It's official. After two years of steady, unwavering obedience to Big Brother and Big Money, Barack has earned his stripes and proven himself trustworthy enough to be inducted into the most elite and exclusive of all groups, joining Cheney, Rumsfeld, Rove, Murdoch and the Kochs in the Staged Event Club.
You can call its members the Plutocrats, the Oligarchs, the Miltary-Industrial Complex, the Shadow Government, the Illuminati, the Corporate Frankensteins, or whatever you like, but regardless of name, these are the mysterious "theys" that have brought us a long, tragic history of brilliant, world-changing coups of pure deception, beginning, at least in my lifetime, with the JFK assassination and the Gulf of Tonkin hoax and reaching the astoundingly outrageous apex of "pulling" three WTC buildings with thermite demolition charges in order to begin the Endless War abroad and the United Police States at home. If this club has a motto, it must be the infamous advice of Hitler to tell a lie big and often and it will be believed.
While the 9-11 false flag whopper of all whoppers had to be followed up with some lesser acts like WMD, crucial to the sustainability of the Endless War was the creation and perpetuation the Outlaw Icon, leader of Al-Qaeda, Osama Bin-Laden, our Orwellian Goldstein for Hate Week. Given the sporadic phony videos circulated, his kidney failure, the numerous reports of his death and Dubya's total apathy for catching him, I believed OBL was alive as propaganda myth only. Shocked to hear he was alive in the flesh and even more shocked to hear he'd been killed (why ruin a good story?), things began to become clearer a hour later when they casually added that his body was dumped at sea. WHAT? Then flocks of all-white affluent college kids materialize at the White House as if on cue. And then, the "following it real time" group picture becomes a who knows what they're watching - a twitter feed? - with 25 minutes of nothing, two choppers becomes four with one shot down according to eyewitnesses, Bin Laden was unarmed, and now, no pictures.
There can be little doubt that OBL is really dead. When you "kill" someone who has been dead for awhile, you can say with absolute conviction, as Carney did, that he will never walk the Earth again (assuming no reincarnation). But that's beside the point. Keeping the bogeyman alive must come to an end, but it must be taken advantage of. A manufactured myth has the great advantage of freedom to invent its conclusion whenever convenient. When the Club "officially" kills off its most valuable myth, that can only mean a bigger, badder lie is already planned.
Two years ago, many of us had a new hope for real change, only to see it shaken by an early reinforcement of wholesale FISA eavesdropping, followed by one sellout after another - Wall Street, heath insurers, war, Gitmo, BP, Republicans - on every major issue, to such an extent that his base barely bothered to vote, allowing the outright purchase of the House by "he who buys the most ads, wins," thanks to a long-term neocon investment in sellout Supreme Court justices. Despite all this, despite the obvious alarms that should be going off in any thinking person's head about the fishy stink of this operation, none of the progressive pundits dares question it - Maddow, O'Donnell, Olbermann, Hartmann all buy it because they have to, because it's Obama and they must support him or face the abyss of truth.
Remember seeing Obama visibly shaken upon emerging from his first security briefing, where one can only imagine what harsh "realities" were revealed about what was up and who was really in charge? He's been a good Boy since then, and for his reward, he is offered an initiation rite and a graduation prize: conduct this phony operation, and we'll let you in the Staged Event Club with honors AND give you credit for bagging the biggest bad guy of our time. Don't worry about the embarrassing details, they will swallow it! They'll swallow anything. We have proven it!