Organizing Notes

Bruce Gagnon is coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space. He offers his own reflections on organizing and the state of America's declining empire....

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With a new administration in Washington it will be a challenge to get the 'liberals' to hold Biden-Harris to the few 'progressive promises' they made during their campaign. Biden is bringing back many of Bush & Obama's neo-cons to head his foreign policy. I'll be on this case without hesitation.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009


A CodePink friend from New York City wrote last night in response to my request for feedback on the question in the last blog entry. The subject line in her email read "Let me at this one!" Here is her response:

"First I'd like to point out that the smart president who knows he is doing bad things is also doing what he's told. But I don't think he sees them as bad things. I think he is a centrist at best who believes in American exceptionalism, knows exactly what he needs to do to represent the interests of the ruling class and has no qualms about the misery and bloodshed that keeps them in power. Unfortunately, he is articulate, intelligent and supremely self-confident. I believe the Obama presidency is a disaster because millions of people are now lulled back to sleep at a time when alarms are going off all over the place that they should be paying attention to. Americans on the whole are gullible, naive, misinformed and in deep denial about the atrocities done in their name, and clueless about what is coming down the pike for us. Actually, I am terrified by Obama. Look at what he's done already. Look at how little opposition there is to him. What a brilliant selection for president. What a snow job.

"We are doomed if we keep judging our politicians by their personalities rather than by WHAT THEY DO. Obama's record is atrocious, and it's only 100 days into his presidency!

"I am hoping that people will come out of the slumber ASAP! Losing patience with willful ignorance. Thanks for asking!"

In addition she added the following article:

Obama’s Animal Farm: Bigger, Bloodier Wars Equal Peace and Justice
By Prof James Petras
Global Research, May 17, 2009

“The Deltas are psychos…You have to be a certified psychopath to join the Delta Force…”, a US Army colonel from Fort Bragg once told me back in the 1980’s. Now President Obama has elevated the most notorious of the psychopaths, General Stanley McChrystal, to head the US and NATO military command in Afghanistan. McChrystal’s rise to leadership is marked by his central role in directing special operations teams engaged in extrajudicial assassinations, systematic torture, bombing of civilian communities and search and destroy missions. He is the very embodiment of the brutality and gore that accompanies military-driven empire building. Between September 2003 and August 2008, McChrystal directed the Pentagon’s Joint Special Operations (JSO) Command which operates special teams in overseas assassinations.

See the rest of the article here

There is some passion out there on this subject even though the corporate media will never give voice to the critique's of Obama coming from the left.

What is in your heart on this subject? If we can't talk about this then we are sunk for sure.

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