Yes, war is peace. Ignorance is power. Slavery is freedom. Hail the great leader! The Nobel committee says so!
Curiously, choosing President Obama as the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize doesn’t seem to be going over very well. Perhaps the strategy of ignoring and demonizing any who disagree with him should have just been continued instead of trying to trump all who disagree with a shiny prize.
As of 6:00 PM EDT on the day the prize was announced, October 9, 2009, only 24.4% think that the President deserves the prize according to the online poll with about 400,000 votes posted on MSNBC. However, 61.3% think that he doesn’t deserve the prize and 13.7% think that he may deserve it someday, but not now.
So, of the 400,000 people who saw this poll displayed on the front page of MSN until mid-afternoon when it was removed and took the time to vote, 75% think that President Obama doesn’t deserve the Nobel Peace Prize. I could have sworn that only the birthers and those diehard anti-war protestors weren’t happy with his performance. Who could have imagined that 75% of the people who saw this poll would have taken the time to say that he doesn’t deserve the peace prize?
I wonder what we will be told about this over the next few days. Will the polls be flipped or will all talk of this issue be squelched, erased from the talking heads’ official memory? Why did MSN pull this poll off of its front page before the day even ended?
Perhaps, the public is starting to question the authorities once again. Maybe the majority is starting to realize that it doesn’t make sense to continue wars against terrorists who are so inept that they haven’t figured out how millions slip across the border from Mexico each year or who are too afraid to use that route, or maybe most people think that the terrorists aren’t really out to get us. After all, two of the three terrorists arrested last month had been recruited and supplied with fake bombs by government agents.
Maybe the majority is starting to realize that bailing out banks instead of the homeowners that they took advantage of and forcing everyone to buy health insurance instead of making the system more competitive seems like the same old game of robbing the middle class to enrich and empower the ruling elite that Bush and company played after they took control. If people are really waking up and starting to think for themselves, maybe there is hope for America.
Of course, it is possible that Saturday Night Live’s introductory skit last weekend had a dramatic impact on public opinion. Without seeing it, maybe many Americans would never have realized that President Obama had not delivered on his campaign promises and instead had just continued on the same old path. By the way, if you want to see it, you better act now because it just might disappear.
It may be hard to believe that a comedy skit would have such an impact, but many have learned that the most accurate assessments of the current state of affairs comes from SNL’s Weekend Update, the Daily Show and the Colbert Report instead of the talking heads and the mainstream propaganda papers.
Either way, millions of people are starting to wake up and demand that the government pay attention. Imagine what might happen if the American people knew what was really going on and how the government and those who can buy them get away with their crimes. Yes, making campaign contributions in exchange for favors like mandating the purchase of health insurance is still a crime even though it’s rarely prosecuted. It’s called bribery.
If you want to know why the government passes laws that virtually everyone opposes, like the bank bailout, and why the government refuses to investigate and prosecute obvious crimes, like torture and murder, see Why Does the Government Ignore Our Wishes? and don’t miss my 18 minute speech.
If you take a look, you’ll learn how the government gets away with unconstitutional wars, violating our rights, and robbing the poor and middle classes to enrich the super wealthy as well as torturing, raping, and murdering Americans.
My article on torture includes a link to the U.S. Supreme Court case which explains how one of our stolen rights makes the difference between justice and injustice, between freedom and slavery.
Hey, maybe now that President Obama has won the peace prize, he’ll end the wars and free us from the slavery imposed upon us by the theft of our rights. By the way, when I say that we are slaves, I’m just quoting Thomas Paine and Justice Joseph Bradley. Since I learned the truth, I feel like Spartacus. If you take a look and see the truth, maybe you will, too.
Don’t pay any attention if you want to keep begging your masters for justice, and like another Adams said long ago, “May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.”
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