A Dose of Reality from the ‘Greatest Nation on Earth’

by William Skink

Democrats are such suckers for a good speech. Give them pretty words from a competent performer, and they go gaga. Apparently Michelle Obama gave one of those kind of speeches last night, and my Facebook is packed with people tripping over themselves in awe and wonder.

I to am in awe and wonder, at how easily substance can be glossed over with passionately delivered political propaganda.

I don’t expect history to be kind to the Obama regime. Michelle Obama’s husband has been an absolute disaster, and the evidence is where we are at today.

Non-starry-eyed realists know this. They know Obama has waged a paranoid war against whistle-blowers, has deported more illegal immigrants than Bush, has bumblefucked across the Middle East and pushed a belligerent NATO to the doorstep of Russia, bringing us closer to nuclear armageddon than we have been in half a century. They understand the economic recovery is a joke and the upward sucking of wealth, exacerbating economic disparity, continues unabated. Obama protected Wall Street, allowing the same conditions of fraud and corruption to return the global economy to the edge of collapse, again. This is Obama’s legacy.

But Michelle did her duty and slathered lipstick on the criminally deceitful sociopath pig that is Hillary Clinton. And Democrats ate it up as media outlets like the Atlantic called it a ‘speech for the ages’ because she said shit like this:

So look. So, don’t let anyone ever tell you that this country isn’t great—that somehow we need to make it great again—because this right now is the greatest country on earth. And as my daughters prepare to set out into the world, I want a leader who is worthy of that truth.

How many millions have died across the globe from our great Nation’s wars of choice against country’s that didn’t directly threaten us, like Iraq? How many have been tortured? If our Nation is so great, why do we give weapons to terrorists who then behead a 10 year old boy?

Yep, you probably didn’t hear about that one, but some of those moderate Syrian rebels Michelle Obama’s husband has been arming to eliminate Assad videotaped a gruesome beheading of an emaciated boy in Syria. From the link:

The five “individuals” who killed the child are members of the Harakat Nour al-Din al-Zenki, a group supported by the CIA as well as with Saudi money and weapons. The group issued a statement on the case. It called it “an act of an individual” and blamed the “international community” for its problems. While only one person does the cutting the video shows that the five “individuals” are clearly acting as a group, cheering Takbeer and Allahu Akbar during and after the beheading.

Despite the publicly available video and the statement by the Zinki group leaders admitting the case, the U.S. State Department had only a very subdued response to it.

So how does this great nation respond to evidence of its moderate rebels beheading a 10 year old boy?

QUESTION: Is this the kind of thing that would affect assistance, U.S. assistance to this specific group but also just in general to the FSA?
MR TONER: Well, I think we’d take a – if, as you said, if we can prove that this was indeed what happened and this group was involved in it, I think it would certainly give us pause.
QUESTION: It would give you pause?
MR TONER: Well, give us pause about any assistance or, frankly, any further involvement with this group.
QUESTION: So, in other words, so it will draw – there will be some kind of consequence if you’re satisfied that this actually happened?
MR TONER: I can’t – again, I can’t say what that consequence will be, but it will certainly give us, as I said, serious pause and we’ll look at, frankly, any affiliation or cooperation with this group we may have going forward, if these allegations are proven true.

What a great response, am I right? If this reality is too depressing, let’s hear more from Michelle:

“In this election, and every election, it is about who will have the power to shape our children for the next four to eight years of their lives, and I am here tonight because in this election there is only one person I trust with that responsibility, only one person who I believe is truly qualified to be president of the United States, and that is our friend Hillary Clinton”

I don’t want any goddamn politician to have the power to shape my children, especially someone like Hillary Clinton. You see, I am trying to instill simple values in my kids, like don’t lie and don’t hurt people. So why would I want a pathological liar who literally celebrates death to have any influence in shaping their lives.

I am so fucking sick of hearing these warped platitudes from the beneficiaries of destruction like Michelle Obama. Her family will get armed protection for the rest of their lives, and the way this country is going, they will need it.

America is not the greatest country on earth. The harsh reality too many can’t acknowledge is that America is actually the biggest threat to world peace on earth, and outside our bubble, that’s what the rest of the world sees, according to a poll conducted two years ago:

US President Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize four years ago. Today, the country he leads is seen — according to a new poll — as the biggest threat to world peace.

The global survey, conducted by WIN/Gallup International, polled residents in 68 countries on everything from the global economy to politics and living conditions.

According to the poll, 24 percent of the surveyed countries ranked the United States as the greatest threat to world peace today, followed by Pakistan at 8 percent, China at 6 percent and four countries (Afghanistan, Iran, Israel and North Korea) tied at 5 percent.

I guess Democrats have to delude themselves as best they can, considering they are preparing to elect a neoliberal warmonger who used her position as Secretary of State to enrich herself and restart the Cold War with Russia.

About Travis Mateer

I'm an artist and citizen journalist living and writing in Montana. You can contact me here: willskink at yahoo dot com
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3 Responses to A Dose of Reality from the ‘Greatest Nation on Earth’

  1. Abby Martin was arrested and prevented from entering the convention, but Democracy Now has two great hours on the convention.

    Please sign the petition to get Jill Stein on the ballot.

  2. Greg Strandberg says:

    Hillary will profit the military industrial complex the most, and she’s already halfway to a war with Russia. The religious nutcases have to have their war with gog and magog to really make the groundwork they laid in the Middle East come to fruition. Hillary will help them with that gladly.


  3. Eric says:

    Interesting analysis. I keep thinking about 2008 when Michelle said that fior the first time in her adult life she was proud of America – for nominating B. Hussein Obama.

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