The president is a puppet |

The president is a puppet

The rising tide of anger and frustration over the decisions and actions of the Obama administration has now become apparent.

Good! Obama has neither kept his promises, nor acted in the interests of the people.

Unfortunately, what his critics don’t seem to get is that it’s not about Barack Obama. It was never about George Bush, either. Why, one could ask, are the presidencies of two very different individuals so disastrously similar?

The answer is obvious, but we seem to be unwilling (or unable) to really look at it.

The president is a puppet! We are no longer governed by people with functioning guts, brains, and consciences, but by a military/industrial/financial security state that took effective control of the government on Nov. 22, 1963.

That security state wants us to blame the president rather than look at the real issue. And we are obliging. Militarism, the security state’s atmosphere of choice, is an incredibly expensive, anti-democratic dead end. Literally. And we are too brainwashed to see it.

Violence doesn’t work at the personal level, and the consequences at the national level are much worse.

When we begin to open our eyes to this reality and stop supporting our ever-increasing military madness (addiction), we will begin to solve the real problem.

Rio (Thomas Lambie)

Grass Valley

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