Journal: Junk Politics, Brand Obama, and Empire as Usual–From the Left, a Slam Heard Round the World

05 Civil War, 6 Star Special, Cultural Intelligence, Ethics

John Pilger (AU)
John Pilger (AU)

John Richard Pilger (born 9 October 1939) is an Australian journalist and documentary maker. He has twice won Britain’s Journalist of the Year Award, and his documentaries have received academy awards in Britain and the US.[1][2] Based in London, he is known for his polemical campaigning style: “Secretive power loathes journalists who do their job, who push back screens, peer behind façades, lift rocks. Opprobrium from on high is their badge of honour.”

Below is a slam on “Brand Obama” as a continuation of Empire as Usual that is being heard around the world.  It is rocketing through the YouTube circles, being Twittered, and could well be the first real articulation of the left waking up to the fact that Wall Street owns the White House.  The Brzezinski/CIA backdrop is touched upon–we anticipate Bob Gates being “sacrificed” and John Hamry replacing him in January, all as part of Washington “theater for the masses.” John Hamry is of course Zbigniew Brzezinski’s caretaker or ward, take your pick. “Junk Politics” and “Empire of Illusion” are touchstone phrases.

Left Slams Brand Obama
EXCERPT (SHORT)

A print version adapted from the speech is at Frog Right.

Print Version
Print Version

With a tip of the hat to Contributing Editor Chuck Spinney.  The below two graphics were created by others, but capture the spirit of America’s challenge: to restore the Constitutiion and the Republic, to “free Obama” from the special interests that have hijacked the government and are betraying the public interest.  As with all graphics on this public site, below are freely available under Creative Commons copyright.

Here also is the link to the entire speech, on the 4th of July, to the annual Socialism

30 Minute Full Speech
30 Minute Full Speech

Conference.  Great quotes (totally worth watching in its entriety):

“Obama is the myth that is American’s last taboo.”

{I finally understood] “the power of emotions attached to false ideas and bad histories on a grand scale.”

“What matters is the class one serves–not race or gender.”

“What [the establishment fears most] is ordinary people coming together.”  Citing George Orwell: telling the truth is a revolutionary act.

Standing ovation followed.

Who Am I?
Who Am I?
Resist the Borg!
Resist the Borg!