The latest story to catch my eye involved President Obama's visit to Asia. The headline reads:
Obama calls India creator, not poacher, of US jobs
The opening paragraph goes on to set the surreal tone of the article:
Searching for help half a world away, President Barack Obama on Saturday embraced India as the next jobs-creating giant for hurting Americans, not a cheap-labor rival that outsources opportunity from the United States.
Seriously, is Obama kidding? He can't possibly believe this load of horseshit, can he? The idea that, somehow, India will magically return jobs to the US seems too absurd for words.
Yet there the words are, flowing from the messianic lips of our president.
"There still exists a caricature of India as a land of call centers and back offices that cost American jobs. That's a real perception. Just around this table you're seeing billions of dollars in orders from U.S. companies, tens of thousands of jobs being supported. We're a potential that has barely been scratched."
Sprinkled amongst Obama's surreal Indian job creation pronouncements are examples of the president's gooey & chewy humanitarian center. For example, he uses his stay at the luxurious Taj Mahal hotel, scene of the 2008 "terrorist" massacre, to quietly reflect with first lady Michelle over the names of the dead, muttering "we'll never forget" as if America can remember where it left its car keys let alone any historical occurrence of any significance.
Mr. Obama also paid a visit Ghandi's home.
The president also celebrated the life of a personal hero, Mohandas K. Gandhi, a father of Indian independence and model of peaceful activism. The Obamas spent time at the home-turned-museum where Gandhi once lived. They signed personal messages into the guest book and pledged to bring their daughters, Sasha and Malia, back one day.
Gosh, isn't he a swell fellow? Lionizing Ghandi and his "peaceful activism?
It's enough to bring a tear to the eye, isn't it?
Here's a photo of their guest book widom:
Notice that Obama's entry starts out "I am filled with hope...," which I find, for some strange reason, to be incredibly fucking funny.
After all, there's nothing like immortalizing those once in a lifetime hero-worshipping opportunities with a bit of your old marketing campaign, eh?
Of course, all of this is complete bullshit, and not particularly noteworthy bullshit at that. But what struck me as odd is that this bit of spin laden PR fluff stayed at the top of my Yahoo page for two days.
Tonight I found out why. I saw this over at the Secret Sun blog and it explained so much.
So, the lover of peaceful activism is personally ushering through the sale of $5 billion in military hardware? How cute.
So that's what he means by untapped potential, eh?
Once again the Fairy Tale Prince, divested of all glamour & spin, turns out to be a big, green, warty frog.
Amazing, isn't it?
BOOM BOOM BABY!!!
The bankers and the boards of directors, the politicians and the preachers were already putting the commandments of the Liber Al into practice, and they've only become incalculably more 'willful' since Crowley's death.
Their genius has been to mouth the pabulum and the platitudes of Western liberal democracy while taking a daily jackhammer to its foundations. They work literally around the clock to destroy nationhood, personhood and autonomy, while throwing us off the scent with the mewling drivel of their babbling witch doctors, their televised talking heads and their postmodern puppets in the Professoriate.