Obama Spin Reveals Elite Roots
by Anthony Wile
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We track power
elite dominant social themes large and small. As part of this effort,
we've uncovered what we believe to be patterns of "directed
history" leading toward ever-bigger government at both national
and international levels.
government because they control society via mercantilism, the use
of public power to enhance private advantages.
As the US has
evolved along increasingly imperial lines, mercantilism has grown
more obvious and intrusive. Over US$3 trillion is administered via
government programs and bureaucrats. With so much money at stake,
the political process itself has been increasingly rationalized.
In many ways US Inc. is a large business, run by powerful people
who have a great deal at stake financially.
Less and less
is left up to chance these days. Candidates are vetted for malleability
and cooperation within the boundaries of what is tolerable. Someone
like Congressman Ron Paul (R-Texas) offered up well-received ideas
about freedom and free markets. The "establishment" ostracized
him and the GOP itself worked hard to ensure he would not win the
nomination nor even have a voice at the convention.
changed to ensure that Ron Paul's delegates did not obtain clout
and when this was not enough, delegates were intimidated physically
and even beaten up. But someone like Democratic president Barack
Obama ran into no such resistance. He was very obviously a "chosen"
candidate one selected by a US power elite for purposes that
still do not seem entirely clear.
But there are
many tales surrounding his background, most of which have to do
with CIA affiliations not only for him but also for his family.
Access to his records going back all the way to kindergarten have
been barred and there is considerable evidence he was born abroad.
Obama carried on with the various programs of what we might call
the Imperium. He continued its wars, its domestic intimidation and
its corporate empowerment.
Part of Obama's
program involved the continual degradation of the US economy. By
raising taxes, increasing regulation and further militarizing the
US economy, Obama guaranteed both the continued rise of mercantilism
and the further impoverishment of US citizens.
This is a considerable
accomplishment within the context of the anger and frustration that
many in the country feel. Of course, Obama has been helped by what
seems to be a controlled mainstream media that faithfully reports
his perspectives and refuses to probe his policies too aggressively.
has helped his cause with a professorial wonkishness that is somewhat
disarming. He doesn't come across as an especially manipulative
or destructive type, not overtly anyway.
He is, in other
words, a good front man for the interests that supported him and
helped place him in the most powerful job in the world. His mission:
To further mercantilism and increase US support for internationalism
and global government.
within this context has been adequate and thus those who backed
him before are apparently making every effort to ensure he gets
another term to "finish" whatever it is he has been charged
as we can see from the first debate between him and challenger Mitt
Romney, is probably somewhat psychologically at a disadvantage in
this campaign. No matter who you are, it is difficult to defend
behaviors that are intended to be destructive of the very citizenry
you were elected to serve. Thus it is, perhaps, that Obama found
it hard to defend his policies and term in office. Mitt Romney is
said to have won the first debate.
Romney has been picked by the same special interests that selected
Obama, one surmises. Nonetheless, Obama is the Chosen One. Romney
is merely the backup.
And so a great
many manipulations are now taking place to ensure that Obama is
seen as having momentum despite his recent weak performance.
It is instructive
to look at what is going on because it gives us a clearer picture
of the ease with which the power elite exercises its clout on behalf
of those it wants to support.
believe elites are merely a network of powerful people with similar
interests or a cohesive cadre of globalists, the manipulations being
applied to the Barack Obama campaign for a second term as US president
are truly remarkable.
are worth noting because they show us the immense power of these
elites when it comes to supporting a specific goal and personality.
We can catalogue four separate elements of manipulation on Obama's
behalf, as follows:
- Jobs are
- Media is
spinning like crazy on his debate performance.
- Polls now
show him drawing ahead.
- Osama bin
Laden books and movies are suddenly appearing.
from just yesterday from the New York Times regarding employment,
entitled "Jobs Report Brings Unexpected Good News for Obama"
Obama waved to the crowd after speaking at a campaign rally at
George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. ... After a lackluster
debate, President Obama faced the prospect of a second piece of
bad political news with Friday morning's jobs report. Instead,
Mr. Obama and the economy received some unexpected
will spend the rest of the day parsing the numbers and arguing
over exactly the best way to describe the report, but there is
little question about its overall thrust: positive. An energized
President Obama, appearing at a campaign rally outside Washington,
seized on the news, saying "this country has come too far
to turn back."
to 1,935 supporters at George Mason University a few hours after
the numbers were released, Mr. Obama said, "This morning,
we found out that the unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest
level since I took office. More Americans entered the work force;
more people are getting jobs."
dropped sharply, to 7.8 percent from 8.1 percent, because the
Labor Department's survey of households showed a large gain in
the number of employed people in September. The survey of businesses
showed a smaller gain, but it also showed that hiring gains in
July and August were larger than expected.
When it comes
to the debate itself, the mainstream media has worked hard to transform
a defeat into victory. Here's an excerpt of an article posted at
Newsbusters describing this process. ("MRC" refers to
the Media Research Center):
Leads Post-Debate Media Spin for Democrats ... Leading into tomorrow's
presidential debate, journalists are busy setting expectations
for the candidates. On Sunday's Good Morning America, ABC's George
Stephanopoulos argued that Mitt Romney is under "huge, huge"
pressure: "He is behind right now. He is behind nationally,
he's behind in all of the battleground states. This is the last
big audience that Mitt Romney is going to have with about four
and a half weeks left to go."
undecided voters will be swayed by the media's post-debate spin
about who won and who lost than by any pre-debate expectations.
Reviewing the last several campaigns, MRC analysts have found
a clear trend of network reporters fawning over the performance
of liberal candidates, while harping on any perceived weaknesses
or gaffes from conservatives.
One of the
most reliable pro-Democratic pundits is none other than George
Stephanpoulos not especially surprising, given his track
record as a loyal operative for Bill Clinton's 1992 presidential
campaign, but hardly the objective, unbiased voice touted by ABC
MRC has documented
how, in eight out of the last nine general election presidential
debates (every one since he joined ABC News in 1997), Stephanopoulos
has gone on his network's airwaves to claim victory for the Democratic
candidate, all in the guise of offering impartial analysis.
AP has joined
the fray by reporting on Obama's edge in political ads. After weeks
of articles asserting that Romney has a fund-raising edge, we learn
suddenly that Obama is well out in front when it comes to actual
political promotion. Here's an excerpt from an article written and
campaign outpacing Romney's in ads ... A new report finds that
President Barack Obama's re-election campaign has run more than
twice as many TV ads in nine key states as has the campaign of
his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney.
Co. said Friday that Obama's campaign had run nearly 230,000 ads
in Nevada, Colorado, Iowa, Wisconsin, Ohio, Florida, Virginia,
Pennsylvania and New Hampshire from the beginning of the year
through early September, compared with about 87,000 for Romney.
All are considered battlegrounds this year, with both candidates
competing heavily in those states for votes.
disparity was in Ohio. Obama's campaign ran just over 51,000 ads
in the state compared to nearly 17,500 for Romney. No Republican
has ever won the White House without carrying Ohio, and recent
polls show Obama ahead there.
the home state of running mate Rep. Paul Ryan, is the only state
where Romney has edged the president in ads. Nielsen said Romney's
campaign had run 1,952 ads there compared to 1,391 for Obama.
most startling promotional mechanism has to do with the death of
Osama bin Laden. In numerous articles we've explained that it is
very difficult to believe that bin Laden died on May 1, 2011. Along
with many others, we believe he more likely died ten years ago of
Marfan syndrome leading to kidney failure.
bin Laden's death the Obama administration produced no DNA, no photos,
no body and no eyewitness to support the announcement. Additionally,
accounts varied widely regarding bin Laden's death and even whether
or not his body had actually been dumped at sea, as claimed. Search
the Internet for "bin Laden" and "Daily Bell"
for more on this topic.
obvious difficulties regarding the bin Laden death narrative, the
Obama publicity machine has ground on. Though Pakistani eyewitnesses
to the raid give a completely different story, the US mainstream
media has done no investigative work. They've simply reported on
the various triumphalist "spins" regarding bin Laden's
death. Here's an excerpt from an article that was posted yesterday
at Commentary magazine:
Film By Obama Bundler to Air Days Before Election ... This is
Obama-bundler Harvey Weinstein's made-for-TV film about the Osama
bin Laden raid, not to be confused with the much-hyped Kathryn
Bigelow movie on the same subject (that one is supposed to come
out at the end of the year). Weinstein's film will air on National
Geographic Channel on November 4, which many have pointed out
is a pretty coincidental date:
A film dramatizing
the death of Osama bin Laden is set to debut next month on the
National Geographic Channel, two days before the presidential
election. "Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama bin Laden,"
from The Weinstein Co. and Voltage Pictures, will air Sunday,
Nov. 4, the channel said Thursday. President Barack Obama faces
Republican challenger Mitt Romney at the polls two days later.
co-chairman Harvey Weinstein is a prominent fundraiser for Obama's
re-election campaign, which has touted bin Laden's death as an
example of the president's leadership.
When we add
all this up, a fairly definitive picture of massive manipulation
The US economy
is moribund and slipping into what seems to be an actual depression
but according to brand new Fedgov statistics, employment is up sharply!
Obama's debate performance was a losing one but the media itself
is defending his conduct and providing a number of alternative narratives.
There are polls
being reported that show how the president's campaign has been able
to muster considerable promotional clout in "battleground states."
And most disturbing of all, a flood of media reports continue to
celebrate the recent death of an archenemy of the US who apparently
died ten years ago.
There are many
who dispute who cannot psychologically tolerate the
idea that the US and the West are subject to massive elite manipulation
on a number of fronts. We are told that to proffer the idea that
Money Power has created a virtual false universe of sociopolitical
and economic assumptions is simplistic and "paranoid."
observe these elections and the vastness of resources being brought
to bear on reelecting Barack Obama. More eloquently than anything
we can write, this barely concealed display shows how deeply elite
control actually runs.
If all else
fails, of course, the votes themselves may be miscounted. Conveniently,
ballots are being sent to Spain. We've written about that here:
Who's Counting the Votes?
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