President Obama’s 2008 campaign ran on promises to roll back any Executive Orders made by George W. Bush that were deemed to be unconstitutional, such as the Patriot Act.
Instead, he codified the Patriot Act – into the far more draconian National Defense Authorization Act, which allows for the indefinite detention and the assassination of US citizens, without due process.
And the the list goes on. And on!
Obama promised to have the most transparent Administration in US history, yet records about his past, including those of his wife remain sealed, as if their contents are a matter of Cosmic Clearance.
One would wonder why.
Yet recently, Obama defended his statements that his would be the “most transparent in US history,” despite the fact that he ended his first term with the least amount of press conferences since Reagan (here are the numbers: Obama: 79; Dubya: 89; Clinton: 133 GHWB:
143; Reagan: 27).
When pressed, he and his representatives, such as the newly-appointed Director of Central Intelligence, Stephen Preston and Pentagon Senior Counsel, Jeh Johnson make no bones about the fact that US Citizens deemed to be “at war with the United States” would be targeted for assassination, under the NDAA. (Just how such a determination that they were “at war” must be some kind of secret).
The Obama Administration’s style of “openness” might be be called “The Revelation of the Method” by the coiner of this phrase, the late James Shelby Downard, American conspiracy author who wrote about the John F. Kennedy assassination.
According to literary critic, Timothy Fitzpatrick, The Revelation of the Method “…alludes to the process wherein murderous deeds and hair-raising conspiracies involving wars, revolutions, decapitations, (secret archaeo-astronomic deity cult-worship) and every manner of horror show are first buried beneath a cloak of secrecy…and then, when finally accomplished and secured, [are] slowly revealed to the unsuspecting populace who watch…deep-frozen…as the hidden history is unveiled… In the circulation of… (anti-Academy) manuscripts…the revelation of the method is accomplished.
“Truth or consequences…Downard…is acutely aware that in exposing the conspirators, he is probably serving the final dictum (in their alchemical formula)…”
In other words: “We make the rules and there’s nothing you can do about it!”
Or is there?