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|Thunder On The Right - December 2011|
Thunder On The Right
By Paul Jackson
I stand amidst dismay, disillusion and teetering on depression over the fault lines President Barack Obama has brought to the United States of America. Throughout my life - as a Canadian, but born in Britain, and have travelled extensively through the USA - I have admired the country for its leadership in the world, and its resilience in hard times.
Yet under Obama, the USA seems to be in the process of abandoning all that made it a great world power. Obama ‘s mission seems to be to apologize to the world for America’s historic achievements. The indoctrination given him by the religious fanatic Jeremiah Wright and the self-admitted political terrorist Bill Ayers have surely been etched into his brain.
And get this example of a fall from greatness to the depths, the USA now has to carry out its space missions by paying Moscow $50 million - yes, an astonishing $50 million - for every single American astronaut that hitches a ride into space aboard a Russian rocket. That will add up to $450 million in a single year.
Think back to John F. Kennedy - and his great dream - and accomplishment - that America would land men on the moon and bring them back alive within a decade. This once magnificent nation of achievement after achievement has now gone cap-in-hand to Moscow.
The shallowness of Obama comes through time and time again.
Obama’s stimulus program has been virtually useless: Witness, $500 million of the taxpayers’ money going into a supposedly high-tech solar panel company, that has now gone bankrupt, being investigated for fraud by the FBI, and its top executives pleading the Fifth Amendment. Franklin Delando Roosevelt, greatest statesman of the 20th century, put his ‘stimulus’ money into dams, highways, schools, hospitals, parks that are still with us today. Obama’s spending goes into poetically sham ‘green energy’ projects.
Broken promises are bountiful.
The president swore he would close down the Guantanamo Bay prison, and its inmates would receive civil court trials rather than military courts. Neither has happened. He has co-opted both Wall Street - check out the big business donations he receives and the lobbyists now on his staff, and incredibly also co-opted Big Labor. He even promised to rescind the secret ballot for union certification. Yet is not the secret ballot a foundation of democracy? Fortunately, he had to renege on that weird commitment.
Obama contends he is a ‘man of the working class’ but charged $35,000 a plate for Hollywood personalities to attend his birthday bash, and plans to spend $1 billion - yup, $1 billion! - on his personal re-election campaign.
Friends, we have been led into the theatre of the absurd, and hypocrisy.