What terrifies the manipulators is that people will abandon hope, as a future, sometime-never projection, and start to demand fairness, justice and freedom now. To avoid this nightmare they need to keep those desires as something to aspire to, not to actually have. Thus, their man, Obama, sells ‘hope’ as a diversion technique, a holding position, to keep the masses from truly rebelling.
Whenever anyone attempts to build or rebuild anything; the first consideration has to be the ground on which whatever will be built, will eventually stand. In the case of Obama’s new $700 billion plan to rebuild the infrastructure of this nation-this concept is especially applicable.
President-Elect Barack Obama: “I have already directed my economic team to come up with an economic recovery plan that will mean 2.5 million more jobs by January of 2011. A plan big enough to meet the challenges we face that I intend to sign soon after taking office. We’ll be working out the details in the weeks ahead but it will be a two-year nationwide effort to jump-start job creation in America and lay the foundation for a strong and growing economy. We’ll put people back to work rebuilding our crumbling roads and bridges, modernizing schools that are failing our children and building wind farms and solar panels, fuel-efficient cars and the alternative energy technologies that can free us from our dependence on foreign oil and keep our economy competitive in the years ahead. These aren’t just steps to pull ourselves out of this immediate crisis, these are the long-term investments in our economic future that have been ignored for far too long.” Democracy Now
First of all, few have challenged why it is that Obama is breaking his own election promises even before he has been sworn in, (his promise to rescind the Bush-tax-breaks for the wealthiest elites – in particular). The reason is simple: he wants to do this within the after-glow of his own “historic-victory,” before his decisions will be critically examined by a far more skeptical public. If he were serious then the money needed to fund the programs outlined above, would have to be in the several trillions of dollars-but since this re-construction project is just a feel-good balloon that will never really get off-the-ground, that hardly matters.