I was recently rereading Machiavelli and he said, when you acquire lands where the prince is unpopular you come as a redeemer. When you acquire lands where the price is popular you extinguish his bloodline. These things are the products of the hands behind the curtains and the powers behind the throne.
Now to the hands behind the curtains and the powers behind the throne, George W. Bush was a very successful President. He cut taxes for the rich and created wars of conquest out of whole cloth so that the rich could become even richer and on his way out the door he tanked the economy and poured free money down from heaven on the banks. George W. Bush left office despised and reviled by the public. Dick Cheney was actually less popular in the public's mind than Lee Harvey Oswald but only because there was more question of Oswald's guilt.
Mr. Obama was presented to us as our redeemer speaking in lofty platitudes of wondrous works. He was going to right the wrongs of the last administration he was going to help the struggling middle class and make us whole again. His opponent in the election was a crusty old, cantankerous fellow with a forced smile and a sometimes swollen face. This was an election for the brain dead yet just to make sure that the scales were weighted, just to make certain there was no slip ups the crusty old fart chose as his running mate a total incompetent.
Once elected our redeemer begins taking up the agenda of the cantankerous crusty old fellow and a very similar agenda to his predecessor. Rather than redeem the war on terror he has continued it, as a candidate he was opposed to off shore oil drilling and nuclear power as our redeemer he is for these things. As a candidate he told labor he supported card check as our redeemer he's been the most anti-labor President since Reagan.
His plans as our redeemer always involve tax cuts and they always involve corporate participation. His opponent in the election, the crusty old fart wanted to send 100,000 more troops to Afghanistan but our redeemer's plan has been to send 30,000 more troops and 66,000 more contractors and then 30,000 more troops. He has not repealed any of his predecessor's incursions upon our civil rights on the contrary he's accelerated them and codified them.
He was sold to us as our redeemer and a champion of Democratic principles. He's appointed two women to the Supreme Court and one Hispanic. Sonya Sotomayor was also on the crusty old fart's short list had he been elected. So when the right wing is in power they appointed hard line ideologs and when the left is in power they appoint the same people who were on the short list of the crusty old fart! Sotomayor is so liberal that the US Chamber of Commerce and the editorial page of the Wall Street Journal gushed over her appointment.
There is opposition to the redeemer of course but I want you think like Machiavelli now. Think about what you want and then think about how you can sell it to the public? The hands behind the curtain and the powers behind the throne put the redeemer in office but something wouldn't look or smell quite right if the opposition just sat on their hands. So what's to do?
You begin with a birth certificate campaign and then you call him a Marxist and a Communist you compare him to Mao se Tung. You call all of his corporate supporting legislation liberal and Socialist when most of the financial reform legislation recently passed won't go into effect for over a decade more then enough time to whittle to a nub and water it down to mush.
They've called our redeemer every name except for the one that fits. Our redeemer is a fascist. He believes in the blending of state and corporate power so that when the oil rig, which his administration approved, blew up and dumped the equivalent of the Exxon Valdez oil spill every two days into the Gulf of Mexico, the Coast Guard became the lackeys working for BP. The government and the corporation working arm and arm to prevent news coverage while publishing their own corporate and government news bulletins, which always agreed and always said the same things.
There are many areas where Fascism and Communism intermingle - a Communist government would declare an oil spill area safe for commercial fishing because the Communist government owns and wants to protect the fishing industry. A Fascist government will declare and oil spill area safe for commercial fishing because it wants to protect the corporation from loss and damage claims and also to deflect blame from itself for allowing it to happen in the first place.
With the rise of Fascism in Europe in the 1930's there were many in corporate America who thought the Fascism was the greatest thing to come along since the workhouse and cheap hookers. These industrialists went to Europe and saw unions subordinated to the state and the state subordinated to the corporations. These industrialists and their media Igor's began their own well-funded campaigns.
The America First movement was begun by the publisher of the Chicago Tribune and his brother the publisher of the New York Daily Post. They claimed that FDR was trying to become a dictator and that the New Deal programs would ruin America. As the Fascist's in Europe began their wars of conquest the America's First movement warned against American's becoming involved in Europe's war. They brought to the podium to speak a famous American aviator. The stage was covered in red, white and blue bunting with pictures of George Washington on the stage.