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Thread #150244 Message #3499794
Posted By: Little Hawk
06-Apr-13 - 07:20 PM
Thread Name: BS: Obama Hate Thread...
Subject: RE: BS: Obama Hate Thread...
(shrug) How is being personally criticized by 2 guys on an Internet talk site supposed to affect my life? I notice that I'm talking about a political system, and your only reaction to that is to talk about me?
The truth is, Bobert, you were quite happy when I was criticizing the Bush administration for 8 years! And I did criticize it. Very thoroughly. That fit your agenda, so you loved what I was saying and thought I was "brilliant". But when Bush got replaced by Obama, then you became very uncomfortable with my criticisms of American policy.
American policy has hardly changed at all in the interim. Your government is run on an imperial policy that involves trying to enforce a Pax Americana on the world through military supremacy. This leads to a certain number of armed conflicts in various places, and those conflicts are mostly tied to controlling strategic resources and trade routes.
It hasn't made any real difference replacing Bush with Obama. The imperial policy rolls on...and just as the Nazis or the Italian Fascists or the Japanese militarists were in the 30s and 40s, this American policy is the enemy of the whole rest of the world (with the exception of Israel and the UK, who are partners in it). That's why the USA is hated and feared by most nations on the face of the Earth today.
Now, remember....I was absolutely DELIGHTED when Obama won in 2008! I've still got the paper saved here from the day after he won (Toronto Star. Nov 5/08. Headline reads "A Dream Fulfilled" "Obama Overcomes"). Virtually all Canadians were delighted he'd won. I've never seen people happier here with an American election result. Because he looked like a progressive who would change things after 8 terrible years of Bush and Cheney.
He has not turned out to be anything of the sort. He is right of center in his policies, his advisors are Wall Street insiders, and he's continuing in George Bush's footsteps.