Obama’s Second Declaration of War on America

Family Security Matters

Sitting down to parse President Barack Obama’s second inaugural  address of January 21st, one’s eyes begin to glaze over while  scanning the transcript of the speech. There again are the same old platitudes,  bromides, and catch phrases and secret coded messages. There again is the  sanctimonious delivery of a person who wants to be remembered for something,  because otherwise he is a zero who can only recite a speech someone else wrote  and polished and ensured that no gaffes or unintended meanings were in the text.  But he read the speech, he vetted it and approved of it, and he delivered it,  so, it’s his speech. He owns it, for better or for worse. And the unrelenting  theme is worse.

Worse for the country, because he means to “transform” it. Which, to anyone  who values freedom and governing his own destiny, means to damage it, perhaps  irreparably.

Without Secret Service tut-tuts, you really want the chance, instead of  laboriously construing the content of his inaugural spiel, to slap the man silly  and hard across that smug, arrogant phiz of his for uttering words like  “liberty,” and “free markets,” and “We hold these truths to be self-evident…”  and other words and phrases that occur in the speech. Why? Because the words  mean nothing but trouble to him. They meant nothing to the speechwriter. He is  an enemy of those words. He is a power-luster. Liberty, free markets, freedom,  and self-evident truths are his nemesis. He worked hard in his first term to  denigrate and diminish them. He will work harder in his second term to eradicate  them altogether.

He as much as said so. “I’m here, and I’m going to do as I please –  ‘transform’ the nation from a mixed economy/welfare state – which was bad enough  (chuckle, chuckle) – into a full-scale Progressive/Socialist utopia, and what’re  you gonna do about it?” Boil away all the rhetoric, and that’s thug talk. That’s  Chicago talk, the Rahm Emanuel gangster persona and approach to  politics that never left the White House when the master of expletives and  crisis-exploiter departed to return to his old stomping grounds.

In Congress, there is no one to oppose him. The Republicans may as well  charter themselves as a dues-paying affiliate of the Democratic Party. The  appellation “republican” for these compromisers and appeasers is undeserved and  obscene. The Republican Party has, for just about a century now, behaved like a  Chihuahua riding on the back of a Doberman. It goes wherever the Doberman goes,  and yaps when the Doberman barks, and dares not jump off, because the Doberman  will have it for lunch.

The Republicans, after all, helped to midwife the birth of the Progressives  and the inauguration of socialism in the nation and of its economy in 1912,  by Teddy Roosevelt’s split with William Howard Taft over Taft’s using the  Sherman Anti-Trust Act to break up U.S. Steel, a pet of Roosevelt’s. The  conflict between the conservative and Progressive Republicans handed Woodrow  Wilson, a committed advocate of nascent fascism, the election of 1912. Virtually  everything on the Republican Progressive platform – such as an income tax, the  direct election of Senators, an inheritance tax, and so on – comported easily  with the official Democratic Progressive agenda. That’s bipartisanship with a  capital B.

Having the Republicans and the conservatives for lunch is what is explicitly  advocated by John Dickerson, political director of CBS News, in his battle plan  that would allow Obama to consolidate his autocratic powers.

“The president who came into office speaking in lofty terms about  bipartisanship and cooperation can only cement his legacy if he destroys the  GOP. If he wants to transform American politics, he must go for the throat.”

In explaining how Obama can divide and conquer the Republicans by abandoning  attempts at bipartisanship, Dickerson  advises:

Obama’s only remaining option is to pulverize. Whether he succeeds in passing  legislation or not, given his ambitions, his goal should be to delegitimize his  opponents. Through a series of clarifying fights over controversial issues, he  can force Republicans to either side with their coalition’s most extreme  elements or cause a rift in the party that will leave it, at least temporarily,  in disarray.

The “extremists,” Dickerson suggests, should be so demonized that the  Republicans will disavow any connection with them. Obama, he writes, has an  opportunity “to hasten the demise of the old order by increasing the political  cost of having the GOP coalition defined by Second Amendment absolutists,  climate science deniers, supporters of ‘self-deportation’ [of illegal  immigrants], and the pure no-tax wing.”

Obama’s inaugural agenda has that precisely in mind, and more. Dickerson  needn’t hold his breath. Conservative talk show host Mark Levin agrees with  Dickerson’s assessment of the state of the “Grand Old Party” and its inability  to block the Obama agenda:

How to fight that agenda? Levin said the answer certainly doesn’t lie in the  current Republican Party leadership. “I think the Republican Party, its  apparatus, its so-called leadership, the parasitic consultants, represent an  institution that is tired, old, almost decrepit, full of cowardice and  vision-less. It has abandoned the Declaration of Independence and any serious  defense of constitutional republicanism. The Democrat Party is now a radical  1960s party; it’s the anti-Constitution, anti-capitalism, anti-individual party.  It largely controls the federal government, including the massive bureaucracy  and much of the judiciary — what I call the permanent branches of the federal  government. The Democrat Party represents the federal government, and the  federal government expands the power of the Democrat Party.

And, to paraphrase that comic line from Monty Python’s The Life of  Brian (“What have the Romans ever done for us?”), what have the Republicans  ever done for us? Levin nails it:

On the other hand, the GOP today stands for capitulation, timidity, delusion  — so mostly nothing. Republicans may speak of the Constitution, limited  government, low taxes, etc., but what have they done about them? Next to nothing  if not nothing. Even when Bush 43 was president and the Republicans controlled  Congress. What did they do? They went on a spending binge. They expanded  Medicare, the federal role in local education, drove up the debt, etc.  Meanwhile, we are lectured by putative Republicans like Colin Powell,  Condoleezza Rice, Tom Ridge, and a conga line of others trashing often viciously  NOT Obama and what the Democrats are doing to our nation, but conservatives,  constitutionalists, and tea party activists who are the only people left  standing for liberty against tyranny in this country.”

And why did the Republicans go on spending binges and expand the role and  scope of government? Because they are morally and politically bankrupt. That was  evident in 1912. They have been too obsessed with measuring up to the Democrats’  and Progressives’ notions of an ideal moral polity – which is collectivist,  socialist, and ultimately fascist. But this would be news to the Republicans.  When the Democrats bark, most Republicans yap in concurrence. Levin also nails  Obama and his ideological origins and commitments:

I think Obama sees himself as correcting historic wrongs in this country, as  delivering the fruits of the labor of other people to people who he believes  have historically been put upon. I think there’s a lot of perverse thinking that  goes on in his mind, radical left-wing thinking. He was indoctrinated with Marx  and Alinksy [sic] propaganda. You not only see it in his agenda but in  his words — class warfare; degrading successful people unless, of course, they  help finance his elections, causes, and organizations; pretending to speak for  the so-called middle class when, in fact, he is destroying their jobs, savings,  and future. Obama’s war on our society is intended to be an onslaught in which  the system is overwhelmed.”

I can think of a number of historical figures who saw themselves as  “correcting historical wrongs”: Mussolini, Hitler, Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot,  Hugo Chavez, the Perons. And I think I can count on the fingers of one hand who  have had the temerity to compare Obama with any one of them. Levin, perceptive  as he is, is not of that number. It takes a species of honesty to make that  comparison. I have heard no Republican or conservative courageous enough to make  it.

Jerome Corsi of the Tea  Party reveals that the “executive orders” concerning guns was just a lot of  official puffery, being little more than toothless presidential  “proclamations.”

What Obama signed were 23 presidential memoranda and proclamations that have  no binding effect of law whatsoever.

But Congress is sure to help him making them lawfully binding in some form. No is not an operative verb in its lexicon. Maybe is. So, on  to a little parsing of Obama’s inaugural address. There is a wealth of  assertions and statements that one can highlight. While not focusing how many  times Obama said we (61 times) and together (seven) – he had  to make sure that his audience identifies with his aims and that they will  “share” the struggle with him – let’s analyze a few, beginning with:

But we have always understood that when times change, so must we; that  fidelity to our founding principles requires new responses to new challenges;  that preserving our individual freedoms ultimately requires collective  action.

Meaning? Those “founding principles” no longer apply in the modern world.  Reality is in flux and we must adapt to its new requisites. “New responses” are  called for, such as abandoning those principles in favor of “collective action.”  Which means surrendering one’s freedom as individuals for the sweaty warmth of  the populist mob. It’s just like squeezing into a packed subway car during rush  hour. We’re all going in the same direction, and have a right to be in that  subway car. Fidelity to principles must be replaced with loyalty to the state.  To the leader. To the Führer.

My fellow Americans, we are made for this moment, and we will seize it – so  long as we seize it together.

Yes, “seize” it before it disappears again. “We are made for this moment”  because we are all shapeless, malleable, interchangeable hunks of protoplasm,  with no special claims on life. And if we “seize it together,” that will make  things all right.

For we, the people, understand that our country cannot succeed when a  shrinking few do very well and a growing many barely make it. We believe that  America’s prosperity must rest upon the broad shoulders of a rising middle  class.

Here’s his watered-down Marxism, omitting to mention that anyone connected  with government contracts and lobbying and special interests comprise the new  “shrinking few,” except that the shrinkage is actually the unchecked growth of  an oligarchy of a federal elite, in and out of government. Fox News reports on  the locus of class:

The American Community Survey released last Thursday found seven of the  nation’s top 10 wealthiest counties now surround Washington,  D.C. They include  Loudoun County, Va., ranked No. 1, with a median household income over $119,000  dollars a year. Fairfax County, Va., was second with $105,000 and Arlington    County, Va., third with just over $100,000 a year in median household  income.

That “rising middle class” is chiefly a class of unproductive parasites of  almost limitless description, from Congressional interns and staffers to  Congressmen and Senators and lawyers and lobbyists and their staffers and  thousands of organizations that have the ear of the power dispensers. I’ve left  out the brigades of White House staffers and their sumptuous salaries and perks,  as well as those of the Cabinet.

We understand that outworn programs are inadequate to the needs of our time.  We must harness new ideas and technology to remake our government, revamp our  tax code, reform our schools, and empower our citizens with the skills they need  to work harder, learn more, and reach higher. But while the means will change,  our purpose endures: a nation that rewards the effort and determination of every  single American. That is what this moment requires. That is what will give real  meaning to our creed.

And Obama’s creed is to “move forward,” shoulder to shoulder, in lockstep,  and he will reward us with higher taxes, more money for indoctrination camps  otherwise known as “our schools,” and special programs to enable “our citizens”  to work harder and know more so they can become toiling tax cows. The “moment”  requires that everyone surrender his individuality and become the one of the  many, the Seven of Nine, the Sixteen of Two Million, and a loyal cipher unable  to breathe free.

We, the people, still believe that every citizen deserves a basic measure of  security and dignity. We must make the hard choices to reduce the cost of health  care and the size of our deficit. But we reject the belief that America must  choose between caring for the generation that built this country and investing  in the generation that will build its future.

That “basic measure of security and dignity” means the welfare state,  government-guaranteed golden parachutes, and the dodgy trampolines of safety  nets. As for the “generation that will build” the future? It’s already saddled  with a debt that can never, ever be paid off – “fiscal cliff” or no fiscal cliff  – yet the government expects everyone to be happy and to whistle while they work  in a state of indentured servitude. Let’s see, the $700,000 share of the  national debt has been assigned to five-year-olds, but that figure won’t remain  static, it will grow. Their generation – should it survive – will be asked to  make more sacrifices. As for working, productive adults today – they’re screwed  already, so there’s no need to make any appeals to them. The next time a doorbell rings, it’s the  government calling on your kids.

They’ll be in it “together,” you see. All for the common good. Forward!  March!

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2 thoughts on “Obama’s Second Declaration of War on America

  1. I agree with you 100%… now that we are/ have enlightened the masses, does anyone have any solutions besides jumping into a revolution ??? Most are in ” Information Overload ” and really worrying whether or not this changing into a Socialist State has already progressed past the point of no return…Everyone is in agreement that if we are to redeem this Wonderful Country something needs to be done and quickly…..

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