Barack Obama: a fascist in disguise?
With the multi-billion dollar bailout of banks and the White House's plans to reform public services, socialism was a buzzword in the US in 2009. Yet many are undecided whether Barack Obama is really socialist-oriented.
For all the protests and public rage that Americans unloaded in 2009, one word remained a favorite amid the outcry.
“I believe in the Constitution and Declaration of Independence and I feel that the country is turning into socialism,” said one participant at a rally in Washington DC.
From the “Tea Parties” to TV news channels, socialism was the boogieman of 2009, a villain seeking to swallow America’s precious capitalism.
Barack Obama, the first black US President, spent hundreds of billions bailing out banks, auto companies, and reforming the healthcare system – blurring the lines between public and private entities.
Weighing in on public opinion, Harlem Pastor James David Manning accused Obama of attempting to install a clandestine Karl Marx philosophy.
“This two-tongue liar, this quasi-Muslim, socialist, communist, Marxist freak called Barack Hussein Obama!” Pastor James David Manning says about the American president.
However, following Wall Street’s greed-inspired financial meltdown, US publications have asked if the father of communism was right and whether capitalism inevitably does lead to a destructive end.
For many citizens the “S” word denotes a government takeover of guns, property and freedom, but to rapper and activist “Immortal Technique”, the archaic fears of old are a far cry from today’s reality.
“The police department – aren’t they a paid-for entity by the government? The fire department? No one considers them a socialist entity. The post office, isn’t that a socialist entity? Anyone who’s ever been in the military… you know what socialism is as a caricature more than anyone else in the world, because if you get a tooth pulled out, the government is paying for it, you are not,” says Felipe Andres Coronel, AKA “Immortal Technique”.
However, trend forecaster Gerald Celente says critics should fear resurging sympathies for Mussolini, not Marx.
“Socialism is egalitarianism. It’s when everybody shares equally in something. And the government is in control of the system. It’s not socialism. It’s fascism. People are misunderstanding it because they’re afraid to call a spade a spade. It’s too ugly to look at,” Gerald Celente says.
America begins 2010 suffering something of an identity crisis, divided over which economic system works best.
What most agree on is that the model in place up until this point has failed to prevent a great recession that continues to take its toll on the people.
US revolution is near — economist
Capitalism brings immense suffering to the world and needs to be overthrown that is according to political economist and author Raymond Lotta from New York. He told RT he thinks a revolution is coming.
Obama's Puppeteers Robbing Americans Since 1913
The Federal Reserve is owned by a corrupt Islamophobic group of International Jewish Bankers, it is a privately owned monopoly and is responsible for creating America's National Debt. It is a parasitic and unnecessary entity that literally creates American currency out of nothing and then collects interest on the backs of taxpayers. They are behind most revolutions including communism and behind most wars including world war I and II and currently working hard to bring about a "Clash of Civilization" between Muslims and Christians hiding behind the mythical Al-Qaeda they sponsor most if not all world terrorism.
| Record US aid goes on armaments |
JUST before Christmas, US President Barack Obama [Nobel Peace Laureate] signed into law one of his country's biggest aid pledges of the year. It was bound not for Africa or any of the many struggling countries on the World Bank's list.
It was a 10-year deal for $US2.77 billion ($A3.1 billion) to go to Israel in 2010 and a total of $US30 billion over the next decade, mainly to be spent on US military hardware.
Despite the serious financial crisis in the US economy, the US is proceeding with its increased aid package to Israel.
Israel is bound by the agreement to use 75 per cent of the aid to buy military devices made in the US — and in a recession, those military factories are critical to many towns.
For the first time the US is also providing $US500 million to the Palestinian Authority, including $US100 million to train security forces, under the strict proviso that the authority's leadership recognises Israel.
For many years Israel has been the largest recipient of the US foreign-aid budget, followed by Egypt ($US1.75 billion) which also receives most of its assistance in tied military aid.
According to work done by the Congressional Research Service, the US spent 17 per cent of the total US aid budget — or $US5.1 billion — on military aid in 2008, of which $US4.7 billion was grants to enable governments to receive equipment from the US.
The lion's share of political and strategic aid to Iraq and Afghanistan comes from separate funds and from the defence budget.
Between 2003 and 2009, a massive $US49 billion has been poured into Iraq through the Iraq Relief and Reconstruction Fund and the defence budget. The Afghanistan program over the same period consists of $US11 billion in traditional foreign aid and another $US15 billion in defence funds.
Under the Obama Administration, the 2010 aid budget has been increased by 10 per cent to nearly $US50 billion to support his counter-terrorism strategy.
The big increase is in assistance to Pakistan, which was recently given an additional $US1.5 billion a year for the next five years, tripling its aid.
The author of the bill, Senator John Kerry, said it would "build a relationship with the people [of Pakistan] to show that what we want is a relationship that meets their interests and needs".
But officials at the US embassy in Islamabad have alleged that Pakistan has diverted elsewhere 70 per cent of the $US9 billion in military assistance paid since 2001.
Meanwhile, the Obama Administration is finding that other expensive fronts in the war on terrorism are emerging, the latest being Yemen. In the 2010 fiscal year, US development and security assistance to Yemen is expected to rise to $US63 million from a total of $US40.3 million in 2009, a 56 per cent increase.
But these sums do not include so-called 1206 Pentagon counter-terrorism funds. In 2009 Yemen received $US67 million of those, up from just $US5 million.
After the events of the past week, it seems certain that countries like Yemen could receive significantly more in 2010.