Before discussing the value of whiny leadership, just a bit of back story: You may recall that in the good old days of One World Bush 43, conservative rhetoric was effusively served up, but on the more dismal and rather quiet side a few nasties were going on. The Patriot Act sounded comforting, but had some questionable liberty whammers in it and around it. For example, the writ of habeas corpus was basically suspended by the Military Commissions Act of 2006, which One World Bush 43 quietly signed into law on October 17, 2006. Habeas corpus is, or was I guess, basically a procedural remedy protecting citizens from being unjustly detained and incarcerated, without legal cause by the State. Personally, I thought it was nice, even pleasantly quaint that my government couldn’t arrest and torture me without a reason, but then, I’m admittedly old school.
Another doozy was the sneaky end run around the 1878 Posse Comitatus Act. This act prohibited U.S. military (or perhaps more importantly, State / National Guard troops placed under Federal authority) from attacking or being used as law enforcement within U.S. borders against U.S. citizens. On October 17, 2006, One World Bush 43 signed into law the John Warner Defense Authorization Act of 2007 (H.R. 5122). This new Bush Administration law amounts to a de-facto repeal of The Posse Comitatus Act.
Under Congress’s new MCA, the Military Commission Act of 2006 (H.R. 6166) mentioned above, thousands of U.S. troops are now authorized and being trained to attack legal U.S. citizens, should they step out of line. This nonsense falls under the auspices of “emergency protection”. Interestingly, our trusty Supreme Court, always on liberty watch, found in Boumediene vs. Bush that Guantanamo Bay terrorist detainees have the right to habeas corpus, but neglected to include you and I as American citizens in the ruling. Isn’t that sweet? Gotta love those cute little activist judges who couldn’t recognize our Constitution if it fell on their heads. The resident whiner of our Whine House by the way appoints these freedom cursing morons. We should think carefully about that when we vote. Ron White went out of his way to helpfully and eloquently explain that “Stupid can’t be fixed. Stupid is forever.” So are Supreme Court justices so pick your temporary White House resident carefully.
More recently, on January 22, 2009, just two days after the inauguration of Barack Hussein Obama into “the people’s” House, our House of Representatives passed H.R. 645, the National Emergency Centers Establishment Act, which initially appropriated $185 million dollars for the construction of so-called FEMA Camps. Since then additional monies have been funded and Halliburton subsidiary, Kellog, Brown and Root have been awarded a $385 million contract to construct these camps. Photos taken of these camps, the unconfirmed number of which is currently 47, frequently show double row security perimeter fencing with concertina wire and guard towers, just as we see in prisons. Maybe it’s just me, but these photos don’t seem to depict fortification for protection against wind and flood. Interestingly, this legislation was proposed by Democrat Congressman Alcee L. Hastings of Florida’s 23rd Congressional District. Mr. Hasting’s apparent attraction to Florida voters happens to be that Mr. Hastings is only the sixth Federal judge (he served on the bench for ten years) to be impeached and removed from office in American history. The charges against him included corruption and perjury; apparently both big selling points to voters.
One final, ancient history back story curio is REX-84 Bravo. Rex-84 is the acronym for Readiness Exercise 1984, which was a Federal government plan testing Federal ability to detain and incarcerate large numbers of U.S. citizens in the event of “civil unrest” or “national emergency”. Curiously, supposed conservative, Marine Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North worked on this project in conjunction with FEMA, who together drafted a contingency plan providing for the suspension of our U.S. Constitution, the imposing of martial law, the appointment of military commanders to lead State and Local governments and to detain dissidents and/or Central American refugees in the event of national crisis. REX-84 has driven “conspiracy theorists” nearly crazy with worry. I don’t want to be crazy too, but when you look at what the Bush 43 Administration did in ’06 and ’07 along with what Obama did in ’09 and you connect the dots back to 1984; well it makes you wonder what the Hades is going on here, doesn’t it? Just who is it our government is working for, because it sure isn’t “we the people”.
In short, One World Bush 43, trusted conservative lip syncher, pretty much toasted our Constitution’s Bill of Rights on October 17, 2006. The Obama Administration then quickly and quietly funded the apparently related “Change You Can Believe In” detention centers on January 22, 2009. Somehow our brilliantly propagandized Columbia School of Journalism press corps didn’t notice anything amiss. I suppose they were tied to the bedposts with more important things, like what Washington dignitary is sleeping with who or what Congressman is playing footsy in a smelly rest room stall; or more likely they were off attending an important Council On Foreign Relations brain deletion session. For those who haven’t heard, this is a popular CFR, non-invasive lobotomy procedure developed by the Tavistock Institute. It’s analogous to beautiful people having cosmetic surgery done by the cheapest surgeon available behind the Super K-Mart store loading dock. One wonders why people do this?
Anyway, enough with back story and on with whining as a White House leadership methodology. My whole point, which I will prematurely, that means now, reveal is that the ostensible DNC / RNC battle for “the people’s” White House is beginning to look like a cheap entertainment farce. The reality seems to be that DNC = RNC = someone’s benefit, but clearly not “we the people’s” benefit. The DNC folks move us left or to more centralized totalitarian government and the RNC folks talk against it, but just place hold for more DNC leftward shoving down the road. There is no balance of power. There is no visible two party system remaining except in name. There is certainly no visible sign of honorable or even constructive leadership. Now why would I make what I’m sure Janet Napolitano, our highly functional Homeland Security Secretary, who recently assisted in bankrupting Arizona before failing upward, would consider a potentially dangerous extremist claim? I mean if our Constitution is dangerous; if Christianity is dangerous; if wanting babies to live is dangerous; then surely I’m approaching hot water here, but let’s live dangerously and take a look, shall we. It may be worth risking Janet’s patriot challenged wrath.
The recently developed Whine Strategy apparently works something like this. The new DNC White House squatter whines and complains bitterly about something, anything really, pathetically blaming his RNC predecessor for the terrible problems he inherited so no one, or the press at least, don’t notice that he’s doing exactly the same thing he complained about for two solid years of campaigning to reside in “the people’s” House. Let’s do some fun examples.
One World 43 left us, after 8-years of conservative lip service with an incredible deficit of just under $500 billion and a Federal public debt of $6.3 trillion ($56,000 per household). Obama campaigned valiantly against this profligate spending by the RNC shill and “promised” to lead us back to fiscal responsibility. The valiant fiscal conservative Obama and his strident DNC Congress have whined petulantly on a daily basis (you can hardly get them off your TV) and have taken us to a new fiscal austerity level of $8.2 trillion (about $72,000 per household) in just 18-months; a new world austerity record. CBO estimates, but the elite press corps hasn’t caught up yet, that DNC’s Obamanomics will lead us to an overall, fiscally responsible, Federal public debt of $20.3 trillion (about $170,000 per household) by just 2020. Now you have to admit that Obama leading our debt to 90% of GDP versus that pansy Bush debt of only 40% of GDP, certainly jives with O’s campaign promise – or does it – did the Washington press corps ever say? The point is the Whine Strategy works effectively to deflect our gaze, but seems much less effective, fails actually, with regard to healthy fiscal policy, which now seems to have crossed the border to completely and unsustainably insane. I just have to ask, “Is this intentional? If so, why?” Follow the money I guess, as usual and see where the whining leads.
One World Bush 43 left us with Guantanamo Bay. The DNC’s professional teleprompter reader, Obama, courageously pointed out the horrors of this terrorist detention facility for two solid years and all but accused the RNC shill of war crimes. Obama’s reading had poor Cindy Lee Miller Sheehan nearly crazy with the injustice. 18-months later we no longer even speak of closing Guantanamo Bay. Whine with the left hand; carry on whatever with the right hand; no one will notice or at least the Columbia grads can be counted on not to mention it. Leadership? No! Subterfuge of some sort? Perhaps?
One World Bush 43 led us off to Afghanistan and Iraq to secure our freedom. I’m glad we’re still free and profusely thank W. for his foresight and courage, but the main thing I’ve noticed is that the freedom of Afghan poppy cultivation is up from 6,500 hectares in 2001 to 175,000 hectares today. This has been a terrific and welcome surge in the volume of money laundering business for international banks, but I’m sure that has nothing to do with any White House policy decisions. I mean, international financiers aren’t allowed in “the people’s” House any more than international arms sellers are; are they? Anyway, the world’s greatest teleprompter reader, now in “the people’s’ House, castigated W. and ebulliently excoriated Dick Cheney for two long years. O promised the nearly unstable Cindy that he would get us out of this nasty war, like right now – no matter what. Cindy was nearly breathless with anticipation along with the impressed gaggle of Columbia journalism grads following her aimless wanderings around the incredibly “green” Bush Ranch in Crawford, Texas. 18-months later O has whined incessantly, made endless whiny speeches, has whinely apologized for American indolence to everyone on the planet many times, has bowed to any Muslim potentate who would hold still long enough, but none-the-less recently re-hired Bush’s Numero Uno General; expanded the Afghan War, although not enough to actually win; and has aggressively extended the Overseas Contingency Operation into the rugged mountains of Pakistan, which may well be the world’s single most unstable country having nuclear weapons and also happens to have a Muslim population of 140,000,000, many of whom wish to see the return of the Caliphate and the world domination of Islam. Whine with the left hand; close your eyes tight; and do whatever somebody we can’t see is telling you to do with your right hand…and don’t worry about the press corps – they never say anything. Just lead, lead, lead; but to where? …and why? …for whom?
W. had his Katrina. W. was unfairly blamed for everything. Never mind that he contacted Louisiana’s Democrat Governor four days before the storm hit and requested permission to prepare ahead of time; never mind that the Democrat Governor refused to grant permission. Forget that the Democrat Mayor of New Orleans sat on his brain waiting for a leader to lead. Forget that FEMA, just as most Federal agencies are, is populated with over-paid, liberal Democrat bureaucrats who would rather get Swine Flu than do a good job for a conservative, even a make-believe one. It was all Bush’s fault. Now, unfortunately for the Gulf and our country, maybe for the world, Obama has his whiny oil spill. He has amply demonstrated, actually over-compensated in showing that even under brilliant Democrat leadership, Washington couldn’t manage its way out of a wet paper sack. The Gulf is literally dying and the DNC’s big O whines that he can’t suck it up with a straw. Now that there is leadership, I don’t care who you are; but leadership to what? Failure? We can’t do it? It’s just too big to understand? The efficiently applied whiny WH proposed solution to the Gulf Oil Spill is blame Bush; raise taxes; restrict freedom through environmental regulation; transfer Middle Class wealth to people we don’t even know by mandating and then subsidizing with tax payer dollars non-feasible green technologies – some would say to the international financial oligarchy that seems to own our White House – actually that’s what I am saying, sorry Janet – build American energy independence by destroying America’s ability to produce energy at all and finally, by all means reduce the United States citizenry to feudalism.
I guess my answer to my own question is NO. I don’t know about you guys, but I have zero confidence that this Whine House can lead us anywhere positive or good. The bad news is the RNC appears to be owned and operated by the same folks standing behind the DNC curtain of Oz. Leadership in the White House of these United States appears to be dead, or at least comatose. The question then becomes – can it be revived – and by whom – and when will it be too late?
The saddest thing about this long winded post is that I am not, in any way being facetious. This is a truly pathetic situation we find our country and our families in and it should make us all cry like Glenn Beck, only much, much harder. If we don’t begin voting knowledgeably, and soon, it won’t matter scoot whether “the people’s” White House is whiny or not. Carter, Bush 41, Clinton, Bush 43 and Obama are all sides on the same crap table dice. No matter how you throw the dice, or how you weight it, “we the people” come up snake eyes and the oligarchy wins. Think Tea Party. Think independent candidates. Just think something that the DNC or RNC hasn’t told you to think. If you’re still here, thanks for listening, or I guess, reading actually.
May God, or the universe, or the One or whatever you believe in please bless the United States of America and her friends around the world.