As the 2012 presidential election geared up, it seems, I lost the stamina to keep a regular political writing habit. With the election of Trump, battle lines have been drawn, and no one can remain silent and not be complicit. I will return to my regular political writing, and do all I can to organize for a better future for all of us.
“There’s just no other word for it. It is a campaign of terror – highly effective terror – regardless of what noble progressive sentiments one wishes to believe reside in the heart of the leader ordering it.”
–Glenn Greenwald on Obama’s drone program. A new report highlights the ways it terrorizes the people of Pakistan.
Despite that important journalism — or, more accurately, because of it — Shaye is now in prison, thanks largely to President Obama himself. For the past two years, Shaye has been arrested, beaten, and held in solitary confinement by the security forces of Saleh, America’s obedient tyrant.
-Greenwald on the case of Abdulelah Haider Shaye, who is being held in Yemen for the crime of reporting and printing the truth about American drone attacks in the country, and Obama’s role in his detention.
“Little of that [bad news] is expected to be mentioned publicly at the Chicago meeting [of NATO]. Mr. Obama and the NATO allies, European and American officials said, must instead present a picture of success that includes the possibility of reconciliation talks with the Taliban and a NATO withdrawal that is coming only after a job well done.”
-The New York Times explains how the Afghan disaster will be “presented” at the upcoming NATO summit. A European official added, “The most important thing now is the messaging.”
“That’s not how the Constitution works, buddy.”
-Jonathan Turley explains the woefully inept reasoning behind Obama’s assassination program
“Obama Wall Street Fundraising Evaporates As Donors Flee To Romney”
–Headline at The Huffington Post. Apparently allowing Too Big To Fail banks to thrive and escape prosecution has not paid off. Might as well welcome their hatred, Mr President.
Life After Death
Egalitarians must work to take over the Democratic party as the Tea Party has recently taken over the Republicans. Action in the streets will lead the way, but we must have electoral strength to make our leaders follow through with the changes we demand.
“–good luck to Obama as he tries to channel his economic populism at Bank of America Stadium.”
–Cole Stangler weighs in on the Ron Paul thing.
“How can you pretend to vehemently oppose the slaughter of foreign civilians, the deprivation of due process, a posture of Endless War, radical secrecy, etc., when the President behind whom you’re faithfully marching is an aggressive advocate and implementer of those very policies?”
-Glenn Greenwald poses a simple question
“I wonder what all those guys Obama beat out for the Nobel Peace Prize are doing now.”
-The Onion raises a valid point