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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Obama's Macabre Politics

Over the last few weeks, indeed since his victory at the polls, I have been listening toPresident Obama's speeches quite regularly. I wasn't surprised one bit at his ready exploitation of the Connecticut school shooting. As one of his hacks, Rahm Emanuel, said a few months ago, "You never want a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that, it's an opportunity to do things that you think you could not do before." And more government control of the lives of American citizens is, as I can figure it, the priority of this president. He believes we are a tribe that he rules and whatever chance he finds he will use to make sure everyone does what he envisions is the proper thing to do. Give up your weapons; let the feds be the sole armed group in the country! Treat all wealth as public, collective and basically abolish private property rights, mostly by way of the constant increase of taxation. Don't respect anyone's right to use and dispose of resources; assume full authority over these and set the priorities for what to do with them.

I suppose there is still some semblance of liberty left in the country – mostly having to do with the free flow of opinion and the permission to engage in a great variety of artistic expression (although judging by what kind of works seem to gain the approval of the elite media, even this may reasonably be doubted).

If you check the president's inauguration speech accepting his election to a second term as president of the country, there is in it evidence of a decisive tone of post-modernist political thinking, the road to confusing the public. That is to say, no rhyme or reason can be found in the political ideas Obama has chosen to lump together. There is in the pile a bit of this, a bit of that, a bit of yet something else – socialism, capitalism, fascism, authoritarianism, welfare statism, feudalism and nearly every other identifiable political viewpoint.


1 comment:

ginn said...

O'Malley and Maryland's legislature is just as bad.., worse even.