Posted by revkharma on August 12, 2014
As the Obama Administration muddles through one more vacation, they take some military action which is completely representative of the entire regime and it’s mindset.
In a story posted to Stars And Stripes Lt. General William Mayville says the following:
“We assess that U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq have slowed ISIL’s operational tempo and temporarily disrupted their advances toward the province of Irbil. However, these strikes are unlikely to affect ISIL’s overall capabilities or its operation in other areas of Iraq and Syria,”
So, we will send our military to make lots of noise and flash, but the administration knows, in advance that is all for appearance, and no long term effect. They seem to believe that there are no real enemies which require engagement and long term attention.
Time and again this regime ‘pivots’ and applies a ‘laser like focus’ to a new issue, a new geopolitical crisis, only to move on once the headlines shrink away and the network cameras are pointed into another direction.
They believe their own hype, and are confident that we are in a ‘post-modern’ world. The US secretary of state blusters that the Russian leadership simply will stop, because ‘One simply does not do that in the twenty first century’.
You see, they just know more, they are better, they are undeniably more moral than any previous administration, or the hoi polloi over which they must rule.
Obama and his team simply imagine because they think it, because they want it, the world will bend to conform to their statements and judgments. ISIS is ‘The JV team’ and not worth attention.
Syria will comply with Obama’s demands, because they simply must.
This regime believes their own hype and acts as if all the evil in the world will stop merely because they will it. They act as if there are no bad actors on the world state, and if only John Kerry can get a ‘sit down’ then every tyrant and dictator will see the inherent wisdom of his words and follow the lead of Obama the Great and Powerful.
Recently I came across something written by WH Auden, which I think poetically reflects my thoughts better than my ramblings above.
So an age ended, and its last deliverer died
In bed, grown idle and unhappy; they were safe:
The sudden shadow of a giant’s enormous calf
Would fall no more at dusk across their lawns outside.
They slept in peace: in marshes here and there no doubt
A sterile dragon lingered to a natural death,
But in a year the slot had vanished from the heath;
A kobold’s knocking in the mountain petered out.
Only the sculptors and the poets were half-sad,
And the pert retinue from the magician’s house
Grumbled and went elsewhere. The vanquished powers were glad
To be invisible and free; without remorse
Struck down the silly sons who strayed into their course,
And ravished the daughters, and drove the fathers mad.
We cannot simply ignore evil, it will not vanish simply because we ‘don’t believe in it anymore’.
Another shorter quote which I also believe is appropriate may be more familiar.
In the words of Louis XV:
Après moi, le déluge
Keep the Faith!
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Posted by revkharma on March 23, 2009
We are seeing more and more just how The Great and Powerful Obama operates. During the campaign, he dodged questions, providing as few details as possible when asked about policy issues. He attacked and refused to work with any media who dared to ask him anything other than planted questions. He campaigned on the warm fuzzy Hope and Change with no substance. The entire campaign was about as substantive as cotton candy. The one time Obama actually showed his intent, was the famous conversation with ” Joe the Plumber”. Obama was caught without his teleprompter and spoke some words which contained some real meaning, some actual insight into his views. The willing soldiers in the media, rather than address the substance of the first issue Obama could be hit with, went after the Plumber. No none dared question Team Obama. If any did, they were tossed off the campaign plane. So we went to a convention with no idea what the candidate stood for, except getting his way, and bringing ‘change’.
The election was about the same. No info was sought nor provided, other than Obama was the candidate of ” Hopeychange”. ( Thanks for whoever coined that term!) America elected someone to the highest office in our nation who refused to tell us what he would do once in office.
Now he is our President. He has named a series of tax cheats, and lawbreakers to cabinet positions. The man we could not live without, Timothy Geithner, the tax cheat in chief is all alone in the Treasury department because no one can be found to take secondary positions who has a clean record of paying taxes. Obama pledged to have a transparent administration, yet has hidden and deceived and lied with each step he has taken. Rather than provide ‘days’ for any one to review the legislation, Congress was presented with a completed ‘Stimulus Bill” and given eleven hours to vote. After the Obama economic team inserted language into the bill specifically permitting the payment of bonuses to AIG execs, they then turned on the people receiving them, making them the focus of hate and threats. Barney Frank, who slept with Fannie Mae execs while deflecting examinations of the company’s practices now demands the names of anyone receiving a bonus at AIG, specifically refusing to keep them confidential.
So, we see first, no disclosure of intent, no questions answered, simply a vote to put Obama in office, on the thin premise that he will “lead us”. Once he has assumed a position of power, he then uses that power to attack dissenters, and then to threaten those who dare to stand up to him. Fear is the watchword. We are told over and over that we are in imminent danger. The media creates an echo chamber, and inflates the bogeyman to monstrous proportions. Like a mouse in front of a spotlight, the shadow of danger is likely more threatening than the original danger. However, as the financial markets see that partnership with this administration brings not assistance, but danger and demonization, not many are willing to step forward to lead.
Hidden agendas, creation of enemies ( remember Rush Limbaugh?) threats of censorship ( Will there be a new “Fairness doctrine?), using the power of the mob to intimidate dissenters, and whip a populist frenzy.
What is the next step? Where will we be taken next? Today a new specter emerges. AP is reporting that details are emerging of the ‘new bailout’.
A key part of that regulatory framework will give the government new resolution authority to take over troubled institutions that would pose a threat to the entire financial system if they failed. Under the new powers being sought by the administration, the treasury secretary could only seize a firm with the agreement of the president and the Federal Reserve.
Once in the equivalent of a conservatorship, the treasury secretary would have the power to limit payments to creditors and to break contracts governing executive compensation, a power that was lacking in the AIG case.
So, we see new, exective powers, no where to be found in the Constitution, will allow the Treasury ” With the approval of the president” to seize companies which they deem deserve to be seized. Then Tim Geithner, the Treasury tax cheat, will decide if he likes contracts or wishes to void them unilaterally. (“A power lacking in the AIG case”) So, as long as they can get congress to write the words into a bill this administration believes they have the authority to abrogate contracts, in direct contradiction of the United States Constitution. AIG had a contract, vetted by Geithner when he was at the New York Fed, approved by the current treasury, reviewed by the Justice department. But it was useful for them to be made into monsters so that no one would be paying attention when they step over yet another constitutional provision. Peter Robinson, writing in Forbes.com relates a conversation with some others about what makes a Banana Republic. Some living under such governments attempted to persuade him that Obama is rapidly moving us toward just that. He tries to refute them, but I think he makes a very weak case. To me, it has seemed frighteningly obvious that the mass appeal, the lack of accountability, the stage managed presentations have all pointed toward a plan for control of this nation, tighter and more restrictive than anything we have ever seen. The left loves to cry “Fascism” with every move the right makes to enforce rules. But reviewing past history one can easily see it has been the ‘ Progressive’ movements that have always brought increased government power and reduced individual liberty. Look to TR and the trust busters. Woodrow Wilson and his incredible restrictions of American rights and suppression of all dissent during his term in office. Look to FDR and his gross accumulation of power in DC and theft of the same power from individuals and States. Look at LBJ and the Great Society for vast expansion of federal bureaucratic power, and the use of the courts to advance an agenda without reference to actual Constitutional principles.
What will be next? The Great and Powerful Obama is telling us. He is no longer hiding his agenda. He has gotten the masses frothed to a fury and now will seek to consolidate that anger, and focus it to advance his agenda of power and restricted liberty. The worst, most disheartening, most reprehensible part of it all? So many Americans seem willing to lay down, and prostrate themselves before this self styled savior of us all. We are facing an end game. We need to stand and fight, or simply lose all we have. What will you do? How will you prepare? How will you stand?
Keep the Faith
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