Monday, May 26, 2008


From the moment Barack Obama was dubbed a political rock- star by the entertainment kingmaking lobbyists , I became suspicious of his credibility as a true representative of the middle and working classes.

As the campaign to find a Democratic candidate became the main news, his opponent Hillary Clinton was constantly abused and disrespected for every act , word or deed that Obama's mouth piece, MSNBC, could find.

If you are an American candidate for the Presidency and could afford a network corporation to openly support your campaign then you cannot claim to be an agent of change and a true representative of the middle and working classes. The reason being, the interest of these classes and American corporations and their class interests have drifted miles apart in the last eight years.

Then you add Barack's attempt at undermining the status of the one politician and senator that has stood as a positive and progressive representative of the bullied by the Bush administration over the last eight years. Hillary Clinton was the hope of a possible better candidate for president than has been served up before with such lame ducks as John Kerry and Howard Dean. As a Mr Johnny -come -lately, Barack Obama claimed he was the agent for change in American politics . This claim was followed by a train of 'foot-draggers' as his endorsers, men and women who had shown no previous interest in any major change of the American political culture and outlook.

So right there you knew that Barack is a "fooler", a street term for a sweet talking conman politician. But African Americans were feeling that, this time, white America may judge a black man fairly and give a genuine shot at being President of the United States. As long as this black man was not sounding as a classic "Uncle Tom" and the normally racists political choices were not seem to be happening, they thought they felt the "earth move", like a seismic change was taking place in American voting principles.

But no principled and scientific analysis was made as to the reasons for this new attitude by white voters. Were they, the voters, influenced by the arrogance and anti american people positions of the Bush Administration.Or did they make a conscious decision to transfer their support to the Democratic Party this time around, come what may ?

Did that mean they going to tolerate and support a new face with a cultural difference? Maybe, they are thinking , he is a Mohammed Ali, with a fresh and enjoyable style, or maybe he can perform like some of the black entertainers that thrill their audiences?

For sometime, the favorable reporters were telling us about his message, a fresh analysis they said. So I and the rest of the world awaited the opportunity to hear Obama mesmerise and enthrall us during the debates, as Mohammed Ali would have, if he was a conventional politican.

But all the masses heard was the word "change". We waited months with anticipated breathe for what he was going to change. He said I am going to change the way Washington does business. Was he going to change the direction of their policies, towards hard working Americans NO..NO ..he said he was going to change the way the lobbyists lobbied. That was it ???

Then one night we heard at a debate that he was going to change the way American foreign affairs philosophy was directed. He said that he would immediately have Head to Head diplomatic talks with Governments America normally treat as rogues and cause international tensions. At first glance that sounded revolutionary and talented but after it was digested , it was really a nonsensical and infantile approach to developing a progressive process of building international relations with trust and respect. Hillary, I remembered schooled him on that subject right there in front of the world.

As the primaries and caususes continued we heard more support growing for Obama but we remained unclear what was his program and plans . But we knew that whatever it was he was talking about "change" was the overriding word. Last week we heard that Obama went to Florida and changed his commitment to change American foreign affairs policy towards Cuba.

He refused to commit to change the economic embargo the American right wing has enforced on the hard working Cuban people. His policy remained unchanged to that of George Bush and all the former Presidents. If he cannot commit to that kind of international change of foreign affairs, then he ain't doing nothing.

If he cannot convince Cuban Americans that America does not have an economic stranglehold on the Chinese or Vietnamese people for their choice of economic systems. Then why should America continue to impose an economic stranglehold on a people that are practically our family and neighbors.
If he can't convince Cubans Americans that "change" for Cuba begins with us and the removal of the embargo. Then he is not good enough to be marketed by his favorite media darlings as a charming and convincing speaker. So in the final analysis he does not present any new stuff that should convince the middle and working classes America that he should be the nominee ahead of Hillary Clinton.

I maintain that Barack Obama is a fraud. He does not truly represent the middle and working classes with any true position , "or change we can believe in"; that is why the working class in most states voted against him. The black votes he has received so enthuiastically, are really a sentimental vote and not a vote for any policy African Americans can remember Obama stands for at the time of their voting for him.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

The Shock Doctrine Short Film | Naomi Klein

The Shock Doctrine Short Film Naomi Klein

Thursday, May 15, 2008


I am back after a long sabattical. I have been blogging on those political blog sites, such as HUFFINGTONPOST, and ABCNEWS .COM, expressing my views on the DNC contest to choose a nominee for President of the USA.

I have been even doing phone calls for the Hillary Campaign, in the states where she has won impressively. Although Hillary is NO revolutionary nor did she promise any deep or cosmetic change , I sensed that she was in a mindset that allowed her to enarmour herself against the misinformation and undermining that characterizes the McCain/ Republican Presidential campaign. In fact she was arming herself for future battles with Karl , George, Dick and the Republican party when she voted to give the President the option. The leading executives of MoveOn.Org were not wise enough to understand Hillary's calculated move. A decision I applauded.

The campaign of the messiah Barack Obama was orchestrated by MoveOn .Org with enormous talent and scientific strategy aimed mainly at undermining Hillary Clinton. As a member of MoveOn .Org, I disagreed with that approach because it has the potential to create many negatives things.

With such an enormous organisation, Moveon .Org while attracting hundreds of thousands of new politicos to the DNC , they basically came as an army of anti hillarists without being introduced to the principles of the democratic party. This in fact means that rather than create bridges for unity, they have inserted an antagonistic thread in the Party, that hopes to guide this country from the pershed positions of the White House and the Congress.

If the party and the leadership encourages its members to hate a leading member of the party for arbitary reasons to justify support for another DNC candidate, that is tragic and can only lead to disaster. Although Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton has vowed to UNITE the party against the Republicans for the general election , this is going to be easier said than done.

The new cadres of DNC members brought in as a result of the contest, or as a result of young America wanting to re-create a new America that's united, but were ignited by hatred for a member , Hillary, who they were indoctrinated and told is an enemy.

Who is going to re-indoctrinate these youths and inform them that the internal DNC "hate party" is over, the anti Hillary hatemongering was just for show and to get Obama the nomination, and the real enemy is now John McCain and the Republican Party ?

The Chinese ruling party tried that same trick and it had disastrous consequences, with the over energized new youth cadres, turning their new found hatefulness into the Chinese" Cultural Revolution". Where in their blindness they used violence to resolve internal ideological and issues differnces.


The question will arise soon after the DNC nominee is decided , what kind of ruling party will the DNC be and how are they going to utilise the political energy of the new recruits?

Sometimes I get the distinct impression that the best lesson we have learnt over the last 8 years of George Bush presidency, is how to hate and find glowing and embllished words to justify the hatred.
The methods of KARL ROVE to undermine and discredit a person has formed a pattern by which to assess a person. Karl Rove first used this method on Bill Clinton while preparing the American voter to elect a Republican. It was Hillary Clinton that brought this evil system of hate to our attention. It was system of character assasinations that was used in the Party and in the media to discredit a wonderful woman called Hillary Clinton. How are we going to tame it ??

The best and only way to tame and re-direct that energy, is popularise the ideals, aspirations and principles of the DNC, let it be the guiding light that builds a strong organisation and ignites a dream for a new united America.