End of the Obama Era

Political Commentary by Viktor Sukov

The end of the Obama era is now drawing to a close and all I can say is Thank God for that. The past 8 years of his presidency have been a complete disaster for our country, for our people, and for the entire world. And Thank God Hillary Clinton didn’t win the election as we would have 4 more years of Obama’s “doctrines” which are a joke to say the least.

No!  No!  I won't go!  This is my public housing home and they'll have to drag me out!  Why am I being forced out of the WH???

In the past 8 years we’ve seen our country reduced to almost a third world nation economically. We’ve seen attempt after attempt by the Obama administration to reduce the most sophisticated and powerful military on the planet to rubble. We’ve been played like fools and we’ve been repeatedly lied to that make one’s head swim. Instead of being a great unifier Barack Obama has turned out to be the Great Divider and he and his administration have divided our nation in ways that were once unimaginable. When it comes to Black Americans, Barack Obama hasn’t done one damned thing for them over the past 8 years and the fact is Black Americans are no better than off than they were 8 years ago and possibly even worse off. That’s a really sad legacy for America’s first “black” POTUS (remember he’s half black and half white).

Obama’s signature piece accomplishment has been the Affordable Healthcare Act aka Obamacare. He touted it as something that would reduce the high costs of medical care and assured us that for the first time in American history healthcare would be affordable to all. Not long ago people got their notices from their health insurance providers and those notices sent most people into a state of SHOCK as they were informed their monthly premiums were going up over 100%! Affordable? It now appears there is NOTHING AFFORDABLE about Obamacare. Continue reading

Advertisements

America FIRST!!

commentary by Viktor Sukov —

trump_3President-elect Donald Trump has launched his “Thank You Tour” with the intention of thanking his supporters across America which is a first in case you didn’t know it. It’s nice to see someone with gratitude and hopefully by his example all of us can learn to be grateful in a society that is far too often not grateful for anything. As he launched his tour he let it be known that he intends to nominate retired US Marine Corp General James Mattis, aka “Mad Dog,” as his Defense Secretary which hopefully well bring the US military our of its PC nightmare and we’ll once again have real soldiers again and real military leadership. Mattis is a man with a set between his legs and is just what America needs to drive home to our enemies that the USA isn’t going to take anymore of their bullshit!

On his tour President-elect Trump also outlined his “America First” policy which is something this nation has been in need of for a long, long time now. Speaking in Cincinnati, Ohio said, “NOW is the time to embrace the one thing that truly unites us….AMERICA!” He went on to say, “There is NO global anthem! There is no global flag, no global currency, no global citizenship. We will be united as AMERICANS.” Speaking further Trump said that attempts to “separate us by race, by age, by income, by place of birth, and by geography” are O-V-E-R! Additionally, he added, “We hear a lot of talk about how we are becoming a globalized world, but the relationships that people value in this country are LOCAL.”

“We pledge allegiance to one flag and that flag is the AMERICAN flag! From now on its going to be AMERICA FIRST,” Trump told the gathered crowd adding that never again will any other interest come before our national interest. “…when America is UNITED nothing is beyond our reach. We are going to have a country that is so great, in so many different ways….we WILL compete in the world….in a world that is a two-way road, not the one-way around! The advantages will come back to our country as they haven’t for many years,” Trump went on to say. “We’re going to put OURSELVES FIRST! We seek peace and harmony with the nations of the world BUT that means recognizing the right of every country, INCLUDING OUR OWN, to look after its citizens. We’ve put other countries first and we’ve had people running our country that truly did not know what the HELL they were doing!” Trumps statements were interrupted numerous times by applause and cheers.

In terms of the American worker Trump said his administration is going to protect the American worker that past administrations have forgotten and they’ve forgotten that it was the American worker who truly built this country. He promised his administration WILL NOT FORGET! He pointed out that one of the major reasons America is so divided today is due to our government’s failure to protect the American worker and their families. “We are not unified,” Trump said, “but WE WILL BE!”

Referring to Washington politicians (namely that WORTHLESS body we call Congress) Trump told the crowd “Washington politicians have spent to long appealing to particular interests, they’ve forgotten how to appeal to the NATIONAL INTERESTS! Our goal is to strengthen the bonds of trust between our citizens, to restore the sense of membership in our shared NATIONAL COMMUNITY.” Continue reading

US Workers Take to Streets Over Wages!

WORKERS OF THE WORLD UNITE!!

uniteNow more than ever the American workers need to unite and fight against the ruthless predatory powers that be for a decent wage. For far too long American workers have been exploited and it is time to STAND UP. American workers have been little more than SERFS for the past 10 years and the GROSS LACK of action by that absolutely WORTHLESS body called “Congress” proves it beyond any shadow of doubt.

Fact is it is impossible to live on the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour without also being on public assistance. All of our politicians claim they want to cut public assistance roles so why don’t they raise minimum wage so people can earn a descent living without being on such assistance? It’s because they are NOT serious about public assistance “reform” as it keeps the American worker in a state of servitude and that is exactly where the elites wish to keep us. SERFS!

The federal minimum wage today of $7.25 is worth LESS today than it was in 1968 when adjusted for inflation. That is absolutely ASTOUNDING! The federal minimum wage has not increased since 2009 and that is equally astounding considering the HUGE price increases we’ve seen over the past 6 years in terms of food, rent, gasoline, and all other costs of living.

Some states have taken it beyond themselves to raise state minimum wage to at least $12 per hour but that doesn’t happen until 2020 which is FOUR YEARS FROM NOW! Why is this state min wage not taking effect NOW? Again…..SERFDOM! Exploitation of the working poor! And this $12 per hour falls short of what many workers have been demanding which is $15 per hour. Continue reading

Obama Strikes Out Again!

obama5President Barack Obama I must admit has been somewhat of an enigma to me over the course of the past 8 years. He’s a very good orator but he seems not to know when he’s said enough and leave it at that. Instead he gives a great and inspiring speech and then throws in something divisive and that just blows me away! And he did it again…today…in Dallas!

Both Obama and former POTUS George Bush 2 attended a memorial for the fallen Dallas Police Officers today killed last week in a domestic TERROR attack. Obama gave a very unifying speech and offered comfort to friends and family but…but then….he did it again. At the end of his Unifying speech he decided to end it by speaking about gun control! He unified and then he divided and sadly that is typical of this president. Why didn’t he just end it before he made his comments about gun control? The answer to that is rather simple. Obama is NOT a unifier but a divider and he’s proven that over and over again during his tenure as president.

Back in 2008 I had high hopes for Obama. I thought being our first part Black president that he’d do a lot for Black America. I thought he’d sound a message of unity among Americans of all races loud and clear. Why, I even thought he might turn out to be a second Dr Martin Luther King! Sadly, it didn’t take me long to figure out that Barack Obama was no Dr King and it didn’t take me long to figure out that he wasn’t going to do much for Black America. I began to realize that unlike Dr King, Obama was a divider instead of a messenger of Unity! Obama has turned out NOT to be anything I thought he was back in 2008 when we first elected him POTUS.

And now here he is in the last few final months of his presidency and Obama is STILL missing his opportunity. He’s still capitalizing on DIVISION instead of unity! He STILL hasn’t done anything for Black America! What he’s done is proven over and over again that he’s not a unifier and that he is a CORPORATIST just as his protege Hillary Clinton is. He and Hillary are for the RICH and all those who are not rich of ALL COLORS are SERFS! Hillary is playing the SAME GAME Obama played with us back in 2008. And like Obama back then Hillary is just paying us a lot of LIP SERVICE! Empty words and empty promises with NO substance and NO intention of fulfilling any of the promises at all, period! Will America fall for this CON GAME again? Hate to say it but it is highly likely.

Barack Obama is a man and a president who has now missed his golden opportunity and sadly that also means America has missed its golden opportunity. Today, America seems more DIVIDED than every before and that’s pretty sad in light of the fact that Obama is our first Black POTUS. What’s even sadder is Obama doesn’t even seem like he realizes he’s missed such a golden opportunity OR he just doesn’t care. So, in my mind Barack Obama has been a failure as a president and I can’t help but imagine how America would be today had this first Black President been a unifier instead of a divider.  How much different would America and Americans be today had President Barack Obama been a man in the footsteps of Dr Martin Luther King?  We can only imagine now…………..

 

Who Runs America? It ain’t poor or working White People!!

Who REALLY runs this nation? Well it sure as hell isn’t poor or working White people! Take a look at the following stats:

1. America today has MORE wealth and income inequality than any major developed country on the planet.

2. The gap between RICH and everyone else in this country is WIDER than at any time since the 1920s!

3. The top 1/10th of 1% owns almost as much wealth as the bottom 90%.

4. An astounding 58% of all new income since the Wall Street crash has gone to the top 1%.

5. We have an overflow of millionaires and billionaires in this nation YET at the same time millions of not-rich Americans work longer hours and for LOWER wages!

6. America has one of the HIGHEST child poverty rates of any developed country on the planet!! And yet we are the richest nation on the planet?

These are pretty DISGUSTING statistics for a nation who prides itself for being the richest nation on earth and a fortress for social justice, equality, opportunity, freedom and democracy!!

And yet, these stats PROVE beyond doubt who is REALLY running things in this nation and who has been for MANY decades now. It’s time for a REALITY CHECK America! It’s time to identify the REAL OPPRESSORS in this nation!!

And solutions to all this:

Go to the following and read it….

https://berniesanders.com/issues/income-and-wealth-inequality/

THE SERF’S REVOLT!!! Global REVOLT against the New World Order!

The first rumblings of the working class being fed up with the New World Order as set forth and promised by POTUS Bush, Sr. began to arise in the Middle East during the so called “Arab Spring.” That was Part 1 and now Part 2 has begun with the British vote to leave the European Union effective ASAP. Part of this Part 2 also is the rise of GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump whose rapid rise up the American political ladder no one predicted. Surely, we thought, Trump would never come anywhere close to gaining a real chance for the GOP nomination BUT we were WRONG! And what is the meaning of all this? It is simply that the working poor on the planet are SICK AND TIRED of the global elites and their globalization! The common man and woman are REJECTING the elitist Corporatist plan!! Well…..IT’S ABOUT TIME!

protestor-san-cristobalWorkers have come to feel left out in the cold as they’ve watched their jobs go overseas, their income decline, prices rise, and a forced global “diversity” in which we are supposed to be accepting of anybody and everybody no matter what. Workers have grown increasingly anxious over forced rapid integration of foreign products and people into their lives. They’ve grown not only anxious but outright ANGRY over the loss of national borders, language, and culture. The elites might view themselves as “global citizens” but the common working man and woman in the West DOES NOT!

A growing sense of political helplessness among the common folk has contributed strongly to these feelings of resentment towards the global elites. Increasingly workers have come to KNOW that their leaders no longer respond to concerns of the common people and this realization has only served to anger the common masses even MORE!

Populist Uprisings are now the call of the day as Brexit (Britain’s exist from the EU) just proved and as, most likely, the November 2016 POTUS election will also prove. The common working people are sick of the status quo in the West. They are tired of being treated as 2nd class citizens! They want their country BACK wherever they live and out of the hands of the globalists!

Racial tensions and political polarization have contributed to the growing discontent of the masses. What we are now seeing is the beginnings of the Rise of POPULISM and that has got the Corporatist elites running scared. It’s about time! These globalists have manipulated economies to their own personal advantage and gain while the common folk have paid the price in terms of job loss, insecurity, and poverty! The common people DO NOT want to be “citizens of the world”!! The common people DO NOT want to live in borderless states! The common people DO NOT want to be a part of the globalist plan!! Now the common people in the West are driving those points home as yesterday’s vote in the UK to leave the EU cost the globalists BILLIONS of dollars in financial losses! Continue reading

MLK — A Time to Break Silence

On 4 April 1967 Dr Martin Luther King gave his first major public address regarding the war in Vietnam.  The address was delivered to laity and clergy at Riverside Church in NYC.  Sadly, he delivered this address only one year prior to his assassination.  In the address, commonly known as “Beyond Vietnam,” Dr King spoke out harshly against the war.  Many civil rights leaders at the time condemned him for his comments as they thought his comments would hurt their cause.  His words angered President Lyndon B. Johnson at the time to the point that Johnson revoked an invitation to the White House for Dr King.  MLK once said, “The calling to speak is often a vocation of agony, but we must speak.  We must speak with all the humility that is appropriate to our limited vision, but WE MUST SPEAK.”

MLKDr King began his address by pointing to statements made by an organization of clergy and laymen concerned about the war.  He referenced one statement in particular which said, “A time comes when silence is betrayal.”  Dr King said that time had come for us in relation to the war in Vietnam but it is just as applicable today in light of the present state of our nation.  The silence of the masses of Americans has come to betrayal!  No longer can we afford to be silent as we watch the Corporatist pillage our nation economically and in terms of basic human rights!  We The People MUST break our silence and SPEAK OUT in an effort to end this wholesale destruction of our nation and our society for the sake of PROFIT for the FEW!  Many of us wish to THINK we are “patriotic” but just how patriotic is it to be silent when you sit and watch the destruction of America and American society?  That’s NOT patriotic at all.  That’s BETRAYAL!  And that is exactly what Dr King was talking about because that is what many Americans were doing in the days of the Vietnam War.

Dr King went on to say that the mission to speak out is a “most difficult one.”  He said, “Even when pressed by the demands of inner truth, men do not easily assume the task of opposing their government’s policy…”.  Sadly, in America today we have an increasing system of Corporatism in which and through which government that is suppose to represent the people is used, instead, to do the bidding of the corporations.  Government policy is becoming more and more bent towards the corporations and less and less towards the common American living on Main Street.  We all know this because it is a truth within us that eats at us many times but, yet, we are reluctant to speak out, stand up, and oppose just as Dr King pointed out.  He went on to note that the human spirit does not move without “great difficulty against all the apathy of conformist thought…”.  Again, his words rang true and still ring true today.  We Americans have become a reluctant people.  A people perhaps with too much comfort and certainly a people with far too much apathy.  Instead, conformist thought is embraced because we have deemed it too risky, too difficult, to speak out and oppose the greedy Corporatists who now own and control our nation.  Sadly, conformism has never gotten a people anywhere worthy.  In fact, conformism has usually ended with the end of a people and the end of a nation.  Our spirits have been dulled and even quenched by our entertainments and we have become far to concerned about our cell phones and to less concerned about the plight of our fellow human being and our children! Is it any wonder Americans are so apathetic and lethargic to the issues that REALLY matter?  Not really.   Continue reading