You know, what's happening right now isn’t all bad. Sometimes things have to get unbelievably terrible before people wake up. In AA, this is called "hitting bottom" -- and the good news about hitting bottom is that's where all the bounce is.
Nearly everything Obama has done since the primaries isn’t only non progressive, it isn't even centrist. He spends most of his time sucking up the Israeli lunatic fringe right wing, corporate Texas energy vampires, etc, etc. There's really no point is listing all the stuff, since he's basically doing EXACTLY the same things our dem/pug congress has been doing.
So now, I guess we can talk about the dem/pug/Obama convention. One party of hog troughers. God, people will be able to hear the squeals of greed on the other side of the planet when Obama makes it clear all that "liberal/progressive" stuff in the primaries was crapola.
Probably the high point of the convention is when Judas Joe Lieberman gives him a big sloppy kiss.
So, what's the story?
(1.) We now know with ABSOLUTE CERTAINTY that the United States of America is a Dictatorship of the Rich.
(2.) We now know with ABSOLUTE CERTAINTY that we have a one party political system.
(3.) We now know with ABSOLUTE CERTAINTY that our one party system is abjectly under the control of 1% of the country, i.e., the vampire rich.
(4.) We now know with ABSOLUTE CERTAINTY the our Democratic Republic (what a laugh!) is rapidly turning into a Police State.
(5.) We now know with ABSOLUTE CERTAINTY that we are up to our eyebrows in a Class War -- and guess who the suckers are who pay all the taxes (hey, no taxes for yachts in California!) and sacrifice their children as cannon fodder for vampire rich oil wars. Yes, you guessed it. They all belong what's left of the middle and lower classes.
(6.) Millions of Americans profoundly believe 9/11 was an "inside job". Let's spell that out. 9/11 wasn't the mere result of Bush Administration ineptitude; it was the direct result of Bush Administration engineering. In other words, 9/11 happened BECAUSE OF the neocon/Bush administration. They made it happen to justify the preemptive invasion of Iraq, and to tax out of existence the cattle class (that’s us), and most of all to turn Iraq into a "money cow" war of billions and billions of graft money -- and on and on. But the main thing to bear in mind is that 9/11 was ENGINEERED by the Bush/neocons.
(7.) Speaking of the neocons, millions of Americans have finally got it that Bush's neocon "advisors" are all of a piece of the lunatic right wing fringe of Israel: meaning for the last eight years (actually more) our foreign policy has been a tail wagged by the dog of American/Israeli right wing crazies. Sure would be nice if American foreign policy was determined only by Americans, wouldn't it?
Of course, this list could go on an on.
So, do we have a moral here? Indeed we do. Millions and millions of Americans would agree with most of the above. There might be a debate here or there about this or that, but the big picture is that we are living in a textbook Dictatorship of the Rich that is willing to do ANYTHING (e.g., treasonously engineer 9/11 and lie about Iraq even in presidential addresses) to keep a relative handful of multi millionaire and billionaire international elites astronomically rich (and still getting richer).
And of course there's a marriage in hell between the international elites and right wing sociopaths of the two countries in question. Indeed, these sociopaths fuel the Police State master plan of the elites.
Simple: Dictatorship of the Rich with an evolving Police State. That's what's really out there.