Remember the Fourth of November

Everything has to change so that nothing changes.

— Giuseppe Tomasi Di Lampedusa, Il Gattopardo

The color of money. Senator Barack Obama’s campaign has now raised more than $600 million, almost equaling what all the candidates from both major parties collected in private donations in 2004.

Where do you think that awful lot of money comes from?

Many of these large donors come from industries with interests in Washington. A New York Times analysis of donors who wrote checks of $25,000 or more to the candidates’ main joint fund-raising committees found, for example, the biggest portion of money for both candidates came from the securities and investments industry, including executives at various firms embroiled in the recent financial crisis like Bear Stearns, Lehman Brothers and AIG. (…) More than 600 donors contributed $25,000 or more to [Obama] in September alone, roughly three times the number who did the same for Senator John McCain.

Endorsements, or the big orgy.

Colin Powell, one of the major war criminals with the blood of millions of innocent people on his hands, has endorsed Barack Obama who, in exchange, has endorsed war criminal Powell:

Obama told NBC television Monday that Powell was welcome to campaign for him and might have a place in his administration. He said Powell “will have a role as one of my advisers” and that a formal role in his government was “something we’d have to discuss.”

The (ex)change we can believe in.

All the President’s Men. Among Barrack Obama’s godfathers there are: Warren Buffett, the world’s richest man, George Soros (the multibillionaire Good Samaritan affiliated with the Council on Foreign Relations, International Crisis Group, Human Rights Watch, etc.), the diabolical Zbigniew Brzezinski, and the notorious media mogul Rupert Murdock with his nefarious empire. The list goes on and on.

No doubt there will be advantages to have a liberal emperor. Alan Dershowitz explains:

The reason is because I think it is better for Israel to have a liberal supporter in the White House than to have a conservative supporter in the oval office. Obama’s views on Israel will have greater impact on young people, on Europe, on the media and on others who tend to identify with the liberal perspective. Although I believe that centrists liberals in general tend to support Israel, I acknowledge that support from the left seems to be weakening as support from the right strengthens. The election of Barack Obama — a liberal supporter of Israel — will enhance Israel’s position among wavering liberals. As I travel around university campuses both in the United States and abroad, I see radical academics trying to present Israel as the darling of the right and anathema to the left. As a liberal supporter of Israel, I try to combat that false image. Nothing could help more in this important effort to shore up liberal support for Israel than the election of a liberal president who strongly supports Israel and who is admired by liberals throughout the world. That is among the important reasons why I support Barack Obama for president.

Dershowitz is absolutely right of course. Not to mention Mr. Vice-President Joseph “I am a Zionist” Biden, the man in charge of the implementation of an old Zionist dream, the partition of Iraq and one of Obama’s top foreign policy advisers, Madeleine Bloody Albright, the modern Herod who proudly claimed the responsibility for the massacre of half a million Iraqi innocent babies.

Empires don’t elect presidents, they select emperors. The Empire’s Establishment picked up an unknown politician and made of him a star to save itself and control the masses with the American Democracy Show. Casting a handsome, charming black man (yes! the Establishment played the race card. Remember? Everything has to change so that nothing changes) to cover the ugly face of a bloody, ruthless Empire, the ruling class plans to rebuild the illusion of a respectable civilization, the stars and stripes mythology, the American way. The media – owned by those who control the political process, the same people who control the economy and our lives – played marvelously the game and another Hollywood movie is brainwashing the four corners of the planet.

Killing hopes. A self-complacent politburo with its well-funded progressive think tanks and publications has once again participated in this colossal work of whitewashing and propaganda. The King is dead. Long live the King! No surprise of course. Yugoslavia, Iraq and Afghanistan have shown the intellectual and moral collapse of the Western Left, a phantom that continues its long march toward irrelevance.

Gabriele Zamparini is editor of The Cat's Blog, and can be reached at: Read other articles by Gabriele, or visit Gabriele's website.

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  1. bozhidar bob balkas said on October 25th, 2008 at 9:01am #

    the more we blame an individual for events in raq since ’91, the less we’l understand. let’s get over individualizing complex events.
    look at the uncle also.
    US cld have mcarthurs, mcveighs in charge at that time. what fireworks we’d have then?
    to obtain proper knoweldge we need thousands upon thousands of honest observers to educate us.
    we do have some. but their pieces don’t appear in nyt.

  2. Max Shields said on October 25th, 2008 at 10:46am #

    Bob, you are right that is not purely about a person, but about a comprehensive systematic set of policies and funding for 200 years.

    But, we don’t vote for a system. We vote for a person. The underlying issue regarding Obama is not that he is “bad” or “worse” than his opponent; or that he is liberal or not. The underlying issue is how much do we believe these characters are anything more than products and perpetrators of the status quo – uncle as you call it.

    The running argument is not against Obama, per se, but against those who act as if what Obama represents is change; and that that energy, particularly by progressives and so-called lefties denies the truth and the conditions that many of these progressives clearly understand when not confronted with the political machine that says you simply must vote for what we put before you. Afterall one of them will be president in January. Now, shut up and vote for a or b.

    By taking those energies for change and misplacing them on a person (Obama) they deny us the opportunity to use that energy to build a real movement, rather than the phony trumped up freny around Obama’s campaign.

    That is the issue, Bob. At least as I see it.

  3. bozhidar bob balkas said on October 25th, 2008 at 11:16am #

    max. u’r right. not so much obama but those who, in my knowledge, r deluded almost to the point that one cld go mad. thnx for ur comment.

  4. Deadbeat said on October 25th, 2008 at 12:30pm #

    Max Shields accuses “progressives” of taking those energies for change and misplacing them on a person (Obama) they deny us the opportunity to use that energy to build a real movement

    Unfortunately that doesn’t jive with the facts. The fact is that the anti-war movement was very real in 2003-2004 and unfortunately the Left diffused that energy out of the movement especially when members of the movement spoke out about the inordinate influence Zionism was having on U.S. Foreign Policy. Those that either feared an anti-Semitic backlash or who wanted to obscure and camouflage Zionism’s influence within the U.S. saw it in their interest to weaken and diffuse the antiwar movement.

    This action let a huge political vacuum that could have been filled by a movement that is now being filled by a phenomenon. Blaming “progressives”, “liberal”, “Democrats” is a diversion from taking a lens at the “Left” own role for its own failures.

    The Left asserts that its strategy is to build a movement and to weaken the Democrats yet the Left consistently fails to build these so-called movements because it fails to build solidarity especially with the most loyal group of Democratic Party voters — African Americans.

    History shows that African Americans has supported third parties in large numbers. This was evident by the support African American gave the Communist Party in the 1930’s. So it has been done and it has been done.

    Unfortunately people have put their hope into Obama because there is no viable alternative coming from the Left. The system has narrowed these alternatives and oppressed groups like African Americans are not going to “waste” their vote on the disorganization, duplicity and hypocrisy coming from the Left.

    As you can see the right wing, the GOP, and members of mainstream media are now scapegoating African Americans and Latinos as the primary culprits of the mortgage meltdown. Unless their is a viable alternative to the Democrats it is guaranteed that blacks will be voting for the Democrats.

  5. Max Shields said on October 25th, 2008 at 2:28pm #


    What the hell are you talking about?

  6. bozhidar bob balkas said on October 25th, 2008 at 2:50pm #

    we have yet another problem to solve. i evaluate ur statement that the Left (whatever that may be?) had diffused (whatever that may mean) the energy of ’00-04 as a conclussion.
    and especially in view that no protest had ever deterred, prevented, let alone stopped a war once it was under way.
    (double the chances for winning wars in afgh’n, iraq (for some)
    yes, that applies also to invasion of vietnam. US may have withdrawn from vietnam because of other reasons and only marginally because of protest.
    the protest in ’03 was, i conclude, too small to deter uncle. perhaps, 30+mns protestors may have prevented the invasion of iraq.
    but we can’t rerun the history to find out.
    similarly, protestors wld have to number at least 50mn to stop the occuapations.
    again, we do not know. and in a view that 90% of amers will vote for continuance of warfare/occupations, that leaves only ab 10% of people who might protest.
    but even that much is unlikely. how ab just 1-4%?thnx

  7. jjcrocket said on October 25th, 2008 at 4:22pm #

    Watch the real threat to democracy on You Tube.

    Bill Ayers out shopping in Chicago with his RED STAR sweater proudly displayed on his chest. This is not your average protester, but The Pentagon Bomber showing his colors!!!!!!! Today Barack Obama not 36 years ago!

    The guy who kicked off Barack Obama’s campaigns in his living room! The guy who had Obama Direct millions of dollars to ACORN, Which good soldier Obama did!!!

  8. Hue Longer said on October 27th, 2008 at 2:32am #

    Hello jjcrocket,

    If you read this article, please keep reading more on DV