posted on Oct, 4 2012 @ 01:44 PM
Glenn Greenwald wrote an excellent article
detailing how Obama, in
many ways, is worse than Bush when it comes to our freedoms, civil liberties, state secrets and the Constitution.
The fallacy in this reasoning is glaring. The candidate supported by progressives — President Obama — himself holds heinous views on a slew of
critical issues and himself has done heinous things with the power he has been vested.
He has entrenched for a generation the once-reviled, once-radical Bush/Cheney Terrorism powers of indefinite detention, military commissions, and the
state secret privilege as a weapon to immunize political leaders from the rule of law. He has shielded Bush era criminals from every last form of
He has vigorously prosecuted the cruel and supremely racist War on Drugs, including those parts he vowed during the campaign to relinquish — a war
which devastates minority communities and encages and converts into felons huge numbers of minority youth for no good reason.
He has empowered thieving bankers through the Wall Street bailout, Fed secrecy, efforts to shield mortgage defrauders from prosecution, and the
appointment of an endless roster of former Goldman, Sachs executives and lobbyists.
He’s brought the nation to a full-on Cold War and a covert hot war with Iran, on the brink of far greater hostilities.
He has made the U.S. as subservient as ever to the destructive agenda of the right-wing Israeli government. His support for some of the Arab world’s
most repressive regimes is as strong as ever.
Does this mean that Romney is better? Absolutely not. What it does mean is that so long as Americans keep supporting the 2-headed 1-Party system,
nothing substantive will ever change. Its just business as usual from one Party to the next.
Because I have news for you, abortion and guns are not going to be banned, regardless of whos in power. But this insane spending, both on the warfare
state abroad and the welfare state at home, the failed policies of the Federal Reserve, will bankrupt the United States. Our civil liberties are
being stripped and our Constitutional rights dismantled. The TSA/FEMA/NDAA/SOPA police state is growing by leaps and bounds.