I’m glad to see that Obama is turning out to be one of “ours.” It was a little scary when it looked as if he would openly challenge the need for our imperial-military-corporate complex.
Our fears were groundless. For all his talk about “change your can believe in,” the only change Obama is interested in is putting a smiley face on the status quo. He fully understands that the Project for the New American Century (PNAC) has nothing to do with Pax America or US hegemony and everything to do with corporate global hegemony. And he’s behind it one-hundred percent.
Parts of his book, The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream, reveal a traditional Cold War mindset. He bought into the delusion that the Soviet Union was ready “to spread its totalitarian brand of communism.” What he touts as the spread of freedom to counter this threat was nothing more than the naked exercise of corporate power to neutralize an attempt to develop an alternative to the excesses of capitalism. Of course in the process all the Soviets managed to do was create a state-run capitalist order. An elite is an elite whether he works the state or a multinational.
Obama has nothing but praise for Woodrow Wilson’s messianic idealism that sought to bring corporate democracy to the world so the right sort of people could enjoy its benefits.
There is a beautiful irony at work in Obama’s admiration of Wilson. Wilson’s secretary of state, Robert Lansing believed that “the African race are (sic) devoid of any capacity for political organization [and] possessed an inherent tendency to revert to savagery and to cast aside the shackles of civilization which are irksome to their physical nature.”
Obama’s candidacy is actually a boon for the status quo. The public is becoming bored with all the pinch-faced righties skulking along the corridors of power. Obama will bring a youthful joy to these self-same corridors and in doing so, will create the illusion of change where there none exists, and our pundits will continue to go gaga over the seismic change Obama represents even though the earth remains motionless.
If Obama wins, we may rest assured that the Corporate State will continue along its path towards self-destruction.
It is truly wonderful how the media has reduced our elections to beauty contests that will be won by the candidate with the savviest consultants.