(I guess Mr. Cusack won’t be expecting any large Hollywood contracts in the near future on propaganda pictures like Avengers, Battleship, Dark Knight, or Iron Man. Good for John. The following comes from something he wrote about the upcoming “re-election” of Barack Obama (yes, folks, it’s that obvious that he will be providing left cover for another 4 years) and an interview he did with Jonathan Turley. It’s a good read, very serious issues being discussed which NEVER make their way into polite “progressive” conversations.)
excerpt by John Cusack, Truthout
… One is forced to asked the question: Is the President just another Ivy League Asshole shredding civil liberties and due process and sending people to die in some shithole for purely political reasons?
There will be a historical record. “Change we can believe in” is not using the other guys’ mob to clean up your own tracks while continuing to feed at the trough. Human nature is human nature, and when people find out they’re being hustled, they will seek revenge, sooner or later, and it will be ugly and savage.
In a country with desperation growing everywhere, everyday — despite the “Oh, things are getting better” press releases — how could one think otherwise?
Just think about the economic crisis we are in as a country. It could never happen, they said. The American middle class was rock solid. The American dream, home ownership, education, the opportunity to get a good job if you applied yourself… and on and on. Yeah, what happened to that? It’s gone.
The next question must be: “What happened to our civil liberties, to our due process, which are the foundation of any notion of real democracy?” The chickens haven’t come home to roost for the majority but the foundation has been set and the Constitution gutted…
[read the rest here]
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