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Obama: The Top of His Class

February 6th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Politics

Barack Obama has not continued to fool anyone except the most ideologically straitjacketed, the most truth resistant, and the most willfully uninformed among us. Featuring an Obama bumper sticker on a car in 2010 says as much about the stupidity and rigidity of that car owner today as did a W bumper sticker in 2007. Obama is now an easy read. He took the deal. He signed the contract in his own blood at midnight. He went to the toppermost of the poppermost. Obama knows you can’t shake the Devil’s hand and say you’re only kidding so he complied with all the prescribed choices and built the resume. All the stuff about Constitutional law and community organizing were just resume builders. Obama built himself a self-serving, self-promoting, self aggrandizing resume that propelled him upward and into that class that comprises less than one percent of the population but owns everything in our society worth owning that will confer wealth, class, privilege, and social and political control. Obama’s all in and all in for himself. You and I will be victimized for a long time to come by his class ascent.

How people in this country can be so benighted as to not comprehend that America is now and has been- for forty years- in the midst of a serious class war is testament to Americans’ self-imposed ignorance and the effectiveness of the propaganda means and methods of America’s super-minority ownership class. How can anyone not get that Obama works for a minute class of people whose forefathers had no ideological or legal objections to America’s institutional slavery, indentured servitude, debt peonage, sharecropping, the company store, workhouses, for-profit-genocide and imperial slaughter? The ideological descendents of that self-serving class of yesterday are today eagerly and happily fashioning a global economy on the principles of corporate feudalism and global plantationism; economic forms that rely on imprisonment, debt peonage, rigged elections, commodities control, media manipulation, government sponsored monopoly capitalism, military interventions, anti-union-anti-human-rights-trade-agreements, and the machinations of global finance to undermine national sovereignty. To pull all that off requires a bright guy with the right resume…a guy like Barack Obama.

“I try to avoid hyperbole, but I think Obama is possibly the most dangerous and destructive president we ever had,” claims Nat Hentoff. Hentoff explains generally why he feels Obama poses such a dangerous and destructive force. “In terms of the Patriot Act, and all the other things he has pledged he would do, such as transparency in government, Obama has reneged on his promises.” Hentoff enumerates just a few of Obama’s broken pledges: end torture, end CIA renditions, limit the states secret doctrine, and in general, reverse extra-constitutional Bush policies. Obama defies his better angels, his intellect, and his class upbringing to menace America and the Constitution, maintains Hentoff. “The irony is that Obama was a law professor at the university of Chicago. He would, most of all, know that what he is doing weakens the Constitution.” This is no literal moron in the Palin-Boehner-Bush mode, each of whom literally could not pass a ninth grade exam on the Constitution. This is a law professor from the University of Chicago. Obama didn’t just choose the University of Chicago because it was in his hometown. He chose it because it was a great resume school…home of Milton Friedman and a lot of good professional contacts and the right ideology. In a school like this, the right classes propel one to the right class. Hentoff gets this and lays it out in unadorned terms. He’s “much worse than that. Obama has little, if any, principles except to aggrandize and make himself more and more important. You see that in his foreign policy. Obama lacks a backbone-both a constitutional backbone and a personal backbone. This is a man who is causing us and will cause us a great deal of harm constitutionally and personally. I say personally because I am 84 years old, and this is the first administration that has scared me in terms of my lifespan.”

Obama reminds me of the character Robert Redford played in the film The Candidate. After winning the election, the Redford character and all his handlers look at each other and ask,”Now what do we do?” They took their resumes to the top and now it’s all about self-enrichment and servicing the super-minority. The resume game is all about personally winning the class war. It has nothing to do with statesmanship, or a vision, or service to country and fellow man. It’s not about professional expertise or professional ethics or enlightened self-conduct. It’s about getting ahead for yourself and your like-minded resume cronies. Can you imagine starting your day surrounded by Rahm Emanuel and Larry Summers and and accomplishing anything of any altruistic merit, let alone sound policy?

Obama’s time as a community organizer and law professor was all bullshit. He was just bullshitting his community clients and bullshitting his students. It was all about Obama then and it’s all about Obama now. He parlayed his resume into class prerogatives for himself.. Period. There was no vision, no noble motivation, no intention of anything else, ever. He’s a resume reptile. Self-promotion and self-profit is all he understands and ever did. He’s surrounded by others who think and act the same way. Their lives are arranged for self-fulfillment and self-aggrandizement. Obama is now an active participant in worsening the class chasm in America and as Hentoof notes, Obama knows better. He just doesn’t care because he’s all in for himself. He’s got the resume to prove it.

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  • rusty

    Went down to the crossroads and now i believe i’m sinking down. New obambam motto. Yes he went to the crossroads and sold his soul to the devil. Now what do i do? Well mr. obambam, you need to fullfill your promises, pack your black ego in a vault, and put your priorities in check NOW. You don’t have much time. The devil does not wait, especially for garbage like you. You are putting the US public on guard and they do not like it. You scare me !!! I do not trust you and never will. Get out of my Whitehouse !!! It’s not your’s, it’s mine and all the people of this great country who by the way don’t believe a fucking word you say. This man who writes these idea’s, thoughts, and truths has more common sense and a better reality grip than any of the so called leaders of this country. Listen to him, absorb his thoughts and truths. He knows!!!! VIVA Circus Giganticus (the soon to be newWashington Post, LA Times, Denver Post, well you get the jist)!!!!!

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