domingo, septiembre 28, 2008
Coke vs. Pepsi War
Coke vs. Pepsi War
The two cheeks of same derriere (2008)
Aristotle: “Democracy is the political stage immediately following aristocracy and immediately preceding oligarchy.”
Americans are spouting gaga over their upcoming presidential election and pouring millions of dollars for “the dog and phony shows” in Denver CO and St. Paul MN, as if there has been any difference in policies, domestic or foreign, between the Republican and Democratic Parties: they are dumb enough to argue over a difference between tweedledum and tweedledee.
It’s like a Coke vs. Pepsi contest, in which product is better taste for the American suckers…a senseless and recurring argument in every four years.
Two parties are actually One Big Party representing an imperial corporate America that has been on a warpath since the America-Spanish War to expand its territorial and colonial policies around the globe.
This lust for corporate largesse is as wanton among Democrats as Republicans--right up to the current presidential campaign.
According to the Phoenix Business Journal,Obama and McCain . . . have accepted a substantial amount of campaign money from Wall Street bankers, investment and securities firms and their executives during this election cycle.
Investment firms have donated $9.9 million to Obama and $6.9 million to McCain this campaign thus far, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Commercial banks have given Obama $2.1 million and McCain $1.9 million. Private equity firms and hedge funds have given Obama $2 million and McCain $1.4 million, according to CFRP.
Lehman Brothers, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase & Co., UBS and heavyweight law firm DLA Piper are among Obama's top contributors. JP Morgan acquired Bear Stearns with the federal government taking on as much as $30 billion Bear assets as part of the deal. McCain's top donor sources include Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs, Citigroup and Blank Rome and Greenberg Traurig LLP law firms.
Both conventions are nothing but the masquerading ballrooms that cost each over $100 million paid for by corporate interests.
On an Iraqi quagmire and Afghanistan conflict, McCain and Obama are almost on the same boat: McCain goes further than Bush to do all-out war in Iraq and Afghanistan and Obama fumbles on Iraq withdrawal promise and put more troops in Afghanistan…that is, they both are determined to continue the hegemonic policies of expanding the Pan-American imperialism around the globe.
On the foreign policy, few Americans realize that they have been fighting a proxy war in the Middle East for half a century for the benefit of a tiny state of Israel…US and Israeli policies and actions with respect to Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Syria, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, other Gulf States and even most recently Georgia are all tied together in a bundle of inter-related linkages, each of which affects all the others.
The theory is that pro-Israeli lobby group and Neo-cons in the US all have worked together to bring more wars, regime changes, and instabilities, specifically breakup of any Middle East Arab states, like Iraq and Iran, that might conceivably threaten the existence of Jewish Israeli State.
Jews got George W Bush’s balls tight for eight years with a gaggle of the Jewish neocons apparatchiks in every corner of his Administration who dictate and execute the pro-Israeli war in the Middle East region.
And McCain simply takes over what George left out in his foreign policies that benefit the interests of Jewish Israeli State.
Obama pledged his loyalty at the Jewish altar of American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), claiming that he would never compromise when it comes to Israeli security and picking Joe Biden who is a crypto Jew and declared Zionist.
On the domestic side, the basic American consensus has been a proposition that government must do for people what people can not do for themselves, in which both parties abandoned since Reagan and Clinton Administration and replaced it with a winner-take-all “free market” virtue, resulting in 45 million Americans with no healthcare, 43millions under the poverty line, and two millions in jail, while the elite upper class (2 percent) enjoy billions of tax-cuts and largesse from the Government subsidies.
Faced with a tsunami wave of financial collapse in Wall Street that metastasizes the whole aspect of the global economy, both Republican and Democrat are scrambling in strong bi-partisan fashion to save the billionaire’s neck with taxpayers’ money…”Let the free market run the economy” slogan disappears and “Let’s socialize the debt” zeitgeist flickers on the mainstream media screen.
Few months ago, Americans were supplied with $145 billion growth package for $800 each family and encouraged to go shopping in order to stimulate the sagging economy…giving people more money to spend?many of whom are already spending beyond their means?is to spend our way out of this mess, it was a fantasy.
Greek philosopher taught that death is inherent to life and transition and impermanence prevail…birth/growth/ contraction/death is nature’s way. All living things follow this natural cycle. Everything that lives perishes.
American economy has been built on a growth-always fiction, a false economy…gravity is a basic law of physics; things go up and then have to come down.
US economy is not nature-based but extremely conflicted with nature’s rhythm and now chickens are coming home to roost.
When Presidential candidates of both parties do engage in the shouting match about the economy, the basic strategy both parties employ is to fight the November election over who has the nicest DREAM plan for what people would like to believe in…
So which one should Americans pick between two Siamese twins joined by the corporate rumps, McCain or Obama?
One school of thought insists: a defeat for a reckless McCain is necessary to show the world that Americans care for the global peace, and with limited option, a vote for Obama is an answer.
But, would Americans care for world peace that impedes their prosperity via imperial colonialism and territorial exploitation?
Finally and critically, what about the racial misgivings the White Americans still carry on the black Americans in their daily life, 143 years after the slavery was abolished…would the whites be comfortable at the family dinner every night to watch a Negro president addressing them at the White House? I guess not!
I would like to bet my ass while the dice is still in the air…they will elect McCain as their next naked Emperor in order to show the world that Americans are always on top, in control, in domination, and remain forever in a super-power status.
From Toronto Canada