The pseudo elections
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The pseudo elections conducted on Tuesday also coincided with the revival of bullshit. It was nothing more than a public relations extravaganza, which to paraphrase Noam Chomsky is designed to create uninformed consumers who will make irrational choices; these uninformed consumers gave victory to Barack Obama. Obama’s actual record was ignored (his kill list, having US citizens killed without trial, signing the NDAA, expanding the surveillance state, prosecuting whistleblowers with a dated act, Iranian sanctions to name a few). What Liberals did instead was to create the illusion of Obama as the ‘lesser evil’. Whilst they were right to highlight the many horrifying Romney positions, they lost sight that their own candidate is an abomination. In the realms of fantasy Obama’s victory speech eclipsed Tolkien. He stated that ‘a decade of war is ending’, a flagrant absurdity. The war rages on, whether it is the enhanced surveillance of US citizens to the Pakistani and Yemeni men, woman and children under threat from drones (as well as ordinary Iranian people under sanctions). He then resorted to good to good old fashioned jingoism, discussing how America is ‘exceptional’ and ‘the greatest nation on earth’ (imagine the disgust if Romney made these remarks).
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