Political Commentary By: Roger Landry (TLB)
Let us start this discussion off by addressing the fallacy that just about any modern day national level politician (Senator, Congressman, President) participating in the the two party system (with a few Very Rare exceptions) is a true blue all American representative of the unwashed masses, having only their constituents well-being at heart. Let’s shed light on the fact that these politicians neither adhere to the published party platform, represent the citizens who elected them, or abide by any code of ethics or morals that does not directly benefit or may prove a detriment to themselves or more importantly, their puppet masters, those responsible for their ascension to power …
This premise is based on the institution of legislation such as the Patriot Act and the Indefinite Detention clause in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), both passed and ratified on multiple occasions, eliminating their passage as a one time mistake, and much more recent tyranny both legislated and by executive order, all aimed squarely at you and me. We must also consider the affordable healthcare act (Obama care) which is anything but affordable and is intended to facilitate the utter ruination of the American middle class, the mechanism responsible for the building and greatness this country had at one time achieved!
To consider that these individuals are dedicated to We The People and not their own or their masters’ gains is a misconception shared by so many Americans who trustingly but mistakenly assume that a candidate’s beliefs are bound to their political parties platform or indeed the ideals of the grass roots individuals who make up the party. To this charade the retort can only be … bull crap!
The labels Democrat, Republican, Liberal, Conservative, Progressive or NEOCON are simply tools to engage and divide the masses, to play us against one another and to keep us distracted while the true tyranny is perpetrated, hidden in plain sight. Even those who would claim these titles in leadership are but pawns in a game We The People are never to be permitted to win.
So let us open our eyes and delve into the misdirection, hypocrisy and tyranny disguised as patriotism and the deceitfully false show of concern for the welfare of America. Because to continue in ignorance sounds the death toll for this once great nation now in crisis.
To help demonstrate the validity of this argument let us examine our most recent Republican president. George W. Bush and Barack Hussein Obama could not possibly be more different in every definable way, or so, through rhetoric and platform, we are purposely deceived into believing. But if we examine their deeds, then reality is a shocking wake up call for those who have been lulled into these beliefs by the lies and misdirections of the puppet masters via their most powerful and effective propaganda tool, the mainstream media (MSM)!
A characterization (snapshot) of the Bush presidency.
We start with Bush quite in character as a right wing neo-conservative, kowtowing to the Corporate Military Industrial Complex which boomed under his administration. Immediately following the 9/11 incident (another story of tyranny, lies and deceit), this country geared up for war spurred on by the fervent rhetoric of his administration! Cries of revenge and retaliation where contained in every speech and public address. The American people where whipped into a patriotic froth, waving flags and looking to exact their pound of flesh! Any Muslim, regardless of their actual nationality or allegiance was looked at with unwarranted (based on blatant lies) fear. Fear is the most effective form of control over man’s mind ever devised by mankind and serves only to perpetuate hate and protracted ignorance. This gave rise to the most expensive, expansive and destructive manhunt in the history of this planet, but was in reality a perfectly choreographed and pre-planned exercise in smoke and mirrors, lies and deceit.
No price in national treasure, respect or even human life was too large to be suffered in order to find and kill Osama Bin Laden, the devil incarnate! So we pumped up the military machine, and proceeded to invade and occupy Afghanistan. After an extended period of time, Bin Lauden was thought to have escaped through the mountain passes of Tora Bora into Pakistan. We did not leave Afghanistan but settled in to rebuild the country as we, or to be more precise, the puppet masters, thought it should be, all the while raping its society for all the gains the international banking cabal and the soulless corporate criminal elements could extract from it and a new term was coined: Nation Building. At this point we also began performing cross border raids into Pakistan, another sovereign nation, and sending Predator drones in to kill anyone who opposed us or our goals, all in the name of finding someone we were being told at the time was already dead.
Next we were told that Iraq was an eminent threat to our national security because they had weapons of mass destruction including the makings of a nuclear bomb, even though the information available to the administration at the time showed conclusively that Iraq and Sadam Hussein where willing to do “ANYTHING” to avoid war with the USA … no that just wouldn’t do for the elitist agenda. So again the nation was lied to and whipped into a frenzy to support another invasion of a sovereign nation on what we were told was a mission of extreme patriotic importance, justified by the need to protect the homeland … really? Protect it from who, or what? It seems very clear to us now these are the questions many of us should have been asking but the finely tuned engine of propaganda (the MSM) was very effective and successful in quelling any dissenting rhetoric.
So we the American public were entertained with the spectacle of “SHOCK & AWE” … WOW what a spectacle … that made the 4th of July seem weak in comparison, and we all cheered (or most of us anyway) while the reality was … thousands of innocent people were meeting their maker right before our blood thirsty eyes! Now please tell me again just what it was the Iraqi people had ever done to the American people that deserved this … ???
Again, no price in national treasure, respect or human life (both American and Iraqi) was to be spared. We marched in and decimated a county where the people enjoyed one of the highest standards of living in that part of the world and bombed it back to the stone age, eventually killing millions and poisoning generations to come through the massive utilization of depleted uranium ammunition. And guess what, no weapons of mass destruction!
At this point you would think any decent peace loving nation would have left, but not us. Again we settled in for another long session of nation building, repeating the process of raping its society for all the gains the international banking cabal and corporate vultures could extract from it, and contrary to the lies being told, we remain in both countries, in force to this day via a mix of military and mercenary force!
The military industrial complex who continue to make billions from these wars.
The CIA drug lords who now control 90% of the world’s very lucrative heroin markets through the poppy fields in Afghanistan that thrive with US military protection.
The oil companies who again with the protection of American military might firmly entrenched in the region, began the process of building a pipeline through these occupied nations to control the sweet crude oil needed to prop up the failing petro-dollar.
The international banking cabals who immediately set up central banks in these countries.
The corporate power brokers who continue to suck the life’s blood out of anything worth stealing from these sovereign nations economies.
And the crooked politicians who supported these unnecessary wars and in turn profited from them in favor or treasure.
The people of the sovereign nations we invaded and occupy with millions of innocent civilians dead, maimed for life or displaced from homes that no longer exist.
The massive numbers of stillbirths and birth defects that will plague these nations for many generations to come via the mechanism of depleted uranium ammunition that saturates their lands.
The American people with well over a trillion dollars wasted on these imperialistic endeavors each year that this madness continues.
The dead American servicemen who were deceived into believing they were giving their lives to protect a homeland that was never in danger to start with.
And the respect for this country once seen by the world as Camelot or the shining castle on top of the hill and now thought of as the eight hundred pound gorilla/bully on the block, hated and feared as even the old USSR never was!
How many Americans are even aware that these wars were all planned in detail in the mid to late 1990’s during the Clinton years (fact). Seven nations including Afghanistan and Iraq where put on a hit list, five of these nations being in the Middle East and all with one thing in common … they had no central banking system tied to the international cabal who, via a very powerful Oligarchy, controls the ebb and flow of capitol and wealth across the globe via institutions such as the US Federal Reserve. But a reason, a catalyst was required to set this all in motion … 9/11 … Yea this event was a mighty convenient occurrence for something already planned but I digress. As of this point, Bush is in character as a full blown NEOCON but as bad as this is, for We The People it gets worse!
G.W. Bush, while claiming to be a true conservative, is in fact responsible for initiating the largest (at the time) increase in government spending and national debt in this nation’s history (very Un-Republican). This was done on several fronts, those being the massive military spending required to fight two wars simultaneously, massive tax cuts to large and favored corporations and hidden tax hikes for the middle class already suffering the economic slowdown. In his second term a we saw a series of stimulus packages, extended unemployment benefits and corporate welfare (bailouts) designed (supposedly) to help pull this country out of what was to become the deepest recession since the great depression, triggered by the housing bubble collapse.
This economic collapse was the result of horrendous mismanagement and criminal misuse of billions, if not trillions of dollars entrusted to the world’s preeminent financial institutions, yet no one goes to prison because these are in fact the puppet masters who own the political system and the politicians (including the president). So while the middle class embarks on a downward death spiral, our government and the Federal Reserve begin to pump what would eventually exceed an estimated $16 trillion (a total far exceeding the entire federal debt at the time) and some say many times this amount internationally (some estimate over $70 trillion), in loans, bailouts and corporate welfare into the very entities responsible for the catastrophe. In essence it can be argued that the criminal perpetrators got rewarded for their misdeeds and the innocent masses got what may still eventually prove to be a fatal bi*ch slap, administered by our trusted elected representatives … lead by Bush!
It is not only our treasury and world respect that have suffered catastrophic losses during the Bush years but also our liberties, rights and freedoms! For those of us who reportedly reside in the land of the free and the home of the brave, this may be the worst of the Bush legacy! Prior to Bush the citizens of this country could not even conceive of institutions or laws controlling and usurping our freedoms and rights, such as was being done on a daily basis via vehicles such as the Patriot Act, a name ill-suited for its intent and ramifications. Then we were forced to contend with the expanded powers of the TSA, Homeland Security and FEMA as well as others we may not even be aware of. What we observed in the name of safety and security was our rights and freedoms being watered down and trampled on in a progression that continues at an accelerated pace! Witness the birth of a police state! Surely our founding fathers who sacrificed so much to bequeath to us our Constitution and Bill of Rights outlining our freedoms, liberties and unalienable rights where rolling over in their graves!
We must also contend with the fact that during his administration the government grows in leaps and bounds including it’s size, scope, influence and intrusion into our daily lives. The list of what most people would describe as very liberal, even progressive and in some cases criminal policies and actions goes on and on, all perpetrated by a supposed right wing, Conservative, anti-big and intrusive government, Republican. Can anyone explain the basis for any of this in context with the stated Republican platform? Is this even a supposed Republican mindset, or is this the blurring of the party definition by those who own the party, in fact both parties, and all to serve an intended and predetermined goal, preparing America for its role in the New World order …
This is the George W. Bush legacy in all its splendor! A man whose policies followed both Progressive (Liberal) and NEOCON (Conservative) lines of reasoning to a new crescendo of radicalism that benefited only the Bankers, Wall Street power brokers and the Military Industrial Complex to the extreme detriment of We The People!
So here we have laid bare the actions of a so called Republican who played the role of a NEOCON, and also a Progressive or Democrat. A man who’s actions cross the entire political spectrum and all its extremes. Bush was railed against, called a war criminal, a murderer and even a tyrant. His economic policies and support of the Federal Reserve’s tactics where denounced in the 2008 presidential elections by all major candidates from both parties (especially Obama) as being too radical in nature or as a total abject failure and his foreign policy was railed on for the imperialistic warmongering it in fact was! His popularity in the lame duck years of his presidency was dismal at best and we all figured anyone would be better than him … we were so very wrong!
As radical as Bush was, as damaging to this country as his economic and political actions and mandates where, and as tyrannical as his freedom robbing ideals seemed, even this pales in comparison to his successors exploits!
Next in this series we will examine the roll of a Democratic President who displays the hallmarks of a Progressive, a Socialist a NEOCON, and a Fascist all simultaneously while blatantly epitomizing to a growing number of Americans the consummate definition of a Tyrant in Part #2 of America, a Nation in Crisis: The Tyranny of the Two Party System.