July 28, 2012
An Idaho news station wants to know if the billboard pictured below goes too far.
“The billboard on Franklin Road [in Caldwell, Idaho] equates the actions of the president’s foreign policies to the acts of Holmes, who’s suspected of killing 12 people in the theater shooting.”
James Holmes allegedly killed 12 people, while Obama is responsible for the murder of thousands in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, and other nations targeted in the global elite’s GWOT, or global war on terror.
Presidents, however, are never equated to mass murderers by the establishment or its corporate media. War crimes perpetuated by the state are invariably papered over by intellectuals and the establishment media and characterized as noble efforts to gift backward peoples with democracy or practice humanitarianism in response to thugs and dictators preying on the innocent.
Obama is more like Charlie Manson than James Holmes. Manson didn’t kill his victims directly but ordered others to do it. Obama ordered the Pentagon to kill thousands. Bush gave the order to invade Iraq and kill over a million people. Clinton ordered the military to bomb Iraq and Yugoslavia with depleted uranium. Bush Senior invaded Iraq and targeted its civilian infrastructure. Reagan had CIA proxies kill thousands in Afghanistan, Nicaragua and Guatemala. Carter set the stage for the slaughter of tens of thousands in Afghanistan. Nixon and Johnson engineered the mass murder of millions in Southeast Asia.
But while citizens usually find the role Manson played in the murder of a movie actress and her friends reprehensible, they rarely reach the same conclusion about murder perpetuated by the state. Government has held a monopoly on violence and organized murder for so long, it is now viewed as normal by citizen-subjects.
No doubt the days of the billboard in Idaho’s days are numbered. The First Amendment is routinely violated when citizens dare point out the truth is such a blatant way.