Democrats & Republicans – Same Stinky Stuff, Different Piles?


There is a big election happening in the US.  If you’re American, you may care.  What about the rest of us?  Is the US election important for all of us non-Americans?

Well, let’s check it out.  I remember when I met an American lady in China around 2003.  I mentioned to her that George Bush was not a good leader due to his invasion of Iraq.  Something like that.  She angrily replied, “I don’t insult your nation’s leader, so you shouldn’t insult mine.”  She had the sound of someone who had been forced to defend America and Bush before.

I didn’t have a comeback then, but I sure do now:

Sorry, sister, but the US President is, in some ways, the President of Planet Earth.  Whatever he or she decides affects the entire world, ESPECIALLY your next door neighbours, Mexico and my country of Canada.

I would be tempted to mention that Bush was simply a puppet of Cheney, Rumsfeld, Rove and Company, but that would probably go over her head.


Now, honestly, if I were overseas nowadays, and someone were to come up to me and insult Canada’s leader, Stephen Harper, I would give them a High Five and say:

Right on, I totally agree with you!  Support our revolutionary efforts to topple this doorknob and his government!  Thank you so much for speaking the truth: Stephen Harper and his Neo-Conservative Party are a bunch of losers, and need to lose power . . . TODAY!


Now, let’s get back to the US.  So there’s an election going on.  Well, here’s my take on it: SAME POO-POO, DIFFERENT PILES.

When both parties receive money from the same pots, do you really think there’s a big difference?  As writer and journalist Chris Hedges hinted at, Obama was basically a re-branded Bush, serving the interests of the corporations.  And he was a great Rebranding.

This Chris Hedges interview, which was featured in my last post, is called “Chris Hedges ‘Brace Yourself!  The American Empire Is Over & The Descent Is Going To Be Horrific!'” is frickin’ long (nearly 3 hours), but if you have the time one lonely evening, check it out:

But seriously folks, the US ship is sinking, and whether you choose Republicans or Democrats simply spells out which lifeboat you take when you bail out.

Canada has been screwed by the States for decades.  We Caucasians, at the same time, screwed the First Nations, the Chinese, the Japanese, the Hawaiians, the Doukhobors, etc.  The US screwed their Native Americans, Africans, Chinese, Japanese, Hawaiians and many other groups.  It’s called, Let’s See How Much We Whites Can Screw Other Ethnicities.  And then create a System, a Matrix, where Africans, Chinese, natives and everyone else tries to play our game, kiss our asses, and follow our ways.

Well, the world is about to change, and change drastically.  The US and Europe are in so much debt, over their heads.  There is no lifeboat waiting, folks.  We in Canada, my brothers and sisters in China, and everyone else, face being sucked down into the deep by the demise and fall of the US and EU.  Sh**.  Lord, save us.

And this election, it’s just child’s play.  I’m not even taking it seriously.  Once you figure out that the Republocrats or the Demublicans are the Same Excrement, you start finding another way to fight the System of Uncle Sam and his minions.

Here’s one way to look at the election:

We have one man, Romney, who represents the Oppressor Class, the White Europeans.  And we have Obama, who looks African, but who actually is 50% Oppressor Class – White European, on his Mom’s side, although she sounds like she was a really cool and progressive lady.  The other 5o% African isn’t even African-American, the huge group who survived a couple centuries of being pooped and spit on by the American White Settlers.  Obama’s Dad was a Kenyan citizen, not American, not part of the last couple centuries of American oppression, although Kenya was screwed over by British colonisers too from 1895 to 1963.

I actually hope Romney wins, so that when the US Hinderburg-like blimp crashes, a 100% Oppressor-class Dude gets blamed, rather than the 50% Oppressor-class Obama.  Sorry, Obama!

Check out the future of the US and Europe, and probably the nation I was born in, Canada:

I hope you guys in other countries can come to our rescue!  Pretty please with sugar on top . . . .

So how do the candidates compare?

Here’s another chart I pirated from this site:

Barack Obama vs Mitt Romney

This is an unbiased comparison of the policies and positions of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, candidates from the Democratic and Republican parties respectively in the 2012 election for President of the United States.

In most cases, their political positions and are aligned with the typical liberal and conservative ideologies in the U.S.

Comparison chart

Barack Obama

  • Currently 3.87/5
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Rating: 3.9/5 (1312 votes)

Mitt Romney

  • Currently 3.24/5
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Rating: 3.2/5 (910 votes)

Political Party: Democratic (1979-) Republican
Full name: Barack Hussein Obama Willard Mitt Romney
Profession: Lawyer, politician, author Businessman, politician, author
Position on Healthcare: Signed the 2010 healthcare overhaul bill. Calls for patient protections like allowing coverage for pre-existing conditions, not letting insurers cancel policies when patients get sick, and requiring individuals to buyhealth insurance or pay a fine. Though he created similar legislation in Massachusetts, promises to repeal Barack Obama’s 2010 healthcare overhaul. Would encourage individuals to purchase their own health insurance rather than rely on their employers.
Position on Immigration: Supports a path to legalization for illegal immigrants that includeslearning English and paying fines; toughen penalties for hiring illegal immigrants; voted for fence along Mexican border. Would make English the official language of the US and “turn off the magnets like tuition breaks or other breaks that draw people into this country illegally”
Alma Mater: Harvard law school, Columbia University Stanford University, Brigham Young University (BA), Harvard University (MBA, JD)
Position on the Economy: Repeal Bush tax cuts for households earning more than $250,000. Lower taxes on manufacturing industry. Stimulus spending and tax cuts to grow the economy (short term). Cut spending and raise taxes on wealthy to reduce deficit (long term). Make Bush tax cuts permanent. Lower corporate tax rate across the board to 25%. Cut taxes andregulations to encourage business. Cut “non-security discretionary [government] spending” by 5% to reduce deficit.
Place of Birth: Honolulu, Hawaii Detroit, Michigan
Position on Iraq: Opposed invasion from the beginning; opposed troop increase; ended military operations in Iraq(on previously negotiated Bush timeline). Made no effort to keep promise to exit in 2009. Troops moved to Afghanistan and Iranian border. Romney says that keeping the U.S. in Iraq is the best option for minimizing casualties and maintaining a democratic government in Iraq.
Religion: Christian (United Church of Christ) Christian (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)
Position on Iran: Engage in direct diplomacy; tighten economic sanctions with international cooperation; military option not off the table. Failed to deliver on 2008 campaign promise to meet with the Iranian president without preconditions. Military option not off the table.
Children: Malia Ann (b July 4, 1998) and Natasha (known as Sasha) (b June 10, 2001) Tagg (b. 1970), Matt (b. 1971), Josh (b. 1975), Ben (b. 1978), Craig (b. 1981)
Position on Global Warming and Environment: Supports a mandatory cap-and-trade system to reduce carbon emissions. Opposes Keystone XL pipeline. Opposes cap and trade legislation. Supports Keystone XL pipeline. Exporting carbon emissions to China hurts US and planet. (Aug 2007), Humans contribute to world getting warmer. (Nov 2011), $20 billion package for energy research & new car technology
Spouse(s): Michelle Obama Ann Romney (m. 1969–present)
Position on Abortion: Supports Roe v. Wade; criticized Supreme Court decision that upheld ban on partial-birth abortions. Opposes Roe v. Wade; believes states should be allowed to ban abortions., 1994: Supported abortion rights but personally opposed, No punishment for women who have partial birth abortions, change of heart in 2005 when preparing to run for President
Position on Gay rights: Supports same-sex marriage; repealed Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, allowing gays to serve openly in the military Opposes same-sex marriage; supports legal unions; supports Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell but favors gays serving openly in the military(Govwatch 1994), supported ENDA to ban anti-gay employerdiscrimination
Date of Birth: August 4,1961 March 12, 1947
Books Authored: Dreams from My Father: A story of Race and Inheritance; and The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts of Reclaiming the American Dream. No Apology: The Case for American Greatness; and Turnaround: Crisis, Leadership, and the Olympic Games
Residence: Washington, D.C. Belmont, Massachusetts
Position on Indefinite detention: Publicly opposed but debate on Congressional floor revealed that his Administration asked for language excluding American citizens be removed. Would have signed NDAA as is.
Position on Free Speech: Signed H.R. 347 allowing the Secret Service to limit protest based upon threat assessment and proximity. No public position
Position on Military Intervention: Publicly opposed wars and intervention but has recently admitted to expanding Afghan conflict into Pakistan. Says Congressional approval not required if UN gives approval. Consult with lawyers on legality but believes President has the right to do what he believes makes the country safer.

And another from Find the Data:

Add another 2012 Pres. Candidate to your comparison:

Barack Obama

Mitt Romney


2012 Presidential Candidate Barack ObamaSEE DETAILS › 2012 Presidential Candidate Mitt RomneySEE DETAILS ›
Candidate Barack ​Obama Mitt ​Romney
Website Barack Obama  ( Mitt Romney  (
Campaign Status Running Running
Job Experience President ​of ​the ​United ​States Former ​Governor ​of ​Massachusetts,​ ​CEO ​Bain ​&​ ​Company
Running Mate Joe ​Biden
    Age 50 64
Education B.A. Political Science from Columbia University
J.D. Harvard Law School
B.A. Brigham Young University
J.D. Harvard Law School
M.B.A. Harvard Business School
Spouse Michelle ​Obama Ann ​Romney
    Number of Children 2 5
Overview Barack Obama is a

Presidential candidate for the 2012 election. He/she is

  • Protestant

and has a background in

  • Politics
  • Law
  • Academia


Mitt Romney is a

Presidential candidate for the 2012 election. He/she is

  • Mormon

and has a background in

  • Politics
  • Business


      • Focus on key areas in rural communities to help businesses access capital and expand rural job search and training


  • Make American businesses competitive in the global economy
  • Open markets abroad, on fair terms, for American goods and services
Social Security
  • Protect and strengthen Social Security
  • Ensure basic benefits are not slashed during economic recession
  • Ensure the long-term solvency of Social Security without raising taxes
  • Encourage individuals to create private accounts
Tax Reform
  • Provide tax cuts for middle class and working class Americans
  • Expand the tax deduction to also include those who buy their own health insurance to empower individuals to purchase their own health insurance
National Budget Plan
      • Hold Wall Street corporations accountable for their irresponsibile actions
      • Set and enforce clear, consistent rules for the financial marketplace to protect American families from manipulation


      • Cut federal spending and bring reforms to entitlement programs
      • Balance the budget by reducing the size and reach of the federal government


Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Uphold ​Patient ​Protection ​and ​Affordable ​Care ​Act Repeal ​Patient ​Protection ​and ​Affordable ​Care ​Act
Same-Sex Marriage Approve ​Same-​Sex ​Marriage Ban ​Same-​Sex ​Marriage
Abortion Pro-​Choice Pro-​Life
Life’s Origins Evolutionist Evolutionist
Death Penalty No ​Stance ​on ​Death ​Penalty Allow ​Death ​Penalty ​Sentence
Religion in Schools
Abstinence Only Education
Climate Change Believes ​in ​Climate ​Change Does ​Not ​Believe ​in ​Climate ​Change
Marijuana Legalize ​Medical ​Marijuana Outlaw ​Medical ​Marijuana
Stem Cell Research For ​Stem ​Cell ​Research Against ​Stem ​Cell ​Research
      • Apply stricter standards for domestic oil exploration to avoid future oil spills
      • Explore domestic oil as one of the options for America’s energy resources


  • Ensure energy independence for America through oil drilling, biofuel, and nuclear power
  • Support subsidies for corn-based ethanol for domestic energy production
National Defense
  • Rebalance defense capabilities for the 21st century
  • Strengthen military partnerships and alliances
      • Modernize air and naval forces, weapons systems, and equipment including the nuclear arsenal
      • Grow the number of troops and ensure that funds go to their needs and care


U.S. Role in the World
  • Work with multilateral organizations and allies to achieve objectives
  • Construct foreign policy that broadcasts American exceptionalism
  • Act unilaterally to accomplish the United States’ goals
  • Withdraw troops over the next two years
  • Bring troops home as soon as possible, according to orders of U.S. generals
  • Deepen cooperation on economy and trade
  • Expand consultations on non-proliferation
  • Increase regulations on Chinese businesses involved in the U.S.-China trading relationship
  • Condemn China’s one-child policy
  • Ban insurance company discrimination of patients by pre-existing condition
  • Lower health care costs and guarantee more choice
  • Repeal Obama’s healthcare plan
  • Initiate market-based reforms that empower states and individuals and reduce health care costs
  • Increase border security
  • Uphold the DREAM Act
  • Oppose resident college tuition and driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants
  • Eliminate chain reaction of families immigrating to join their family member who is a citizen
  • Enact clean energy standards for securing America’s energy sources
  • Innovate new clean energy possibilities
  • Oppose EPA regulation of greenhouse gases
    Gallup Poll Preference Percentage 47%​ 45%​
Notable Supporters Former President Bill Clinton Tim ​Pawlenty
More Details More Details

Can you see a big difference?  Here is a Youtube video comparing the 2 candidates:


Americans, you want to change your country?

Do you want to save yourself from your descent?

Well, I think that it’s probably too late.  But you can prepare yourself for the worst.

But more importantly, you need to repent in dust and ashes for the blood of Native Americans who lost their land and lives, Africans who were enslaved, Chinese labourers in early America who were also basically slaves, Japanese-Americans who lost everything and were interned during World War II, Hawaiians who lost their islands to the British and Americans, and everyone overseas you have oppressed.  Have I forgot anyone?

Abel’s blood cries out, Cain.  The oppressed’s blood screams from the earth, Uncle Sam.  Repent.  Don’t just re-paint your image.

Vanilla, chocolate, but it’s all ice cream.

Here’s an article from Christian Science Monitor regarding the differences in stances between Obama and Romney:

Obama vs. Romney 101: Where are the sharpest divides?

And here‘s another one listing sameness:

40 Points That Prove That Barack Obama And Mitt Romney Are Essentially The Same Candidate

 By Michael, on August 15th, 2012

What a depressing choice the American people are being presented with this year.  We are at a point in our history where we desperately need a change of direction in the White House, and we are guaranteed that we are not going to get it.  The Democrats are running the worst president in American history, and the Republicans are running a guy who is almost a carbon copy of him.  The fact that about half the country is still supporting Barack Obama shows how incredibly stupid and corrupt the American people have become.  No American should have ever cast a single vote for Barack Obama for any political office under any circumstances.  He should never have even been the assistant superintendent in charge of janitorial supplies, much less the president of the United States.  The truth is that Barack Obama has done such a horrible job that he should immediately resign along with his entire cabinet.  But instead of giving us a clear choice, the Republicans nominated the Republican that was running that was most similar to Barack Obama.  In fact, I don’t think we have ever had two candidates for president that are so similar.  Yes, there are a few minor differences between them, but the truth is that we are heading into Obama’s second term no matter which one of them gets elected.  The mainstream media makes it sound like Obama and Romney are bitter ideological rivals but that is a giant lie.  Yeah, they are slinging lots of mud at each other, but they both play for the same team and the losers are going to be the American people.

Republicans are being told that they have “no choice” but to vote for Romney because otherwise they will get another four years of Obama.

This “lesser of two evils” theme comes out every four years.  We are told that we “must” vote for a horrible candidate because the other guy is even worse.

Well, millions of Americans are getting sick of this routine.  Perhaps that is why it is being projected that as many as 90 million Americans of voting age will not vote this year.

Yes, Barack Obama has been so horrible as president that it is hard to put it into words.

But Mitt Romney would be just like Barack Obama.

Those that are dreaming of a major change in direction if Romney is elected are going to be bitterly, bitterly disappointed.

The following are 40 ways that Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are essentially the same candidate….

1. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney both supported TARP.

2. Mitt Romney supported Barack Obama’s “economic stimulus” packages.

3. Mitt Romney says that Barack Obama’s bailout of the auto industry was actually his idea.

4. Neither candidate supports immediately balancing the federal budget.

5. They both believe in big government and they both have a track record of being big spenders while in office.

6. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney both fully support the Federal Reserve.

7. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are both on record as saying that the president should not question the “independence” of the Federal Reserve.

8. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have both said that Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke did a good job during the last financial crisis.

9. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney both felt that Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke deserved to be renominated to a second term.

10. Both candidates oppose a full audit of the Federal Reserve.

11. Both candidates are on record as saying that U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has done a good job.

12. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have both been big promoters of universal health care.

13. Mitt Romney was the one who developed the plan that Obamacare was later based upon.

14. Wall Street absolutely showers both candidates with campaign contributions.

15. Neither candidate wants to eliminate the income tax or the IRS.

16. Both candidates want to keep personal income tax rates at the exact same levels for the vast majority of Americans.

17. Both candidates are “open” to the idea of imposing a Value Added Tax on the American people.

18. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney both believe that the TSA is doing a great job.

19. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney both supported the NDAA.

20. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney both supported the renewal of the Patriot Act.

21. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney both believe that the federal government should be able to indefinitely detain American citizens that are considered to be terrorists.

22. Both candidates believe that American citizens suspected of being terrorists can be killed by the president without a trial.

23. Barack Obama has not closed Guantanamo Bay like he promised to do, and Mitt Romney actually wants to double the number of prisoners held there.

24. Both candidates support the practice of “extraordinary rendition”.

25. They both support the job-killing “free trade” agenda of the global elite.

26. They both accuse each other of shipping jobs out of the country and both of them are right.

27. Both candidates are extremely soft on illegal immigration.

28. Neither candidate has any military experience.  This is the first time that this has happened in a U.S. election since 1944.

29. Both candidates earned a degree from Harvard University.

30. They both believe in the theory of man-made global warming.

31. Mitt Romney has said that he will support a “cap and trade” carbon tax scheme (like the one Barack Obama wants) as longas the entire globe goes along with it.

32. Both candidates have a very long record of supporting strict gun control measures.

33. Both candidates have been pro-abortion most of their careers.  Mitt Romney’s “conversion” to the pro-life cause has been questioned by many.  In fact, Mitt Romney has made millions on Bain Capital’s investment in a company called “Stericycle” that incinerates aborted babies collected from family planning clinics.

34. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney both believe that the Boy Scout ban on openly gay troop leaders is wrong.

35. They both believe that a “two state solution” will bring lasting peace between the Palestinians and Israel.

36. Both candidates have a history of nominating extremely liberal judges.

37. Like Barack Obama, Mitt Romney also plans to add “signing statements” to bills when he signs them into law.

38. They both have a horrible record when it comes to job creation.

39. Both candidates believe that the president has the power to take the country to war without getting the approval of the U.S. Congress.

40. Both candidates plan to continue running up more government debt even though the U.S. government is already 16 trillion dollars in debt.


Americans, voting is not your answer.  An expensive election won’t solve your problems.  “Repentance is the cure”, as DC Talk sang in an anti-racism song called “Coloured People”.

If we aspire to share this space, REPENTANCE IS THE CURE.

Check it out:

Repentance?  What the hell is repentance?  And what does repentance have to do with the election and the future of America?

REPENTANCE = stop being assho**es, stop oppressing people, turn to your Maker.

Does this mean you become a Christian Right Winger?

God forbid, THEY are the problem, or at least one of the main problems in the US.

No, REPENTANCE means following the US Constitution where it says:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

In other words, LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOUR AS YOURSELF.  Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

You savvy?

American history is one of hatred.  First the genocide of 90% of the continent’s indigenous peoples through spreading disease, through outright murder and oppression.  Then the other groups from Africa, Asia and Hawaii.  Then all the people overseas whose blood was vampiristically sucked.

Not to mention all the countries where you changed the government through subversion or armed intervention.  Holy crap, it’s a long list, and the one I’m quoting here is from the US Government itself, .  Check it out here:

Instances of Use of United States Armed Forces Abroad, 1798 – 2004

by Richard F. Grimmett, Specialist in National Defense

Foreign Affairs, Defense, and Trade Division
Washington DC: Congressional Research Service
Library of Congress
October 5, 2004

If you’re wondering, I am assuming that all these interventions are wrong.  Get the f* out of other peoples’ countries, Uncle Sam!



   [ri-pent]  Show IPA

verb (used without object)

1. to feel sorry, self-reproachful, or contrite for past conduct;regret or be conscience-stricken about a past action,attitude, etc. (often followed by of ): He repented after histhoughtless act.

to feel such sorrow for sin or fault as to be disposed tochange one’s life for the better; be penitent.

Here’s a couple slides from my Messianic Liberationist Presentation on “REPENTANCE:

Oh Great American Empire,
get on your knees and repent!

People, neither Obama, nor Romney nor Ron Paul will save you.

Save yourselves.  Turn back to Creator-Love and Neighbour.  Turn your guns and other weapons into farm tools.  Stop being such violent doorknobs.  Wake up.

On that note, here’s a little Rage Against the Machine add a finishing touch to this post:


Come on!

Come on, although ya try to discredit
Ya still never edit
The needle, I’ll thread it
Radically poetic
Standin’ with the fury that they had in ’66
And like E-Double I’m mad
Still knee-deep in the system’s shit
Hoover, he was a body remover
I’ll give ya a dose
But it’ll never come close
To the rage built up inside of me
Fist in the air, in the land of hypocrisy

Movements come and movements go
Leaders speak, movements cease
When their heads are flown
‘Cause all these punks
Got bullets in their heads
Departments of police, the judges, the feds
Networks at work, keepin’ people calm
You know they went after King
When he spoke out on Vietnam
He turned the power to the have-nots
And then came the shot

Yeah, back in this…
Wit’ poetry, my mind I flex
Flip like Wilson, vocals never lackin’ dat finesse
Whadda I got to, whadda I got to do to wake ya up
To shake ya up, to break the structure up
‘Cause blood still flows in the gutter
I’m like takin’ photos
Mad boy kicks open the shutter
Set the groove
Then stick and move like I was Cassius
Rep the stutter step
Then bomb a left upon the fascists
Yea, the several federal men
Who pulled schemes on the dream
And put it to an end
Ya better beware
Of retribution with mind war
20/20 visions and murals with metaphors
Networks at work, keepin’ people calm
Ya know they murdered X
And tried to blame it on Islam
He turned the power to the have-nots
And then came the shot

What was the price on his head?
What was the price on his head!

I think I heard a shot
I think I heard a shot
I think I heard a shot
I think I heard a shot
I think I heard a shot
I think I heard, I think I heard a shot

‘He may be a real contender for this position should he
abandon his supposed obediance to white liberal doctrine
of non-violence…and embrace black nationalism’
‘Through counter-intelligence it should be possible to
pinpoint potential trouble-makers…And neutralize them,
neutralize them, neutralize them’

Wake up! Wake up! Wake up! Wake up!
Wake up! Wake up! Wake up! Wake up!

How long? Not long, cause what you reap is what you sow



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