obama also defended his administration’s handling of the Egyptian uprising, claiming he wanted to avoid the appearance of meddling in pushing for a transition. But Obama refused to acknowledge that two top officials—Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and special envoy Frank Wisner—voiced support for Mubarak’s regime.
President Obama: “What we didn’t do was pretend that we could dictate the outcome in Egypt, because we can’t, so we were very mindful that it was important for this to remain an Egyptian event, that the United States did not become the issue, but that we sent out a very clear message that we believed in an orderly transition, a meaningful transition, and a transition that needed to happen not later, but sooner, and we were consistent on that message throughout.”
This is what greeted me in today’s Times-Standard.
What first caught my eye was the cartoon. Is this a premonition of what’s coming against the trusting Egyptian people? To him all those hundreds of thousands of protesters trapped in Tahrir Square are his mortal enemies, consequently Egypt’s enemies. Nothing more than “a mob of greedy slum dwellers.
Well, the the attitude most American’s were subjected too for the past 30 years. While the authoritarians arbitrarily controlled the Egyptian people, denying them their rights to choose, speak, work and eat, the same arbitrary subjugation was going on right here in America. In Egypt only the Elite had property and money. In America there was a wealthy Middle Class and a good standard of living with plenty of work. That had to be eliminated before physical control could be secured. That took time to change the laws and install a police state. You can read “How the U.S. became a police state” here.
While the cartoon is about Mubarak’s Egypt, the My Word by Richard Colburn, Decades of trickle-down economics destroyed the American middle class, details how Ronald Reagan began the takeover. At least you’ll know who is responsible when we are all broke, destitute and living in the street forced to establish neighborhood vigilante groups to survive. You can click the link or read his complete article below. Read the rest of this entry »