The Big “O” immediately tested my resolve by addressing the People as the post 9/11 generation, a tip of the hat to George Bush’s “the world is a battlefield” legacy. Have no fear my fellow Americans, the war machine economy is going ahead with a head full of steam – or gas, as the case may be – and we have the drones to prove it.
Reporting for (Wall Street) duty, the CEO of USA Inc. touted huge earnings and covered the the corporate chiefs who reaped them by crediting the almost non-existent market regulation, all fueled by the fossil fuel fracking extravaganza, as part of his success.
Ever the realist, the president acknowledged that global warming was real and man-made. But have no fear, in the event we make this world uninhabitable, we’re also developing a space program so at least some of us can move to Mars. In the meantime, he promised yet another Wall Street bubble will lift up those living in extreme poverty in other countries just enough to become consumers so the corporations can pursue the expansion economy.
After singing Hosannas to middle class families pulling themselves up by there bootstraps, Mr. Prez dangled a prize the recalcitrant opposition Republican congress couldn’t “just say no” to – the so called trans-Pacific Partnership. He waxed poetic on how this would kick the economic war with cyberspace dimensions with China into high gear, turning the developing world into the next generation of consumer/debtors since they will have tapped out the American one.
This is especially necessary since we put the Russian economy into a tailspin. Unlike Bush, Barack didn’t look into Putins soul and see a good man. With hand wringing sincerity, the salesman-in-chief claimed that the TTP wouldn’t be like the old free trade bills that exported our jobs, trashed the environment while it reinforced the mass migration trends caused by climate change. No, flashing his famous billion dollar smile, he looked the camera in the eye promising that this is “a new and improved” one, which will make the world safe for multinational corporations to build their empires as super-citizens who are above the law…
For the refugees here already, “Barack the Deliverer” promised some immigration deform a sort of indentured servitude as a soldier for Citizenship” by executive order. He could just stop deportations but that wouldn’t let the Republicans know who was boss and after all, we need soldiers to die in the war on terror, right?
As a reminder the birthers, he talked about his father who fought in the “Great War” WWII. Showing he was as gung ho for war as any Republican, then Obama shook the Al Quida voodoo doll which was wearing a Charlie Hebdo t-shirt, promising to stand with Israel no matter what they do, making the good well behaved Muslim majority watch as they bomb the their homeland back into the stone age with a remote control war hitting them where it hurts – at their family gatherings and in their villages. But this is a new improved war on terror, one without those messy torturers who put their trophies on Facebook inspiring a generation of Jihadists, or kidnapping “those who were reasonably suspicious” and imprisoning them in expensive human rights public relations disaster called GITMO. This one will be sanitized and profitable, legalized by the global corportocracy, signed and sealed by Neo-liberal Democrats and approved by the great god called who rules us all-money paid for the by the taxpayer under the banner of the “Good War on ISIL.”- a masterstroke.
However, since it was just MLK Day, he had to mention the uprisings against the racists police state in Ferguson and NY, saying he “felt their pain”- qualifying it with just as he did fell for the wives of enforcers whose lives that the unruly ghetto trash were threatening into killing out of fear for their lives.
To make sure the remnants of the left called Pprogressive Democrats wouldn’t raise a ruckus, there was an actual gain that cost nothing. He reminded everyone he had lifted the useless half a century old embargo on Cuba- so take your Che Guevara poster and shove it. And, since we have Cubans living in Miami which is sinking from global warming so we will have to put them somewhere, it was another win.
Then he chewed on the left wing populous fat- a free community college plan with a vague student debt forgiveness plan, which potentially staves off a mostly white student riot- the Machiavellian political master assured that he won’t get hoisted out on his petard like Tricky Dick did. But he wasn’t done with the dream machine. Like confetti came the promises- partial middle class daycare tax break, equal pay for women, a whole $10.10 MINIMUM wage to live on, mumbling about taxing the rich (another popular idea) that if history repeats itself he won’t fight for, and announcing no plans like a TransactionTax or regulating derivatives as gambling to pay for it .
Then Big Daddy pointed to the more popular Obama, Michelle, and bragged that even his wife knew how to get things done better than this do nothing party, having sewn up powerful Pentagon connection with a veterans program that she and grinning Joe Biden’s wife “Jill the cheerleader’ put together. And, just to make sure the Republicans knew he wasn’t a lame duck, in the “bring it on” spirit, Obama taunted the Republicans by crowing that THEY would be not be going back and screwing with Obamacare, which had made America safe for the Health Insurance industry which was rebuilding a new middle class, albeit a poorer one, and he had been elected twice to do it so they can go pound sand.
Only In America.