Pink: Dear Mr. President

The artist, Pink, in her powerful 2006 song asks understandable questions how political “leadership” could possibly want the wars, devastation, and poverty they enact. The same questions continue in a 2012 version:


By addressing a president, Pink displays pre-Enlightenment conception of king-type leadership. One of President Bush’s major contributions was to make clear that his role was sales, a teleprompter reader-in-chief. Indeed, his “performance” displayed tragic-comic gap between real leadership and his juvenile self-centeredness, lack of interest in global affairs (or their improvement), and weak propaganda.

Perhaps Pink now recognizes the oligarchy/1% that choose presidential candidates, and work through their corporate media to develop what they hope will be a public personality Americans will believe.

The question now is how much longer presidential propaganda will survive at all, as Americans recognize escalating policies of war and austerity as criminal. As more and more of the 99% begin acting upon their “emperor has no clothes” insights, it’s just a matter of time before the obvious criminals are arrested. The charges will be lies and crimes centering in war and money that annually kill millions, harm billions, and loot trillions.

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