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arbiter of a Harsh Reality


am I the arbiter of a harsh reality?

has anyone else, out there, begun to draw a correlation between Barack Obama and someone else like, well, Fidel Castro?

this is one of the mixed blessings of being culturally, historically, and socially aware (the “Cultural Architect”, thing, eh).

don’t take my word for it, do your own research. pull-off some conclusions. and, don’t think I enjoy dredging this stuff up. I want Obama to be a leader under the vision of my personal hero, Thomas Jefferson, and his own checks-and-balance buddy, John Adams.

seriously… what the hell did Obama do while he attended Harvard?

if there is actually a degree in Social Work, maybe there shouldn’t be.

recently, Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez praised Barack Obama for making both him and Fidel Castro look conservative by comparison. Chávez enthusiastically called Barack, “Comrade Obama!”  as a point of reminder, Hugo’s affectionate approval was based on Obama “nationalizing … General Motors.”  in fact, Hugo even gave a shout-out to Castro about Barack, saying,

“Fidel, careful, or we are going to end up to his right.”

Tea Party Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, who is something of a rascal, is (was?) top of the Vice President list for 2012, in part because he knows how to dogwhistle to far-right Republicans.

in early July, Rubio responded to a Obama’s press conference statement that tax increases on the rich must be part of resolving the latest hostage situation by subliminally comparing Obama to Fidel Castro – the ultimate boogeyman for “far-right” Cuban-Americans like Rubio.

Here’s what Rubio told a no-name at National Review:

“Quite frankly, I am both disappointed for our country and shocked at some of the rhetoric. It was rhetoric, I thought, that was more appropriate for some left-wing strong man than for the president of the United States.”

look… when a Cuban-American conservative Republican from Florida says “some left-wing strongman,” he means Castro, eh.

but, getting back to Chavez, just to cement a point, here, I want you to, collectively, (when I write in this style, does it make you think of William Shatner playing James T. Kirk?) remember that the Venezuelan dictator successfully followed castor’s lead by abolishing term limits and shut down independent media outlets, two potential techniques for Obama to consider prior to the next few election cycles.

insiders will remind us all that during early negotiations over the debt ceiling with Republican leaders Obama threw a series of hissy fits and stormed out of chambers.

more and more often, the Obamacratic Democratic media are only offering us half-truths. we get small chunks of information that are misleading, at best. for example, Obama was telling the ignorant and elderly (sixty five percent of our nations population) that Republicans want to pillage the elderly and make slaves of everyone in Kentucky (I made that last part up, kind of. but, it actually makes sense). then within twenty four hours of the House then the Senate passing legislation that brought us back from the economic abyss, the media THEN lets us know that the economy is stalling. but, they won’t tell you that the new plan pushes much of the needed cuts in rampant government spending way past meaningful election cycles. and, that we could be stuck with a tyrannical bully who controls the media driving a socialist-oriented doctrine.

so… tell me I am wrong. why should we not be comparing Obama to Castro? sure… it’s an extreme view today. but, what about tomorrow? if Barack Obama thinks he is someone like Franklin Delano Roosevelt (he equates his thinking around “change” to a New “Deal”, right?), then at what point does he drink enough of his own koolaide to believe Dictatorship is acceptable? you can eat anything as long as it comes in small pieces. but, it can still kill you. and, it’s what you don’t see that can kill you first.

peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

brian patrick cork
















What’s All This About?

"What am I looking at?", you might wonder.

Lots of stuff.

Meanwhile, here, I discuss events, people and things in our world - and, my (hardly simplistic, albeit inarticulate) views around them.

You'll also learn things about, well, things, like people you need to know about, and information about companies you can't find anywhere else.

So, while I harangue the public in my not so gentle way, you will discover that I am fascinated by all things arcane, curious about those whom appear religious, love music, dabble in politics, loathe the media, value education, still think I am an athlete, and might offer a recipe.

All the while, striving mightily, and daily, to remain a prudent and optimistic gentleman - and, authentic.

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