Barack Obama was granted (by his corporate/bankster benefactors) ascension to the Oval Office at a critical juncture in history.
A moment when denial of reality and negligence of duty would have tragic consequences for the entire human race and for the fate of the earth itself. And Obama made his choice from the get-go: Serve the agendas of an elite klavern of greed-besotted, warmongering psychopaths as greenhouse levels rose and the arctic melted and the womb of life, the oceans and seas of the planet, was dying.
While it is tempting to label Barack Obama, as many have, an “empty suit.” Fact is, the term is not only facile but inaccurate. Obama fills out his high-end suits perfectly when he is pursuing the interests of his oligarch/militarist benefactors. The fabric of his being is tailor-made for the job.
When he could have arrested said Wall Street swindlers – as well as neocon war criminals – he allowed them to skate.
As the oceans and seas of world are dying and the atmosphere is choked by greenhouse gasses, his administration’s policies have amounted to, drill, baby, drill.
As he clutched his Nobel Peace Prize in one hand and brandished his “Kill List” in the other, he bombed seven nations and levied predator drone murder on three continents.
He promised to have the most open government in the modern era; instead, he jailed more whistleblowers than all previous administrations combined.
He promised to be a advocate of working people; instead, he served as a bag man for their corporate oppressors.
And the list goes on and on.
Phil Rockstroh is a poet, lyricist and philosopher bard living in New York City.
Yet a bio amounts to dharma for dimwits: It defines a human being in the same manner and degree of veracity as a restaurant menu describes the various slabs of meat offered … commodified things that were once living beings.