Saturday, June 15, 2013

Xerxes Is On The Move

By Ilana Mercer

At a cost of “between $60 million to $100 million,” “President Obama goes to sub-Saharan Africa this month,” reports the usually adoring Washington Post. A good part of the comitatus“‘the sprawling apparatus’ that encompasses … the emperor’s household and its personnel”—is going along for the ride.


The obscene details via The WaPo:
Military cargo planes will airlift in 56 support vehicles, including 14 limousines and three trucks loaded with sheets of bullet­proof glass to cover the windows of the hotels where the first family will stay. Fighter jets will fly in shifts, giving 24-hour coverage over the president’s airspace, so they can intervene quickly if an errant plane gets too close.
The elaborate security provisions — which will cost the government tens of millions of dollars — are outlined in a confidential internal planning document obtained by The Washington Post.

This ugly extravaganza is par for the course—and grounds well covered in Cullen Murphy’s book “Are We Rome? The Fall of an Empire and the Fate of Rome,” in which Murphy draws the unflattering parallels between the imperial rule of ancient Rome and that of modern America.
The First Family will be stopping in our former hometown of Cape Town. (As if the FLOTUS has not already propagandized from South Africa, during a 2011 trip. Inoculate yourself. Read “Clueless in South Africa With Mrs. Obama.”)

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  1. The Nationalist government didn't give a damn about the blacks either, it was only because taxing heavily and creating crazy rules as black ruled Africa had, would have interfered with Afrikaners activities, lifestyle and businesses. A black success story was by accident and in spite of the system, not caused by it. Any suggestion that the apartheid Government was looking out for blacks,just in a totally ham fisted manner is some sort of sick joke.