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Un-Jading Myself for Hope and Change in D.C.

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State terrorism was just carried out by Israel in Gaza. And, it is clear to many that if we plan to restore this nation and its rule of law, justice must be served by prosecuting the war criminals in the outgoing Bush Administration and by stopping all the torture and arbitrary detention being perpetrated in America’s name.

I wrote in August when Obama was slated to appear at Invesco Field:

“Barack Obama On Tour”, which may be coming to a stadium or arena that seats 50,000-90,000 near you, is a premeditated plan to dilute any power the people might want to wield because the people are potent right now.

“We Are One” was another stop in that tour. (Don't let the setting deceive you.)

Tired and beaten with little ability to process thoughts, I was thinking of the next day and ready to move on to MLK’s Day of Service and finally the Inauguration and whatever Inaugural Parties or Balls I attend. But, I could not go forward without looking at today’s event.


There’s a lot of cognitive dissonance in the atmosphere at these events and celebrations for Obama.


Obama’s team has been and is effectively conducting a form of social or behavioral engineering.


Being one who does not wholly subscribe to the Obama brand of hope and change, it is amazing how much control Obama can wield over the people right now.


If Obama says “jump”, the people are going to “jump.”


I do not know what Obama will make the people “jump” for in his first 100 days, but if I had my choice, it would be for people to “jump” and make bold demands for Obama now before they accept the terms of change laid out by the Obama Administration during the administration's first months in office.


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