I’m not sure I buy all this stuff about the right wing crazies and the potential for violence and the assassination of President Obama. It kind of goes against my overall views on how the government and corporations control the population. And we should know by now that the assassination of Presidents is not done by lone crazies. Sure. there is alot of anger among the citizens, especially the rabid right. And sure, some of those rapid right are mucho nutso. Or as a truly liberal might say, they are extremely uninformed. We’ve always had wackos and always will.
But a few things give me pause about the progressives fearful response to what’s been happening, like the town hall meetings and the language from the MSM wackos like Limbaugh and Beck and Dobbs. The overall agenda of the Obama administration in foreign policy is actually extending the framework laid by the last administration. The health care debate has clearly shown the undue influence corporations, lobbies, and special interests have on the political process. And Obama cooperated in the biggest theft in world history with the “bailouts” that some estimates amount to 24 trillion dollars. While we’re talking about a health care plan that spends 700 billion over ten years.
Which leads me to John McCain. What if McCain had won. What would his first 200 days have been like? I’ve no doubt the foreign policy approach would be exactly the same. There is no way what has happened in Obama’s first 200 days would have been handled differently. The agenda against China, Russia, and Iran is set, the only question is how it would be handled at it’s extreme.
McCain promised during his campaign to make improvements in the health care system as well. His approach was using tax credits to aid the purchase of health insurance. I won’t get into the details, but suffice it to say, he also pledged to address this serious issue. Obama of course pledged much more, but in the end, would there really have been much difference?
As for the economy, I’m just guessing here, but I would bet my last paycheck that the bailouts and stimulus would have been quite similar.
So back to the fear factor of the rabid right. First, all I’ve seen is a bunch of plants and mostly older people yelling nonsensical bullshit while a politican is speaking. Nothing new there, it’s been happening since this country was being developed. That’s the right of citizens, and the game of using plants. There have been some disturbing things being said on right wing blogs and the crazy Becks, Dobbs and Limbaughs, but what else is new. They always spout their bullshit. You want to start a civil war because of those fuckers?
So what’s really going on? It doesn’t appear that the overall agenda of a Democratic administration would be any different from a Republican adminstration. Not much anyway. But if a Republican President is in charge, say Bush the younger, the rabid right is kept in check while the angry left is up in arms, threatening revolution. And now that a Democratic President is in charge, the progressives are kept in check while the angry right is up in arms, threatening revolution. It appears however, the angry left is still the angry left, and good for us.
Divide and Conquer? I think when it comes to the very top levels of government, the agenda is the same and the divide and conquer route must be a practiced ploy. It’s too old, well known, and effective to not be used presently as well. We use torture just as was done in the Medieval Ages, before and after, so why not the other well worn methods.
The fact is there are alot of very confused and angry people in this country. Most really don’t understand the what’s, why’s and how’s of the issues. They are operating on emotion and what information is fed to them from the MSM. But they are Americans. Many have been veterans. Many have had relatives die for this country. Are we to hold their ignorance against them or help them? Should we fear our fellow Americans or try to embrace them, understand them, and educate them?