Friday, July 04, 2008
Obama's housing policy spells more of the same for inner city blacks.
The above video was posted in a news article on the web site for the Boston Globe newspaper. Few publications can be counted upon anymore to cover stories like this. Of those that do, fewer receive the attention they deserve -- at least until it's far too late to do anything about it. The Globe is one of them. In 2000 and 2004, the paper reported on the shrub's desertion from the Texas Air National Guard during the Vietnam war. As usual, the rest of the mainstream media buried it; it wasn't considered proper to accuse Glorious Dictator of being a shirker of military duty.
Today we have another candidate for dictator whose shady record has been largely buried by the blathering of the corporate media over trivial matters ranging from lapel pins to jumping all over a decorated general and former NATO commander for Europe who who dared suggest that merely having flown a plane during war time and gotten shot down doesn't qualify one to be president (in spite of the fact that it's true). How many signs shall be ignored that the guy who may very well become president only to continue the shrub's amoral and disastrous socio-economic policies is nothing but a phony playing us all for saps? Change? I've got twenty-five cents in my pocket. That's about all you'll be left with, if you're lucky, before Obama's done. That's assuming he doesn't blow the election for Democrats as did John Kerry and Al Gore before him. Right now it looks as though he's hellbent on doing just that with his sharp tack to the hard right.
This is completely unacceptable. It does America no good if we manage to defeat McCain and the Republicans only to end up with Democratic cowards and neocon enablers who just continue business as usual. The more Obama reveals himself as a pandering phony, the more disillusioned and pessimistic Americans become -- especially those who so foolishly and uncritically put their faith in him. What can we do to hold this opportunistic bastard accountable? Two words: Third Party. It's the only way we're going to make it clear to the powerful that we will no longer accept business as usual.
In the meantime, say a prayer this 4th of July for all those people doomed to decaying housing as a result of Obama's policies.