‘The Biggest Threat to Our Democracy Is Indifference.’ Barack Obama Kicks off Midterm Campaigning

HWH COMMENT:

Re:“The biggest threat to our democracy is indifference” said by Obama gearing up for campaigning for mid-term elections on his quest to save American democracy.

One thing to be sure about the world today, especially in America, there is no indifference – not from anyone nor any sector.

People from all walks hold strong views about everything.

Protests are more common throughout the land than ever. Social media is lit with power hungry reactionaries, wanting to change your thought process into theirs – again from all walks.

Americans are not standing still – no matter their agendas.

Words used in the past to stir a nation (such as ‘indifference’) are no longer useful.

Obama acts desperate to be president again, like Bill Clinton did. Once you have that power you never want to let it go. So hey, use it in a new, better way, not a way that didn’t work. Nobody is indifferent. Not now.

The biggest threat to democracy is people in authority using fear tactics to tell the populace how to vote. How about we hold those who campaign for an agenda to the same standards we demand of Donald Trump? It looks to me like nobody is playing by their own rules.

Politicians want Trump to solve all the problems they didn’t solve or currently can’t solve. So, they lay all the blame at his doorstep instead of their own. Rather than work with him, to change what they couldn’t or won’t, they attack and resist for the sake of resisting, till they get into office and everybody elected forgets what they promised to do to get that vote. The democrats are playing the same resist and wait till the next elections game that the republicans did.

What’s new and better about that strategy? Nothing. It’s more of the same. That’s why voter turnout is low, and has been for a long time. It’s not because of apathy on the part of the voters, it’s because of slow moving politicians who delay making decisions that will provoke change.

Tactical Abuse is the new strategy to produce that change. Hit them over their heads till they cave to your way is the lazy person’s game plan to change the world. That methodology used to be called the end justifies the means, or ‘whatever it takes’ as long as it gets done is worth the price of life and limb.

Whoa.

Has planet earth been invaded by a silent war organism that strips the brain of all logic and common sense and decency, so it can occupy the minds of humans for the purpose of taking over the planet?

It sure looks, walks and sounds it to me.

Not all democrats are worthy of the office they seek. Not all republicans are worthy of the office they seek. Yet each side pushes all their candidates down your throats till you choke and end up voting for no one.

Everybody knows that no matter who you vote for, not much is going to change, regardless of the party that lands the coveted seats.

Why did Obama promise Israel that he would move the American embassy to Jerusalem? To get the Jew vote he lied.

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Secret Obama-Era Deal With Iran Derails Key Sanctions on Iran’s Propaganda Network

Secret Obama-Era Deal With Iran Derails Key Sanctions on Iran’s Propaganda Network

HWH COMMENT: This confusing article fails to mention what type of sanctions were imposed on Iran for disseminating propaganda via their media to their populace.

How would the USA determine in Iran what is false news and what is not false news? It’s difficult enough in the USA to fact-check the lying fact-checkers.

It really isn’t our business to be proof reading the news stories in a foreign country, or to be issuing sanctions based on what Iranians report in their news programs. What have we become the professor of the world, grading every country’s homework? That’s an over-reaching manipulation, dictator-style tactic that we accuse everybody else of doing, yet we engage in the same behavior. It’s a waste of time, effort and money.

Yes, propaganda (fake news) is bad, but freedom of speech appears to allow it. So either believe nothing or believe everything and the propagandists will finally get the picture – that their lying news stories are not influencing the views of those whose minds they want to control – for personal or political or social benefit. In fact if one believes everything and nothing it deletes all efforts to influence. People are smart enough to make up their own minds.

Dissidents disseminate their own propaganda. So who is fact-checking the rhetoric they claim as facts? All dissidents of any nation want with a fervor to take down the existing leader and existing system of governance, yet nobody has a plan for what happens next. It’s all piece meal. Every individual in the movement has a suggestion as to what the country needs, but no one has a solution on how to make it happen, except to unseat a leader and a governing system.

They think erroneously that somebody else will step in and know exactly what to do and how to do it. Look back at Egypt and Libya and Iraq and Syria. Do you really think the USA had a plan of action beyond taking down a leader? How successful has the USA been In Palestine? Everybody thought all they had to do was get rid of Yasser Arafat, then Ariel Sharon, yet look where we are now? The same place. Nowhere.

Obama supposedly issued sanctions on Iran regarding their media propaganda machine, but made a private deal not to enforce those sanctions, an action the USA often takes when trying to satisfy all voting members of representative parties when in the process of forming an agreement or legislating laws. It accomplishes nothing but confusion, and confusion leads to chaos.

We criticize Russian Nationalists for trying to sway the USA populace via propaganda efforts prior to USA elections, but we in turn do the same in foreign countries – all countries where we have an interest in who wins an election. We support the foreign candidates in their respective countries whom we believe we can work with on common goals, or who will work with us. And we go to great lengths – corrupt lengths – to get them elected.

In essence we want these elected officials in foreign countries to put the interests of our country before the interests of their own, and yes we will and do pay a lot of money for that type of commitment. But in the end, what self-respecting country would make such a deal? It’s a slave-master relationship that the USA propagates all over the planet and punishes severely those who won’t go along with the program – Russia is one that refuses to be the slave of the USA. Ukraine on the other hand would give the keys to their country to the highest bidder for a tin of caviar.

Right now the USA is trying to overthrow a leader in Iran by giving comfort and financial support to its dissidents. How is that different from Russian Nationalists trying to influence American elections? A lot different. A lot worse. A lot more intrusive and dictatorial. We need to stop acting like the gangsters of the planet.

President Trump is going to have a problem deciding on any action he takes regarding sanctioning Iran for disseminating propaganda due to his own frustration with the democratic propaganda machine in the USA that dominates most of the news and opinion shows designed to take down the current USA president.

The dissidents are equally corrupt in the theatre of telling lies. They again erroneously think that the end justifies the means, that whatever lies it takes to unseat a dictator will be forgiven and in fact are necessary, because they regard the populace in the same way governments regard the populace – too stupid to make smart decisions, so the government aka dissidents work hard to make their minds up for them.

The smart move is to stay out of it. Let the Iranians sort out their own fake news issues. The USA government cleans their own stories the same as Iran or any other country cleans theirs. Words are cheap right now and there are no word battles worth fighting that any side on any issue can hope or claim to win.

Everything anybody says is meaningless in a chaotic climate.

Speak with actions not sanctions. People aren’t believing words right now.


Iranian dissidents outraged over Trump admin decision to waive sanctions of Tehran’s propaganda machine


BY: Adam Kredo February 21, 2018 12:50 pm

The Trump administration waived key sanctions on Iran’s main propaganda network last month, causing outrage among Iranian dissidents and administration insiders who tracked the effort to a little known Obama-era side deal with Iran that bars these sanctions from being implemented, according to multiple sources who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon.

The Trump administration, in an unpublicized move, waived sanctions on Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting, or IRIB, a satellite service that disseminates propaganda across Iran and routinely censors content.

Iranian dissidents who took to the streets in a renewed wave of protests had called on the Trump administration to sanction the IRIB in a bid to prevent the Iranian regime from crushing the latest protests.

While the Trump administration had initially promised to issue new sanctions on the IRIB, the State Department blocked the effort due to a little-known agreement reached between the Obama administration and Iran during the sensitive negotiations that led to the landmark nuclear agreement…

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The Right To Vote Unencumbered By Guilt

Michelle Obama sought to encumber the women who voted for Donald Trump with guilt as she spoke about their actions and them as women in disparaging terms.

According to Michelle Obama, “As far as I’m concerned, any woman who voted against Hillary Clinton voted against their own voice”. She goes on with, “You didn’t like your voice. You like the thing you’re told to do.”

Well, Donald Trump won and Michelle Obama didn’t lose her voice. In fact, she has a bigger voice now under Trump than she had under her husband.

“When they go low, we go high” was not evident as No Manners Michelle hit a low one against all women who freely voted for the candidate of their choice. In America that right for women is afforded under the 19th Amendment to the USA Constitution and it is in bad manners to try to fix the election after the fact by demeaning women for exercising that freedom as well as their right to select the candidate they want to see in office.

The reason women didn’t get the right to vote for so long was because men didn’t think women were savvy enough or smart enough or current enough in affairs outside the home to pick the right candidate. Michelle Obama through her hurtful words obviously agreed with the concerns of those men, that led to the discrimination against all women for so long.

Michelle Obama continued by saying that part of hers and her husband’s legacy was to lead with grace. Yet, there was nothing graceful about those demeaning comments about the women who didn’t vote for Obama’s candidate.

Hillary Clinton lost a primary to Barack Obama. Did Michelle vote for Hillary Clinton during that primary?

Please don’t tell people how to vote or for whom. It is our right to make up our own minds. You didn’t like Russia and every other country on earth weighing in on our politics and candidate choices.

Hillary Clinton is not my voice, nor has she ever been my voice. Barack Obama wasn’t and Donald Trump isn’t. Michelle Obama isn’t either. I am my own voice and I will vote for whomever I want without apology or explanation.