A really nasty stinker got past you, this time, with “Just how we got here and why” (Friday’s Forum.) Its author answers his title query only via the inuendo in how he frames his subject, seeming to imply all our problems stem from electing half a nigger to be president on a democratic party ticket. He claims we know nothing about Obama, “just ask anybody on the street” from whom you’ll get a typically vacuous answer. Once again he both insinuates and baldly proclaims Obama’s “incompetence.” But, we know plenty about B. H. Obama! GOOGLE!
That rank writer seems to write deliberately for illiterate and biased readers who seldom pursue a subject and who readily accept hearsays of unfounded statement and specious argument. Ah, blessed freedom of speech, giving him the privilege of maliciously mooning our public with sheer asininity. Shame on him. He should be publicly pillaried right in the Forum or physically at the top of First Street, in the Rotunda.
Let me advise the distinguished former air man, now air bag (Col. Blank-o, ret.) and anyone curious about the historic facts, that he and they should carefully read and digest the 608 pages of G. Edward Griffin’s, The Creature From Jekyll Island: A Second Look at the Federal Reserve, 5th Ed., 2010, American Media (P.O. Box 4646, Westlake Village, CA 91359-1646, softcover ISBN 978-0-912986-45-6, Library of Congress Catalog Card No. 95-80322.
This describes and narrates the financial and monetary history of the United States and the impact upon them of the Federal Reserve System. It treats of Wall Street, Main Street, globalization and ways to correct our situation (with measures as we know largely prevented by the way both parties fight over delusions and talk past each other, aggravated by those who imagine they profit from endlessly worsening chaos, a chaos likely to destroy our middle class and/or bring down the whole world eventually extinguishing most ‘higher’ life-forms.)
<http://www.notablebiographies.com/news/Li-Ou/Obama-Barack.html> <http://www.biography.com/articles/Barack-Obama-12782369> [Read all parts!] <http://barackobamabiography.org/> [w. many quotations.]
Wingnut negativists will really love the next two articles, accepting them uncritically.
<http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/10/who_wrote_dreams_from_my_fathe_1.html> [Casill doubts authenticity of Obama autobiography’s authorship, analyzes stylistic similarity with that of Bill Ayers’ and thinks Ayers ghost-wrote it. Elsewhere we learn they were acquainted and shared many views. Get out tar & feathers, ‘right’? Never mind the book’s over-all accuracy, discredit it on style and occasional lapse?]
<http://www.city-journal.org/2008/eon0423ss.html> [Sol Stern’s take is conservative.]