by Steve Lancaster 1/26/14
The United States is in the middle of one of the forty year cycles of scrutiny of core values. This examination is often prompted by economic crisis, and the credit meltdown of 2008/09 was certainly that. Today in 2014 we are dealing with the implementation of a massive restructuring of 1/6 of the economy prompted by the healthcare laws. Cultures change, adapt and adjust to new challenges. If they do not, then they rot and die. The next five years will determine how or if American culture will change. “The purpose of morality is to teach you, not to suffer and die, but to enjoy yourself and live.”(Rand)
Who is Barak Obama? Over the last eight years thousands of articles and thoughtful reporting has been done about him and yet none capture his true character. Some have speculated that he has no core beliefs, others that his core beliefs are foreign to basic American core beliefs, perhaps even communist or socialist. The political success of Obama is attributable to his ability to misdirect critique. We have seen this before but never in such a monstrous form. He is not interested in governing and playing the political game. His only interest in in ruling and “fundamentally changing the United States.” How is government by executive order different from tyranny? Obama is no less a tyrant than King George III, and congress is his lapdog parliament.
Obama is a mystic. He seeks not just political approval but to enhance his status as dear leader. He is the ultimate taker, a mystic who says, “You didn’t built that.” Thus, the fake Greek columns, the lack of interest in actually governing. He will rule not govern. The continued high unemployment, low employment participation ensures that his rhetoric has an ear with those “in need,” all 90 million. “A mystic relishes the spectacle of suffering, of poverty, subservience and terror; these give him a feeling of triumph, a proof of the defeat of rational reality. But no other reality exists.”. . . “Every dictator is a mystic, and every mystic is a potential dictator. A mystic craves obedience from men, not their agreement.” (Rand)
For what he is doing and in fact most desires is devastation. His is an ideology of death and destruction. Destruction of our liberty, our freedom, our way of life. And, in its place, he brings death in the name of love. The double think of 1984 has arrived and we are all Winston with the all-powerful state as Big Brother. He says that he respects all people equally, but that is only a ruse. He does not have any feelings for anyone other than himself and if he believes it necessary he will murder millions in the name of the state. How many of the people who joined with him initially have been thrown under the bus? He may not be the Christian conception of anti-Christ, but he is the closest this country has come since Wilson.
Obama would praise any effort in the name of nonprofit for the people and condemn the economic system that makes that effort possible. It is because of this ideology that he cozies up to Wall Street, and ensures equity markets a portion of the nearly 1 trillion dollars yearly in QE from the Federal Reserve bond program. He knows only too well that financial support will come regardless of what he says about the 1%. Obama is the logical fulfillment of the leviathan state begun at the end of the civil war. Is revolution possible? In a world where carpenters are resurrected anything is possible, but the rollback of this immense all-powerful state will not happen in conditions of status quo.
As Americans, we do not want to judge a leader to be deeply flawed, or even evil. We have allowed the fox into the henhouse, but are surprised when he kills the chickens. Then to add insult to injury he says that it was we who left the door open and he just happened in. No, we have responsibility for electing this man to office. You may not have voted for him, I certainly did not, but have you said NO often enough and loud enough. It is time to say no, and say it to everything he represents otherwise you will no longer be free in any real sense, but a slave to the state.
Rand, Ayn. Atlas Shrugged: (Centennial Edition) Penguin Group US. Kindle Edition.
“Every dictator is a mystic, and every mystic is a potential dictator. A mystic craves obedience from men, not their agreement.