Thursday, August 04, 2016 by Mary Wilder
Barack Obama is no stranger to unfulfilled promises.
His entire 2008 campaign was built around “change” and improving all of the country’s problems. Many of us actually bought into the president’s shtick until he was actually elected — then we realized we had all been played by yet another corrupt politician.
Around eight years ago, Barack Obama entered into office, promising all kinds of things to the American people. For supporters of natural health and food transparency, Obama’s stance on GMO labeling was a major selling point. He claimed that he wanted to, “Let folks know when their food is genetically modified, because Americans have a right to know what they’re buying.”
At that point, there was no reason to not believe him, so many fell into the trap, as did those who believed that President Obama wouldn’t resort to drone warfare. As we now know, Obama has launched well over 500 drone missiles since he took office. To put it into perspective, George W. Bush launched 50. That’s a massive disparity — and Obama was supposed to be the peaceful, anti-war candidate!
It was also recently proven that Barack Obama had ties to Monsanto — going far out of his way to protect their interests — rendering his perceived beliefs regarding GMO labeling to be a complete lie. He was always in the pocket of the corrupt organization.
So what happened to all of these promises? Why aren’t the American people demanding that President Obama provide us with answers? He blatantly lied to us about a number of issues that he never truly cared about. He was merely pandering to a specific group of people in order to secure their vote.
We’ve gotten too complacent when it comes to accepting the corruption of politicians. It seems as though we’re more than happy to just deal with the fact that they’re deceitful liars who care more about reelection and furthering their reach of power than they do protecting American citizens and fighting for a more peaceful planet.
This year, we have to use our voices to demand more out of the leaders of our country. We cannot afford to continue to elect the same old guard of politicians year after year. That line of lazy thinking is what has gotten us into this mess in the first place. It’s important that we reject the establishment this year en route to some legitimate change.