Obama: return to elite status quo
By Larry Chin
Online Journal Associate Editor
Nov 7, 2008, 00:32
The election triumph of Barack Obama and the return of power
to the Democrats was a cause for a split second of relief, but not elation.
What the world learned is that it will not be subjected to a
McCain-Palin presidency, which certainly would have ushered in horrors,
violence, and insanity that likely would have dwarfed those of Bush-Cheney.
But the arrival of Obama as the new imperial figurehead of
the Anglo-American empire is not a victory of, or for, the people. It will not
signify a dramatic upheaval, in any way, and by no means is any sort of
revolution at hand.
Nor is Obama�s ascendancy about �you.� It is about �them.�
This election was a necessary rotation of management,
scripted at the highest levels of the Anglo-American elite.
The shifting of the deck chairs
The empire -- bloated, sickened, and on the verge of
systemic collapse from eight years of sucking on its own Bush-Cheney poisons --
is retrenching for its own survival.
Eight years of Bush-Cheney delivered unprecedented power,
control and trillions in loot. But in the end, the bottom-line results proved
insufficient. Bush-Cheney did not make good on their promise to conquer the
Middle East, secure all of the energy, and maintain American primacy. Their
hubris and reckless arrogance has proven to be too big an international public
relations nightmare to cover up.
Although the Republicans did steal millions of votes, as
predicted and tracked by Bradblog, Black Box Voting, and Greg Palast. It became clear, as election
night unfolded, that Obama would be permitted a win, encoded on Republican
voting technology, and beamed across a corporate media that had already begun
to favor Obama and the Democrats months earlier.
The �change� that a Barack Obama presidency will bring to
America and the world will be one of style, not substance: a return to the
centrist corporate globalism of the Clinton and Carter eras, complete with
regurgitated Democratic Party elites from those administrations, and new
neoliberal politicians touting similar ideologies.
Obama�s coming wars
As noted by Mike
Ruppert and other seasoned observers, Obama is no savior, but the momentary
pause offered by the imperial shift at the top has some value. It buys humanity
some time. Time to prepare to face the worsening decline that Obama himself
The velvet gloves will be slipped back over the iron fists,
but the fists will still be wielded aggressively. Within months, the global
conquest that Bush-Cheney started will resume under the vastly more convincing
and adored Obama, who has consistently stated his intention to intensify the
war in Afghanistan, and �kill �terrorists�� across the Middle East.
Many expect Obama to prove �how tough he is� immediately
upon entering the White House, for political reasons.
Obama is also perfectly positioned to introduce wars
justified by popular humanitarian pretexts, such as in Darfur and other
energy-rich geography in Africa.
As written in the biting and definitive indictment of the
Obama foreign policy promise by Michel Chossudovsky, The
Democrats endorse the �Global War on Terrorism�: Obama �goes after� Osama,
there will be no change of direction under Obama:
�9/11 constitutes for Obama the main justification for
waging a humanitarian war in the Middle East and Central Asia. In this regard,
his position does not differ from that of the Bush administration.
�Withdraw from Iraq, but remain in Afghanistan. Confront
Iran, challenge Russia . . . Apart from the rhetoric of �bringing the troops
home� from war torn Iraq, which may or may not be carried out, what
distinguishes the Democrats from the Republicans?
�A more articulate, knowledgeable and charismatic president?
�A more dignified and diplomatic approach to US foreign
�An opportunity to the US ruling elite to �present a
different face to the world that could revive illusions to its democratic
pretensions, not only internationally but within the United States as well.� .
�A spurious and counterfeit �humanitarian� approach to
Empire, which serves to mask the truth and gain popular support.
�A less reckless Commander in Chief, who has an
understanding of geopolitics and is capable of taking foreign policy decisions.
A more carefully thought out military agenda than that experienced during the
Bush administration? But no substantive shift in direction.
�A means to quelling mounting dissent and opposition to the
ruling corporate establishment by providing the illusion that the Democrats
constitute a Real Alternative.
�A means to sustaining the illusion that African-Americans
can move up the social ladder in America and that their fundamental rights are
�A means to undermining real progressive movements by further
embedding civil society organizations, trade unions and grass roots
organizations, not to mention �Leftist� intellectuals into the realm of the
�A distraction from the extensive war crimes committed under
successive US administrations.
�A �human face� to war and globalization?�
Obama will not only maintain the bipartisan Washington
consensus �war on terrorism� deception, he will improve upon it. As a pacifying
force, he will perpetuate the cover-up, and retrieve the �squandered
opportunity� presented by the false-flag operation of 9/11: a world united
behind imperial war.
March of the elites
The true nature of Obama�s administration will be evident
the moment Obama introduces members of his transition team and cabinet.
Legions of corrupt elites
-- legendary war criminals, think tank assets and intelligence/security
advisors -- guided the campaigns of Obama, Clinton and the Republican
Which of these same figures will now run Obama�s CIA, his
Department of Homeland Security (which he will not dismantle), his National Security
Council and his Defense Department?
What Wall Street elites and former investment bank CEOs will
be tapped to oversee the Treasury? Who will be the ambassador to the United
Which Republicans will Obama �reach across the aisle� to
bring in? How many �Bushies�?
How many members of the conservative Democratic Leadership
Council (DLC) will be given free reign?
How many members of the Council on Foreign Relations, how
many Bilderbergers, will run the show?
They�re still here
Lost in the election noise, and clouded by Obama euphoria,
is the fact that Bush and Cheney have nearly two months left in power. More
than ample time to commit some final atrocities and crimes.
As tracked by Mike
Ruppert, Catherine Austin Fitts and
others, trillions of dollars are being systematically sucked, and suckered, out
of the financial system. The global financial meltdown, along with other forms
of destruction and cover-up, is the Bush-Cheney machine�s scorched-earth
And it is not over yet. Will any bombs go off before Obama
takes office? Who will George W. Bush pardon on his way out?
A call for sobriety and vigilance
The style shift from Bush-Cheney neofascism to �classic�
neoliberalism under Obama may feel like �change.� It is not.
The reality of the continuing global crisis -- and Obama�s
role as its latest figurehead -- demands even more astute opposition, even more
aggressive demands for justice, and a redoubled effort to end war and imperial
who opposed Bush-Cheney must now refuse to drink the Obama Kool-Aid, and face
the new challenge of battling a retrenched empire, a newly pacified population,
and a na�ve, hopeful and easily manipulated population that will be lost in
even thicker denial; one that believes that �the bad guys are gone,� the worst
is over, and that its salvation has been delivered.
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