Sunday, October 26, 2008

It Never Happened

According to the Dem faithful and the mainstream news media nothing ever happened, there is no history and every day, every minute, is a new beginning with a clean slate and the past is hidden behind a curtain of impenetrable fog. It was big news that Colin Powell endorsed Obama and will be one of Obama’s advisors and the news was full of glowing accounts of how Colin Powell’s endorsement of Obama would lend legitimacy to Obama’s commitment to pursuing the War on Terror and protecting “innocent” Americans from the boogie man. Never mind Powell’s history as a war monger, liar, and an ass kisser to the powerful for if it helps get a Democrat in the White House that is all that matters, winning is everything.

That Obama and his fellow Democrats in Congress voted to continue the Iraq War and occupation by giving Bush more money than he asked for, well that never happened either. That the Iraq War was illegal according to international law and despite that the so-called surge has been debunked as a success, well that never happened either because Obama claims that the surge has been a success. That Social Security, the most successful progressive government program in the history of the United States, will remain solvent until the year 2049 doesn’t matter because Obama says it needs to be “fixed.” That Obama said that he would not take money from lobbyists and then cheerfully accepted money form Wall Street lobbyists, well that never happened either. After all, winning is everything.

That Obama has promised to escalate an unwinnable war in Afghanistan, and here I am assuming that winning means creating a puppet government with pretensions to democracy, despite the tragic results of our “nation building” in Iraq, well that doesn’t matter either because Obama is a Democrat. Apparently all the soul searching and loud noises over the Iraq War were because it was a Republican president instead of a Democrat that led the destruction and rape of a nation that had done nothing what-so-ever against the Untied States. In fact if Obama is elected the Iraq War never happened!

That Obama has adopted Bush’s policy of illegal invasions by proclaiming he (Obama) would invade Pakistan unilaterally against the wishes of the Pakistan people, an act that would be as illegal as the Iraq War, well that doesn’t matter either because even though Obama has said we would do so he really didn’t say it because that does not fit in with the fictional Obama that the Dem faithful have formed in their minds, a kind of dream Obama I suppose.

In fact it’s a brand new day, nothing ever happened before today, the past is nothing but a malleable marshmallow to be ignored or cherry picked in order to make today’s illusions more real. All that matters is that a Democrat wins, never mind the blood drenched history of Democratic leaders or Obama’s promises to continue the blood bath in his headlong rush to power all that matters is that he belongs to the Democratic Party.


At October 26, 2008 12:36 PM, Blogger darrelplant said...

Better watch it or someone'll be getting all "purity troll" on your ass.

At October 26, 2008 5:10 PM, Blogger rob payne said...

darrelplant, how true.

At October 28, 2008 5:48 PM, Blogger Bob In Pacifica said...

Colin Powell got his first break in government when he covered up My Lai. But another hero, a "hero" of the Left, Sy Hersh, also covered up My Lai in his own way. Wiping out villages in Vietnam was SOP, and by making My Lai the exceptional event it obscured the ongoing Phoenix Program. Doug Valentine's book on the subject makes for more thorough reportage than Hersh's truncated expose. If more people read Valentine's book Abu Ghraib would be in better context with the history of torture and murder that the U.S. and its surrogates have been doing for years.

Just saying.

At October 28, 2008 8:15 PM, Blogger rob payne said...

Bob, I had no idea that Sy Hersh covered up the My Lai massacre albeit in his own way. I didn’t mean to imply that My Lai was a unique tragedy. Yes, absolutely the U.S. has been using torture for quite some time now, at least 100 years including the U.S. invasion of the Philippines in 1901 I believe. A lot of progressives view Powell as an honorable person probably due to the way the news media glorifies him typically which is why I thought the link to Robert Parry’s essay on Powell provided by Jonathan Schwarz was very useful and very indicative of Powell’s true nature. By the way, what is the title of Valentine’s book?


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