Humanity Loses No Matter Who Succeeds Obama
by Stephen Lendman
Money controlled duopoly power runs America, its two right wings barely distinguishable from each other.
Trump sounds anti-establishment, but is he? I’ve said before he didn’t get to be a billionaire by being a good guy. His one redeeming feature is he’s less likely to launch WW III than Hillary. With her empowered, it’s too frightening a prospect to risk.
America was always a warrior nation, serving its privileged class exclusively - doing enough for ordinary people to prevent street riots leading to mass rebellion.
Since the neoliberal 90s, New Deal, Fair Deal, and Great Society social justice became expendable. Already ravaged under Bill Clinton, GW Bush and Obama, it’s heading toward being eliminated altogether, a frightening prospect.
Bill Clinton’s deplorable legacy includes jobs-destroying NAFTA, so-called welfare reform harming America’s most needy, and unconditional surrender to Wall Street and other predatory corporate interests.
George Bush’s domestic agenda included No Child Left Behind war on public education, tax cuts for rich, and fostering the notion that business does things better than government so let it, free from pesky regulations.
Obama continued the Clinton/Bush legacy on steroids - increasing social Darwinism, letting casino capitalism run wild, wrecking the economy, creating protracted Main Street Depression conditions, looting the Treasury, turning dollars into toilet paper from massive Fed money printing, creating an unprecedented wealth disparity, waging war on public education and labor, making poverty a growth industry, and doing more than his predecessors to thirdworldize America - while eroding fundamental freedoms at the same time.
America is on a fast-track toward full-blown homeland tyranny combined with permanent war on humanity, heading toward WW III - perhaps begun with too few people realizing it.
Whether Hillary or Trump succeeds Obama, dirty business as usual will continue.
She’s more likely to wage war with nuclear weapons able to kill us all - why it’s crucial to prevent her ascendency to power.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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