The Big Bad Corporate Creation

By Luis R. Miranda
The Real Agenda
May 7, 2010

If you had any doubt whether Barack Obama was a corporate creation, I think the last couple of days have erased all doubts.  Not only have the corporations been allowed to finance political campaigns in full, but also we now discover that Obama is the biggest recipient of corporate funds.  Obama belongs to the list of candidates that have received throughout the years a grand total of $3.5 million altogether from British Petroleum (BP), the most contributions from Goldman Sachs, and in a no too distant past, he was also the biggest beneficiary of military contractors.  In a related issue, Obama was also the one human being who received the most money from healthcare giants.

A coincidence?  Extremist liberals would probably think so.  They would even suggest there isn’t anything wrong with any of this.  But it is clear that Obama’s actions are a result of the compromises he agreed to before, during and after the campaign of 2008.  He supported a healthcare bill written by the healthcare industry, opened new fronts in the wars the United States is heavily invested, was and is still lethargic when it comes to acting on the huge oil spill in the east coast, hired and kept Goldman Sachs executives for his cabinet, and he and his loyal congressmen will surely receive the most money from all of these sectors in the next election.

Even people who voted for Obama in 2008, and who have now opened their eyes, cannot believe that their savior is just one more corporate tool put in the White House to maintain business as usual.  But this is not a liberal conspiracy, of course.  During his campaigns, George Bush also filled his pockets with money from Exxon, Chevron, Wall Street and Big Pharma.  That’s right.  Big interests do not discriminate.  They have plenty of cash available for whoever decides to serve their interests.

See, a run for the White House is not about race, social status, education; not even politics.  The candidates are strongly handpicked by the giants that control every little detail in government to assure that this continues to be a reality.  Those of us who oppose Obama and Bush and Clinton and Bush, did not do it because they are white, muslim, rich or have funny names.  We recognize that none of them will serve the people, simply because they are put in place to serve the corporations.

Opposing healthcare is not about racism, it is about saving the social safety net that exists today.  It is not about not feeling pity for those who don’t have care.  It is about not letting corporations destroy what exists and call it reform.  Opposing illegal immigration is not about racism, it is about saving the social safety net that benefits millions of Americans and legal immigrants who contribute to maintaining the system and the country alive and well.  Immigration laws are not racist.  Those who created them are not racist.  Those who defend them are not racist.

Standing for the Constitution in any country is not terrorism.  Marching on and protesting against what Congress or the President does is not terrorism, either.  Opposing Codex Alimentarius, the North American Union, CAFTA or Fractional Reserve Banking is not terrorism.  Sound money and sound financial practices should not be the exception, but the rule.  Accountability in government should not be the exception, but the rule.  Respect for the Constitution should not be the exception, but the rule.  However, there cannot be accountability, respect for the Constitution or the citizenry when those who are supposed to serve the people who elect them, simply sell their vote to the highest bidder.

Waking up to this reality is a good first step, but not enough.  Action must follow. Protests and civil disobedience are a good second step, but not enough.  People who are empowered to drive a country’s destiny cannot serve two masters or any master.  Public servants must serve the nation that entrusted them with that responsibility and those who do not fulfill their role must be dragged out of office and replaced with someone who understands what serving a nation means.  It is not about a candidate, a political party, a social group or a business sector, it’s about a system that is corrupted and needs to be cleaned up.

About Luis Miranda
The Real Agenda is an independent publication. It does not take money from Corporations, Foundations or Non-Governmental Organizations. It provides news reports in three languages: English, Spanish and Portuguese to reach a larger group of readers. Our news are not guided by any ideological, political or religious interest, which allows us to keep our integrity towards the readers.

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