Today it matters not what the topic of discourse is on the social networking forums like Facebook, there are always some people who would bring in 9/11, George W. Bush's failures etc., which is fascinating to observe.
In my opinion, every time we bring in the 9/11 and debacle of Iraq and George W. into the discourse of Gaza massacre, Ukraine massacre, Syria massacre, Libya massacre, and Afghanistan debacle we overlook the fact that all are examples and testament to a 'failed state' called the United States of America. It tells me that we still think the argument is about Republicans vs Democrats.
I really think that it is a high time we understand that the US Foreign Policy and it's Imperialist & expansionist agenda has nothing to do with what stripe the person at the helm in oval office wears.
So I like to share my views on American politics if I may.
The story of American politics is a story of "dispossessed Majority". A story of propaganda (one party against the other), story of power, greed, lies and deceits, and finding ways for the masses to be complaisant in this process.
The oil, mining, timber, and agribusiness companies control the Environmental Protection Agency and the Forestry Service, while fracking, mountaintop removal mining, and pollution of air, water, and soil runs wild. The oligarchs have succeeded in making Americans a dispossessed majority in their own country. Unfortunately a governmental system with a scaffolding of greed and fear is always destined to fail and collapse at worst and/or unsustainable at best. We are gradually witnessing that.
The story of American politics, is a story of a strange alliance of the "dirt poor" with "mega rich', the wonderment of both parties managing to convince the poor to vote against their best interests.
The use of "social issues" such as gay marriage, and women's reproductive system, etc., are used by Republicans to work up indignation over the threat to moral values posed by liberal Democrats.
Through propaganda the working poor are convinced that their tax dollars are used to provide medical care and schooling for illegal aliens, they are convinced that standing up for America means standing up for bankster bailouts and the military complex's multi-trillion dollar wars.
Nonsense stories are fed to and embraced by masses, bypassing the faculty of mind/reasoning to put two & two together. Americans heard about Obama being a Muslim, about Obama being a Marxist, about Obama being a Manchurian Candidate turning America over to the New World Order or the United Nations. But never is Obama accused of turning the US over to Wall Street, the military complex, or to Israel.
No one asks the obvious questions, why Obama would be killing Muslims in 7 countries if he was a Muslim, or why Wall Street and the military/security complex would put a Marxist in the White House, when all it took for military complex to squander over $6 trillion on the Iraq & Afghan wars was yellow ribbon decals and a slogan, "support the troops."
In couple of years time the Americans will again be giving their approval to one of the oligarchy's two candidates and have to argue amongst themselves which freak is better?
In 2012 patriotic Republicans whose candidate Mr. Romney, went to Israel to slither on his belly pandering to the crazed, blood-thirsty Israeli prime minister Netanyahu, who called his own Israeli top generals "pussies" for warning him against attacking Iran. The same Romney who told Netanyahu, just tell me what to do, and I'll do it; I am loyal to Israel.