By Jim Kirwan
November 25, 2008 "Information Clearinghouse" -- Whenever anyone attempts to build or rebuild anything; the first consideration has to be the ground on which whatever will be built, will eventually stand. In the case of Obama’s new $700 billion plan to rebuild the infrastructure of this nation—this concept is especially applicable.
President-Elect Barack Obama: "I have already directed my economic team to come up with an economic recovery plan that will mean 2.5 million more jobs by January of 2011. A plan big enough to meet the challenges we face that I intend to sign soon after taking office. We’ll be working out the details in the weeks ahead but it will be a two-year nationwide effort to jump-start job creation in America and lay the foundation for a strong and growing economy. We’ll put people back to work rebuilding our crumbling roads and bridges, modernizing schools that are failing our children and building wind farms and solar panels, fuel-efficient cars and the alternative energy technologies that can free us from our dependence on foreign oil and keep our economy competitive in the years ahead. These aren’t just steps to pull ourselves out of this immediate crisis, these are the long-term investments in our economic future that have been ignored for far too long.” Democracy Now
First of all, few have challenged why it is that Obama is breaking his own election promises even before he has been sworn in, (his promise to rescind the Bush-tax-breaks for the wealthiest elites – in particular). The reason is simple: he wants to do this within the after-glow of his own “historic-victory,” before his decisions will be critically examined by a far more skeptical public. If he were serious then the money needed to fund the programs outlined above, would have to be in the several trillions of dollars—but since this re-construction project is just a feel-good balloon that will never really get off-the-ground, that hardly matters.
IF Obama were serious: Then he would condemn those who have led this nation to the brink of self-annihilation as a people. Those people responsible must be excoriated: literally purged: Utterly prohibited from taking part in any political act, ever again. Such a statement would have required a call for open and thorough investigations of everything; beginning with 911 and continuing through all aspects of the Attack-upon-America by the financial-tsunami that has now overshadowed all other political considerations. This last attack upon us all has been compartmentalized by the global criminal-enterprise that caused it: and in this process has crushed any remnant of US financial credibility. Of course as a ‘practical matter’ the above is nearly impossible—yet it must at some point, be undertaken!
Speaking of “impracticalities” Obama’s Job-creation plan is nothing but another Trojan-Horse that will have to let hundreds if not thousands of no-bid contracts in order to even begin: contracts that will go to offshore companies that now own and control the resources and the materials needed to even begin the physical parts of Obama’s “Jobs-creation Program.”
Obama’s ‘program’ is nothing but another paper-promise that has no-chance of success. The steel, the concrete and the construction materials needed to rebuild anything are no-longer available to us. When Roosevelt suggested his plan (which is what Obama is trying to use for political cover), this nation had not only one of the world’s most successful manufacturing bases, but we had the resources and the raw materials needed to do the job—and perhaps most important we had the people and the trained professional classes that could do the work.
By contrast what we have now are millions of wage-slaves, many of which are people-without-papers and a ‘materials’ situation that requires ordering virtually everything needed to do “the job” from offshore companies that have no vested interest in seeing this project succeed, except for the money. In Roosevelt’s time this kind of work was part of rebuilding a national infrastructure for this nation that would serve us all—including those US businesses that were then an integral part of this country. Now they have taken what we helped them build, over the decades, to offshore tax-havens where they continue to screw the people and this nation that they used, to build and expand their own private little empires.
Obama’s ‘Rescue-Plan’ is as empty and false as were his promises of the “HOPE & CHANGE” that will never be realized because both are only promises made for a ‘future-time.’ A ‘Future’ that can only exist in our tomorrows—thus these concepts can never become part of how Americans shall have to learn to ‘live’ in Obama’s world today.
“That's the way 'hope' is employed by the dastardly and devious - take the crap we are giving you now in the 'hope' that things will get better (but we know they won't). Barack Obama is a purveyor of 'hope' because his masters want the people to accept what they are given now in the hope that good times will come.
Just do what we demand, oops, sorry, Barack demands, and in return he'll inspire you to hope that it is all leading to the Promised Land. It isn't, but, by the time you realize that, it's too late.
What terrifies the manipulators is that people will abandon hope, as a future, sometime-never projection, and start to demand fairness, justice and freedom now. To avoid this nightmare they need to keep those desires as something to aspire to, not to actually have. Thus, their man, Obama, sells 'hope' as a diversion technique, a holding position, to keep the masses from truly rebelling.
We have no job, no food on the table and our home has been foreclosed, but at least we have 'hope'. Phew, thank goodness for that.
'I'm hungry, mum, can I have some hope, please?'
'I'm so sorry, darling, you can't have hope today, only tomorrow - hope is always tomorrow.'
'So will I eat tomorrow, mum?'
'We can hope so now, dear, but when we get to tomorrow, we can only hope it's the next day.' On and on it goes. That's how 'hope' works. Or rather doesn't.” (1)
The real changes that must happen to alter the conditions for Americans-to-survive at home, would involve the radical revisions required of anyone in leadership: to both restore the balance between people and their government, as well as forcing us to face the War-Crimes and the routine treasons committed, that have led the US into our current police-state that still reinforces this obsessive pursuit of Empire by global domination of the planet.
Americans must cease their practice of confining themselves to being permanent spectators in a world where major-changes continue to happen each and every day. All of the above is part of what creates the ground on which any program, of any would-be government, must fix before attempting to build or rebuild anything of substance. But it’s clear that this is not part of Obama’s agenda. What he’s proposing is that we rebuild America, on the sand created by all that we have pulverized, from virtually everything that has gone before.
“Money” must be stopped from being the only influence allowed to determine every government action. The concept of having a “government of the people” was designed to run and maintain public services; as well as to create and promote those things that lift a people to a better and more balanced life—over the simplistic demands of the money-elites around the world. This can never be done without the active involvement of those who are taxed to pay for their own non-responsive government and for all those programs that have now all been privatized.
Obama and his motley crew of retreads and hyphenated traitors are simply the latest pretenders from the same old interest-groups that are ‘the defenders of those that should be currently receiving Subpoena’s instead of BAILOUT funding.’ (2)
The criminal-equations depicted below, between the Prisons, the Courts and the all-important Jobs that simply no-longer exist: must be destroyed before any “new policies” such as Obama’s ‘Jobs-Program’ can be allowed to even begin to be thought about—much less “funded.”
2) Noam Chomsky: What Next? The Elections, the Economy and the World http://www.democracynow.org/2008/11/24/noam_chomsky_what_next_the_elections