Barack Obama Worse President Than Bush, Nixon, Poll Says | Time

https://time.com/2949984/barack-obama-poll/?iid=obnetwork&fbclid=IwAR2UVho70pPc4q6ubjmRKH8B0AHa3JyT88PhXwitkBhNUCY3qBqFGe2G7CU

Okay, I’m starting from the position of giving all credence to this headline and its subsequent leading paragraphs.

The definition of best and worst is so subjective yet it tracks with the feelings that people seem to have for our recent leaders.

This seems to support the phenomenon that I have observed where the news culture merely discusses the appearance of things rather than the substance of them. It seems like this poll or whatever it is seems to indicate that by its measure people seem to choose presidents based on how well they reflect the idea of what they see America as being. So it is projection, by psychological terms. This is not governance. This is a popularity contest where people pretend to think about things and make decisions and come to conclusions. It is a farce, in fact. People barely see beyond their own eyeballs. How can you hope to imagine a future worth living when you don’t even entertain notions that don’t strike you at the very moment??? You need to sit back and relax and think about things for a while and come up with some ideas worth discussing. And if you can’t do that then then society is your enemy. Which is what we have here. Society is preventing us from sitting back and relaxing and discussing ideas. So our society is fucked and malignant and needs to be expunged. There you have it.

Committee to Protect Journalists issues scathing report on Obama administration | Glenn Greenwald | Opinion | The Guardian

Glenn Greenwald: Obama’s anti-press measures ‘are the most aggressive I’ve seen since the Nixon administration’

Source: Committee to Protect Journalists issues scathing report on Obama administration | Glenn Greenwald | Opinion | The Guardian

Thanks, Obama!

And an important thing to recognize is that it wouldn’t really have mattered who was president at that time; the same thing would have happened.  Replace Obama with a Clinton, a Bush, Joe Biden — any owned and well-heeled politician that toes the line — the will of the military industrial complex would have been obeyed.

For a change, try electing people based on their bold ideas and principles rather than name recognition and folksiness.

Obstacles to human progress

All well-intentioned people need to be courageous enough to confront the fact that our lives, our future, our economies, even our governments, are hamstrung by superstitious beliefs. We are all individually responsible for our own actions. Forget destiny. Forget Heaven. Forget Hell. Imagine if you can bring yourself to do so for a slight millisecond that we can determine what happens with our lives and our societies. One group can go be crazy over there. One group can go be happy over there. One group can go be super productive over there. One group can go fight each other over there. There’s room for that. There’s room for everything. But to think that we are in some pre-arranged scenario is foolish and ficticious. To think so is detrimental to human health and civility. WE decide what happens. So choose for YOURSELF, and please allow me to CHOOSE FOR MYSELF. Pretend that you actually honor the values you claim to respect and represent. Fake it until you make it. That’s good enough for now. Just stop ruining the world because you think you know how it works. You are likely stupid but you can grow out of it. Stupid is as stupid does. Open your eyes and do the right thing. Because there actually are right things. And it’s our job to figure out what those things are and to pass those discoveries along to those that come after us.

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