It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
Originally posted by coastalite
...Fast forward to 2008. There was mass psychosis. We saw people literally fainting at BO's campaign rallies, like he was some kind of rock star on tour. People haven't fainted like that since the days of the Beatles first tour of America. I've never seen people get so worked up over a politician, especially a politician with such a questionable and unknown background. The media was with him lock-step and got him elected. They did NOT do any vetting at all. It was almost as if half the country had been placed under a hypnotic trance. Unfortunately, a lot of them are still under that trance, but many, like the OP, are finally starting to snap out of it....
The last 2.5 years have been painful at best, and hopeless at worst. They've ushered in a new phase of apathy. Hope is gone. I have lost hope that that the United States can remain a shining city on a hill.
Obama has succeeded in convincing American's that they are no longer exceptional, they are to blame for the state of the Union, and they better just adapt because it's not getting any better.
The only Change that has been ushered in is one of lost hopes.
Originally posted by traditionaldrummer
Baldwin also said he was leaving the country to live in Canada if G.W. Bush was elected. He didn't move though. That aside, where is Baldwin getting his info from? Is he not aware of the 2011 budget? The health care spending? The "stimulus" program? The raises for federal workers? I can't believe the matter which spews from the leathery anus that we call his lips. Baldwin, as usual, remains a moron.
Originally posted by TerryMcGuire
...If we have learned, as you say, from Obama that we are to blame for the state of the union then I think this is also good. We are to blame because we have been sheep for too long. We have accepted with little question, the promises of politicians, the voracious appetites fed to us by the advertising industry, the sensibilities of lowest common denominator entertainment and the morals of blind faith and hypocrisy. Blame who ever we wish, point them out and hold them accountable. But we must also hold ourselves accountable, for we have wallowed in the sewer of their making.
If we have learned, as you say, from Obama that we need to adapt and that things are not going to get better then I think this is very good. The whole world is changing before our very eyes. The climate is changing, populations are moving, economies are crumbling and morphing, technology is exploding, weapons are graduating and like it or not the world is moving inexorably towards a global system of oligarchical tyranny. Adapt? You bet we'd better adapt because it's NOT going to get better for a long time. We must adapt and discover for ourselves how to live in a world controlled by a small group of brain dead and inbreeding Neanderthals....
There's a lot I agree with in your post. But I must object to your "a world controlled by a small group of brain dead and inbreeding Neanderthals." The Global Elite as Neanderthals? Really, is that a kind way to remember the Neanderthals who were so ruthlessly wiped out?
Wow, you sure know hoe to call it!
As much as I agree with the OP, if I had to do it again, I'd still vote for him. McCain scared the hell out of me. No matter how bad it seems now, it could be much worse.
Originally posted by 0zzymand0s
It was like choosing between a feces milkshake and a tumble with a aging, syphilitic whore.