I voted for Obama, not only because of the lesser of two evils argument-tho of course that factored in-but because I believed that he really wanted to create change. I believed that if we kept pushing for change, with him in office we would have more chance than with another neo-con, poor-hating warmonger. I still believe that in the time of steady movement toward true open fascism, with austerity, cuts to everything for PEOPLE while money is funnelled to wars and corporate favors, he has pushed back, perhaps as much as he is able, I don’t know. But this article reflects the warning the editor of Mohawk Nation News gave us before the first Obama win-she said that the word for US President in Mohawk means “Town Destroyer” and there is a reason for that. She said not to get so excited and then be so disappointed because no matter who we elect to that office, that is what the office MEANS.
I am glad we have a mixed blood person who values diversity, who has respect for disabled people like me, for gay people, for women(not binders full tho;-) and who at least mentions poverty and acknowledges it is a problem but I know we still have a long, long way to go before we have “A world that works for everyone”.
What does this new ‘liberal vision’ actually mean?
President Barack Obama’s second Inaugural Address has been greeted by much of the corporate media and his supporters as a new “liberal vision,” in the words of a New York Times headline.
But while much of the president’s rhetoric was progressive-sounding and strongly delivered, there was little actual content, and most of that was decidedly unprogressive and/or dishonest.
“A decade of war is now ending,” Obama stated. In fact, U.S. military attacks and interventions are continuing in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia and other countries. Every Tuesday, there is a gathering in the White House where the president signs-off on the assassination-by- drone-missile of targeted individuals—and anyone who has the misfortune of being near them at the time of the strike—in a number of countries, none of which is actually at war with the U.S. .
While declaring that “We, the…
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