What Difference Does It Make?
by Bob Livingston
Hillary Clinton, in deflecting to Congress over her role in the cover-up of the Benghazi arms-to-al-Qaida-terrorists gunrunning scandal, famously replied, “What difference does it make?” Let’s see.
In December 2012, a scant three months after four Americans were killed while running guns to al-Qaida-linked terrorists in Libya, the Secretary of State reportedly fell and suffered a concussion. She was hospitalized for three days. A month later, the State Department pronounced her fit. Now, Bill Clinton claims it took Hillary Clinton “six months of very serious work” to recover from a “fainting spell” and subsequent concussion and blood clot.
Six months of very serious work implies intensive physical or occupational therapy, meaning she likely suffered a stroke or serious head injury. What difference does it make?
The elites are pushing Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush to be their respective party’s nominees. Both are statists and part of the American monarchy with family ties to the Council on Foreign Relations, the oligarchy that runs the U.S. State Department and the World Bank (i.e., the elites who control the world). That means whichever is elected will mean more of U.S. expanding empire and growing U.S. fascism beyond what we’ve seen over the past three decades. Both of them will work to advance the neocon agenda and U.S. hegemony.
According to the June 2014 issue of the American Journal of Public Health, there have been 248 armed conflicts in 153 locations around the world since World War II ended. The United States launched 201 of them. During the 20th century, coinciding with the rise of U.S. hegemony, there were 190 million deaths directly and indirectly related to war, more than in the previous four centuries.
War is just one of the ways governments steal from their people. Wars benefit the elite, while the people are slaughtered and impoverished.
If either Jeb Bush or Hillary Clinton is elected, what difference does it make?
Barack Obama’s immigration department released tens of thousands of criminal illegal aliens last year. This number includes 193 murderers, 426 guilty of sexual assault, 303 kidnappers, 1,075 guilty of aggravated assault and 16,070 drunk drivers. Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush and most of Congress publicly proclaim they want to set them on a path to citizenship. What difference does it make?
An influx of illegal aliens will drive down wages, leave millions more Americans unemployed and hasten the slide of America into a socialistic, Third World backwater. What difference does it make?
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agents were specifically told not to comment on the release of the 36,000 criminal illegals. What difference does it make?
Doubling down on the President’s efforts to turn the U.S. into a Third World backwater overrun by foreign criminals, the Obama regime has signaled it may take executive action to halt deportations of illegals whose information turns up in Federal immigration databases when they are booked for crimes. Think I’m exaggerating? A House Judiciary Committee report shows that criminal illegal aliens released by the regime between 2009 and 2011 went on to commit 19 murders, three attempted murders and 142 sex crimes. What difference does it make?
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has ordered .40-caliber submachine guns, continuing a pattern of Federal agencies and local police forces militarizing themselves. Government agencies and police forces across the country are becoming increasingly militarized and increasingly militant. What difference does it make?
The U.S. has armed al-Qaida in Libya and Syria and narco-terrorists in Mexico even as it does all it can to disarm Americans. Agents of the regime have begun calling Americans domestic terrorists for standing up for their rights and peacefully petitioning government. What difference does it make?
The Internal Revenue Service — at the direction of high-ranking Democratic Senator Carl Levin and under cover provided by a high-ranking Democrat, Congressman Elijah Cummings — ordered the IRS to selectively target conservative groups. Emails obtained by Judicial Watch through Freedom of Information Act requests reveal the instructions for IRS targeting were directed out of Washington, D.C., and a specific BOLO (be on the lookout) was ordered for agents to watch for paperwork referencing the words Tea Party, Patriots and 9/12 Project, among others. The IRS then delayed or denied approval of conservative groups seeking 501(c)3 status, likely changing the outcome of the 2012 election by denying them their ability to engage in their activities. What difference does it make?
The U.S. State Department and the CIA orchestrated the ouster of a legitimately elected government in the Ukraine at the behest of the International Monetary Fund, and the U.S. then looted Ukraine’s gold reserves and installed a puppet regime, leaving the region in chaos and the U.S. and Russia on the verge of war. The looting continues as Vice President Joe Biden’s son has taken a position with Ukraine’s largest private gas producer. The Obama White House says it doesn’t approve. What difference does it make?
Climate science bunkum and outrageous claims of the looming catastrophe are being promoted across all spectrums of the elite and the oligarchy. Anyone, regardless of credentials, who opposes it is shouted down. What difference does it make?
Despite an expense of $29,349 per pupil, 83 percent of D.C. public school eighth-graders are not proficient reading and 81 are not proficient at math. What difference does it make?
Biden is using the White House website as a campaign medium. What difference does it make?
In 2013, Nigeria wanted to wipe out the Boko Haram terror group now responsible for kidnapping Christian girls and threatening to sell them into slavery. The kidnapping led to Obama’s hashtag diplomacy of trying to “guilt” the group into releasing the girls, with Michelle Obama posing for a propaganda picture with sad face and a sign. The hypocrisy of a regime that is killing African and Middle Eastern civilians by the hundreds with drones lamenting the kidnapping of a few dozen African girls is lost on a populace that is distracted by the inanities of today’s pop culture.
The truth is the Obama regime threatened to sanction Nigeria if it continued its attacks on Boko Haram aimed at eliminating it as a threat; and Hillary Clinton, while she was Secretary of State, opposed putting the organization on a terror list. The regime used a George Soros-funded report to propagandize against Nigeria and in favor of Boko Haram. What difference does it make?
Meat prices have surged the most in 11 years. The price of shrimp is up 61 percent over last year. Bacon is up 13.1 percent; and because of a disease affecting pigs, pork production is expected to drop by as much as 10 percent and pork prices could rise by 20 percent or more in the next year. The price of chicken breast is up 12.4 percent over the past 12 months. Of course, the mainstream media tell you inflation is under control. What difference does it make?
And since there is now a realization that the mainstream media is becoming increasingly irrelevant as its lies and propaganda are revealed, the Federal Communications Commission is trying to get into the business of regulating the Internet, which is increasingly where people go for their news, and a move is afoot to tax it. What difference does it make?
Harry Reid and his Senate minions believe the government should decide who can spend money in elections and how much they are allowed to spend. That would apply to candidates and average Americans. Reid is seeking to amend the Constitution to allow it. What difference does it make?
In addition to fires set and currently raging in Syria, Libya, several African countries and the Ukraine by Obama’s foreign policy, there are two others smoldering not entirely his doing going on in Venezuela and in China. As the neocons are inclined to step in and fan flames wherever they are in order to further American hegemony and enrich the 1 percent, those hotspots will likely soon see American interference at some point. What difference does it make?
The Federal government has for more than 150 years acted against the interests of the people and for the interests of the elites and has made war on the American people and sapped their wealth, destroying the middle class. What difference does it make?