“No You Can’t”

From:   “Wade Roberts” wadepaulroberts@yahoo.com
To:        “Peace Justice” cowi2002@yahoogroups.com
Cc:         president@whitehouse.gov
Sunday, March 27, 2011 4:51 PM

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
continued inaction.

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.

Dream of
Believe in
Love is
Peace,

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 president@whitehouse.gov 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

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35 Responses to “No You Can’t”

  1. gwhunta says:

    “It begins with U.S.”

  2. GWHunta says:

    Romney says Middle East peace ‘unthinkable’
    In secret video, US Republican candidate says Palestinians “have no interest whatsoever” in peace with Israel.

  3. GWHunta says:

    Obama rebukes Romney over remarks
    US President chides Mitt Romney over gaffe caught on secretly recorded video, as his Republican rival defends comments.

  4. GWHunta says:

    Wade said: Thursday, July 16, 2009

    Karl is to be commended for his brave stance defending the scientific truth regarding the impact of incrementally increasing atmospheric CO2 levels and for standing fast against what is now becoming the enviro-political mainstream, largely due to the MSM’s concerted effort to disseminate a “trace gas hysteria” amongst the general population. Bottom line is that increased atmospheric CO2, though certainly an anthropogenic impact upon our environment, is not the primary or principal source of anthropogenic climate warming influence. “Peak Oil” is the real carbon based issue, but in the face of energy shortages, the masses become egalitarian and demand rationing, meaning restricting access to supply universally. “Cap and Trade” is quite simply energy and ultimately economic policy, cloaked in a “green” shroud. The Gore preference for caps, taxes and “carbon neutrality” means those wealthy enough to pay higher prices don’t suffer any cutbacks in energy consumption whatsoever, while the poor continue to get squeezed out of sufficient access to energy and the middle class are both further restricted and paying through the nose. As for the alleged anthropogenic climate influence, the supposed cause of the documented, albiet less than a single degree increase in the global average temperature; human alterations to the planet’s hydrological cycle are the principal and primary cause of human-induced climate warming. The first politician willing to concede these facts openly and honestly is the only one worthy of voter consideration for any public office in this country. Peace,

  5. GWHunta says:

    http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/2012/09/arctic-sea-ice-extent-settles-at-record-seasonal-minimum/

    Record droughts in North America lead to record demand for agricultural irrigation during the 2012 growing season. Agriculture generally and agricultural irrigation specifically are the primary source of anthropogenic climate change.

    Sometimes no Peace/Piece

  6. GWHunta says:

    48 hours to the first Presidential debate. Former Senator from Illinois, going to get hung defending corn ethanol and give Romney a “Checkers” moment.

    All Romney has to do is tell the truth about AGW, demonstrate some compassion and concern for the rising price of basic foodstuff and growing global hunger amongst the poorest of the poor.

    If I were Obama I’d be running from E-15 and the ethanol subsidy/mandate and put an extra few billion bushels of corn on the market.

    Of course national security dictates otherwise.
    Must suck defending the indefensible.
    October surpise?

    Lame duck anyone?
    SnP

    Update 10/17/12

    Last night ethanol was absent from the President’s vocabulary, though Romney made his pitch for “renewables” and specifically mentioned ethanol, though he had earlier complained of higher fuel and food prices burying the “middle class.” Apparently Romney remains clueless as to the real world impacts of corn to ethanol production on our climate, environment and economy.

    Obama knwos better.

  7. GWHunta says:

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

    Clinton takes responsibility for Libya attack

    US secretary of state says “I take responsibility” for last month’s deadly attack on US diplomatic mission in Benghazi.

    Where’s the buck stop on this one?

    Coordinates: 31°11′44″N 16°31′17″E

    Muammar Gaddafi was killed in his home town of Sirte.

    Muammar Gaddafi, the deposed leader of Libya, died on 20 October 2011 during the Battle of Sirte. Gaddafi was found hiding in a culvert west of Sirte and captured by National Transitional Council forces. He was killed shortly afterwards. The NTC initially claimed he died from injuries sustained in a firefight when loyalist forces attempted to free him, although videos of his last moments show rebel fighters beating him to death.

  8. GWHunta says:

    Does the Romney/Ryan tax cut/plan end the Earned Income Tax Credit for the working poor?

  9. GWHunta says:

    In March 2011, as forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi advanced on rebels across Libya, calls for a no-fly zone came from around the world, including Europe, the Arab League, and a resolution passed unanimously by the U.S. Senate. In response to the unanimous passage of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973 on March 17, Gaddafi who had previously vowed to “show no mercy” to the rebels of Benghazi—announced an immediate cessation of military activities, yet reports came in that his forces continued shelling Misrata. The next day, on Obama’s orders, the U.S. military took a lead role in air strikes to destroy the Libyan government’s air defense capabilities to protect civilians and enforce a no-fly-zone, including the use of Tomahawk missiles, B-2 Spirits, and fighter jets. Six days later, on March 25, by unanimous vote of all of its 28 members, NATO took over leadership of the effort, dubbed Operation Unified Protector. Some Representatives questioned whether Obama had the constitutional authority to order military action in addition to questioning its cost, structure and aftermath.

  10. GWHunta says:

    Clearing the path for future tyranny
    Regardless of who wins the US elections, Obama’s war on civil liberties gives future presidents deadly capability.

    RR the 6th of kNWOvember

  11. GWHunta says:

    Wolves in Sheep's Clothing

    Faced with the collapse of the American dream at home and the decline of their global empire abroad, American liberals have dumped the 1960s-era radicalism of their youth and become complicit in a complex game of bait-and-switch, selling the world a vision of liberal democracy that is, in reality, a failed system on the verge of social and economic collapse.

    In the tradition of Tom Wolfe and Hunter S. Thompson, Stephen Marshall, a Sundance Award-winning director and co-founder of Guerrilla News Network, hits the road and travels from the front lines of the Iraq war, through the wasteland of the former Communist Eastern bloc, into a coke-dusted sex party of Britain’s intellectual elite, and into the minds of America’s most influential liberal figures.

    Marshall finds America’s most powerful liberals, all part of the same baby boomer generation that has dominated US political life since their voices broke in the 1960s, pushing a new form of “liberal interventionism” that threatens to use force to bring political freedom to oppressed people. But is the democracy they are exporting to the world really what they say it is? Or have liberals buckled under the pressure of America’s declining fortunes and taken on the role of good cop to the conservatives’ bad?

    Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing: The New Liberal Menace in America Paperback – Bargain Price, April 15, 2007
    by Stephen Marshall

  12. GWHunta says:

    Good Cop?
    Change………………the Obama administration has promised and delivered.
    Freedom of speech has been further restricted, justice is continually denied and the lies perpetrated by the haves against the interests of the working class and the poor are not only sanctioned but demanded in order to facilitate a 21st century genocide the likes of which our forefather’s couldn’t have dreamed.
    Sometimes no Peace

  13. Wade Roberts says:

    Armed militias still on the streets in Libya

    18 November 2013

    Last updated at 13:24 GMT

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-24985595

  14. Wade Roberts says:

    Libyans yearn for order to replace gun

    18 November 2013

    Last updated at 06:05 ET

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-24911000

  15. Wade Roberts says:

    Cost Of Bombing ISIS Closing In On $1 Billion
    “We have the chance to show that America values the dignity of the street vendor in Tunisia more than the raw power of the dictator … America must use all our influence to encourage reform in the region … we need to speak honestly about the principles that we believe in, with friend and foe alike.”
    ~O’Bomba

  16. Wade Roberts says:

    Why stop at Isis when we could bomb the whole Muslim world?

    Perhaps this is the plan: Barack Obama has now bombed seven largely Muslim countries, in each case citing a moral imperative. The result, as you can see in Libya, Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan,Yemen, Somalia and Syria, has been the eradication of jihadi groups, of conflict, chaos, murder, oppression and torture. Evil has been driven from the face of the Earth by the destroying angels of the west.

    http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/sep/30/isis-bomb-muslim-world-air-strikes-saudi-arabia

  17. U.S. Special Forces, “boots on the ground” are to be used as human shields inside Syria to inhibit Russian air strikes on U.S. backed insurgents; as previous calls for the establishment of US/NATO enforced no-fly zones in Syria couldn’t possibly gain UN approval or sanction under the current circumstances.
    Unilateral establishment of no-fly zones in Syria while the Russian air campaign in support of the Syrian government is flying a thousand sorties a month would be both a clear violation of international law and a military povocation that would almost certainly result in immediate direct armed conflict between US and Russian pilots.

  18. GWHunta says:

    Obama Ghaddafi 06/09/09

    L’AQUILA, Italy Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi met his first U.S. president on Thursday, shaking hands with Barack Obama and sitting just one place away from him at a dinner for world leaders at a G8 summit in Italy.

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