Why I was right about Obama


Four years ago, on the inauguration of former president Barack Obama’s second term, I wrote a post wherein I argued that his second term would be no different to the previous term. After all, America under Obama’s first term was still divided, thanks to the race-baiters in the media, and the economy barely improved at all. Meanwhile, America was still conducting silent wars in the Middle East under Obama’s watch, all while the corporatist establishment still made a killing. Obama spoke of “change”, and brought nothing under his first term.

With that in mind, I saw no reason why the second term would be any different, and apparently I was right. Months after Obama’s second term began, it was revealed that the NSA was secretly spying on everyone, and Obama approved of it. It was a massive scandal on par with the diplomatic cables scandal in 2010, when WikiLeaks revealed that the US government was spying on its own allies. Yet the Obama fanboys remained silent. How was that any different to George W. Bush pushing for the Patriot Act just because Obama has a D after his name? It isn’t, and yet the Obama worshippers in the mainstream media pretend that he’s somehow justified in doing all this.

I also predicted that America’s involvement in Afghanistan wouldn’t end until around 2014. I was right, though some US troops are still in Afghanistan in the war currently being fought against ISIS. Meanwhile, it’s also become apparent that the Obama administration’s ineptitude in the Middle East has created the ideal conditions for ISIS to flourish. His failures are compounded by his apparent refusal to say “radical Islam” (refusing to acknowledge it as a possible motivation for the Orlando massacre), demonstrating to ordinary Americans that he has no interest in combatting the single biggest existential threat to Western civilisation.

The US economy still didn’t improve, save for the urban and coastal areas, many of which vote overwhelmingly for the Democrat party. The Rust Belt and the flyover states didn’t get any help under Obama, and that’s one of the reasons why Donald Trump won in most of the states. All the while, Obama was trying to get America on board with the TPP, a trade agreement that would give multi-national corporations the power to sue a sovereign nation, or even private individuals. In terms of economics, Obama has been nothing other than a friend for the rich and powerful, and yet his adoring fans still give him a free pass.

However, I think there is one difference I should have taken into account. Given that Obama can’t ever seek re-election after the second term, he didn’t have to appease the voters anymore, so he set about a torridly partisan agenda that appeased the progressive overclass, but agitated Republicans and people who aren’t necessarily partisan either way. Thus, we saw Obama’s true colours. He was a sellout globalist who doesn’t give a crap about anyone who doesn’t think like him. In fact, his presidency was little more than a left-wing rehash of George W. Bush, an authoritarian expression of the deep state, which I would argue had expanded under Obama.

However, I was wrong in one way. When Obama promised change, he did affect some kind of change, but not in the way I expected. Under his watch, American society shifted further left, slowly being seduced by progressive platitudes as it desperately tries proving to the world that it can be more like Europe. Meanwhile, race relations have gotten worse, thanks to social justice warriors and organisations like Black Lives Matter (a black supremacist hate group founded on the lie that police deliberately target black youths because of their race), which is astounding because many people thought Obama would be the one to help fix race relations. How delusional they were.

All in all, I was mostly right in the sense that Obama’s second term was essentially the same old routine, except Obama could do almost anything he wanted to. Of course, the one thing I could guarantee remained the same was the sickening cult of personality that surrounded him, which just reeks of state worship. I always thought it was disturbing that people give any reverence to politicians, people who you know are going to lie. Evidently people expected Obama to be different, as if he’s above everyone else just because he was the first black president. Anyone who thought that has been thoroughly taken for a ride. The cult of personality around Obama was so widely accepted it’d make Kim Jong Un blush, as even people in Britain don’t question his actions.

Honestly, I’m glad that US presidents can’t have more than two terms, because it means that the most overrated president behind FDR doesn’t get the chance to screw up America even worse than he already had. With the way Obama’s been acting, along with the collusion within the Democrat party, a Republican presidency was inevitable. I just hope that Donald Trump does a halfway decent job, which would be miles better compared to Obama. I’m fairly optimistic too, considering Trump has already withdrawn from the TPP, which he said he’d do within the first few days of taking office. At this point, America after Obama is starting to look better. Maybe now more people will see beyond the cult of personality around Obama, and realise what a failure he truly was.


The politician’s curse


He looks happy, but he really isn’t.

You might see politicians a lot when you watch the news, you will see them trying to make themselves appear to be what they are not. Most importantly, they give off the illusion that the top job comes with the sweet life. If you think that the life of a politician is any good, you couldn’t be more wrong.

Sure, politicians make lots of money, and they can buy whatever they want. But remember, that money technically comes from us, the taxpaying public. This is the reason why we get outraged whenever the politicians misuse their money. Therefore, if you as a politician want to succeed, you have to suck up to the very people you want to persuade into voting for you.

Call me crazy, but cozying up to common sensibilities just to get ahead doesn’t sound like a dignified life to me. It’d be a life that’s dedicated to lying to the community in order to get what you want, and that’s just as far as you need to go if you just want to be elected into a political office at all. The lows you have to sink in order to get the top job of Prime Minister are even worse.

In order to get the top job, you’d have to lie to the entire nation in order to guarantee your success. Why do you think you see politicians giving little kissing to babies? It’s a common tactic that plays on the sentimentalist judgements of the public in order to garner votes. In addition to that, you have all sorts of lobby groups coming at you to try and bribe you into doing what they want.

The life of a politician sounds glamorous if you only focus on how wealthy they are, but it begins to sound even uglier when you understand how they get that far in life. The life of a politician, in essence, is actually something of a curse, in that you do get lots of money and a nice house, but many politicians have to suck up to the big corporations in order to gain their support, and maybe get money from them.

Also, I highly doubt that a politician has any real friends. Lets put this into perspective. Many of us don’t have a vast amount of riches, but our lives our enriched because we have our friends. They’re people who make your lives better because you have people who care about you. Nobody really cares about a politician, because when you’re a politician, you begin to see the political process as a game, while losing awareness of the consequences of your decisions. Also, politicians can’t really be friends if they spend all their time arguing with each other.

If years of observing the world around me unfold say anything about politics, it’s that it’s basically just a game where the people who play it lose all their integrity and morals in favour of achieving absolute wealth and power, such is the curse of a politician’s life and career that the politician places on his/herself.

Now that you know what happens when you become a politician, don’t do it.

Our dependence on ideology

Have you ever noticed how, regardless of political ideology, politicians from all around the world seem to constantly repeat the mistakes of the past? This is probably proof that ideology doesn’t matter once you’re in power. However, an ideology can become dominant in a society. What happens then is that it becomes a part of our cultural values.

For centuries, conservatism was the domination political ideology of the day, and history has shown what that has led to. The church persecuted every other religion, fascist leaders engaged in genocide, corruption was allowed to fester, and the fear of God had pretty much altered human nature. Everyone who wasn’t a Christian, white male was treated as a second-class citizen, big corporations had absolute freedom to do as they pleased, and the environment took a serious beating. With conservatism as the dominant ideology, society pretty much looked like this:


A microcosm of Hell.

It’s only been a few decades since liberalism became the dominant ideology of our time, and we’ve already seen the sad consequences. Freedom is being curtailed in the name of political correctness, we’re forced to pick up the environmental mess caused by corporate waste dumping, and we can’t compliment a pretty girl without it being misconstrued as perversion, harassment, or misogyny. Now, we’re actively destroying any tradition that isn’t “ethnic”, and speaking of ethnic, society is being more open-minded about other cultures, while shunning its own culture, and we’re now obsessed with collective responsibility. With liberalism as the dominant ideology, society now looks like this:

jersey shore


With that in mind, I believe that society is so dependent on ideology that it hasn’t even considered the possibility of rejecting both ideologies entirely. Why is that good? Because liberalism and conservatism are nothing more than two extremes.

  • With liberalism, society is a bunch of wimps who are always watching their tongue, hoping not to offend anyone.
  • Conservatism is the other extreme, where society imposes outdated dogma upon others, and treats everyone like crap.

Maybe we should just stick to having a middle ground, because it’s obvious that relying on one of two extremes is not working. In fact, most people don’t even care for either extreme. They just want to live their lives without having to care for whose beliefs are right or wrong.

Without power, ideologies are harmless sets of beliefs. When they are in power, and imposed on the masses, as during today, they’re flimsy pretexts for the rape of freedom, just like religion. The problem is that in a democracy, this cycle is going to continue until mankind collapses, unless we do something. But what?

Why Obama’s second term will not change anything


You probably remember that back in November, current president Barack Obama was re-elected as President of the United States. That means we’ll be seeing another four years of far-right internet trolls living with their parents spouting “Obama is the Antichrist”, and other such nonsense. I don’t think Obama is that special, or even righteous at all. When it all comes down to it, he’s just another politician with a fallible ideology and an agenda. With that in mind, I believe that nothing is going to change with a second term.

To understand why I would come to such a conclusion, let’s think back to November 2008, when Obama first got elected President. Throughout his campaign, he shouted such slogans as “change is coming”, and “yes we can”. Hell, I honestly believed it myself back then. But let’s not forget. Since 2008, the economic situation has gone worse, the conflicts in the Middle East didn’t end, and America is still divided.

What did he do in four years? Well, he sent drones over to the Middle East to try and kill terrorists, but they ended up killing innocent people. He spent a lot of time visiting foreign countries like Japan, Ireland, and many others. He made many appearances on American TV (including one cringe-worthy moment on the Ellen DeGeneres show).

What promises did he break in four years? All of them.

  • He promised that the war in Afghanistan would end within his first term. It didn’t. And it looks as though it won’t end for another year.
  • He promised that America would recover. It hasn’t, to the point that even African-Americans are disappointed in him.
  • He promised to end American dependency on oil from the Middle East, but why do you think America went to war with Afghanistan, and Iraq?
  • He promised to use diplomacy to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, or any nuclear reactor. But with the help of Russia, Iran’s only nuclear power reactor reached full capacity over 3 months ago.

That’s not to mention some of the other promises that were broken. The rich are getting richer, while the poor are getting poorer, all while the state of world is only getting worse.

And yet the writers of Family Guy and the Simpsons treat him like a god, and his 2008 slogan is the name of an insufferable pop song.

yes we can

The finest in liberal propaganda.

I think I’ve made my point. Nothing will change in the next four years, but I suppose I shouldn’t expect much from a guy who was handed the Nobel Prize in 2009, for political and racial reasons. I suppose I should also not be surprised if our promises our broken by a man who gets his slogan from Bob the Builder’s catchphrase.

It’s very easy to be swayed by a man with lofty ideals, but the real truth is that he’s a politician, and a politician wants nothing more than the power to decide what is right and what is wrong, and a big fat paycheck to boot. That is why Obama’s second term will be no different to the last one, and I challenge Obama to prove me wrong.

Why it’s good to have no religious or political loyalties (at least for me)

This is going to spell trouble.

This is going to spell trouble.

Say you have religious beliefs. I’m totally fine with that. Say you have political beliefs that you hold dear. I’m fine with that too. But dear God, don’t combine the two when you’re in government. You’ll want to shove your beliefs down the nation’s throat, and that’s very harmful in a free society, because everyone has the right to freedom of religion and freedom of speech, even you. If you’re not in government, you can safely mix the two together as long as you don’t brag that your beliefs are the “right” way, when as far as I’m concerned, none of them are the “true way”.

On to why I think having no religious or political loyalties is a good thing. These are two different things, so I’ll split this into two.

Why I have no religious loyalties (and why it’s good)

Let me start by clearing one thing up. I know plenty about religion, but I am in fact an atheist. And no, I’m not one of those arrogant “new atheists”, like Richard Dawkins, and the late Christopher Hitchens. I’m probably one of the last rational atheists around. Either that, or there’s more of us, but they aren’t shown in the media. Furthermore, atheism does not count as a religion. Therefore, being an atheist is not a religious loyalty.

I actually prefer being an atheist because I didn’t like being a Christian. There was only one point in my life when you could call me anything close to Christian, the time when I was 9, after leaving Boston Higashi School. Because I thought I was supposed to, I’d go to church on Sundays (including the Sunday school), hymns and all. The atmosphere in church was actually what made me eventually quit Church. Especially when they were singing the hymns. I have a feeling that hymns were hammering home the message that I may have to die someday. How do you think I would have felt at such an age, especially with the concept of going to Hell on my shoulders?

I would only return twice; once in 2006 (for an RE project), and again in 2010 (for my nephew's christening).

I would only return twice; once in 2006 (for an RE project), and again in 2010 (for my nephew’s christening).

Since then, I grew to hate the concept of being made to believe something that I don’t believe deep down. When I was 10, I wasn’t too shy about getting angry about it, but not in the sophisticated way that I do now. But just because I’m an atheist doesn’t mean I can’t celebrate Christmas. I’ve been doing it for a long time, and I didn’t need religion to do it. This is why I think it’s good to be an atheist; you don’t have to tie yourself to a particular set of rules, especially if you don’t really believe you can follow them. We all have needs, and if I were religious, those needs would be suppressed, and would be bottled up until they grew to sick, twisted levels. That’s what happens to everyone with a religion, whether you’re Christian, Hindu, or even Mormon. As an atheist, I feel like I’m free to do whatever I wanted, and it didn’t cheese off God.

Yet, I sort of feel that God would be far happier with us as a species if we were ourselves. God probably isn’t a physical being who lives in the sky. If God is a strange, intangible feeling we have inside us, then it just wouldn’t care.

Why I have no political loyalties (and why it’s good)

My politics has actually flip-flopped overtime. When I was a kid, I just believed whatever didn’t see me carrying the bricks of guilt and shame. In my early teens, I was a committed liberal; opposing racism wherever it was, but when I was 15, that liberalism was rather pathetic. It was the same liberalism shown by the populist media, the kind which I despise today. Added to that, when I was 16, the last UK election came along. I wasn’t old enough to vote yet, but I was clearly in support of the Liberal Democrats (something I’m ashamed of to this day). Keep in mind, this is the same party which is now in cahoots with the conservatives.

Thanks for crushing whatever faith I had, you big fat jerks!

Thanks for crushing whatever faith I had, you big fat jerks!

As I got older I was a more rational liberal, with various influences contributing to my beliefs. However, after I turned 18, I came to the realization that all political sides are a bunch of con artists after your trust, so they can exploit it. None of them have your interests at heart, contributing to my complete lack of faith in politics, and politicians in general.

And yet, it’s good that I don’t support any political beliefs, because if you don’t support any politician, or any party, then you won’t be falling for their dastardly tricks. Best of all, I can say whatever I want without the worry that I’m somehow “betraying my ideology”. Politics in general turns good people into horrible monsters, and can somehow destroy entire friendships, and rip people apart. Yes, I still hate conservatism, but I hate liberalism even worse than before, primarily because of the false moralism. Without a political loyalty, my mind is free, my morals are real, and I’m not a part of what is essentially just a global-scale version of a toddler’s whinging that does nothing good for humanity. Also, because I feel no obligation to vote, I don’t feel like I’m a cog in the infernal machine of politics.

Even though these are my beliefs, I think anyone can benefit from a lack of religious or political loyalties. If it can do a world of good for me, imagine what it can do for someone else. Then again, you are the one who really chooses your beliefs. Nobody can do that for you, not even me. What choice did you make, and how do feel about it?