Saturday, 30 July 2016

John Pilger - Obama Is A Corporate Marketing Creation (RECAP)

John Richard Pilger is an Australian journalist and documentary maker. He has twice won Britain's Journalist of the Year Award, and his documentaries have received academy awards in Britain and the US.

An important to watch 5 minute clip from 2009: "John Pilger - Obama Is A Corporate Marketing Creation". Pilger goes through Obama's ACTUAL voting record in the Senate, which people just seem to ignore because he speaks well to a 'progressive audience'. This is the problem. For most people, facts don't matter. Research comes second to sound bites. This situation is very frustrating - especially when faced with the 'counter argument' that labels (irrationally) this criticism as being 'partisan political' .

People seem to have forgot the fact that the Obama Administration failed to prosecute the Torture and War Crimes of the Bush regime, failed to prosecute bankers for Obvious Fraud, introduced 'indefinite detention without trial' legislation into the NDAA (when they didn't have to), renewed the Bush Administration Patriot Act, introduced subsidised private health care which fines poor people if they don't sign up, was part of the illegal war against Libya, lied about what happened with the Benghazi attack, is part of an illegal Proxy War aimed at Syria consisting of "The West, Gulf Countries, and Turkey" (a direct quote from a 2012 declassified DIA document on the war), lied about Syrian Government WMDs in an effort to escalate the war, engages in a civilian-unfriendly drone strike program that even the CIA admits creates more terrorists than it stops, that they organised a coup in Ukraine that led to the present war (with the loss of MH17 and associated lies plus Russian sanctions), that they backed the coups in Honduras and (it seems) Turkey, that the present Administration has prosecuted whistleblowers (whose DUTY is to speak out against criminality), illegally sent assault rifle weapons into Mexico as part of the Fast and Furious scandal, hired lobbyists and cronies when forming the Government against promises against doing so, placed neocons and warhawks into key foreign policy positions such as Hillary Clinton, Susan Rice, Samantha Power, and Victoria "F*** the EU" Nuland, failed to prosecute the NSA chief when he said under oath that the agency didn't collect data on US citizens, issued false reports about the US economy and unemployment (which is at 15-20%), didn't prosecute Hillary in her recent classified email scandal where her own emails speak of removing classification headings and sending unsecure etc

The reason the world is in trouble is because of unprosecuted high crimes - like what we see in the Third World. The cronies are running the show, and President Obama, for all his eloquence, and kind words, is simply the spokesperson/cover-up artist for what has really been happening.
[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 30th, 2016.]

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