As Obama prepares for a 2nd term, there are signs that a Cabinet housecleaning may be underway. The controversies around CIA Director Petraeus and General Allen, and talk that Hillary Clinton will no longer be Secretary of State bode well for a less hawkish foreign policy.
But the people’s revolution to overthrow the parasitic Money Power has just begun. The 2008 Wall Street bailout further concentrated power in the hands of what I term in my book Big Oil & Their Bankers…, the Four Horsemen of US banking – JP Morgan Chase, Citigroup, Wells Fargo and Bank of America. As I write this, President-elect Obama is being swarmed by Illuminati operatives who will try to control the direction he moves this country.
They will be trying to influence his cabinet choices to ensure Eight Families’ control over US government policy via the appointment of Council on Foreign Relations, Trilateral Commission and Bilderberger members to key positions. Presidents are just figure heads. Policy decisions favorable to the Illuminati banksters are hatched at Cabinet-level.
Now is the time for all citizens to call your representatives to ensure that Obama chooses a people’s cabinet rather than a corporate cabinet. You can reach any one of them by calling the Capitol Switchboard at (202)224-3121. You can contact the Obama transition team directly. What follows are my dream picks for the new administration. I have already sent this list to Barrack Obama. This “team of rivals” would represent real change.
Forget about Hillary Clinton for Secretary of State. Nobody knows the international landscape better than Jessie Jackson, who can introduce a new progressive US foreign policy to the world. Our new Treasury Secretary should be Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX). His mission: nationalize the Federal Reserve once and for all. For Secretary of Defense I like one-term Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA), a decorated Vietnam veteran who is both a well-traveled populist novelist and tough as nails.
Let’s make Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI) our new Attorney General. He alone voted against the treasonous Patriot Act post-911 and would dismantle the Gestapo which has shredded our Bill of Rights. At Homeland Security, how about Cynthia McKinney, the Green Party candidate for President. She alone in the 2001 Congress questioned 911 and we need a FULL investigation with Bush and Cheney under oath. Once completed, Homeland Security should be abolished.
The new FBI Director should be former DNC Chair and 2004 Presidential candidate Howard Dean. He’s a bulldog who could turn the focus of this agency to going after corporate criminals and CIA drug gangs. If we appoint Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE) as CIA Director we can purge the Agency of the criminal element that’s been running it for decades.
We should make former Texas Ag. Commissioner Jim Hightower the new Secretary of Agriculture and Kentucky writer Wendell Berry our new Secretary of Energy. If we did, both sustainable organic agriculture and alternative energy would be well supported. I like progressive writer Barbara Ehrenreich for Health and Human Services. She could implement a single-payer free health care system for all Americans. If we appoint Presidential candidate Rep. Dennis Kucinch (D-OH) to head Housing and Urban Development we can prosecute fraudulent mortgage lenders and stem foreclosures by forcing banks to write down overpriced mortgages.
Maybe the most important appointment is long-time rabble rouser Ralph Nader to head Commerce. It is here that we could set up an anti-trust unit which can begin to break up the oligopolies which have resulted from 30 years of deregulation and corruption. First on the list: Exxon Mobil. I like Native American songwriter/activist John Trudell to head the Department of Interior. The only non-immigrant Americans would finally have a voice in Washington. At Transportation I like University of Texas economist Dr. John Kenneth Galbraith Jr. He understands the need to implement an infrastructure improvement program modeled after FDR’s New Deal to provide high-paying jobs for out-of-work people.
Vermont’s esteemed Senator Bernie Sanders would make an excellent Labor Secretary, while former Vice-Presidential candidate Winona LaDuke would be the right choice at the Environmental Protection Agency. Harvard professor and civil rights activist Cornell West is my pick as Secretary of Education, while long-time media reformist Bill Moyers would be a great pick to head the Federal Communications Commission. Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) should be US Ambassador to the United Nations and former New York Governor Elliot Spitzer, despite his recent frame-up, is the only logical choice to head the Securites and Exchange Commission. He’ll have Goldman Sachs running for cover.
There you have it. Oh, one last thought. I’m growing a bit tired of hearing that the Wall Street bailout was “socialist”. Socialism is an economic system that helps poor and middle class people. It seems to me that the best governments in the world, such as Norway, contain a mixture of capitalism and socialism in their economies. Our Founding Fathers knew this and the US has always had a mixed economy.
And to all you right-wing ideologues out there who are over 65, why don’t you break out your wallets and show us that you are actually card-carrying socialists. That is unless you have opted out of Medicare. The 2008 bank bailout was not socialism. It was fascism. Check your dictionary. Or take it from the horse’s mouth, a guy named Mussolini, who said that, “Fascism is the merger of the corporation with the state”.
Dean Henderson is the author of four books: Big Oil & Their Bankers in the Persian Gulf: Four Horsemen, Eight Families & Their Global Intelligence, Narcotics & Terror Network, The Grateful Unrich: Revolution in 50 Countries, Das Kartell der Federal Reserve & Stickin’ it to the Matrix. You can subscribe free to his weekly Left Hook column @ www.deanhenderson.wordpress.com