Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Despit The Will Of The "Pragmatic Obamabots".......Obama's Approval Rating Falls Lower Than That Of JImmy Carter - 1 Year Out From The Election

Obama's Job Approval Drops Below Carter's

President Obama's slow ride down Gallup's daily presidential job approval index has finally passed below Jimmy Carter, earning Obama the worst job approval rating of any president at this stage of his term in modern political history.
Since March, Obama's job approval rating has hovered above Carter's, considered among the 20th century's worst presidents, but today Obama's punctured Carter's dismal job approval line. On their comparison chart, Gallup put Obama's job approval rating at 43 percent compared to Carter's 51 percent.

Monday, November 28, 2011

The Endless Coping Skills Of The Entrenched JingOists

"The Investment Of Our Life Savings Into 'Hope And Change' has not brought us the prosperity that we had convinced ourselves it would bring forth as we wrote the check.   So we have found a new way of coping which allows us to avoid going to our investment broker and demand a "Return On Our Investments...................."

This is because WE ARE The INVESTMENT BROKER who 'Self-Convinced Us' that we were making a wise investment choice.

We can't sue ourselves for misappropriation.

As long as we stay unified - no one will file a lawsuit against ourselves in defense of our self-interests.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

If A NATO Bomb Drops In Pakistan, Killing 28 People But The Former "Anti-War Pragmatic Obama Bots" Fail To Make A Peep - Did Real Human Beings Actually Die?

Officials: NATO chopppers kill up to 28 Pakistani troops

NATO commander expresses condolences to relatives of any Pakistani soldiers who 'may have been killed or injured'
"Suxs To Be You While Obama Is The Commander In Chief Of The Allied Imperialist US Military Forces" was too difficult to translate into the Urdu language

Monday, November 21, 2011

MSNBC's Chris Matthews Breaks With His Network's Talking Points - Demands Clarity On Obama's Second Term

I give tentative credit to MSNBC's Chris Matthews.
The qualification for my limited recognition of what he did IS NOT because he expressed unconditional criticism of Obama - he should have been doing this all along.   Instead his network is just as guilty of being an extension of the Democratic Party as they accuse Fox News as being hacks for the GOP.

Credit is due to Matthews because, for the first time in Obama's term he has expressed HIS VISION of the country in a manner that is separate and distinct from Obama's vision.  In as much as he is not hearing what Obama is communicating in this area - this "constructive feedback" was necessary to provide to the Obama campaign and administration a front channel warning that he is not merely in the fight on behalf of Obama for the "fight alone".

The real test of this new found consciousness in Chris Matthews will come if he shows that he is able to become the objective journalist that Larry Elder (himself not an objective journalist) challenged him to become. 

We already know that Chris Matthews and the entire MSNBC establishment desire to do what they need to do to ensure a successful reelection for President Obama.  In the midst of their nightly roasts of their Conservative enemies, however we have:

  • Three Years And Counting Of + $1.2 Trillion Budget Shortfalls
  • An International Coup In Libya That They Went Along In Marketing It As A "Humanitarian Mission"
  • A Violation Of THEIR STANDARD Of "Due Process" As The US Military Identified "Terror Suspects" And Blew Them Up With Unmanned Drones
  • School Reform Placed On The Backburner After The Progressive-Fundamentalists Successfully Derailed "No Child Left Behind"
  • The Inability To Link The Present Economic Collapse Of Several "Mission Accomplished Cities" With The Decades Of Growth In Their Ideological Control Over Them - Instead Of Demanding Evidence Of "Growth" From The Local People They Invested In After Being Convinced That They Are Traveling The Right Path - The Occupiers Instead Choose To Nationalize Their Indictment
Chris Matthews indicted "White voters" as having a tinge of RACISM for allowing their support for Obama to fall below 40%.   This same man is not intellectually curious enough to investigate why Black voter support remains at 91% in a recent poll despite the pain suffered.

The bottom line of all of this is - when your own vision is made subordinate to the "Political Team" that you are a part of then you also must accept that when people SEE who you are and learn that you will work for the team more than pursuing your own interests - it is YOU who have compromised yourself and you deserve to be perpetually shorted.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

As Obama Expands US Military Presence In Australia And Africa The "Pragmatic Obamabots" Drop Their "Radical Anti-War Pose" For Complicity In Imperialism In Deference To Obama

The Obama Presidential Term Of 2009-2013 will one day be viewed by historians as the time period where Progressives were seen yielding many of what most thought were their "core values".

We must understand the mechanics of what is going on.
On my sister blog "Within The Black Community" I document how Black, otherwise Progressive individuals are made to remain strangely silent as the US government does things domestically and the "American Military War Machine" does other things internationally that would have otherwise had them taking to the streets.   With the US military having bombed an African nation while participating in a coup against a sovereign nation it is unthinkable that any other US President could have gotten away with such an action except for a scant amount of protests from certain diehards.

Please note - as part of my longitudinal study on "What makes the Black Progressive Political Discourse Tick" I attended an "Anti-Libya War" presentation.  At the end of this program in which they noted that Ronald Reagan had lead the original desecration of Libya by dropping a bomb in Gaddahfi's living room, killing one of his daughters - they noted that Obama had blown the entire house up, killing his son and other relatives.

Alas, however, at the end of the program - there was consensus among the crowd of speakers that they are STILL going to vote for Obama in 2012 over any Republican alternative.

Though Obama is acting like a Republican Imperialist - they agreed that he was better than having a "Complete Ideological Adversary" in office.

The root of their compromised state then is that they, unlike Martin Luther King Jr who they praise for his integrity - value "DOMESTIC SOCIAL JUSTICE" over being true to their calling on the international scene.

Thus - GREATER than their core interests in retaining their integrity to "Progressivism" is their defense against the Conservative adversary.   Specifically - Black people can be compelled prioritize just about anything IF the situation is framed as a "Racial Threat".  Regardless of the results had by the "favorable machine in power" (see Detroit) the Embedded Confidence Man Messaging Machine will convince the masses that things would be even worse if the enemy was in power.  Not only would their Permanent Interests be shattered - they would also experience the grief of seeing the ideological enemy in power.

The Same Model, Expanded To All Progressives Nationally

Journalist George S Schuyler noted that there is no "Black Progressive Movement" in the 1940s Harlem, there is ONLY a "Progressive Movement".  That Blacks had no specific and custom outcomes that they sought that could be distinguished from their White counterparts.

I agree with Schuyler.

Logic holds then that the same behavior that is noted among "Black Progressive-Fundamentalists" can also be noted among Progressives of any race in America when it comes to Obama and his military expansion.

Even though "Tax The Rich" and "Scale Down The US Military, Bringing Our Imperialist Troops Home" were two key platforms for progressives in their deficit reduction plan - with Obama as the Commander In Chief it is far easier for them to stand behind him and help him fight for "Tax Increases On The 1%" than they  are able to stand strongly opposed to Obama for his latest military expansion efforts both in Australia and Eastern Africa.  (We should also include the expansion of the CIA in East Africa as the unarmed Drones over Ethiopia belong to the CIA.  The key difference between the CIA drones and the US Military Drones is that the mod kit to add weapons have not been applied - as of yet).

While many progressive find mental solace in the notion that there is a "hidden hand" force that forces the hand of Obama, compelling him to do things that are "not in his progressive nature" - the truth is that these forces, if they exist - should be watching how much easier it is for them to carry out imperialist operations when there is a "Favorable Commander In Chief" that the Anti-War Left is not going to run a propaganda campaign against.
The Good Ole Days When The Anti-War Left Were Free To Be Themselves

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Special Operations Commander: Bin Laden Take Down Narrative Is A Lie By The Obama Administration

Fear not folks - this story "has no legs".
Whereas Pat Tillman's narrative that was crafted by the US Military was made into fodder by the left wing media - something beyond Osama Bin Laden being less than an "honorable man" will compel these same muckrakers to not feast upon this story.

The key point that I am making is that the US GOVERNMENT/MILITARY largely continues to do the same thing - regardless of who is in office.

It is more interesting to look at the beholden lemmings that go along when "their team" is in power.  The great show is to see how much that was cast as their "moral compass" gets distorted by the magnetic waves that attract them toward the bright light in the dark of the night that they fly around.

Spec-Ops Command: SEAL raid book 'a lie'

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Special Operations Command is calling a former Navy SEAL's alternate version of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden a bogus work of fiction.

"It's just not true," U.S. Special Operations Command spokesman Col. Tim Nye said. "It's not how it happened."
Laden with conspiracy theories and attacks on the Obama White House, Chuck Pfarrer's book, "SEAL Target Geronimo" claims an alternative version of the raid in which the SEAL team shot bin Laden within 90 seconds of arriving at the Pakistan compound where the al-Qaida mastermind was holed up.
Pfarrer claims the White House issued a fictional and damaging account of the raid that made the SEALs looks inept. He says President Barack Obama's speedy acknowledgement of the raid was a craven political move that rendered much of the intelligence gathered on the raid useless.
Pfarrer's account broke into Amazon's top 20 book sales list last week, and Pfarrer has appeared on Fox News, CNN and in other venues to promote it.
"I have truth on my side," Pfarrer said in an interview with The Associated Press. "I spoke to the guys on the ground and in the secondary bird," he said, referring to the aircraft carrying a second SEAL team as a backup rescue squad.
"This is a fabrication," Nye countered, issuing an on-the-record denial on behalf of Navy SEAL Adm. Bill McRaven, who took command of all special operations in midyear.
In his previous role, McRaven oversaw the raid in May as head of the military's elite counterterrorism unit, the Joint Special Operations Command. Nye said McRaven was concerned the book would lead Americans to doubt the administration's version of events.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

If Progressive Heroine Ella Baker Were Alive Today Would She Believe That Italy's Imperialist Interests In Africa Has Substantively Changed Since Her Opposition To Their Incursion In Africa During Her Day?

Much credit is due to the late Black Progressive historian Manning Marable in reference to his book "Malcolm X - A Life Of Reinvention".

As I make my way through the audio book there is a large collection of gems that I am extracting which provide important details of the relationships and debates during the late 50's - early 60's between various individuals and groups that were involved with (or in some cases tried to stay out of) "The Civil Rights Movement".

The name Ella Baker came up in the book "Malcolm X" because Marable sought to give some context in the development of the "Southern Christian Leadership Conference" as well as other progressive civil rights organizations that Ms Baker was involved in.  While Baker and Malcolm X were not necessarily direct collaborators the both were important players in the constellation of voices during this period.

From Wikipedia

While I was personally interested to hear that the great journalist George S Schuyler was a close friend with Ella Baker - during his time as a left wing radical (before becoming a staunch conservative and critical of several elements and antics of "The Civil Rights Movement") it was more interesting to learn about Ella Bakers stance against the invasion of Ethiopia by the colonial power Italy.

To be clear - I did not read about Ella Baker's activism against Italian/European imperialism within Africa from the "Malcolm X" book.   I learned about it from my additional research on Ella Baker - the name that rolls off of the lips of so many Black activist progressives today.

("What Would Ella Baker Do About The NATO Coup In Libya Today?)

I have no intention of hijacking anything about Ella Baker's legacy, presupposing that I could predict what she would do if she were alive today.  In fact I hate it when people try to do this.

Instead it is far more interesting to make reference to a figure that various Black Progressive-Fundamentalists from Van Jones to certain spoken word artists use and then contrast her views about Imperialism In Africa against the views held today by people who do try to walk in her shoes.

It was the Wikipedia entry about Ella Baker that I learned:

The purpose of this blog is less "About Obama" and instead is about how staunch Progressives have CHANGED in accommodation of Obama.  This is not a "political gotcha" blog intent on making shallow indictments, then assuming that I have 'won' by proving someone's hypocrisy.

My intent is on modeling and then analyzing "Progressivism" and how political pragamatism and, in some cases ideological bigotry shapes it as it seeks to deal with its demons. (Demons meaning the choice to remain dogmatically "progressive" versus politically expedient loyal Democrats - as the force cast by the Republican enemy justify "right-wing" actions done in the name of protection).

Did The Agenda Of Italy And Europe Change Over Africa In 75 Years Since The Second Italo-Abyssinian War?

Of course Ethiopia is a very different nation than in Libya in a number of ways:

  • Prevailing Religion
  • Cultural Pasts
  • Proximity To Europe
  • Petroleum and Commercial Holdings

The common tie in my argument is the European nation of Italy.  

The Italians invaded Ethiopia while "The League Of Nations" was impotent in forcing Italy to obey "international law".  Upon its successful conquest - other imperialist powers applauded Italy for its "accomplishment" and efficiency.  This appears to be the JUSTIFICATION in the minds of the back slappers.

The war appears to have been started when an African leader, Emperor Haile Selassie dared to express disapproval for some borderlines drawn by European colonialists and then went "doubled daring" as he flexed his military muscles in affirming his nation's right to the land mass in dispute.

The template is clear:

  • An African nation stands up for its own independence and self determination
  • External powers who's interests are threatened seek to compel the African nation to yield
  • A military incursion is initiated to enforce the will of the external/ colonial force

The information that I have seen does not sufficiently mention the prevailing sentiments of the citizens of Ethiopia with regards to this external intervention but it seems reasonable that they would be against these foreign forces.

Italy Bombs Libya Under The Guise Of NATO - Along With The United States - Lead By Commander In Chief Obama

The White House Confirms That American Drones Will Provide Surveillance Over Ethiopia

If Ella Baker was on the staff of MSNBC's "The" would she see the track record of bombing attacks by the United States and NATO using  "US Drones" in Pakistan, Yemen, Libya and Somalia 
and be wary that the assurances from Commander In Chief Obama that these drones will be unarmed, might not be followed in the future?   These drones likely have the mounting brackets to hold munitions already.

Would Ella Baker wake up at 2am in order to make it to the White House just prior to the 3am phone call that the Commander In Chief receives from the US Military - asking permission to execute another bombing campaign in the name of a "Humanitarian Mission"?