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STAFF NEWS & ANALYSIS
Obama Heartily Laughs About Dropping Bombs on Civilians
By Grayson Schultze - May 03, 2016

But I have to say, it’s great, it looks like you’re really enjoying your last year of the presidency. Saw you hanging out with NBA players like Steph Curry, Golden State Warriors. That was cool. That was cool, yeah. You know it kinda makes sense, too, because both of you like raining down bombs on people from long distances, right? What? Am I wrong? – Larry Wilmore at the White House correspondent’s dinner

For a split second, Obama was stunned. That punchline held more truth than he’d expected.

But when the comedian continued with, “What? Am I wrong?” he beamed a big smile and laughed heartily along with the rest of the crowd.

As the camera panned out across the sea of mainstream media “journalists”, bureaucrats, lobbyists, defense contractors, athletes, celebrities, and politicians it was all smiles and laughter at raining down bombs on people – from wedding parties to kids on the beach and countless other drone “mistakes” across Libya, Yemen, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.

It’s at events like these that someone can gain insight into just how widespread the warfare epidemic and bloodlust is in D.C., even chuckling at torture when Wilmore joked about Obama not closing the notorious Guantanamo Bay prison.

All these groups that claim to be on opposing teams prove that in fact they’re all one in the same.

Just a few tables away you could see Senator Bernie Sanders also caught up in the fanfare and laughter of bombing and droning innocents worldwide. On the campaign trail he may be “Anti-war Bernie”, but in candid moments like this we can see his true colors.

After the event, both online and offline media were plastered with stories about Obama’s dropping the mic or Wilmore’s dropping of the “n-word”. None bothering to question when it was that bombing children’s hospitals had become something to laugh about.

This night, unlike in years past, Obama did not mention drones or bombs in his speech. Really, he didn’t need to. Eight years of continuing – and amplifying – George W. Bush’s foreign policy have spoken volumes.

The best, untold joke of the night was not directed at Obama or anyone else in attendance. Instead, the real joke was – and is – on the American people. In fact, this predates the White House correspondent’s dinner and continues on well beyond the weekend’s festivities.

Even in the internet age, this small group of well-connected storytellers still has the preponderance of influence over the U.S. public, and thereby how U.S. citizens perceive the world. The notion of directed history that we have often covered is not a conspiracy theory.

The White House correspondent’s dinner is a stark example of directed history in action. These “journalists” source their stories directly from these war criminals themselves, passing along the picture that has been painted for them.

How many will eschew the U.S. empire’s twisted version of the world? How many will refuse to take a seat at one of the tables surrounded by the world’s power structure? How many invest more words into covering the true implications of politicians’ actions rather the persona of these sociopaths? How many will risk their careers to deliver the truth to the public?

Without a debate, a single narrative emerges. And this single narrative ensures a pliant public, removing the obstacles for the warlords to rain down unquestioned, unchecked death and destruction throughout the world.

But rest assured, it’ll make for a hearty laugh later.

Conclusion:

The White House correspondent’s dinner showed that the elites in the world today greet death and destruction with smiles and laughter. Until alternative media gains traction in the U.S., the people will continue being fed a single narrative and there will be no widespread outrage at politicians’ actions.

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  • Bruce C.

    I’m not sure I understand or agree with what you’re saying here. The “truth” usually is what the media reports. It’s not like no one at the party knew what the clown was saying. “Everybody” already knew about “drone mistakes” and hitting civilian locals and all the rest. The problem seems to be that – at least the sycophant guests – don’t have a problem with Obama, his administration, the federal government, its policies, etc. “Regular” folks like me can’t stand to even see him, never mind listen to him. I was appalled that no one in the audience didn’t call that jackal out as a fraud and imposter and a subversive who failed to uphold and defend the US Constitution. It’s outrageous!

    Therefore, I don’t accept that the citizenry are so oblivious and misled. That’s why there’s a “Trump movement” because a large segment of the population know how perverse everything has become and want a change. The media may be deluded and sick, and many drop out because of it. In fact, I think history will judge the mainstream media as being the main reason why this first American Republic may not make it (or has already died.)

    Although it’s only tangentially related, here’s an article from Politico that shows how screwed up they/MSM are. Basically, they admit they’re ratings whores and will do or say almost anything to get them. Second, they claim the reason they don’t “report” on Trump is because he gives them life saving ratings. And, third, they actually blatantly lie about Trump disguised as some sort of underhanded reporting by the author of the article. It’s sick.

  • john cummins

    These politicos are not funny, but then, they systematically murder children in the womb with taxpayer dollars, so I’m not surprised they’d drone a few here and there and then be consumed with laughter.

  • alaska3636

    Here’s an interesting article from Disqus about the effect of comments:
    Are internet comments controlling your thoughts?
    https://blog.disqus.com/are-internet-comments-controlling-your-thoughts

    “Still, while publishers recognize the value of this information, they might not be aware of the unintended effects on their readers, who aren’t always reading comments with a critical eye. Researchers agree that comments add value and perspective to online content, however, the question of who is responsible for these comments is still up for debate.”

    The censors are coming; “good think” will continue to be promoted.

    • Stormtrooper

      Already many, many, many sites have removed comment sections all together. IE: Bloomberg, D. Beast, etc. OR, they have required a full disclosure of your identity…IE: FB login.

      • robertsgt40

        CNN also removed tbeir comments. Couldn’t take the heat and beat downs

  • Praetor

    I have often thought what is the best punishment for these evil bassturds. Is it a Mussolini, Kaddafi type ending, a Napoleon exile, or Caesar surround and stab from all sides ending. Maybe a Pharaohs ending, dead and all memory of their existence removed from history. I don’t know. What I do know is, they got to go, before they do away with the all of us.

    They are sick, been sick, and with all things sick it most be removed!!!

    • Ernie Hopkins

      I would like the Mussolini ending myself. Just so many of them.

    • We don’t suggest violence here. Please respect that.

      • Praetor

        I don’t either. I do believe in self defense. The closer the end comes for the evil doers the more likely violence becomes overwhelming. And as history has shown the evil doers do lose there power in many different ways. It amount to, what ever way they go, as long as they go!!!

    • Bruce C.

      I’m reading a book now called “Secret Societies; Illuminati, Freemasons
      and the French Revolution”. It’s so interesting that there are so many
      different interpretations of what the Illuminati et al were/are about
      ranging from evil devil worshipers to guardians of esoteric knowledge.
      The truth probably lies somewhere in between.

      My point, however, is that in this book the “illuminati” are depicted as well-intentioned actors ‘who worked behind the veil of daily events to finally put an end to the concept of the divine right of kings, formally separated church and state, destroyed the remnants of medieval feudalism, and heralded the values of the Enlightenment as the triumphant banner under which the modern world would be born. Yet, it was accomplished – or at least accompanied – by a level of violence whose ferocity spoke more of an
      exorcism than a political restructuring.’

      I’m very interested to see how and why that happened. If the “illuminati et al” were so wise and influential how or why did that happen? I agree with your sentiment to just “kill the bastards” but at the same time I’m pretty sure that’s only a short-term fix – satisfying like fixes can be – but still ephemeral. There’s got to be a way to get “revenge” and “serve justice” that also doesn’t discredit or undermine one’s ideals.

      On the other hand, maybe one lesson we can glean from the French Revolution (and one that “they” knew) is that an over-the-top, take-no-prisoners, bloody, wholesale catharsis IS what it takes to send a message and create permanent change. If Trump wins the Presidency and is unable to make in roads like he and others are expecting then it will be clear to me (and probably the last bastions of other “dummies” who still think there might be a way) that there is no way to change the US government by ordinary political means and then the time will be upon us to physically remove them from office, by force if necessary, and brought to trial for treason. Hopefully, we’ll never have to make that choice, and the choice of how roughly it would be done.

      • Praetor

        Yes, violence is the shame of the human condition. And the causes of violence are many. Just like all the ideas of how humans find themselves living on this planet, there are many. I’ve speculated my own ideas of this occurrence. The one that I like telling people, when the subject comes up, is this planet is for all the souls that have done bad things in the universe, and the planet earth is the prison planet, the testing ground, our final chance to change and do the right and good thing. Many make it and many don’t. If you make it, you become a universal citizen, if you don’t, you are rubbed out of existence and forgotten. Those practice violence just get rubbed out and forgotten. Who know, right!!!

  • esqualido

    Grayson Schulze’s commentary is both courageous and timely. Before reading it I had only seen snippets of the show but then viewed the full show on Youtube. Larry Wilmore put on a thoroughly disgusting, disgraceful performance. It was like a Friar’s Club roast where Don Rickles gets to hog the stage and wallow in muck for a full 30 minutes. The nearly-universal forced smiles by the end were a pathetic sight. In a rare tasteful moment, Wilmore compliments First Lady Michelle Obama on her grace, class, and poise. She beams appreciatively- but alas, it is only to set up the following: “Not to be confused with future White House First Gentleman Bill Clinton, whose favorite strippers are named Grace, Class and Poise.” It goes downhill from there, but Obama grimly smiles (or winces) through it all.

  • no republicrat

    What we must do is put the ‘well-connected storytellers’ on ignore. Let it be that the only recognition that they can find is among themselves.

  • robertsgt40

    At least Obummer wasn’t tacky enough to wear his Nobel Peace Prize medal.

  • mhyke

    This story makes no sense at all. There is no connection between the bad joke and anything else this author is wishfully dreaming about.

    • Those alternative media sources that re-posted the story obviously felt differently than you.

  • BlackCat

    This story makes total sense. In the Orwellian times in which we live, the media gets their talking points directly from BIG BROTHER. Who is it who directs the drones and approves of the air-strikes and the outrageous blunders that have killed so many innocents, thus fueling the hatred toward our Nation? Why is it BO, whose wide grin can light up a room — IF you believe anything he says. He’s had a good run, golfing along and traveling all over the world making a fool of himself. I watched the event and many of the star-crossed journalists were none to happy when their leader was mocked for truthful things he has done. They just can’t accept that their messiah is a tool and a fool.

  • mhyke

    The headline is the problem. No one laughs at bombing people unless he is a sociopath. He laughed at the joke; it is not the same thing.

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