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New Nero

by baldilocks

The Oba­mas seem to like all the trap­pings of wealth and power: the SUV limos, the abil­ity to clog city traf­fic for miles; the pri­vate jets, the abil­ity to travel at will and at where; the design­ers han­ker­ing to be employed , the mag­a­zine covers.obama-and-wife

I’ve known peo­ple like this all my life. Such per­sons will bash those richer than they. How­ever, if these same per­sons ever become rich, they will not be shy about dis­play­ing evi­dence of their wealth, meant for the con­sump­tion of your eye­balls — nor will they be shy about look­ing down on you for hav­ing less money. It’s a mini-​drama played out in traf­fic all the time here in South­ern Cal­i­for­nia and, undoubt­edly, all over. My great-​aunt called it ‘floor-​showing.’

And, that’s what I think the Oba­mas have been doing since the inau­gu­ra­tion, but there’s more to the cha­rade than that: it’s a sort of “in your face” atti­tude to strug­gling Amer­ica. From the Oba­mas, with spite.

They are say­ing this to us:

We’ll take your coun­try down; we’ll hol­low out every insti­tu­tion you hold dear; we’ll shame you before other nations;

We’ll spend every last cent in your trea­sury, and then some; we’ll make worth­less that which is left;

We’ll spy on you — on the street, on the phone, on the Inter­net, even in your bedroom;

We’ll pay all your local and state law enforce­ment agen­cies to mil­i­ta­rize them­selves and to strike fear in you; you’ll never know what they are going to do, nor when;

We’ll do all of those things and more.

And while we’re doing it, we’re going to have a great time spend­ing your money — eat­ing, drink­ing, golf­ing, tak­ing self­ies, and being merry, for…

Tomor­row, you die. And you deserve to die.”

It isn’t as if they’ve been keep­ing it a secret.

Juli­ette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was pub­lished in baldilocks2009; the sec­ond edi­tion in 2012. Her new novel, Arlen’s Harem, is due in 2014. Help her fund it and help keep her blog alive!

by baldilocks

The Obamas seem to like all the trappings of wealth and power: the SUV limos, the ability to clog city traffic for miles; the private jets, the ability to travel at will and at where; the designers hankering to be employed , the magazine covers.obama-and-wife

I’ve known people like this all my life.  Such persons will bash those richer than they. However, if these same persons ever become rich, they will not be shy about displaying evidence of their wealth, meant for the consumption of your eyeballs—nor will they be shy about looking down on you for having less money.  It’s a mini-drama played out in traffic all the time here in Southern California and, undoubtedly, all over.  My great-aunt called it ‘floor-showing.’

And, that’s what I think the Obamas have been doing since the inauguration, but there’s more to the charade than that: it’s a sort of “in your face” attitude to struggling America. From the Obamas, with spite.

They are saying this to us:

“We’ll take your country down; we’ll hollow out every institution you hold dear; we’ll shame you before other nations;

“We’ll spend every last cent in your treasury, and then some; we’ll make worthless that which is left;

“We’ll spy on you—on the street, on the phone, on the Internet, even in your bedroom;

“We’ll pay all your local and state law enforcement agencies to militarize themselves and to strike fear in you; you’ll never know what they are going to do, nor when;

“We’ll do all of those things and more.

“And while we’re doing it, we’re going to have a great time spending your money—eating, drinking, golfing, taking selfies, and being merry, for…

“Tomorrow, you die. And you deserve to die.”

It isn’t as if they’ve been keeping it a secret.

Juliette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was published ibaldilocks2009; the second edition in 2012. Her new novel, Arlen’s Harem, is due in 2014. Help her fund it and help keep her blog alive!