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What Are These People?





At The Right Coast, Tom Smith doubts that Obama is a socialist –he thinks that would actually be an optimistic view:

What he actually is could be significantly worse than that. . . .  however skeptical I might be of social classes being the ultimate explanatory variables in some super- Marxist sociology, taking Obama as representing and leading something you might call the "political class" seems pretty darn explanatory. It seems to me that just about everything he does can be explained as efforts to increase the power and wealth of that political class.

He ends:

[T]he epithet "socialism" just isn’t that explanatory in the case of our predictament. It seems to me our abuses get rationalized by all sorts of cant pieties, not all of them socialist.  Saving the earth, honoring the aged, keeping promises made, helping children, redistributing for fairness (yes, that’s often socialist) and a score of other reasons are cited for sucking more out of the economy, running it through government, and spurting it out to members and clients of the political class.

I agree, especially with the last paragraph, which is hardly surprising, given that I wrote a book on "The Special Interest State". Smith also recommends A Capitalism for the People: Recapturing the Lost Genius of American Prosperity, by Luigi Zingales.

Somehow, when I look at these people — Obama; Pelosi; Reid; Axelrod; Emanuel — I remember near the end of the classic 1984, where O’Brien tells Winston why the Party wants power:

The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; only in power. Not wealth or luxury or long life or happiness; only power, pure power. . . .Power is not a means; it is an end. . . . realize . . . that power is power over human beings. Over the body — but above all over the mind.

The current ruling class seems fond enough of the appurtenances of wealth and luxury, but otherwise the passage strikes home



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  • socon

    Socialist?  I wish!  Flat-out commie IMO.

    • MarkRNY

      You tell’m Socon!

      • socon

        Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year to you and your family!

        • MarkRNY

          And to you my Catholic school friend!

          • Freempg

            Don’t start that again, I get flashbacks.

            • socon

              PTSD!

    • Budvarakbar

      And moo-slime to boot

  • MarkRNY

    Obama’s a pure Marxist. One of his professors said that he never had a more Marx driven student. That the political class’s interests (the GOPe, Punditry, etc) and a Marxist’s interest travel a long way together is no accident. Both want Power in the hands of government, even if for different reasons. An "upstart" like Sarah’s an existential threat to both.

    What has to be dropped in describing O is "European style Socialist" (Hannity’s a main offender with this). O’s a Soviet, Castro, 3rd World style Marxist. There’s nothing "touchie/feelie" about him. He’s The End. 

    • HuntingMoose

      Indeed the one, the anti one

    • indemind

      Mark, a Merry Christmas to you and yours, my friend… God Bless!

      SarahAmerica- “May we always be happy, and may our enemies know it.”… *_*

      • MarkRNY

        Back at ya Indie–Merry Christmas!

    • blueniner

      Hannuty is a chickenshizz, he softens up on some people, where as Mark Levn unloads without fear of who he offends and tells it like it is.

      • MarkRNY

        And Rush has to drop calling them "Liberals". We’re way beyond Liberals. These are real-deal Marxists.

        And Merry Christmas Blue!

      • Budvarakbar

        Hannutty and BO’R and their fair and balanced schtick is one of the reasons this marxist / moo-slime bro - blight got elected in 2008 and re-elected — creating moral equivalency between marxism (and / or islam) and the US Constitution is reprehensible to the maximum degree.  The incessent appearances of Juan Williams, Bob Beckle (he of political targets on maps fame), skeletor, and the toe sucker clintoon operative sucks to the point that I have the mute on 80% of the time those guys shows are on (assuming my tv is on – haha)  —

        The only one that is reasonable is Greta — at least I have seen her a couple times with two guests that are both on our side and  the conversation between the three of them tends to converge toward something that makes sence.

    • willegge

      Totally agree

  • HuntingMoose

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    socialism , evil in itself allready, is a stepping stone to even bigger evil

    Indeed, The anti christ the ignorant fools currently have elected will not stop at socialism

  • Freempg

    Examine the historical record, it is replete with evidence that a monarchy is the most efficient means by which the masses can be managed, and is the only form of government at once which provides psychological and physical succor, each a component of our most basic instinct, that of survival.

    A monarch is at once god and king and provider of all things. It would be honoring mankind with more than nature had endowed to think any other form of governance would better suit his constitution.
    Feudalism is our future. The future is our past. Long live King Obama!

    • socon

      Merry Christmas!

  • conservativemama

    I completely agree with this assessment.  It’s all about power.  A power they could never earn on their own, a power they can only take from true achievers.

    My father always said about Fidel, he leaves like a king, like the wealthiest of men………………because of what he stole from an entire country.

    This is why trying to analyze or understand what Obama is doing requires you to understand that he cares nothing about what is good for this country, or to improve our lot.  He seeks only to aggrandize himself and his court.  He is Louis XIV, our Sun King.

    How long before others see this?  Will they ever see the truth?  The scary truth about the low information voter is that many of them are what we call well-educated.  We have quite the battle on our hands.

    • socon

      Merry Christmas to you and your family!

      • conservativemama

        Merry Christmas to you as well.  Right now we’re watching "A Christmas Story."  Nothing better.

    • Budvarakbar

      In general – education in this country is a sham

      • conservativemama

        More true than most realize.  Indoctrination is more like it.

  • nkthgreek

    Loved Sarah’s comment on her recent interview with Greta,"The next step after Socialism is Communism."

    • Budvarakbar

      And Communism is just a 19th century update of Islam

  • dmac8889

    A TEST to prove or disprove who Obama is, can be, should be, coming very soon.  For this TEST to find if Obama is a Socialist or just the Moderate he likes to claim and state to the American people on a regular basis, we must first have the "Fiscal Cliff" come to fruition.  

    Once the "Fiscal Cliff" has fallen, and all the Bush Tax Cuts have been eliminated on January 1st.   Then and only then Obama can prove he is for the Middle Class or prove he has been the Socialist in sheep’s clothing we believe he is..  Within a matter of days Obama can send legislation to the Republican Congress and the Democrat Senate requesting that the Bush Tax Cuts return for 98% of Americans.

    The Democrats in his own Party will go crazy.  They have been waiting to take away the Bush Taxes for all taxpaying Americans for nearly a decade.  They have been blaming the economic problems we face on the Bush Tax Cuts, even though that has been an utterly stupid argument.  They are Socialist and they want that revenue.  Even the Press will turn the argument that this money will help solve the deficit, so Obama should not give it back.  The elimination of the Bush Tax Cuts will bring in about $660 Billion in 2013.  So the Democrats argument on the deficit maybe be true, only no doubt they will spend much of it.  Most importantly Obama has been telling the American people he only wants to raise Taxes on those "most capable of contributing", the top 2% for five years now.  

    If he is honest, he will write the Tax Cuts for the 98% into law.  However, now his true colors will show.  Is he a Socialist?  In fact a LYING Socialist, that just like members of his own Party he cannot resist the rare opportunity to take money away from all taxpayers.  If Obama gives the Tax Cut back to the 98%, the Republicans should sign it into law.  Even for Conservatives in Congress they won’t be raising Taxes on anyone.  The Taxes will have already been raised on the 2%, thus they won’t be violating any pledge.

    In fact, if Obama doesn’t act soon enough, the Congress should pass legislation to return to all the Bush Tax Cuts.  This of course will be stalled in the Senate, but it will bring attention to Obama’s promise not to raise Taxes on the 98%.  I have to say if Obama gives a Tax Cut to the 98% after the all the Bush Tax Cuts have been eliminated, the idea that he is a Socialist just isn’t true.  He really is then the Moderate he portrays himself to be.  I in fact, will take another look at him, and not think so poorly of him.  My bet is though, he will show himself to be a liar, and a Socialist, who only true goal is to take the money from the American Taxpayer and continue to grow the size of Gov’t.  Obama has put himself in a box, and Boehner and the Republicans in Congress should not be looking to make a poor deal before the "Fiscal Cliff" and not worry if it happens.  Obama will eventually own it.

    • socon

      I don’t know about you, but Obama passed that socialist "TEST" for me a long time ago.

      • dmac8889

        Socon, if Obama (not likely) brings the Bush Tax Cuts back to 98% of Americans, then it is hard to call him a Socialist.  He will be an incredibly reckless spender, in fact he will be IDENTICAL to the guy he has been running against for two terms G.W. Bush,, only difference is Bush had a growing economy.  Obama has no excuse.

        • socon

          Obama’s an authoritarian–everything else is just details.  I believe anything could happen right now, unfortunately.

          I’m no fan of GWB.

  • mymati

    I think it matters not what we call them. Their goal is, simply , power. The more power they gather to control our culture, the less freedom we have to control our own destiny.
    This time in America is, it seems to me, politically very much like mid 19th century France, where the political elites were consoldating their power at the expense of the peoples freedom.  
    Today, as it was then, there are very few with the political and cultural clout, and the common sense to fight against the rising socialist tide.

    • socon

      I agree.  Sadly, I believe a second American Revolution would resemble the French Revolution, not the first American Revolution.

      • dmac8889

        socon, you are correct.  The First Revolution was more like Vietnam.  We, like the British, were a small occupying force whose nation was on the other side of the world.  Today we are actually dividing ourselves up much like just before the Civil War.  The lifestyles are becoming polar opposites.  The geographical areas are becoming pronounced.  The LEFT keeps changing their lifestyle, and for the simple fact they have the power they are imposing it on the rest of America.  Crises after Crises, using the same old playbook that was used in Europe, and in the earlier 20th Century here.. Our media exists to prop up the existing power base, and to my knowledge Sarah  Palin was the only one to go to Washington on FoxNews and state she was in the "Belly of the Beast".   No more truer words have been spoken.

  • Patriot41

    The end justifies the means, is the motto of a Marxists and appropriate for those mentioned above in this post.  Communism, socialism, liberalism etc., are all synonyms for Marxism plain and simple.  The only God involved with Marxism, is the one in charge on earth, at the time. 

    • Budvarakbar

      Or like a mohammed in charge with a conjered up fictitious ‘allah’

  • BrianusBerkleianus

    moved

  • BrianusBerkleianus

    moved

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