America’s last taboo, Empire, hagiography, James Boswell, John Pilger, liberal toadies, metronome precision lies, Obama's presidency, The "left", The Trump obsession, wall of controversy, wars of aggression
“America is an ideology that is unique because its main feature is its denial that it is an ideology. It’s both conservative and it’s liberal. And it’s right, and it’s left. And Barack Obama is its embodiment.”
This is the assessment of John Pilger taken from a speech entitled “Empire, Obama and America’s Last Taboo” which he delivered in San Francisco shortly after Obama’s first inauguration in 2009.
“In a sense, Obama is the myth that is America’s last taboo. His most consistent theme was never change, it was power.”
“Obama’s very presence in the White House appears to reaffirm the moral nation — he’s a marketing dream — but like Calvin Klein or Benetton, he’s a brand that promises something special, something exciting, almost risqué. As if he might be radical, as if he might enact change… he’s a postmodern man with no political baggage —…
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