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The present message "On the situation in the country"

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The present message "On the situation in the country"



The message of US President Barack Obama "On the situation in the country" looked a bit surreal performance. The American government, hiding behind an avalanche of PR-quips, has long since not performed miracles for the common good.

And now it is advertising itself before an incompetent Congress, rejected by the overwhelming majority of Americans - including the growing number of those 76% who live from paycheck to paycheck - which remains a grandiose product of good old Hollywood.

And of course, Obama is a suitable actor who can deliver a suitable speech — surely better than Ronnie Reagan, whom Gore Vidal usually described as a “mannered president.”

The key theme of the message “On the situation in the country” was the terrible income inequality in the United States. You can call the Message a supplement of the past week to the World Economic Forum in Davos - this snowy Vegas for 0, 00001% - where the Masters of the Universe finally “discovered” the inequality. So much inequality that the 2014 year was immediately the Masters — and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe — was marked by the label of the new 1914 year, and it was all furiously dissolved in all the corporate meeting rooms of the modern non-permanent elite.

As soon as Obama got into his normal course, he announced that the Obamakear program had won, that he would use the decrees to rule the board, and that the vinaigrette of banalities and vague proposals and generalizations testifying to the inevitable success of his improvement program. “Odds” is the only way to combat inequality. Oh, yes - and also that the American Dream did not fall into a coma.

And, of course, not a word about the “soft”, consistent dismantling of what remains of American democracy, through the Orwellian / Panopticum complex, with which 0.00001% of the elite achieves its own disinfected Total Information Awareness (TIA) environment. With today's total control by the American government of the Internet, this dream that once owned the minds - the revolution will be just a television picture - and will not happen even on the World Wide Web.

Neoliberalism or death


In the absence of the late great Howard Zinn, Americans will have to come to terms with historical Clintonist Robert Reich. The Reich may be right in two of its causes of American malaise.

With a paralyzed American working class who fear losing their places (trade unions are virtually destroyed), with students stuck in a quagmire of horrific debts (and the average initial salary of graduates is constantly falling), two key vectors of protests are neutralized.

But Reich is mistaken in the third reason - that more than 80% of American public opinion is so distrustful of government to the government that they have given up on any possibility of reform.

The key point will be to check where American turbo capitalism has drifted from the middle of the 1970's. The point is not that the political clique of medieval Republicans, devil corporate CEOs (executive directors and their choice politicians) plus Wall Street are responsible for this. It is necessary to understand how insane speculations with financial assets plus crazy inflation of dubious financial support have become the defining features of the American and global system.

This implies a harsh criticism of advanced capitalism, which is not really “advanced” and not capitalism, which is an absolute taboo for the corporate American press. It all began long before the prophet Ronnie Reagan, then continued with Bubba Clinton and then almost continuously with Dabyu * and Obama.

A recent graphic illustration was a system in which 85 people - they can easily be placed in one London double-decker bus - possess the same wealth as the poorest 50% of humanity. How is this possible? A superficial introduction to David Harvey’s amazing “Brief History of Neoliberalism” (OxfordUniversityPress, 2005) will answer many questions - such as tricks such as the economic theory of "seepage" **, tax cuts for the wealthiest and corporations, the destruction of unions, and the reduction in real wages transfer of jobs abroad, deprivation of the rights of everyone who does not belong to 0,00001% and complete freedom of their banking and financial "casinos". The end result: a whirlwind concentration of wealth - which has nothing to do with democracy in the republic.

Good old Uncle Marx would call it all his name - class war. And 0,00001% won effortlessly, quickly and easily.

It is very easy to forget that Daby inherited an impressive budget surplus. Then he cut taxes on the rich, unleashed two terribly expensive wars, one of which was because he “had to bomb someone,” and the second simply because war was preferable; And besides, he led the conference of the biggest collapse of Wall Street since the Great Depression.

And yes, the whole thing is in the continuous sequence of actions of Bush and Obama. At the time of Obama's “recovery,” the value of 7% assets of the richest Americans rose by 28%, while the value of the rest of the assets fell by 4%.

At least 80% of American voters do not want to cut social programs for the sake of a balanced budget, they want tax increases for the rich and for corporations. Instead, Obama cuts social security.

And there is also the destruction of American cities: this is a study of the details of how Detroit was “fingered”, and the state of Michigan spent a whole fortune on “stimulating business”.

And besides, Jamie Daimon's Syndrome, JPMorganChase CEO, is also “one of the smartest bankers we have” Obama. Even if the US number one bank lost billions in questionable toxic securities backed by a pool of mortgages, manipulated energy prices and even cheated on customers' credit cards, your CEO will receive generous bonuses - because the stock price rose in 2013 by 21%.

Whether Obama was honest - just a little or not - in the Message - is irrelevant. In addition to the frankly absurd statements on Iran, Syria and Israel-Palestine, not a single word was said about Russia and China, not to mention the heartbreaking shots of the Hollywood-style climate catastrophe, and army rangers who almost died in the explosion of IEDs in Afghanistan. Obama himself became a living metaphor for his slogan “Yes, we can”, a remix of 2014 of the year.

It is curious that right before the Message, the US government and the Pentagon leaked through the New York Times, that if the “small number” (as Obama put it) of the American troops remain in Afghanistan on a permanent basis, the CIA will continue to send drones to the Pakistani tribes to complete destruction, and will continue to use Afghan bases to spy on Pakistan.

So, the whole thing - in the dirty wars of the CIA. Obviously, none of the components of AfPak want this state of affairs - so everything looks as if Obama's heroes will have to fight mortal combat for an eternal scam. God be with them, they will change the deadly improvised bombs for a new blow to the country of "opportunities." Is it so? Yes, that’s what the US president said.

Notes:

* - “Dabya”, the nickname of 43 US President George Walker Bush; from the Texas pronunciation of the letter W in the initials.

** - The percolation theory states that the benefits accruing to people at the top of the system will eventually be transferred to people at the lowest level of the system. For example, if the rich get tax breaks, they will transfer these benefits to the poor through job creation.
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  1. bairat
    bairat 12 February 2014 08: 10
    +9
    Nothing changes, since childhood I have heard it and still the same thing: the capitalist world continues to "rot". Yesterday I read here about the production of industrial robots in the United States, we never dreamed of it, to hang our nameplates on Chinese machines is still our maximum. So what's not clear with this "rot", is it good or bad?))
    1. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov 12 February 2014 08: 35
      +7
      Quote: bairat
      Nothing changes, since childhood I have heard it and still the same thing: the capitalist world continues to "rot".

      Well then, they rubbed our ears in our ears, and now Obama is rubbing us in the ears about the welfare of the United States. And industrial robots will work in American factories in China and Mexico laughing
      1. sledgehammer102
        sledgehammer102 12 February 2014 08: 44
        +7
        Quote: Alexander Romanov
        Well then, they rubbed our ears in our ears, and now Obama is rubbing us in the ears about the welfare of the United States. And industrial robots will work in American factories in China and Mexico


        We live in a very interesting time, though in this case interesting not synonymous good. The world is waiting for a huge reformatting, and I'm glad that the Russian Federation is approaching this in relatively good conditions. So, we will see
        1. Alexander Romanov
          Alexander Romanov 12 February 2014 08: 55
          +2
          Quote: sledgehammer102
          . The world is waiting for a huge one, and I'm glad that the Russian Federation is approaching this in relatively good conditions

          Well, the victory will be ours, it’s understandable, but ..
          Quote: sledgehammer102
          . So, we will see

          Of course we will, if after reformatting stay alive sad
          1. sledgehammer102
            sledgehammer102 12 February 2014 09: 13
            +3
            Quote: Alexander Romanov
            Of course we will, if after reformatting we survive


            A valuable remark, however))) But after reformatting the Post-Soviet space, and indeed the world as a whole, after 1991, few outside the USSR and its allies had to get really tight, and maybe it will work out like a mirror. In any case, the United States and the West as a whole owe Russian debt
            1. Alexander Romanov
              Alexander Romanov 12 February 2014 09: 21
              0
              Quote: sledgehammer102
              so maybe everything will turn out mirror-like

              It will not work, the mentality is different.
        2. Mikhail m
          Mikhail m 12 February 2014 08: 58
          +2
          Huge reformatting will not do without blood, so our time will be interesting to historians of the distant future (if they are, these historians). And we will have to experience all the charms in our own skin.
        3. varov14
          varov14 12 February 2014 13: 59
          +1
          It’s exactly what is upset that soon the chip will be implanted into everyone’s empty head and we will all be happy, even if we are hungry.
      2. AVV
        AVV 12 February 2014 10: 18
        +2
        Quote: Alexander Romanov
        Quote: bairat
        Nothing changes, since childhood I have heard it and still the same thing: the capitalist world continues to "rot".

        Well then, they rubbed our ears in our ears, and now Obama is rubbing us in the ears about the welfare of the United States. And industrial robots will work in American factories in China and Mexico laughing

        With robots, unemployment in the United States will increase even more !!! So, for a simple American, this is not better, but worse !!! Again, people, so as not to lose their jobs, will disable robots, which was already when the workers were on manufactories brought looms so as not to be left without a piece of bread !!!
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        2. matross
          matross 12 February 2014 11: 56
          +1
          Quote: AVV
          people, so as not to lose their jobs, will put robots out of action, that it was already when workers at manufactories brought out looms, so as not to be left without a piece of bread !!!

          It was. Luddites were called in England at the beginning of the XNUMXth century. It ended badly for them. And in the conditions of the modern USA - global surveillance and police and judicial lawlessness - it will end very badly. And fast.
          1. varov14
            varov14 12 February 2014 14: 06
            0
            And why do the extra people, for the longer life of the minority, the majority must cede their place under the sun. Robots are just that - the machines are working, you are warming your belly, the rest are in the way.
  2. FC SKIF
    FC SKIF 12 February 2014 08: 13
    +3
    A recent graphic illustration was a system in which 85 people - they can easily be placed in the same London double-decker bus - possess the same wealth as the poorest 50% of humanity. How is this possible?

    Not on their bus, but on the Titanic. And no saving bugs.
  3. ReifA
    ReifA 12 February 2014 08: 18
    +2
    This system itself is rotten. The problem is that the whole world was introduced to it, with rare exceptions. And most do not want to be treated by amputation.
  4. Name
    Name 12 February 2014 08: 20
    +4
    It’s a pity Obama, he won’t live long ... repeat - Wanga predicted that the 44th president of the United States will be black. - And this president will be the last for the country, because then America will freeze or fall into the abyss of a major economic crisis. It may even split into southern and northern states. " belay Soon very soon!
    1. Svetlana
      Svetlana 12 February 2014 08: 40
      +6
      Perhaps soon. But I'm afraid we won't live to see that. Despite all its crises and capitalist "decay" America can still hold out for a long time, it feeds itself like a vampire in almost all countries of the world, it feeds especially well where it is fighting for democracy. Although, the collapse of this system is undoubtedly inevitable sooner or later.
      1. Name
        Name 12 February 2014 08: 47
        0
        Quote: Svetlana
        But I'm afraid you and I will not live to see this.

        The presidency (2th term) of Obama ends in the 2016 year, and I know what other plans I have after that 2016 ... laughing hi
    2. varov14
      varov14 12 February 2014 14: 12
      0
      The tradition is fresh, only for some reason many are not averse to fading there.
  5. kind
    kind 12 February 2014 08: 21
    +1
    Obama is so deceived that he unconditionally believes in his lies. He lives in a parallel world, created by himself. In short - a lunatic walking along the edge of the abyss.
  6. morpogr
    morpogr 12 February 2014 08: 42
    +1
    Speech of the science fiction writer, who himself invented this world and thinks that it is reality.
  7. rereture
    rereture 12 February 2014 08: 50
    +4
    Again the image of decaying America, which is about to fall apart.

    We are not better, not a bit:
    Uncontrolled import of migrants
    National problems (282 article of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation)
    The desire of the authorities to control and prohibit everything.
    Suppression of dissent.

    So there is no need to rejoice that the cow has died from a neighbor.
    1. Candy wrapper
      Candy wrapper 12 February 2014 10: 17
      -1
      And the stratification in incomes in our country is even greater than in the United States + the most important thing is the almost total alcoholization and moral degradation of young people aged 15 to 25 years. No wonder the priests say that Russia still has 50 years left and that's it. Sadly this, some optimism is inspired only by the fact that young people under the age of 15 are somewhat in better condition, and the hope for the "last Soviet" of course (those who are from 30 to 40).
      1. Patton5
        Patton5 12 February 2014 10: 51
        +2
        And our income stratification is even greater than in the USA
        so they gave it to us, freed us from the slave shackles of communism !!! And at the expense of degradation, this is all the fault of the parents, whose childhood and youth fell on the end of the 80s and 90s, again, it could not do without the partner's hand of the "freest country"! And now everything is gradually leveling off .......
    2. Patton5
      Patton5 12 February 2014 10: 40
      +3
      if migration is really a problem, then for all other points I strongly disagree !!!!!!
      The desire of the authorities to control and prohibit everything.
      Suppression of dissent.
      After all of the permissible nineties, it seems to you that way! The authorities are trying to put things in order gently, smoothly, slowly ....
      1. Field
        Field 12 February 2014 12: 13
        +2
        Quote: Patton5
        After all of the permissible nineties, it seems to you that way! The authorities are trying to put things in order gently, smoothly, slowly ....


        No, it just doesn’t seem to.
        As always, it’s easier for us to ban it (for example, laws on rallies and processions, on electronic money, etc.) or to remove denyushki from ordinary citizens. Gos. Duma (like from the name they should think smile ) adopts laws like hot cakes, what they say, they will accept (the impression that the majority does not read in support of what the button presses), and everything is "about the people", with "care" they press the buttons. bully
        And about what they say in the news about disgruntled citizens, that they are "fascist thugs" "small-criminal elements" or about "hooligan antics of the crowd", when in the frame people over 50 are funny.
        The people have practically no real LEGAL leverage over polit. and economy. the elite and the decisions it makes (an illusory opportunity called elections without a choice does not count).
        1. Patton5
          Patton5 12 February 2014 13: 39
          +1
          electronic money law
          - that is, you want to earn money on the Internet as before without paying taxes? it is very democratic, and most importantly freedom-loving ....
          the law on rallies, processions, but what do you dislike so much? How does this law restrict your rights ?!
          The people have practically no real LEGAL leverage over polit. and economy. the elite and the decisions that it makes (an illusory opportunity called elections without a choice
          tell me the country where things are different? !!!
          1. Field
            Field 12 February 2014 15: 51
            +1
            Quote: Patton5
            - that is, you want to earn money on the Internet as before without paying taxes? it is very democratic, and most importantly freedom-loving ....

            Did you hold a candle at the same time?

            Quote: Patton5
            the law on rallies, processions, but what do you dislike so much? How does this law restrict your rights ?!

            Think about the use cases.
            The right to freedom of assembly - not, not that?

            Quote: Patton5
            tell me the country where things are different? !!!

            And why are you so excited (? !!!)?
            So you still agree that:
            Quote: Field
            The people have practically no real LEGAL leverage over polit. and economy. the elite and the decisions it makes (an illusory opportunity called elections without a choice does not count).

            I live in other countries before the "star".
            1. Patton5
              Patton5 12 February 2014 18: 02
              0
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              Think about the use cases.

              I read about cases of application of laws ... my conclusion is not the competence of the executive branch
              The right to freedom of assembly - not, not that?

              did not find a contradiction of law with the constitution
              And why are you so excited (? !!!)?

              was absolutely calm
              So you still agree that

              The people have practically no real LEGAL leverage over polit. and economy. the elite and the decisions that it makes (an illusory opportunity called elections without a choice - does not count)

              Yes, I agree!
              1. Field
                Field 12 February 2014 19: 34
                0
                Quote: Patton5
                I read about cases of application of laws ... my conclusion is not the competence of the executive branch

                not competence, to say the least.
                Quote: Patton5
                did not find a contradiction of law with the constitution

                Purely syuridic point, yes - no. But the law must always be considered together with the practice of its application. And it sometimes (quite often) comes to senility.

                Quote: Patton5
                Yes, I agree!

                So in this our thoughts are similar
                Quote: Patton5
                was absolutely calm

                It is right
  8. Wurger
    Wurger 12 February 2014 09: 38
    0
    Not understood. Obamych is the Negro President of the United States. And what about Reich?
  9. polkovnik manuch
    polkovnik manuch 12 February 2014 10: 28
    0
    Colleagues, everyone sees what he wants to see, and generally say: "dreaming is not harmful"
  10. Altona
    Altona 12 February 2014 11: 02
    +2
    Obama considers himself a great hoaxer and hypnotist of the crowd ... But now mysticism is not enough when people tighten their belts, it doesn’t work ... The people in America have long been glancing at it, and the American values ​​are in every sense in the mouth of the oligarchs. .. What is now in the world is not capitalism, but a global oligarchic scam for taking money from the population ...
  11. homosum20
    homosum20 12 February 2014 14: 22
    +1
    Yes, I agree, the capitalist world has decayed - and is decaying. And it stinks harder. The problem is one. We are now part of it. With all the consequences.
  12. Stinger
    Stinger 12 February 2014 14: 39
    +2
    With each message you are convinced more and more that the people who have hung their ears are sent further and the senders do what they want.
  13. demel2
    demel2 12 February 2014 15: 40
    0
    In the article and comments, change Obama to yourself you know who and the miracle will be one to one.