The "liberals" are getting ready to be duped again: "Obama's Historic Speech: Another Politician Pushed Into Populism by the OWS Climate?."
Here's my take:
This guy, Barack Obama, knew all of this in 2008, but what did he do?
He spoke like this before he got rolling in the primaries. Then he backed off and screwed up everything by doing nearly nothing he's giving speeches about now.
Okay, so could he grow in office? Could he be forced to be a new FDR?
Here's the deal. Let's see his New New Deal now! Let's see the plan he says he'll force through ASAP if the people give him the Senate and House he'll need to do it.
Here's another thing. To Hell with saying "the middle class" over and over and over. Where is he talking about the poor. There are people who won't ever become middle class in Obama's world no matter how hard they work. Everyone isn't equal, but why should those who have gifts not turn around to lift everyone else?
This speech was not Populist! It was a mixed and ambiguous speech.
Not only that but he'll go give another speech that will sound anti-populist (and I mean the Populist Movement Populists).
He's already dead wrong that we need budget cuts. He knows that there are people out here teaching others that we could use United States Notes to pay off the National Debt now! We could have zero taxes. All we need to do is put into circulation the supply of money that matches the real productivity rate -- no finance capitalism!
You'll notice that Barack Obama lauded Teddy Roosevelt because TR was a Progressive, but when he mentioned Franklin Roosevelt, he didn't mention public employment; and we need public employment now. We need over 20 million jobs now and on the public payroll all paid for via United States Notes. We need the CCC and WPA on steroids. We need to build a clean, sustainable energy system. Those are jobs just waiting for a real leader, not a bankster shill!
We need publicly funded high-skills training.
We need trade standards that demand higher environmental and labor and safety standards all across the globe.
Now, if you people are dumb enough not to demand that Barack Obama lay out in writing the exact legislation, a la, FDR only ten times stronger, before you even consider voting for him, you'll get exactly what you deserve, which will be Barack Obama getting into office for a second term and then compromising all over again rather than standing up as a strong leader who can call the people to action to phone and write and email their representatives to do what is necessary to end this depression (yes, depression) now.
He's playing it safe by summoning up the ghost of TR. We don't need a TR right now. We need someone who will drive in the same direction FDR drove only much harder and further.
There is zero reason why there should be one person anywhere in the US living in poverty. That's a fact.
Now, to be completely open here, I don't have any faith in the secular government known as the United States of America. What I do have though is the certain knowledge that there is such a thing as the lesser of evils. I don't call upon people to support the US government, ever. I don't call upon them to violently overthrow it either or to subvert it via tricks and lies and the like. Only the absolute truth should be used to improve the governing of humanity. That's my position.
Look, FDR was no saint. I'm not asking Barack Obama to channel him. FDR walked the talk though even though he did it from a wheelchair. Frankly, warts and all, Franklin D. Roosevelt was the best President this country ever had; and if he hadn't died in office but lived on decades after his fourth term, there's a high likelihood that the National Security State would never have become the monster that it is. Certainly, the current Republican favorite, Ronald Reagan, can't even begin to hold a candle to FDR. Yet, we must do better, much, much better.
I actually call upon people to join the Christian Commons. That's the right political economy for Heaven and Earth. Well, I do believe in God and know that God can provide without a human lifting a finger; but the Commons is in line with getting hearts and mind straight for those better and best times ahead for those who accept, love, and do. Bring forth?
Thank you, and may God bless the universe.
Here's Barack Obama's speech given on December 6, 2011. Read it with the things I've said in mind: Remarks by the President on the Economy in Osawatomie, Kansas | The White House.