posted on May, 25 2012 @ 07:56 PM
I had to share a user's comment from an article on www.commondreams.org
from one of it's most respected
members. It's completely tongue-in-cheek but addresses an issue that always makes me scratch my head...
Why do TPTB act the way they do? Don't they have loved ones that will be effected by the very policies they implement?
Well, this member who goes under the username NC_Tom may have answered that question.
Again, it's tongue-in-cheek. Or is it?
Here's his reply. It's a "theoretical" letter written by Obama to his daughters to be opened fifty years into the future:
Sadly Barack Obama, Like Mitt Romney, Is an Apologist for the 1%
Sasha, Malia, first I want to tell you how much I loved you. You two were the reason I did much of what I did. I always just wanted to be sure
you two and your children had a safe and secure future.
On this 50th anniversary of the last year of my first term in office, this letter is scheduled to find its way to your hands to explain my actions.
The year is now 2062, and you both are now in the last third of your lives. I have long ago left this world, after a long, wonderful, and exciting
life. But of everything I have ever done, my proudest achievement was that I left you and your heirs, financially wanting for nothing for the rest of
By now you must see that climate change is having a severe impact on the planet. We knew this was inevitable, because of how our economy had been set
up. We had to keep growth going for as long as possible, so your mother and I, and my large financial backers, could gather enough financial security
to protect our heirs from the coming catastrophes. I know this is not fair to most people on the planet, but this is the way the world was setup. It
was like this long before I came along, and although I was President, the true power that put me there made it impossible for me to change it. I hope
you understand. Thankfully because of these fortunes, (and no estate tax). you and your children, along with others in our class can safely live
anywhere on the planet that still has a survivable climate.
Besides financial wealth we have done other things to be sure your future is secure. We know that climate change, and declining water, oil, and food
resources would make for turbulent times, so we secured the future of our ruling class by rescinding the bill of rights and instituting marshal law
for anyone worth $100,000,000 or less. Anyone who ever attempts to harm any of you, or even make you feel uncomfortable in any way, will be dealt
with harshly and quickly. You have my word on that.
We have done our best to document the natural world on high def video, audio, and were possible we have even captured those intoxicating smells of our
once great forests and jungles. We also did our best to collect as many animals as possible in the now secure national zoo, so that our class's future
generations can experience the world as it was before the coming great mass extinction. (I wonder how far along it is as you read this?).
We have done all this at great difficulty and expense to make you and those of our status secure for generations to come. Yes, billions have to
suffer in severe poverty for our class to prosper as well has it has, but that is just the way of the world, and it was beyond me to even attempt to
Enjoy your lives. I always loved you, and your children more than anything else. Give my best to the Kennedys, the Boehners, the McConnels and the
Romneys. I know they will be great comfort and company to you all in your secure compound aptly named "American Freedom". Remember to tell your
children that "American Freedom's" high walls, armed guards, and drones are meant to keep others out, and not to keep them in. It is important that
they understand that.
Your Father , Barak…
"Hey wadda you got over dare, Wayne?" "I dunno, a bunch a junk and some kind of written." Wayne yelled back to Buddy. Neither one could read all that
well. Most people in the 22nd century just had a minimum of home schooling.
"It looks like somebody named Barak wrote somethin to a couple a girls". "You recognize any of those names Wayne?" Buddy asked. "Nope, notta one."
Wayne quipped. Then he added "This place been empty since da great drought a 2060. Day say all da 1%ers dat lived here just dried up an blewed away
"Wadda you wana do with all this junk?" asked Wayne. Buddy told Wayne, "Aint nothin wort keepen here. Put da stuff dat burns in a big pile, den light
it on fire use'n da letter". "It'll help keep the ghosts of the 1%ers away!"
They both chuckled as the letter burned.
So? What do you all think?
edit on 25-5-2012 by Hessling because: spelling