by Filip K
Partisan Politics Is Just a Distraction
The “deep state” and “oligarchs” control America.
Political elections have become “bread and circuses” to distract the American people … and to give them the illusion that they have “choice”.
The mainstream Republican and Democratic parties both oppose core American desires. All you need to know about the phony Red-versus-Blue team dog and pony show is that Wall Street would be happy with either Hillary Clinton or Jeb Bush … but is desperate to stop Elizabeth Warren and Rand Paul.
I have long believed that the powers-that-be will keep on repackaging the exact same policy in different suits. Obama is exactly the same as Bush in most respects. The differences are superficial and stylistic.
Bush was the Texas good-old-boy version of the teleprompter reader for the powers-that-be.
Obama is the articulate African-American version. (Raised by a father who helped civil rights protesters in the 1960s, I was very happy that a black man won the presidency. But I’ve come to realize that Obama is just a spokesman for the corrupt oligarchs, just like Bush).
And Hillary Clinton will be the female version of the same ‘ole thing. (I’m all for women’s rights … but – as progressive writer Eric Zuesse points out – she’s horrible.)
Glenn Greenwald explains:
Hillary is banal, corrupted, drained of vibrancy and passion. I mean, she’s been around forever, the Clinton circle. She’s a fucking hawk and like a neocon, practically. She’s surrounded by all these sleazy money types who are just corrupting everything everywhere. But she’s going to be the first female president, and women in America are going to be completely invested in her candidacy. Opposition to her is going to be depicted as misogynistic, like opposition to Obama has been depicted as racist. It’s going to be this completely symbolic messaging that’s going to overshadow the fact that she’ll do nothing but continue everything in pursuit of her own power.
They’ll probably have a gay person after Hillary who’s just going to do the same thing.
(Greenwald is openly gay. So he can’t be accuses of being homophobic.)
But how can the powers-that-be preselect the president, when the people vote every 4 years
Well, only candidates who are “safe” in the eyes of the oligarchs are promoted or allowed to run, and discussion is limited to “safe” topics.
And they may use other tactics as well.