To the President of the United States of America,
Barack Hussein Obama:
The greatest peril to the remaining American middle class isn’t economic as of yet, it is spiritual.
Many have been far too willing to compromise in this regard and on our behalf and few have done their due diligence regarding the true direction of their personal moral compass.
After the bulk of civil society in Iraq was destroyed or driven out to begin anew abroad, there was deep division amongst the residents of the Upper Peninsula regarding continuing support for Representative Stupak, stemming from his steadfast
support for the continuance of military funding for the occupation of Iraq.
Some within a small group of dedicated people who actively participated
protesting the war in Iraq on moral grounds, felt it was then a moral obligation
to rebuild Iraq to become a democracy, rather than simply leaving it to the Iraqis to pick up the pieces.
The true purpose of the occupations of both Iraq and Afghanistan are to project American and NATO military power in the region for the purpose of imposing our influence on Iran and Pakistan and ultimately the containment of the influence in the region of both India and China.
We should have all been able to come to this obvious conclusion at that point in American history. Our democracy and civil society was then approaching the point of being totally dysfunctional. We must all come together now to reassess our situations and ultimately agree that we are now well past that point.
With many misgivings and much uncertainty regarding questions of personal character, I supported your election as the Democratic nominee for the presidency of the United States of America. Central to my concerns was your outspoken support for AIPAC and the war in Afghanistan.
My political support for your campaign was limited to the display of a few yard signs at the onset of November. On election day I did cast my ballot for the Democratic ticket.
I understand that political compromise is sometimes a necessity to gain political power and support broad enough to become electable. I am neither a member of the Democratic party nor a Republican, but since that is as broad a choice as this now politically dysfunctional society allows, I once again cast my ballot for the Democratic ticket.
We can vote our conscience and choose what we deem as the lessor of two evils,
or we can vote our pocketbooks and hope that sufficient crumbs of the economic
pie will trickle down to satisfy our needs.
“Yes We Can” has since become “Not On My Dime, I am Taxed Enough Already”.
The response of your administration thus far is the new slogan, “We Do Big Things”.
American civil society has devolved radically in my 52 year lifetime. Without doubt, the most honest and forthright address to the nation from the White House was
the farewell address of Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Try to imagine any politician from either party delivering such a speech today, or an
electorate capable of fully comprehending its even then, grave implications.
Since the assassination of JFK in Dallas, true progressives have been casting their ballots for the lessor of two evils or have been frustrated in every effort to create a politically viable 3rd party, or to elect independent candidates more representative of ourselves.
The result is that evil has been empowered and is now fully entrenched.
Tomorrow evening, President Obama, you are to address the nation on Libya
and explain to us how Tomahawk missiles, smart bombs, air to ground combat and the arming of an untrained militia has prevented bloodshed and the loss of life in Libya.
People of northern Africa are in a region where their primary grievance is the rapidly rising cost and increasing scarcity of food. This is what began this wave of protests, which have now been co-opted in Libya into a bloody civil war in which the U.S. government has led the UN and NATO into regime change in Libya.
Mohamar Gaddaffi, whether you understand, agree or disagree with his political views or not; was without doubt the most progressive and just leader in the oil rich nations of Africa and the greater Middle East.
His regime was absolutely no threat to the security of any member state of NATO and certainly not to the United States of America.
Many listening and reporting your address will know this in their hearts and that it is an absolute impossibility that the fomenting of violence, creating a civil war and then using the immense might of first world military power to take sides and participate in this civil war has or will prevent future bloodshed or save lives, innocent or otherwise.
This attack on Libya is clearly about the fact that Libya has the largest reserves of crude oil in Africa, which are easily accessed and defended by Europe and secondly that this military action is another step in the preparation for economic sanctions or pre-emptive strikes that could quite possibly escalate into a nuclear war on Iran and likely North Korea simultaneously.
I now give you long odds that anyone will dare speak this logical eventuality or question you after this address in any manner that will impose on your credibility.
This prediction is premised on the assumption that you will bother to take questions afterward.
It was never Hope, it was Hopium.
The military industrial complex is no longer American, it is now global in scope.
Whether you were sincere about change when you campaigned for our nation’s highest office is no longer a relevant question. Even though you are now the President of the United States of America, even you are now powerless to alter this course.
The President of the United States of America is without doubt less able at this point in our history to exercise his Constitutionally protected freedom of speech, if you were of the mind to speak open and honestly, than am I.
This is tragic.
The “Yes We Can” base of support that elected Barack Obama to the Presidency has politically threw him, as well as themselves, under the military industrial complex bus, as frustration grew stemming from one political compromise after another following your successful election.
Gates remaining as Secretary of Defense, Clinton being “tapped” as Secretary of State were sure signs that the promised change for an entirely new direction in US foreign policy was not going to take place. What changed were the tactics.
Less than two years ago, on July 9th, 2009, you met with and were photographed warmly shaking Gaddaffi’s hand.
Obviously, even Gaddaffi was taken in by, and now blindsided by your promise of “Change.”
The political vacuum that followed the death of “Yes We Can” has now been filled by those doing the bidding of extremist ultraconservative millionaires and billionaires who have created this Taxed Enough Already movement that has succeeding in destroying the remaining shreds of our civil society and any chance for open and honest political debate.
Political debate in and of itself is pointless, if no one participating in said debate is willing or able to tell the whole truth.
The results of the November mid-terms have radically shifted the position of what We the People had perceived to be the political center of the domestic power base in America.
The underclass and middle class are quite obviously no longer of any concern to those in power and we don’t have the luxury of time to organize ourselves politically to stop this now runaway train within the existing legal framework.
Even if we successfully gathered enough petitions for the re-call of Governor Snyder here in Michigan, beginning in July, which could and should be done. He will remain in office until another election is held.
As for signs, slogans and protests, some will surely continue to do so if they are able.
As for content, I’m not recommending to anyone using THE END IS NEAR.
NO YOU CAN’T would be more appropriate for these possibly end times, for the American working and middle class.
United We the People must now stand firm, force the end of lies, sort the wheat from the chaff and chart a new direction for ourselves and the rest of the world.
What we need to do collectively is face the reality that more wars are the chosen and charted course, while realizing that this is only inevitable if we succumb to the deceit and
believe ourselves incapable of recognizing the quite probably extreme consequences of
We the People remain the majority and haven’t been given proper notice of the now
obvious intentions of those at the helm.
What we do know is that we are and will continue being lied to.
You have no moral authority to deceive us, though you are legally in power, this legal authority must be based on a moral and ethical standing as well.
Further attempts at the achievement of these ultimate goals will leave our world unnecessarily with far too many casualties and far too few beneficiaries, even if successful.
This lack of necessary moral authority is apparently currently unrecognized, both by those in and under American power. Unrecognized as well is the simple fact that the end results are unachievable for the lack of moral authority.
Those that are mindlessly running with this bull will continue to do so for as long as We the People continue to cower from our responsibilities as citizens, detracted by the lies from the so called “right and “left.”
We must not wait until radioactive fallout is raining down upon us, infecting our food and water, ultimately destroying our lifeblood, to awaken from this madness.
The chain of events to come, should we stand silently awaiting and risking our own destruction, is certain to eventually become every man, women and child for themselves.
There is nothing fundamentally or imminently wrong with our world, excepting the avarice, ignorance and at times the outright hatefulness and deceit of its inhabitants.
We face no threat that love for our fellow man, American or otherwise,
time, patience and of course, much needed work for all of us, can not achieve.
I recommend anyone reading this message who feels likewise to take a stand for truth, freedom and what was once the American way, by mailing this to a few friends who are known to you as well as a CC to the firstname.lastname@example.org and any other governmental or news agency, they feel should be concerned with the future of America and all of mankind and ending the practice of open secrets and deceit.
Confronted, the Empire has no clothes on this issue. We owe it to ourselves and
generations to come to take a stand against the ignorance and evil that is prevalent within and throughout our society and to let our leaders know we will no longer stand idly by and continue to be lied to, while they risk treading a path to our self destruction.
I should think that if enough e-mails are generated exponentially and arrive at major news outlets and the White House prior to tomorrow night’s presidential address that We the People may finally have raised our voices high enough to let those in power know that we
will not stand idly by while we are lied to.
The buck is supposed to stop on the President’s desk.
If he can’t summon the courage to tell us the truth, we must demand it.
Don’t continue to lie to us Barack Hussein Obama, you owe us, yourself and the memory of Eisenhower far more than you’re delivering.
Feel free to delete, amend, or alter for relevance any material included in this message without changing the fundamental demand that the lying stops now.
Forward this message to as many people as possible, though do limit your distribution to people you actually know and if re-writing or amending is too much trouble and there are parts of this message you don’t care to support, but wish to demand the transparency in government we were promised, simply e-mail, call or fax with the basic message.
NO YOU CAN’T continue to lie to and mislead us, as this nation tears itself apart, acting as though it is all beyond your power, when all you have to do is be honest.
Thanks for your time and consideration.
Wade Roberts, American Citizen