Wednesday, February 25, 2009
What did he say?
Somehow I just didn't hear anything new or encouraging in Obama's latest speech given to Congress last night.
Maybe it was the distracting jumping up and down of the freaks behind him. Pelosi was especially cartoonish with her clapping and that Joker/Joan Rivers like distorted smile.
The whole ceremony was surreal. It was more like a king and his court, all worshiping themselves for being the benevolent saviors of the common folk who are too dumb to understand what is needed for their own good.
I even lost a bet with my wife. I was sure Obama would once again evoke the ghost of bin Laden to scare us into getting behind his 'surges' in Afganistan and Pakistan. He did mention the ever elusive al qaeda but the old tactic of raising the dead man for support of our killing innocents was conspicuous by its absence.
Patrick Martin fought through the distractions to give us an analysis of Obama's words if you are interested - Obama pledges bigger Wall Street bailout.
The whole royalty aspect of the American political elite gathering together to persuade the public that their crimes are not really crimes but actions of a higher calling reminded me of some words from In the Court of the Crimson King......
On soft gray mornings widows cry
The wise men share a joke;
I run to grasp divining signs
To satisfy the hoax.
The yellow jester does not play
But gentle pulls the strings
And smiles as the puppets dance
In the court of the crimson king.