The drone issue is a perfect example of a government run wild with power, thinking it has a mandate in its ability to murder its citizens, with the threat of terrorism as the high cover to a sky filled with weaponized UAVs. My refrain is “Don’t Drone me, Bro’!
A government with a weapon system like this will eventually use it, even if a copy of the Constitution is wrapped around its engine nacelle.
It’s pretty apparent our ship of state can wallow around seemingly without a rudder for months or even years. Regard the Clinton era for confirmation of that statement. During unsettled times, such as those we are now experiencing, the Congress appears almost rudderless, without a budget or even a model of direction within these two houses, except to engage in minor spats, turf building and invective. This may be going much to plan since the Dems control the Senate. The House is pretty much powerless to counter their intentions. Usually when the two houses are controlled by opposing parties, there is some gridlock.
Today, it’s more like a lock down. In this dangerous world the president has been given nearly free reign to guide, nudge and direct the course of the country with his bully pulpit bloviations and relentless stream of Executive Orders. This is not going well for us but it does seem to be going fairly well for those who pull the strings of power. Giving this president’s nearly unrestrained control of the levers of power and his psychopathic tendencies, he is the ideal tool in the hands of those who inhabit the dark hallways.
Give the devil his due, Il Duce has been given much leeway in these Executive Orders: readily available, preplanned and written by people who do not have our best interests in mind and printed up at a moment’s notice. Dear Leader then signs them, all the while complaining that he does so only under protest. Or so he says. The unintended consequences of these EOs are increasingly apparent as they bubble to the surface, arousing the ire of We, the people. These particular EOs have teeth and they are starting to bite.
This country is pretty durable but when a power hungry president is given 8 years to ‘Fundamentally Change the United States of America”, EOs are great ways to subtly nudge and shift the course of the country. Cass Sunstein was the most prominent champion of this policy of ‘nudging’ to effect major policy changes. He also stated that to complete the changes he recommends, the body count of 25 million Americans was an acceptable total. Taken one at a time, EOs don’t seem to have the power to effect change. Collectively and in concert, they are becoming a real grind on the American psyche. Coupled with a regulatory machine that is out of control, this governmental wrecking ball is causing real damage.
Most EOs are signed quietly. They are not noted unless they are significant, such as the 23 EOs signed by Obama regarding the Second Amendment. Even a cursory reading of the NDAA or the NDRP EO shows they have power to reduce us to chattel in the blink of an eye. As Congress dithers over sequestration, debt limits and lobbing little arrows and pinpricks to wound members of the Loyal Opposition**, the president holds sway over the major decisions, regardless of whether they are in compliance with Federal law, the Constitution or the preferences of the Congress. Those Constitutional Laws are incoveniences on the pathway to control. The will of the people is not given a minute’s consideration.
The drone issue is a perfect example of a government run wild with power, thinking it has a mandate in its ability to murder its citizens, with the threat of terrorism as the high cover to a sky filled with weaponized UAVs.
My refrain is “Don’t Drone me, Bro’!
A government with a weapon system like this will eventually use it, even if a copy of the Constitution is wrapped around its engine nacelle. Note
Erik Holder’s convulsions over how he and Obama would ultimately select the schmuck who finds himself in the crosshairs of a baleful and vindictive government. All they’d need to do is deem him a ‘combatant.’ Given that this pathological view reflects Obama’s true nature, with his long list of enemies, real or fictional, and it does not take much imagination to picture how someone could be called a threat to the nation and have Obama give the order to pickle a JDAM up his gumstump.
Islamabad or Peoria? Take your pick. They’re both target-rich environments.
Like Li’l Abner character Pogo’s statement, ’We’ve found the enemy and he is us’, the weapons systems need only be turned 180 degrees and we are in some real trouble as a people.
Recall how the innocents in Waco Texas were murdered by a Clintonista called Janet Reno. She gave not one moment’s thought to the lives of the 20 or so children killed by the government thugs. We now have that same mentality in Janet II, the Obergruppenfuhrer to Obama’s DHS brown shirt army. 2 billions rounds of ammo and 2,700 MRAPs tell me we are in for a world of hurt when she unleashed her flying monkey squadrons on us. I can only speculate what trip wire will give her cause to set her death machines in motion
There is one thing that’s been rattling in my head for while. The aspects of evil power in this country, both concealed and manifest, are becoming much more evident each day today. It seem that we wake up each day to some new outrage heard on the news or internet about how our loony government has made one more inane pronouncement or edict that we have to live with. It seems almost surreal how this comes about. It’s power run amuck.
Kennedy and all the Machiavellian intrigues of his Camelot Court resulted in his death. That was not a simple time. Neither is the one we live in. There were great dangers in the world then as there are now. Kennedy had his ideas and convictions. Some good and some not so good. Others thought differently. Lee Harvey Oswald was just a tool for quietly powerful and deadly individuals to execute a threat to their plans for financial and FIAT debt domination of the US and the world. Kennedy was a outlier wild card who had ideas that ran counter to the plans set in place decades prior to his presidency. I can’t go into details because they are beyond the scope of my knowledge and are labyrinthine to the Nth degrees. Suffice it to say, he was in the way.
Obama, however, is the perfectly malleable Manchurian candidate. He’s a soft tablet of clay that’s been written upon since his early days at Columbia. Hence the reason his records of that era and after are so tightly sealed.
But he’s no Kennedy. He’s more like the worst of FDR but I digress on that subject.
Everything seems to rotate back to a focus on Obama. He is the ideal focal point of our stares; whether in adulation or repulsion. He draws constant attention to himself, deflecting hard criticism since he’s black, slick, semi eloquent and attractive. Criticizing him would have you called a racist or worse. But you can’t look away. He’s like the car wreck at the side of the road. He is the perfect foil to help accommodate the process in the reduction and dispersion of this country’s power. His plans sound so good and generous; filled with Social Justice.
I hear the comment, ‘How can you not go along with his plans’?
‘Are you an ungenerous selfish person’? ‘There are people suffering don’t you know?’.
Implied in that statement is the unstated theme. It’s your fault these people are suffering.You didn’t give enough. Give more and more and ultimately you will be just like them: Poor, downtrodden and powerless. This theme is not about uplifting people. It’s about bringing everyone to the lowest common denominator.
It’s hard to push back against those statements. It’s like trying countering the legal question “Have you stopped beating your wife”? No matter how you answer, you come out sounding bad. Those who oppose Obama are excoriated in the same fashion for their ungenerous natures no matter how charitable they may be. ”Have you stopped bad mouthing Obama yet?” There is no way to answer this question without giving others the chance to diminish and reduce you.
I see this country as a force for good but also one that abuses its strengths. At the present time our political leaders are abusing those strengths while creating great weaknesses that are, I believe, the intended results desired by the same dark elites who work outside the well traveled corridors of power in Washington DC.
Obama has many qualities that fit perfectly into this theme. He’s not that smart but he is cunning. He has a nasty pathological side that easily manipulated. As the most undeserving recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize since Yassir Arafat and Jimmy Carter, he is probably the deadliest person on the planet, wrapping himself in this elite award while issuing orders to kill people with his fleet of drones. Anyone else would be called a war criminal. Obama is called the prince of peace. The president always travels with the football; the briefcase with all the nuclear codes and controls. That is one of the most dangerous things I can think of today.
Left to his own devices he’ll run off the plantation now and then but this is pretty much allowed so long as he remains on the leash. His true nature is becoming increasingly obvious even to those who supported him in the early years. They’re now doing back flips in order to his excuse his actions. It’s one thing to applaud the clown’s antics. It’s another thing to allow the clown to carry a loaded gun.
Here is the critical point that makes me think hard about this president.
Obama, like most presidents, is little more than a puppet. It’s my opinion that anyone who demands a title such as President, Prime Minister or Premier is little more than a low paid manager, hired by the elites through the ruse and illusion of a democratic voting system or, like Mario Monti, simply appointed with no concern as to the will of the people.
These apparatchiks are given a modicum or appearance of power, a nice home, enough emoluments to keep their megalomaniacial narcissistic natures filled with sufficient satiation; their baser natures under control. With mistresses, little girls and boys, giant planes, opulent vacations, innumerable flacks, acolytes, toadies and lickspittles to make even our president’s gross nature controllable and amenable to those who provide suggestions, nudges and gentle tugs that keep the president’s higher brain function unconscious, they enabling and set free his true nature; a petty man-child dancing with a gun in his hand, capering to the tune of the piper.
With his enormous security details, he is quite aware of his vulnerabilities. He knows the fate of presidents who slip the leash or pull too hard on the handlers. So he dances.
The president’s course, the course of his controllers and the elites, is to oversee the demolition of this country.
”Fundamental change” was high sounding phrase but in it’s real message, it did not imply an improvement to the well being of the people and this country. ‘Never waste a good crisis’ was as important a theme to this President as Clinton’s statement ‘It’s the economy, stupid’ At least the Clinton’s were honest in their insult to the American people, as if we couldn’t figure out that it’s always about the economy. We’re not stupid.
We are being deluded into thinking that these crises of the last decade are being solved by sound economic policies. Rather than fixing that which was broken, these crises are being used by people with a much longer time line to help with this country’s destruction. How that will be manifested remains to be seen.
Present policies, laws, regulations and EOs mean the diminution of the country; with a clear intent to knock the US down a notch or three. This set a very dangerous course in an increasingly dangerous world. For those who study the effects of these policies, it’s clear this process of reductions to the strengths of America is not going quite as well as intended. Breaking a machine does not make it run better. There’s going to be some serious blow-back to this elitist tinkering given the mandate given to Obama and others of his kind. Sand in the gears does not make the machine better.
There are many up and coming leaders who seek more power when other leaders and countries show weakness. We are giving them the opportunities to exert their new-found powers as they seen weakness in the US. I’m not saying we should thrown our weight around but we can’t just lay back in a soft bed of FIAT insolvency and debt, thinking this will solve our problems. The problems of this country are manifest. It does not seem that any leader is working vigorously to correct the excesses of this country’s policies. Rand Paul may have put a wedge in the door, telling the people of the real intention of the president and his attorney general. Hopefully we will see more of this courageous rhetoric, designed to alert those of us who still care about the fate of the US and the dangers posed by our leaders.
** The Loyal Opposition is an oxymoron. You are either loyal supporter or an opponent to the current paradigm. You can’t be both when the stakes are as high as they are today. If sufficiently informed and aware, I am hopeful that more people will become members of the opposition. We certainly don’t find enough of that in the members of the House and Senate. I see only the evil of two lessers. There is only a fraction of a wavelength of light separating the two parties and that doesn’t bode well for the country at this time. New leadership is needed in a desperate way.