Pity the Sad Legacy of Barak Obama
If TL;dr, here is the condensed version:
The age of Barack Obama may have been our last chance to break from our neoliberal soulcraft. We are rooted in market-driven brands that shun integrity and profit-driven policies that trump public goods. Our “post-integrity” and “post-truth” world is suffocated by entertaining brands and money-making activities that have little or nothing to do with truth, integrity or the long-term survival of the planet. We are witnessing the postmodern version of the full-scale gangsterization of the world.
The reign of Obama did not produce the nightmare of Donald Trump – but it did contribute to it. And those Obama cheerleaders who refused to make him accountable bear some responsibility.
In March 2009, Obama met with Wall Street leaders. He proclaimed: I stand between you and the pitchforks. I am on your side and I will protect you, he promised them. And not one Wall Street criminal prosecution.
US drone killings continue with no accountability.
Lack of support for BLM or Palestinians.
2/3 wealth growth to the top 1%
Support for Bloomberg stop and frisk and Rahm Emanuel's everything, with zero accountability
Demonizing dissidents like Snowden, Sterling and Manning
Obamacare is a Heritage Foundation, pork laden, corporate giveaway with 20M still uninsured.
A record 2.5 million deportations.
Bernie was punk'd by the DNC
The DNC is corrupt and doesn't fight for regular people
I'm in agreement. After the last election the RNC at least went through the motions of trying to figure out why they were losing elections. Now, it's Russian hackers and Bernie, who subverted democracy instead of odious policies that demand corporate fealty.
Get a clue DNC and democratic politicians who ignore the will of the people at their peril. Go watch idiocracy to see our future when good men and women see wrong, and do nothing.
And lest you think I support our Orangutan-in-Chief, he will be covered in another post.
Update 9/9 The Best Case For Bernie.