Hitler Endorses Obama

Okay, that title is a cheap sensationalist tactic to get you to read this article. But before all you extreme left-wing progressives rush to your keyboards to condemn me for using a Nazi reference in the same sentence with the patron saint of changeyness, let me clarify for you that I am engaging in hyperbole and that I will employ that technique along with the use of irony and dark humor in this article. You can Google these terms if they are unfamiliar to you. I feel the need to make this clarification because it is apparent of late that no amount of irony is able to penetrate the fog of Obama mania which has settled over the consciousness of the so-called progressive liberal community.

I awoke this morning to exciting news. Colin Powell has endorsed Barack Obama for President. Yippie! The blogosphere is all atwitter. Our guy has worked hard, taken solid positions on all the most important progressive issues and managed to convince the exalted Mr. Powell to throw his support our way. Celebrations are in order. We’re one step closer to the Oval Office thanks to this latest breaking development. Oh, and for those of you who may have forgotten who Colin Powell is (history is so boring, isn’t it?) let’s take a moment to highlight some of his stellar qualifications as a supporter of the Left.

Powell is the guy who, as a bright young 31 year old Army Major, did his level best to keep information about the My Lai Massacre in Vietnam from becoming public. Specifically, he was charged with investigating a letter from a whistle-blowing soldier giving detailed accounts of many of the atrocities committed by U.S. military personnel in Vietnam under the auspices of the Phoenix Program. That program was a lovely little package of war crimes intended to “identify and neutralize (via infiltration, capture, or murder) the civilian infrastructure supporting the National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam (the Viet Cong).” In other words, it was a U.S. and South Vietnamese death squad operation which rampaged through the country side slaughtering civilians and burning down entire villages. You know, capturing the hearts and minds of the Vietnamese people. Powell summed up his investigation of the whistle-blower’s accusations by saying, “In direct refutation of this portrayal is the fact that relations between American soldiers and the Vietnamese people are excellent.”

Well that’s enough for me. If Powell endorsed the rousing success of the Phoenix Program, what more do we need to know? Queried about his participation in the attempted white wash of My Lai, some 40 years later Powell said, “I mean, I was in a unit that was responsible for My Lai. I got there after My Lai happened. So, in war, these sorts of horrible things happen every now and again…” Personally, I think he sounds really sorry. And he’s seems to be bashing Republicans these days, so I like him a lot.

Fast forward to 2003. Then Secretary of State, Powell, made a triumphant speech to the United Nations outlining the urgent need for us to invade Iraq in a war of aggression in order to eliminate the massive amounts of weapons of mass destruction which Saddam Hussein was going to use to invade and destroy the United States. Thank Buddha that Powell was able to use his dignity and gravitas to convince the world of the imminent danger. Imagine where we might be today without his steadfast endorsement of that magnificent war crime. I don’t know about you, but I wasn’t into wearing a turban and having Saddam Hussein’s picture on the one dollar bill. I shudder to think of Brittany Spears in a burka. Of course, it’s a bit unfortunate that Powell’s speech to the U.N. was a pack of outright fabrications and lies. But I’ve forgiven him by now, especially since he’s decided to come out in favor our Our Guy Obama.

And while we’re at it, let’s catalog of few of Barack Obama’s progressive qualifications to be next President of the United States of Imperialism. Well first, there’s his adamant condemnation of the war in Iraq. Why, he was against it from the very start. Of course, that hasn’t prevented him from voting continually to fund the Occupation. But hey, he has to get elected before he can implement all his wonderful changey policies, right? You know, like maintaining a presence of 50,000 to 80,000 troops in Iraq, along with a dozen or so permanent military bases and the world’s largest foreign embassy. Then there is his pledge to escalate the “good war” in Afghanistan. We’ve only killed about 10,000 or so innocent civilians there in the last few years. I won’t feel safe until we can push those numbers much higher. And Pakistan? Sending robot drones out to drop bombs on people is my kind of progressive war. Obama has assured us he’ll continue that policy and actually increase the number of illegal violations of that country’s sovereignty. Right on.

But let’s not stop there. The list of Oboma’s support for progressive issues is a long one. For instance, he endorsed immunity for the Telecoms. It’s a good thing, too. We can’t have corporations facing legal action or law suits for spying on us. After all, they are only trying to protect us from terrorists. And Barack is a true friend to the Zionist regime in Israel. He’ll do everything in his power to prevent those nasty Iranians from destroying Israel and driving them into the sea. Israel’s apartheid colonization of the West Bank, in direct violation of international law and the Geneva Conventions is inconvenient for the Palestinians. But what the heck. They don’t have much of a Lobby in Washington. And you hardly ever have to read about their suffering, not even in the so-called Progressive media. Why, I don’t think I’ve ever heard anything at all about the suffering of the Palestinian people on Air America. So who needs to worry about them? We can still hear and read non-stop Obamadulation, no matter how bad things may be in Gaza. What’s wrong with that?

The prospects for the progressive agenda in an Obama administration are bursting out all over. Obama will make sure we don’t have National Health Care. We have to keep our insurance companies in the loop so they can stay strong. And clean coal! Finally an intelligent advocate for that fantasy technology. I was worried that one of the most toxic forms of energy production in operation today might be hindered. Not under an Obama reign. Along with more Nuclear Power plants, which Obama favors, we should be able to stave off the threat of clean energy technologies for years to come. Well, okay, we can throw the environmentalists a few bones, but let’s not get carried away. We need to hold a few promises of a greener world in reserve to toss around during the midterm elections. And we’ve got 2012 to think about.

Besides, it’s about the economy, stupid. Speaking of which, now that Obama has helped usher in the nearly one trillion dollar handout to the banking industry, we should see prosperity on the horizon any day now. Obama has told us he has great faith in Secretary of the Treasury Paulson and his plan to save the American consumer. Just look at what a fine job Paulson did as Chairman of Goldman Saks? They gave him over half a billion dollars in bonuses and compensation when he left to become our Treasury Secretary, just two years before Goldman Saks went belly up. He must have done some great work for them. Why else would he get paid so much?

Well, I could go on and on. There are so many reasons for progressives to rally round Obama. Like his support for the death penalty and the Cuban embargo, just to mention two more. But I need to get busy planning tonight’s party in celebration of Colin Powell’s endorsement of our fine, pro-war, pro-corporate, pro-imperialist, pro-Zionist, pro-military-industrial-complex left wing hero. The future has never looked so bright for progressives. Being for Change has really lifted our spirits and bolstered attendance at our campaign rallies. I’m hoping that sometime in the next few days we’ll get Henry Kissinger to sign on with us. What a boon that would be. Like I always say, if your going to support a candidate who doesn’t represent any of the values you believe in, then you can’t have too many bloodthirsty war criminals endorsing him.

Joe Mowrey is an anti-war activist and an advocate for Palestinian rights. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico with his spouse and their three radical canines as well as the fifteen-year old anarchist cat, Mackabee who now has an antithetical feline roommate, Misha, the Velvet Fog. He can be reached at: joe@palestinetruthcoalition.com. Read other articles by Joe.

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  1. Martha said on October 20th, 2008 at 8:15am #

    Joe Mowrey has made my morning with his humorous and hard hitting column.

  2. Lynn said on October 20th, 2008 at 10:21am #

    Good article. Keep up the good work. I hope this is not a google blog because the CEO of google was also stupid enough to endorse Obama. Of course we must remember that Obama has spent mega bucks advertising on google. Both Powell and the CEO of google have been promised jobs in Obama’s adminstration. God help us.

    For those tired of the biased news coverage there will be a massive protest the media starting Oct 21.

    Check out freerepublic.com and

    Lets stand up and fight for America

  3. Lynn said on October 20th, 2008 at 10:23am #

    Boycott google. Never click on a google ad again. Hurt them where it counts: In the wallet

  4. bozhidar bob balkas said on October 20th, 2008 at 10:42am #

    clergy in canada and newcomers to americas had their free sexcare long before losts of countries introduced healthcare.
    there was so many maidens in redland; eager to team up w. a white man and offer sex therapy.
    amers still don’t have their medicare and they have also lost free sex care that they had for 2 centuries.
    to make matters worse, men r now losing their wives to obama. and if a child actress runs for prez, men may lose their children.
    much of it might be a plus, tho. have nice day, folks.
    i’v decided not to cry today. so i’m joking. thnx

  5. Binh said on October 20th, 2008 at 11:07am #

    Actually Hitler endorsed McCain.

    Powell probably just wants a job in the Obama administration as Secretary of Defense (assuming Bam gets rid of Gates, which I doubt) since his cred as a Secretary of State is gone.

    Oh, and you forgot Obama’s support for an undivided (meaning: Israelis only) Jerusalem. Now that’s change we can believe in.

  6. Xavier Fargas said on October 20th, 2008 at 12:45pm #

    I had been hoping to find a nice list of all the reasons why I won’t vote for Obama. Now when people ask why I’m going to “waste” my vote on a third-party candidate (Nader), I can save my breath and send them this url! Thanks!!!!

  7. Antonio Gonzalez said on October 20th, 2008 at 2:13pm #

    The first to remember es Powell is a three time War Criminal.

  8. DavidG. said on October 20th, 2008 at 4:22pm #

    Great article. Sadly, it will be lost on most Americans.

    My blog post discussing the necessity for ‘An American Revolution’ seems even more pertinent now given that the Republicans and the Democrats seem to come out of the same womb.

    Funny thing is that global warming may actually save us, bring down the capitalist-military-imperial junta. Ironic, eh?

    History tells some strange tales. There will be much debate among the few humans left on our destroyed planet.

  9. thompson said on October 20th, 2008 at 4:51pm #

    Here is another sad truth. Too bad you couldn’t used names like Caesar, Stalin or Richard. Western dementia is too busy giving these sadistic mass-murderers titles like “The Great” and “The Lionhearted.” Therein lies the paradox. Colin Powell is a mass murderer – a sadistic and cold-blooded one at that. He is in a pool of blood up to his chin. My Lai, Phoenix, the Highway of Death, his infamous UN speech which was almost 100% pack of lies. The American people are so fickle. So Obama – the politician that he is – must pretend that he’s just tickled pink that a piece of human rot like Colin Powell just gave him an endorsement. Wow. Politics really is a swill of pick slop and raw sewage. What a place in which to wallow.

  10. Kyle Martin said on October 20th, 2008 at 5:35pm #

    Why does Ralph Nader fail to to garner the proper respect he deserves? Is it because he pissed off too many powerful individuals? I have no idea. If someone could shed some light on it, it would be much appreciated. A link perhaps. Anything.

    As for the article, I enjoyed the Kissinger reference. By the way, Kissinger is endorsing McCain…I heard they’re going to start a social club where members drink blood from the skulls of the innocent. Obama is also invited.

  11. Hue Longer said on October 20th, 2008 at 7:10pm #

    As a Progressive for Obama, I have to point out that McCain is Scary. Boooo Scary Scary Boooo!

    If we let them rape us, maybe they won’t kill us! Give them the women first and cover that Nader guy’s mouth if he complains.

  12. Deadbeat said on October 20th, 2008 at 7:15pm #

    This is a great article and a great critique of Obama. “Progressives” got a lot of work ahead.

  13. Hue Longer said on October 20th, 2008 at 8:13pm #


    Thanks for emailing me (not sure if you blocked my email, so I’m posting here)

    I am not a Progressive for Obama– I was merely role-playing one

  14. Andy Best said on October 21st, 2008 at 2:05am #

    Great article Joe. This goes alongside Mickey Z’s “reasons to vote for McCain (opps, my bad, Obama)” satire.

  15. Max Shields said on October 21st, 2008 at 6:56am #

    Well done Joe.

  16. bozhidar bob balkas said on October 21st, 2008 at 9:53am #

    at one time, let’s say 100,000 yrs ago people may have not been enslaved, enserfed to any degree.
    today, uneducated (or, worse yet, miseducated) people r enserfed (and even enslaved here and there) everywhere to a high degree. exception being cuba, korea, vietnam, venezuela.
    from this i conclude firmly that, let’s say in US, canada, we can expect only worsening of the sit’n for the uneducated/oppressed people.
    we will also have more wars. US, w. help from world plutocrats and much of the ‘faithful’, will finally end the settling of the planet in a century or so.
    syria may be next to be destroyed; probably within a decade. cuba, vietnam, korea, iran, venezuela, china, russia, many ‘stans will also have to cry uncle or reform or be destroyed.
    kingdoms, sultanets, emirates will alos be eliminated. thnx

  17. Giorgio said on October 21st, 2008 at 3:20pm #

    You right, Joe, Hitler would love to embrace this mulatto…and I’m not being racist here. Just stating a fact!
    Screw the ‘progressives’…support instead Ron Paul’s REVOLUTION!
    It’s the only way to bring America to its senses….

  18. Giorgio said on October 21st, 2008 at 3:46pm #

    **Hitler would love to embrace this mulatto…with ambitions to be an Aryan…

  19. Hue Longer said on October 21st, 2008 at 5:13pm #

    Giorgio, what are your feelings on Nader?

  20. Al said on October 21st, 2008 at 5:30pm #

    I agree with you 100% Joe, but what are we supposed to do?

    Vote for McCain?

  21. Bernard J. Berg said on October 22nd, 2008 at 3:58am #

    It is a monumental tragedy that Obama is blowing this chance to effect a real change of course in politics. His victory (if) will be ashes in our mouths. MR-26-7

  22. bozhidar bob balkas said on October 22nd, 2008 at 5:37am #

    voting for obama is voting for slaughter of children; their dads, moms, grandparents in far away countries.
    it is not, of course,
    fault of DV, that posters here r just as murderous as maccain.
    but, there is some good news.
    few, if any, of such people evoke bible or torah as justification for enormous crimes against humanities. thnx

  23. Giorgio said on October 22nd, 2008 at 11:37am #

    Hue Longer,
    I have no problems with Nader. He is a great man and has been fighting the big corporations for years! But my problem here is that there are 4 independent candidates running for the presidency: Nader, McKenney, Barr and Baldwin.
    This to me is WRONG!
    Sometime in September, Paul, Nader, McKenney, Barr and Baldwin UNITED under 4 principles:
    So the next step they should have taken (and didn’t!) was to agree amongst themselves as to who would run ALONE for the presidency on those 4 principles only, and the others gracefully drop out!
    After agreeing on this ONE candidate then each and everyone of them would campaign and urge their respective supporters to vote for this ONE, not only on those 4 principles but also as a tactical necessity. It would have a far greater impact on the American electorate if the election boiled down to a three-cornered contest. I’m absolutely certain that the undecided and the fed up with either two major parties would cast a protest vote on this single candidate even if they were not totally in agreement with those 4 principles. NOW by allowing the votes to fizzle out amongst four candidates is no winner for starters. Who knows this ONE might even come second displacing either Obama or McCain into third place. And if really lucky, even become the next president!
    This of course if the Republicans and Democrats wouldn’t collude and fudge the vote count and rob him of victory, which I have no doubt they would. But still it would remain a great VICTORY!

  24. Drew said on October 22nd, 2008 at 2:47pm #

    You’re right. America is full of mass murdering psychopaths like George Bush and Bill Clinton, unlike those progressive voices of hope, social justice, and egalitarianism like Pol Pot and Tito.

  25. Giorgio said on October 22nd, 2008 at 7:33pm #

    Oh, NO! Not at all! It’s not really that bad, yet! But it will get there, of course… Bush and Clinton got to be very much smarter and they play it by ear, they’ve got to…it’s a much different ball game but the end result will be very much the same, eventually….
    You won’t be wearing shackles, for example. Too primitive, yak!
    You will have instead an imbeded chip monitoring your every move. See the difference?

  26. Max Shields said on October 23rd, 2008 at 7:57am #

    “You’re right. America is full of mass murdering psychopaths like George Bush and Bill Clinton, unlike those progressive voices of hope, social justice, and egalitarianism like Pol Pot and Tito.”

    A ringing endorsement for American democracy!!!

  27. bozhidar bob balkas said on October 23rd, 2008 at 7:58am #

    drew, i did not say that US is full of mass of murdering psychopaths.
    i said that anyone who votes for obama is murderous.

    tito was responsible for deaths of tens of thousands fleeing cetniks and ustashas.
    unfortunately, there were, as far as i know, no chief criminals amongst them.
    in any, case tito cld not have prevented partizans avenging deaths/deportation of jews, deaths of ca 30,000 croat socialists and ab 100,000 serbs.

  28. AJ Nasreddin said on October 23rd, 2008 at 9:18am #

    More nuclear power, eh? They must be running low on DU for the bombs.

  29. Deadbeat said on October 23rd, 2008 at 9:55am #

    I want to pick up on Georgio’s comments to Hue. He’s right and affirms my belief that Nader and McKinney at the least should have ran together as a united front. Georgio is extending that to the Barr and Paul ranks. This is important because had their been a united front on the Left at the least at best Obama’s would have had to run more to his left than from the so-called “center” or he might not have ran at all.

    But more importantly the Left would be in a more viable position and would have attracted the people who decided to join the Obama ranks. It is then important that the Left figure out why they couldn’t coalesce their ranks four years ago after Nader’s 2000 run. Had they Nader would be in a much stronger position for this election cycle with an institutional base.

    The Left is very much responsible for creating the void that is being filled by Obama leaving voters with not much of a choice. Therefore many voters, especially African American voters, who are always scapegoated, stereotyped, and targeted by the Republicans are left with NO choice. Thus Al’s question about voting for McCain is not a rhetorical question to black voters but a very REAL one. Having no other choice African American will vote lesser evil.

    Again why is the black vote (an aspect that many white leftist ignore or diminish) important? Because African American are the most LOYAL Democratic voters. If the Left wants to weaken the Democrats they have to lure African American voters away from Democrats. The Left’s failure four years ago has neither positioned Nader nor McKinney as viable alternatives.

    Therefore it is terribly unfair as reflected in bozhidar comments to lay full blame of the evils committed by the U.S. government on the voters when their choices are in fact extremely limited. Such rhetoric only furthers alienation rather than solidarity.

    Essentially I agree with Georgio and why I deem Nader’s “more choices more voices” is exactly the WRONG message. What is needed is SOLIDARITY.

    Right now the only “solidarity” I see happening in 2008 is being driven by the Obama campaign.

  30. bozhidar bob balkas said on October 23rd, 2008 at 10:50am #

    it seems u haven’t read all of my comments. in many, i stress the fact, that miseducation of children and disinforming adults by the ruling class, causes most amers (95%?) semantic blindness.
    however, i did say that anyone who votes for obama is as murderous as obama.
    i say that because 80-90% amers know a lot ab whom US is killing and how far away it’s happening.
    thus it is no longer of being blind but probably case of looking dwn on the victims, etc.
    i do think that i made a mistake when i said that people who vote for obama r as murderous as, let’s say, obama.
    no, they r not.
    but i also said voting for obama is voting for the uncle. and it is he who’s killing civ’ns.
    and he may be just at the begining of his slaughters.
    i’d like to add, that assigning degree of guilt or meeting out penalties to stratified ruling and nonruling classes, is a laborious process.
    in the end, 200mn amers r killing mns of people.
    i also broke my own ruling when i labeled people, such as being “murderous” .
    labels r just a pain; confusing, inaccurate, inadvecate, etc. thnx for ur reply

  31. Deadbeat said on October 23rd, 2008 at 12:09pm #

    bozhidar says…

    it seems u haven’t read all of my comments. in many, i stress the fact, that miseducation of children and disinforming adults by the ruling class, causes most amers (95%?) semantic blindness. however, i did say that anyone who votes for obama is as murderous as obama. i say that because 80-90% amers know a lot ab whom US is killing and how far away it’s happening.

    What you are saying bozhidar is either rhetorical or due to frustration. Regardless of which it is contradictory.

    On the one hand you attribute blame to voters who you say are “miseducated” and “disinformed” and on the other hand you ascribe blame and accountability to these same voters who do not live in any kind of a Democratic society.

    Should I blame you for not sacrificing yourself because your wife won’t allow it as you have made clear in previous comments. Would that kind of rhetoric win you over? Will ascribing such personal blame help build solidarity? I think not. That is why I reject such rhetoric that I see coming from the “Left” especially when the “Left” itself played a huge and crucial role in creating the political void now being filled by Obama. Should every member of the “Left” be held responsible? That is counterproductive.

    What is needed is self assessment especially on the Left in order for it to understand its failures and in order for it to construct strategies that will enable it to build solidarity especially among oppressed groups within the United States.

    The Left should start by confronting Zionism and racism so that it can build up it ranks among people of color whose demographics are growing within the U.S. And then expand from there.

    Such an alignment will shake out the phony leftists especially those that are Trojans on the issue of Zionism. And we have seen plenty of that here on DV. A lot of whites on the Left will be attracted to such an realignment because the core issues among oppressed communities are grounded on the foundations of justice and equality.

    All I am saying is to choose your rhetoric wisely. You can choose to use “blame the victim” or chose solidarity.

  32. bozhidar bob balkas said on October 23rd, 2008 at 1:38pm #

    in at least few of my posts i have said following, One does not blame/flog a blind horse for eating some dung along with some straws and hay.
    one does not blame americans fore eating ‘dung’ along w. few veggies and some meat.
    i’v also stated many times that amers r not separate race of people nor exceptionalist when it comes to evaluation of half truths, lies as the truth.
    it happened to germans, italians, serbs and many others.
    in short, evaluating lies as truth is a panhuman phenomenon. so is waging wars, enserfing, exploiting, hating, using as cannon fodder,etcetc.
    as an aside i put to people that whoring is not the oldest profession; lying and deceiving may be. and that’s what’s happening even now.
    so do i blame people for being miseducated? what’s the diff if i do or not.
    but i do not or only slightly.
    amers, just like all other peoples, r stratified in importance, econo-military-political power.
    a hobo or a prisoner has zilch political power. a housewife (houseman) close to zilch.
    some take offense at the label “housewife”. but i do not imbue the word with any dysphemism of whatever kind.
    it had been imbued with pejorativeness by the ruling class, educators, media, tv and movie industry, clergy and not me.
    so, i blame ab 30 mn people; people without power?
    and i’m led to believe 100mn amers willl not vote. i’m all for it.
    perhaps i cld have been more descriptive and put it this way:
    civilians r killed. amers who know this and still vote for the nazification of amerikhah r abetting war crimianals.
    ok, now! does this elucidate my position?
    damn it! language is sometime a nuisance also. i think it is very difficult to asses (by words only) exact amount of blame for all strata. thnx for ur comment.

  33. bozhidar bob balkas said on October 23rd, 2008 at 2:09pm #

    i’v just noticed that u mentioned “leftists” who do not confront zionism.
    in vancouver the Left strongly condemns zionism.
    u need to clarify what a US leftist is for in palestine and against zionist lobby. also we need to know what theLeft wld do for working amers.
    i am socialist. i’m for onestate solution in palestine. i am also for workers’ right to own work/workplace. if a worker doesn’t own work as he/she did millennia ago before the oldest professsion took over,
    that worker is a serf.
    such workers hate their bosses; bosses hate workers, etc. when people had no supervision, they loved to work. childrern were overjoyed going to fields picking this and that. there was work for anyone.

    anent zionism, it seems to me, 95% of amers r now settling the planet; ie, behave just like the euros w. judaic faith.

  34. Max Shields said on October 24th, 2008 at 6:42am #

    The problem with deadbeats repeated “argument” is that it is a classical strawman – left – that he endlessly flogs. He has never, after many requests, identified this left but instead states emphatically what “it” must do.

    Well there is one name he seems to consider a “problem” – Chomsky. He has before him at all times, a recent picture of professor Chomsky and under it is the bold title – American Left. When he posts at DV it is to this picture.

    Chomsky is emphatic about his political positions vis a vis US empire and imperialistic foreign policies. He traces its origins back hundreds of years, documents it with layers of facts.

    Chomsky condemned in a letter the horrific bombings of Lebanon by Israel with a handful of others. My main quarrel with Chomsky is that he leans toward a two-state solution. He basis this on the resolve between the then Palestinian leaders and Israel. I understand his position which is similar to the person I will vote for on November 4 – Ralph Nader (of Lebanese decent). Still, if the Palestinians are willing to make such an arrangement (again, I think it is not a just solution) than who am I. I live in the belly of the imperialistic beast…who the hell am I to say what should or should not be?

    Bob is right that Americans are people, not exceptional. Israelis are people, not exceptional. The basis of hate and racism is the evil idea of exceptionalism. It is an ideological evil wrapped in some kind of masonic voodoo. It is an evil notion!

    Such a notion built and sustains the American Empire.