Whose side you on, Barry…?

All right Mr. President, it’s time to declare.

You with us…or against us?  No more bullshit.

You hate freedom…or what?  You’re acting like maybe you do.

You believe that a vibrant middle class is what makes this country great…the envy of the rest of the world?  Then why on earth are you allowing creepy people to systematically destroy it?  Without saying a fucking word to stop it.

You believe in the American way — where all people are equal under the law.  Where people have equal opportunities to flourish and to succeed?  Then why have you allowed the deck to get stacked against all but the rich and the powerful?  Why?

You believe in the democratic process — that allows the citizens of this country to select…and fairly and openly,  elect representatives to represent them — and their points of view — when dealing with the great and small issues our country needs to reconcile — to preserve our American life?  Then why haven’t you turned your Attorney General loose on the wholesale and disgusting Campaign Financing abuse and massive lobbying abuse that buys our elected representatives — before they ever get to Washington. Why aren’t you putting people in jail for bribery…and for accepting bribes?  What the hell are you waiting for?  Democracy is rapidly becoming a joke in this administration.  To a point beyond repair I fear.

Do you believe that this country has an obligation in insuring “fairness” anymore?  You thinking that the vast majority of Americans should be penalized with cutbacks in vital educational and health and human services spending – and in cuts in social safety net supports — while the hyper-rich pay way less than their share of taxes – personal and corporate taxes?  If they pay any at all.  You thinking that’s fair, Barry? Why haven’t you done a single thing about this…beyond allowing it to continue?

Why are you filling all the financial oversight jobs in the Treasury and the SEC with the same people who created the problem in the first place?  What’s up with that Mr. President?  Why have you and your cabinet members allowed the Dodd Frank bill to be shredded?  What the hell are you thinking?  These “too big to fail” bastards will take us over a cliff again. You should have put them in jail (or hanged them) when you had the chance.  It looks suspiciously, like there’s a real good chance you may be working with them.  Are you?

And now this whole surveillance thing.  What has been your thinking on this one Mr. President?  You renewed with a vengeance, the goddamn Patriot Act in all its unconstitutional glory — that extended everything that was obscenely wrong with Baby Bush’s neocon revenge on America — like it was of your own making.  And this was after you told us how you were committed to removing this “blot” on American values — at your very first opportunity.  Just like you were going to reverse the Habeas Corpus rights suspension…and you were going to close Guantanamo Bay.

But you changed your mind on all that…and then fully supported and allowed (and funded) the continuation of the secret collection and archiving, and data processing – and real-time tracking — of citizen’s phone correspondence, email, internet search data, social media postings, private health and financial data — and indeed tracking of personal movements by cannily embedded GPS tracking systems and surveillance cameras with facial recognition capability.  Sounds pretty “police state-y” to me, Mr. President.

So where are you on this one?  And don’t give me that “the terrorists made me do it” routine.  I never did buy that one.  Hell, we can’t stop a plane from flying into the biggest buildings in NYC when we know they are coming for months in advance.  But then, that little event was the catalyst for the ‘faster than a speeding bullet’ passage of the Patriot Act — which trumped right reason and the American way — and was used to justify the instantaneously fabricated Homeland Security juggernaut that implemented all these systems and controls to keep people in place and under control. Oh, the urgency of it all…

And everyone knew they were being hustled…and, as it all started getting put together and implemented — everyone pretty much knew that all this data collection of fucking everything personal and private – and all the GPS and camera tracking, wasn’t about tracking terrorists…but was, more precisely, about tracking and controlling us…as we are slipping under.

So, Mr. President, I’m thinking that the Booz Allen boys (who our budding young exemplar whistleblower worked for) – and the really nasty Carlyle Group creeps who own Booz Allen – and who, once you get into it a bit, have pretty much written the script for the eclipse of the American dream since Bush One neocon days — must have gotten to you somewhere along the line.  Back on the old ‘neocon highway’ as it were — to finish the job that just wasn’t quite complete yet.

So, I’d like to know about where you are on all this stuff as well.  Can’t believe your taking money…so, you got a big job promise after you hang up your spurs or something? Or, are you just scared to death of these guys?

Like the rest of us…


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