Obama’s bloody old school Chicago politics

Arthur Silber, in his eloquent blog Once Upon a Time, makes the clearest, most damning case possible against the moral bankruptcy of the increasingly bellicose Obama administration.

Embracing the doctrines of endless war, black prisons, and political assassination, Obama is proving himself the worst sort of old school Chicago politician, reminiscent of the days when Windy City pols worked hand-in-bloody-glove with “the boys” from the Outfit, Al Capone’s organization of thugs and murderers, to keep the wards in line.

The following excerpt is from the conclusion of an essay which should be read by anyone with a conscience.

Obama and many of his liberal-progressive fans categorically stated, upon Obama’s pronouncement about adherence to the Army Field Manual’s guidelines, that Obama had “ended torture.”


The fact that Obama’s claims on this issue are damnable, monstrous lies has been painfully, horrifically obvious since the time he first offered them. With very few exceptions, no liberal-progressive writers have told you that. More than a few writers — and Obama himself—continue to offer these same monstrous lies as truth even today.

Consider again the nature of the subjects under discussion: the immense evil of torture (“Lies in the Service of Evil” might help make the nature of that evil clearer to you), and Obama’s claim that he has the “right” to assassinate anyone without judicial

process or evidence of any kind whatsoever, simply because he says so. Reread the little story offered above. And then be brave enough finally to state the truth, at least in what should be the sacred space of your own mind:

This is insane.

This is monstrous.

This is deeply, unforgivably, irredeemably evil.

Here is a note for those who write and talk about these issues. If you write on these subjects and if you talk about them regularly on radio and television, and if you do not state — repeatedly, with all the conviction and passion that you can command — that actions of this kind are insane, monstrous and deeply evil, you are not opposing the monstrousnessness. You are accommodating it, seeking excuses for it, trying to minimize it — or, to use the phrase I often employ in my own notes — you are “making friends with evil.”

If you do this, you are not fighting against the monstrousness. You are part of it.


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