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13272Re: [ufodiscussion] Re: President Barack H. Obama Wins Nobel Peace Award!

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  • Ted
    Oct 15, 2009
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      You do that soooo well. STANDING APPLAUSE
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      From: <masanga@...>
      To: <ufodiscussion@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Wednesday, October 14, 2009 9:17 PM
      Subject: Re: [ufodiscussion] Re: President Barack H. Obama Wins Nobel Peace
      Award!


      > To anyone who was familiar with some of the psychological maladies
      > to which human beings are prone, George Bush Jr would have rung alarm
      > bells
      > in their mind when he ended his first inaugural speech at the beginning of
      > 2001 with the bizarre, if immortal words, "And an angel still rides in the
      > whirlwind and directs this storm." His words sounded way offbeam because
      > there was no "storm" in the world at that time for any angel to ride in or
      > direct. But George Jr himself soon produced one and by so doing plunged
      > the
      > world into the violent anarchy and chaos with which we are all now
      > tragically familiar. Bush Jr was a textbook case of megalomania, as his
      > subsequent career demonstrated to the letter. He was frequently described
      > in the alternative media (i.e. the media not owned by his cronies) as
      > having
      > "a Napoleon complex", although personally I always thought that the Roman
      > Emperor Nero would have made a closer fit since he thought of himself as a
      > deity and George Jr seems to have had similar, if not exactly the same
      > pretentions.
      >
      > Why is it that all emperors are mad? Even if they start off with
      > all their marbles apparently intact they all seem to go stark staring
      > bonkers during their reigns. The Roman Emperor Caligula is probably a
      > good
      > example of that phenomenon. (He is the one who made his horse a senator.)
      > And after thousands of years of imperial craziness manifesting on the
      > world
      > scene, which you would think might teach us all that creating empires with
      > emperors to rule over them is actually not a very good idea, still
      > humanity
      > keeps generating new empires and new would-be emperors to rule over them
      > by
      > the minute. No matter how idealistic, libertarian-spirited, peace-loving
      > and prosperous a republic might be, it seems that its citizens will
      > eventually reject that model of political organisation and turn their
      > hard-won republic into an empire so that the dramatic spectacle of a
      > megalomaniac emperor being humiliated by the gods can be acted out in
      > human
      > experience over and over again.
      >
      > This is exactly what seems to many observers to have happened to
      > the
      > USA during the Bush Jr presidency, just like it happened to the
      > pre-imperial
      > republic of Ancient Rome. As everybody was celebrating the in-coming New
      > Year of 2006, the US President George W. Bush quietly declared that he no
      > longer considered himself to be bound by the Constitution of the United
      > States of America and would govern without regard to its contents
      > henceforward. That declaration has never been so much as challenged, let
      > alone overturned, in any court nor in the US Congress and so in that
      > fateful
      > moment Bush gave himself absolute powers over the USA and changed it from
      > being a republic into a de facto empire with himself as its emperor. By
      > default the citizens of the USA have already accepted their new,
      > diminished
      > status as subjects of the absolute imperial US President. As far as any
      > US
      > President needs to be concerned, the US Constitution can now be treated as
      > just "a goddam piece of paper!" with total impunity.
      >
      > You might expect perhaps that one of the first things on the new,
      > in-coming President Obama's agenda upon taking office would be to reverse
      > this appalling transformation of the US Republic that Bush Jr had wrought
      > and restore the rule of the Constitution and the status of his fellow
      > Americans as citizens of the Republic. But no. Obama has kept quiet
      > about
      > the whole tragedy and has simply stepped into the Presidency left to him
      > by
      > former Pres. Bush unchanged and without any declared intention to change
      > it
      > either. In short, Obama has accepted the role of new Emperor of the
      > United
      > States of America and all its dominions around the globe.
      >
      > Obama-lovers may believe that in his case being the absolute ruler
      > of the USA is no bad thing and is even a very good thing because he is an
      > exceptionally benign ruler and being so powerful will enable him to bring
      > the desperately-needed "change we can believe in" that he promised to
      > everyone. But already the signs of imperial megalomania are starting to
      > appear. Take for example this statement abstracted from his acceptance
      > speech for his Nobel Peace Prize:
      > “I am the Commander-in-Chief of a country that's … working … to
      > confront a ruthless adversary that directly threatens the American people
      > and our allies.”
      > (See http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article23724.htm - 9th
      > paragraph down)
      >
      > Commander-in-Chief? Of a democracy??? Who is he to COMMAND "a
      > free
      > people, one nation under God"? And where does he get the inflated idea
      > that
      > this is the role to which he was elected? Already he appears to be
      > getting
      > above himself and is unconsciously putting his delusions of imperial
      > grandeur on display. Clearly Pres. Obama sees himself as the people's
      > ruler, not their servant. In his eyes it appears that he is the people's
      > boss. But in a democracy, the people are their own boss. In a democratic
      > republic the people are not there to take commands from their President.
      > The President is there to take the people's commands and carry them out.
      > If
      > the Republic still exists then Obama has got the wrong end of the stick
      > about what his role is as President. But of course, if the Republic has
      > been replaced by an empire and he is really the new de facto Emperor then
      > he
      > is right and it is the people who have got the wrong end of the stick.
      >
      > Either way it looks like a bad omen to me, I'm afraid. It must
      > also
      > be giving our ET visitors pause for thought too, I would imagine. How can
      > they form meaningful relationships with earth-humanity when it is
      > embroiled
      > in archaic imperial psychodramas that have brought down one civilization
      > after another in this planet's long and sordid history?
      >
      > Regan
      >
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