By Henry McRandall
It is no surprise that one of the many factors behind Lucifer Clinton’s devastating defeat at the hands of Satan Trump in last year’s U.S. presidential election was her oft-repeated vow to protect and extend the “legacy” of President Barack Obama. The dumb-headedness of this tactic is that what little “legacy” Barack Obama might have established as president is largely woeful – and NOT just because of Republican determination to block anything he tried to do.
And in that regard, Barack Obama was no different from any past U.S. president in that the only time ANY U.S. president has delivered ANY of the goods to the Other99% was when the puppet political prostitutes of the Top1% were ordered by their wealthy masters to toss out just a few more crumbs before a possible revolution could topple the entire sorry edifice of crony corporate-capitalism. It was in the 1930s and again in the 1960s that massive angry coalitions grew and put the fear of the proletariat into the dark, dark hearts of Amerikkka’s true and perpetual rulers – the Ownership Class.
The fact of the matter is that Barack Obama – the second so-called “First African-American President”, after another money-grubbing phony, Bill Clinton – actually achieved almost nothing that was both positive and noteworthy – with the POSSIBLE EXCEPTION of Obamacare. For the most part, Barack Obama’s so-called “legacy” has been horrific. In economic terms, African-Americans have fared more poorly under Obama than under any president since FDR (Franklin Delano Roosevelt) in the 1930s and early 1940s as the African-American average household income fell steadily further behind EVERY OTHER racial or ethnic demographic group and especially behind the average income of white households.
Despite his promise to protect whistleblowers, the Obama regime has prosecuted more whistleblowers than all previous presidencies combined. He agreed to spend TRILLIONS of dollars of taxpayer money to bail out the “too-big-to-fail” banks and to make sure not a single gangster bankster failed to get his million-dollar-plus bonus and to also not prosecute a single one of the gangster banksters who commited FIVE MILLION felony mortgage frauds and evicted five million American families from their homes. Yet while the cupboard was flush with cash when the gangster banksters came-a-callin’, the cupboard was suddenly bare when the mortgage-fraud victims and millions of other desperate Americans were in urgent need of much-more-deserved federal assistance.
Primarily at the urging of his demented secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, Obama adopted the heinous policy of attempting to force “regime change” in Libya and Syria. It is as a direct consequence of this murderous policy and nonstop, genocidal Anglo-American/NATO aggression worldwide – but especially at the moment in North Africa and the so-called Middle East – that we now have the worst refugee and worldwide terrorism crises ever. For the first time in history, there is not a single place on Earth where anyone can be certain of not being at risk of an imminent and possibly fatal terrorist attack. And the arms industry is laughing all the way to the bank while Amerikkka’s poor, its working class and, now, even its middle class are drowning in the putrid cesspool of crony-corporate-capitalist excess and immunity from criminal prosecution.
No, Barack Obama left no great “legacy” that merited protection and continuation by Hillary Rodham Clinton. But if the history books were actually written by the “loser” classes rather than the much, much smaller and much more dishonest “winner” classes, the truth they would reveal is that the only two U.S. presidents ever to effect meaningful change that was beneficial primarily to the Other99% were the above-mentioned FDR and, later (in the 1960s), Lyndon B. Johnson. And it was mere coincidence that they were both Democrats. It was determined and sustained uprisings by a broad coalition of population segments with a wide variety of just grievances that forced the Ownership Class itself to become terrified that a revolution could be in the offing and that the Top1%’s criminally-corrupt game of “dividing” the masses in order to perpetually “conquer” them might be about to come to a sorry end – at least for them.
So in keeping with tradition, Donald Trump’s regime will be even worse for the poor, the working class and the middle class. Trump has assembled a cabinet of billionaires and generals who are covertly preparing to massively escalate the Top1%’s nonstop class warfare against the Other99%. Unless and until such time as there is a political, social and economic revolution, no president will ever again occupy that office unless he or she is nothing more than the Top1%’s “boy (or gal) in the White House.”
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