Sunday, 15 May 2011
Here’s a reminder that the vast majority of Americans are amongst the most gullible people on the planet. President Obama’s ability to pose as a “tough guy” over the contrived fable of the Bin Laden raid, allied with a return to simple-minded Bush-style terror fearmongering and helpful media spin on the economy, has enabled him to secure a massive 13 point bounce in approval ratings.
From being in a position where even Democrats were so convinced that Obama would lose the election they were prepared to declare him incompetent and evict him from power, a majority of Americans now think that Obama deserves a second term.
Back in November, the president’s approval rating stood at a paltry 47 per cent, but following the Bin Laden raid and Obama’s hastily executed photo-op at ground zero, allied to his administration’s fearmongering about Al-Qaeda reprisal attacks, it now stands at..
60 per cent according to a AP-GfK survey, a whopping 13 point bounce from the all time low.
After the staged Bin Laden Hollywood production, 65 per cent of Americans now believe that Obama is a “strong leader,” and 69 per cent say they trust him to keep the nation safe.
Meanwhile, although unemployment has risen to 9 per cent, while people on food stamps are at an all time record high, as house prices continue to plunge with 25% of all mortgages now underwater, and the dollar continues to sink, Americans have also bought the corporate media’s spin on the “improving” financial picture, with a majority now approving of Obama “stewardship” of the economy.
This turnaround in Obama’s job approval has no basis in reality whatsoever. It’s completely derived from the fact that the vast majority of Americans’ perceptions are based on nothing other than media brainwashing, White House PR stunts, and general ignorance borne of too much time spent obsessing about Dancing With the Stars and Justin Bieber.
A dumbed-down population that spends vastly more time watching TV soap operas that it does reading books or news, believing everything they see on the one eyed monster to be real, is why the White House can get away with releasing years old videos that purport to show recent footage of Bin Laden, along with images of an old man who vaguely resembles the terror bogeyman.
The fact that such propaganda is naive, cartoonish, and an insult to any thinking person’s intelligence actually helps the moronic masses absorb it better. This stuff isn’t aimed at us, it’s aimed at the kind of drooling idiots who celebrated the wanton slaughter in Iraq by purchasing large quantities of beer and pizza.
Having promulgated the myth that Obama himself was intimately involved in the Bin Laden raid, when in reality the White House had to stage photos of the president and his security staff as if they were reacting in real time to the siege, there’s now even an action figure out called “Rambama” of a ripped Obama wearing a Navy SEAL Team 6 skull shirt.
Even if you believe that the Bin Laden raid went down precisely as the White House said it did, after they flip-flopped on the narrative several times, the notion that Obama making the call to conduct the siege, after every president before him deliberately let Osama flee despite numerous opportunities to capture him, means Obama is now some kind of “tough guy” who can figuratively climb up buildings like King Kong and swat airplanes out of the sky is ludicrous.
Having dispensed with “hope” and “change,” the Obama 2012 campaign is now all about fear, with the president posing as some kind of cartoonish ‘man’s man’ in a similar mould to how George W. Bush dressed up in a flight suit, walked around an aircraft carrier and declared “mission accomplished” – and the bleating American sheeple are falling for it again.
Americans must enjoy being conned, with a significant number gleefully partaking in a figurative intellectual lobotomy that has returned them to a childish state of post-9/11 mental castration, with government as the supreme protector, playing fast and loose with dubious terror alerts designed to elicit total subservience to the next assault on constitutional rights, and another disastrous four years of Obama in the Oval Office.
Paul Joseph Watson