I, Fat Bastard have always liked Jimmy Carter and not just because he grew peanuts but because he was a man of honor. In the 2012 elections we had a choice between a coproratist (Romney) and a bitch for the corporatists (Obama) Different bullshit but the same results... the dismantling of the American democracy.
Pres. Jimmy Carter defends Snowden, also says: "America has no functioning democracy." Could only find this on German news sites, not American (spiegel.de)
Here is the translation directly from Google:
Ex-President Carter: "The invasion of privacy has gone too far"
The Obama administration tried to placate Europe's anger over spying programs. Not as ex-President Jimmy Carter: The Democrat attacked the U.S. intelligence sharply. The disclosure by whistleblowers Snowden was "useful."
"America has no functioning democracy," Carter said Tuesday at a meeting of the "Atlantic Bridge" in Atlanta.
Previously, the Democrat had been very critical of the practices of U.S. intelligence. "I think the invasion of privacy has gone too far," Carter told CNN. "And I think that is why the secrecy was excessive." Overlooking the NSA whistleblower
Edward Snowden said Carter, whose revelations were long "likely to be useful because they inform the public."
Carter has repeatedly warned that the United States sharply declined due to excessive restriction of civil rights, their moral authority. Last year he wrote in an article in the "New York Times", new U.S. laws "never before seen breach our privacy by the government" allowed the.
Carter was the 39th President of the United States, who ruled from 1977 until 1981. During his tenure, he tried to align U.S. foreign policy that is more about human rights - after his retirement from active politics for his humanitarian work, he received the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize .
In Atlanta, he also expressed his overall pessimistic about the global situation. There is currently no reason for him to be optimistic, Carter said, referring to the situation in Egypt, which had fallen into a military dictatorship. He also lamented the growing political divide in the United States, the excessive influence of money in U.S. election campaigns and the confusing American election rules. The ex-president whose "Carter Center" operates worldwide including election monitoring, announced skeptical whether the United States, the standard that applies when reviewing the Center of elections might be fulfilled.
As a bright spot, however, Carter called the triumph of modern technology that would have caused some of the countries of the Arab Spring of democratic progress. Exactly these developments but are endangered by the c as major U.S. Internet platforms such as Google or Facebook lose credibility worldwide.
How Will the Asshole Politicos Spin This?
This will be a tough one for all the leftie and rightie losers and your pathetic false paradigm. Here we have the most liberal president ever criticizing the same president (Obama) that the righties and the lefties say is a liberal. Obama is apoltical.
The fact is lefties, Obama has ended democracy in the US simply by ramping up the already unconstitutional policies of the the Bush/Cheney regime.
Keep the fight between the left and right going while the corporate gansters usher in their form of facism. When it happens the righties will blame the lefties and the lefties will blame the righties. Let's hope that another country liberates us from this tyrrany and this police state.
Do you think that any of the corporate media will cover this? Here is a chance for Fox to bash Obama but their money men won't allow this. You won't be seeing this story on CNN or CNBC either.
Thomas Paine and Jessie James are old freinds
Robin Hood is riding on the road again.
We were born in a revolution and we died in a wasted war
It's gone that way before