Obama's War on Humanity
Obama menaces humanity.
by Stephen Lendman
Obama targets humanity at home and abroad. Illinoisans paying attention knew long ago. He served as senator for the state's 13th district.
He sold out straightaway. Real estate interests had their man. Gentrification demolitions rewarded them. Poor folks were driven out. Most were Black.
Banking, finance, insurance, and real estate interests comprised his political base then and now. Needs of constituents he represented were ignored. Community uplift rhetoric disguised harming people who needed help.
Critics called his record kick back cronyism. Convicted felons and big monied interests funded him. Every dollar invested returned multiples.
Pay-to-play was always Chicago's way. City and state politics are notoriously corrupt. Obama played the game down and dirty.
He earned his bona fides. He was well suited for bigger and better things in Washington. He was singled out and took full advantage. Nationally he betrayed the poor and disadvantaged the way he did in Illinois. Globally it's much worse.
As US senator, his voting record told all. He supported power and big monied interests. He backed commodifying public education. He stood by medical providers in wrongful injury suits.
He opposed capping credit card interest rates. Mining companies loved him. He endorsed strip mining everywhere, including on public land.
He supported huge energy company subsidies, vastly expanded nuclear power, deregulation, harmful biofuels, other agribusiness interests, GMO food proliferation, and privatized healthcare.
He stood solidly for corporate friendly trade agreements, fraudulent financial deals, expanding America's prison-industrial complex, repressive immigration legislation, police state laws, military tribunals, spying and secrecy, controlling the media, and he was still just a senator.
Partnership for Civil Justice Fund (PCJF) executive director Mara Verheyden-Hilliard said he "eviserat(ed)" civil and human rights. He exceeded the worst of Bush. He silenced acquiescent liberals. They support someone they should condemn.
On August 1, Gerald Celente headlined "The Next Four Years," saying: