i started it.
I'm not worrying about deposing Barack Obama.
i am more concerned with the war crimes of perpetrators from the
previous administration. Which they bullied the World Court into
providing them with "immunity to prosecution" for. That will fall in
time. But Don Rumsfeld and Richard B. Cheney committed many warcrimes --
famous and documented, some, covert and secret, others. Their
influence on American politics is considerable, even though the Bush
Administration seems over. Depose Barack Obama? He's barely had a
chance to do much good. The war in Afganistan, he inherited.
United States politics has tended to work this way: people get elected
and create networks, which are colloquially called "old-boy" networks.
Someone like a Dick Nixon falls out of favour? He still has his loyal
"old-boy" network to call in favours from. He's not allowed to do
anything personally to affect legislation? He phones, he sends monies
to so-and-so reprentative, and they vote as he would have voted.
As such: if Barack Obama wanted to end that war in Iraq the month he
got elected, the leaving President's old-boy network set up a stone wall
of legislative denial. Same for the infamous Guantanamo Bay Gulag
which Obama promised to close. The same for the war in Afghanistan
which Obama also inherited from the Bush Family --
Afghanistan is virtually no threat to the United States geographically.
But strategically, the Bush Family have been determined to have an
Imperialist global strategy and to place military pawns in as many
abroad places as they can.
Combine that with the "old-boy network" strategy of politicking...I'd
like to see what Barack could do if the more sneaky and deceptive
elements of Constitutional Republican politics were neutralized. That
COULD happen. I know not if it will.
re: humanity and people - a paradox emerges. People, yeah, are the way
the system operates.
When the people operating the system have as their motivating beliefs
"God, Idols, Ancestors" as you put it, well, then it's the intellectual
quagmire we face. The United States is not more free than other
countries! It isn't. That's an illusion spread by media and the worst
representatives of the United States abroad. Like in any other developed
nation, people live fearing and respecting the street militias, also
known as police, which are everywhere. There's not too many places one
can go -- the mountains, the desert -- where the police state is -- more
than impending, but completely ensconced. It's actually been this way
since before the American war for Independence -- which was won by
the United States is not more free than other nations. We are bound by
strict laws that limit most aspects of life. Police are everywhere, and
they are not "impending", they are heavily armed and if they shoot first
and ask questions later they are protected by that "old-boy" network I
mentioned before. I'm an anarchist: ask me anything.