Has anybody stopped to look around lately? Does anyone notice how far down the road to socialism and the “collective way of life” the new administration has stampeded this nation in less than six months?
More critically, does anyone recognize how close to a dictatorship of the proletariat, beyond socialism, we now are? Anyone remember the teachings of Marx and Engels out there . . . other than, of course, the president? Or Bill Ayers?
Anyone? Is there anybody out there?
The electorate was warned long before November 4, 2008 that the history of Barack Obama’s associations, the words of the candidate himself and his actions bespoke more of a narcissistic socialist than a free-market statesman, and yet a majority of voting Americans–assuming that all who voted were citizens and, in fact, were qualified electors . . . a matter of continuing debate–still voted for the Guy from Chicago. On the promise of “change.” P.T. Barnum was certainly on target when he noted, famously: “There’s a sucker born every minute.”
Well, folks, change is what you got and, whether you like it or not, you may be in for even more change as the weeks and months wear on.
From “ultimately unsustainable” deficits now producing for us a $64 trillion debt (that’s $64,000,000,000,000.00); to the nationalization of major industries; to the further centralization of the financial system; to his upcoming Middle East Appeasement Tour (“MEAT”) where he will likely articulate his “personal commitment to engagement [with Muslims], based upon mutual interests and mutual respect”; to his naïve views regarding Guantanamo-held terrorists and enemy combatants and North Korean saber-rattlings; to agents of ACORN knocking on your door demanding to inspect your toilets to see if they have properly functioning flow restrictors; the changes have been dramatic.
But, to quote The Head Obot: “You ain’t seen nothing yet.” Really? What’s next, removal of all crosses and religious tributes at Arlington Cemetery to mollify the ACLU?
Friends, Obama has taken all of what he claims to have been the problems he “inherited” from the Bush Administration — and made them exponentially worse. Not just a little bit worse, not even a lot worse, but exponentially worse. As in “survival of the nation as a free-market democracy” worse. As in “relying on the conscience of a madman to avoid nuclear attack” worse. And remember, he did not shun the opportunity to pursue and collect the inheritance. He and his apparatchiks spent nearly one billion dollars actively seeking out and capturing the inheritance, crushing those who stood in his way. And now he’s got it. As Confucius observed: “be careful what you wish for, as you may get it.”
And with the support of a media machine that would do Josef Goebbels proud and a Democrat-controlled Congress that brings even more shame to Capitol Hill–an astonishing feat unto itself–Obama is setting the nation on a course calculated to bring upon us our own destruction. Forget about bearded crazies flying airplanes into skyscrapers or skulking operatives smuggling dirty bombs into our ports in cargo containers — just let the Squatter at 1600 Pennsylvania keep “doing his thing,” and the destruction will be even more thorough and permanent.
Look, you know–or should know–that when the remnant of the former Soviet Union’s own Communist Party propaganda arm, Komsomolskaya Pravda now observes: “It must be said, that like the breaking of a great dam, the American descent into Marxism is happening with breathtaking speed, against the backdrop of a passive, hapless . . . people,” the alarm bells should be sounding. Note: the piece correctly assesses the “change” as a “descent,” not something else.
The folks at Pravda, people who have experienced first-hand the delights of brutally enforced collectivist policies, now say of Obama: “His spending and money printing has been record setting, not just in America’s short history but in the world. If this keeps up for more than another year, and there is no sign that it will not, America at best will resemble the Wiemar Republic and at worst Zimbabwe.” As Democrat Sen. Chuck Schumer says of Republicans who don’t support Obama’s nomination of Judge Sotomayor in lockstep with “the memo requiring it,” Americans disregard these facts “at their own peril.”
An even more prescient analysis appears in a link included at the Pravda.ru site. That Web site–with the intriguing name “Cincinnatus: A New Age of Reason in a Messianic World”–notes in its post “The Obama Administration — Tyranny Begins With a Single Benign Act of Lawlessness” that we are now on a collision course with disaster at the hands of “HRH (His Royal Highness) Obama.” Read it. Like America’s Right, the site calls it like it is.
Confucius said something else worth noting: “May you live in interesting times.” On the other hand, the smart money says Confucius didn’t know about Barack Obama.
Rick Saunders is a freelance writer who splits his time between endeavors in southern California and the American southwest. He began writing for America’s Right in December 2008.