Thursday, July 29, 2010

Obama, are you listening? ...

Even though I was not enthusiastic about Obama as the Democratic nominee for President, I NEVER thought he would take ahold of some of the worst of Bush and Cheney and make it the norm for both political parties.
... How ironic that Barack Obama, the nation’s first African-American president, is persecuting a former child soldier, using him to validate his own version of the executive’s kangaroo court military commissions, while Omar Khadr himself looks for meaning and hope in the example of the great civil rights struggles of the 1950s and 1960s.
Does Obama identify with the civil rights struggles of the '50s and '60s? I doubt it. I don't think concepts are more than words to Obama. Justice, rights, independence, humanity, health, welfare, fairness, law. To Obama words have no meaning except in their use to justify actions that please the powerful and the wealthy. Everyone else should believe that he 'understands' and 'sympathises' but that they should pull themselves up by their broken bootstraps and be grateful for the honor of handing over their country to the wealthy few.

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