U.S. President Barack Hussein Obama is either a Pol Pot clone, whose arse should be fired out the White House door so fast he leaves a vapour trail, or else he is in dire need of a new speech writer.
The premise of his frenzied Roanoke Rant on July 13th sounded like the punch line to an old satirical joke, “Hi, I’m from the government; I’m here to help you.”
News Flash: The only thing the government is good for is getting in the way. Government cannot generate wealth; it can only seize wealth, under threat, and waste the money through redistribution.
At that Virginia camp-meeting, Obama left no doubt in anybody’s mind–Left, Right or Center–that he harbours unadulterated disdain for private enterprise and the middle class.
His infamous “If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that” speech, which met with brutal backlash, essentially espoused that you shouldn’t get your head puffed up and take credit for something you didn’t do.
To his way of yammering, independent enterprisers are as worthless as lint unless they have government’s assistance.
According to him, you can’t claim to have done something useful on your own. You are dependent on the government. The globe doesn’t rotate without the government. Government made it all happen for you. Government built the roads and bridges. You didn’t invent the Internet, either. Government research did that so everybody else could get rich piggy-backing off of it.
Second News Flash: There would not have been any reason for the government to build infrastructure if private commerce hadn’t created the need.
If not for the private sector, the government would have been too blind to recognize the need for roads–the very roads that Obama is in the process of pulverizing to prevent the public from visiting national parks and damaging the “delicate” environment.
Where would the government be today in its technological snooping campaigns if the United Nations and United States had not had private innovators like Google and Microsoft to call on to bug every new computer to spew out private data to the government without the user’s knowledge or consent?
The government surreptitiously spied on computer users à la Microsoft Windows, according to the 2002 version of Rogue State: Guide to the World’s Only Superpower by William Blum, pages 173-74
“In September 1999, leading European investigative reporter Duncan Campbell revealed that NSA (National Security Agency) had arranged with Microsoft to insert special “keys” into Windows software, in all versions from 95-OSR2 onwards.
“An American computer scientist, Andrew Fernandez of Cryptonym in North Carolina, had disassembled parts of the Windows instruction code and found the smoking gun–Microsoft’s developers had failed to remove the debugging symbols used to test this (spy) software before they released it.
“Inside the code were the labels for two keys. One was called ‘KEY’. The other was called ‘NSAKEY’.”
While the developers did not deny that the NSA key was built into their software, neither would they divulge what the key did, or why it had been put there in the first place without users’ knowledge. But Fernandez was quoted as saying that NSA’s “back door” in the world’s most commonly-used operating system makes it “…easier for the U.S. government to access our computer.”
If the government is so smart, why is the Pentagon agency presently resorting to cunning tactics to suck in brainy university students to develop snoop software for DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) that can identify faces of “potential terrorists”, “enemy combatants” and “belligerents” from large crowds of people–all under the guise of “national security”?
Why doesn’t the government do the wok itself? Because the government is a bloated body without a head to hold a brain which means it doesn’t have the gumption God gave a goose to be able to develop anything on its own.
The government is at its best when impeding progress, writing excessive, burdensome, nonsensical legislation that puts expensive stumbling blocks in front of all private enterprisers.
Additionally, the meddling U.S. President has signed a blizzard of tortuous anti-Congress Executive Orders that have robbed Americans of constitutional freedoms and liberties.
“The Obama administration has issued some 106 rules in its first three years that collectively will cost taxpayers more than $46 billion annually in compliance and lost productivity,” reported Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) who co-sponsored a bill that passed the House calling for manacles to be placed on reg writing.
(The House of Representatives should have gone one step further, writing and passing legislation that put a muzzle on the president’s mouth.)
Regardless of the facts, the manifesto-thumping zealot had the unmitigated gall to stand at that Virginia podium exercising his larynx while decrying: “You didn’t build that; the government did!”
In an August 1 column, Myths We Live By: Libertarian investigative reporter and TV show host John Stossel weighed in with a good dose of common sense.
Stossel confided that he authored his new book No, They Can’t: Why Government Fails-But Individuals Succeed upon realizing that the most dangerous myth we live by is the one that claims solutions to our problems will most likely come from government.
“It’s intuitive to think that the wise people in Washington know more than we do. Therefore, they should plan our lives. But the opposite is true. People freed to pursue their own interests are more likely to solve problems. Government fails, but individuals succeed. Individuals would create prosperity if politicians and bureaucrats got out of the way.”
Amen to another News Flash, Bruthuh Stossel!
Maybe it is way past time for Obama, whose presidential qualifications are currently under microscopic scrutiny, anyway, to pack up and ship out. He is disconnected from reality as well as from the American culture and psyche. America is a Republic, complete with a ultra-strong U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights which contain rights scored through major hard-fought, battle-scarred victories; a country that has never embraced Communism.
For some ominous reason–evidently because the traitor’s handlers gave him the marching orders to infiltrate America with this foreign ideology–this Benedict Arnold is bent on destroying the U.S. Constitution he took an oath to uphold; dismantling industry; wiping out the middle class; devaluing the strong U.S. dollar against which all other world currencies are pegged; and breaking the back of the most prosperous nation the world had ever known until his administration did a thorough hack job on it.
Instead of praising the enterprisers for providing the backbone to such a great nation, he thinks they ‘ain’t no good for nuttin without the govmint’, is what he effectively said to brilliant, energetic folks who have succeeded despite his political pummelling.
In typical moronic Marxism, Obama continued his upbraiding: “..look, if you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own,” he shouted with evangelistic zeal.
“I’m always struck by people who think, well, it must be because I was just so smart. There are a lot of smart people out there. It must be because I worked harder than everybody else. Let me tell you something — there are a whole bunch of hardworking people out there. (Applause.) If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life…”
Some of what he expressed is undoubtedly true: selfless parents, grandparents, teachers, mentors, employers, sponsors have faith in and willingly help the younger generations realize their dreams.
But they surely didn’t achieve their goals solely because of a gaggle of money-sucking, bureaucratic reg-writers, who are jealous of anybody who independently gains wealth in the private sector. It is definitely a miracle how anybody can keep a business afloat in America with cost-prohibitive permits and licenses required by governments, law enforcers and politically-correct politicians at all levels who work against–not for–private enterprise.
Whoever crafted the words for Obama to orate maybe had him in mind as the model. He is the one who was groomed by Marxist mentors from young up, leading him around with the silver ring in his nose, paying his globe-travelling expenses and hefty fees to attend upscale colleges and universities.
Obama’s Marxist ideals can be likened to Communist Mao Tse-tung, mentor to the monstrous Pol Pot, who, from 1975 to 1979–through execution, starvation, cruelty, ethnic cleansing, disease, forced labor–drove the Khmer Rouge to kill an estimated two million Cambodians, roughly a fourth of the country’s some eight million population.
But, as Obama alluded, “they didn’t do that on their own.”
Nope. Sure didn’t.
The West–especially the US., through its presence in the Vietnam War–shared responsibility for the Pol Pot revolutionary horrors which are reminiscent of today’s tragic world events, thanks to the corrupt bunch of Marxists warlords occupying the White House in Washington, D.C. and the United Nations tower in New York City.
After the U.S. military grew bored bombing North Vietnam to smithereens in that useless civil war, the Mao-sponsored and secretly U.S.-supported Khmer Rouge Communists invaded the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh in April, 1975.
Millions of displaced city dwellers were forced to the rural villages, where they had no opportunities under a ruthless dictatorship to grow food or earn a living for themselves. They became the oppressed, black pajama-clad slaves of Pol Pot.
Meanwhile, in a typical approach used by Lenin, who tried implementing Marxist principles of “sharing somebody else’s wealth for the benefit of all” during the Russian Revolution, the Khmer Rouge soldiers looted the abandoned Cambodian capital. Valuables were supposed to be seized to fund the revolutionaries. But, behind the boss’s back, much booty was furtively deposited into individual soldiers’ own pockets.
Not a hint of honour among Marxist thieves in their “sharing” program.
Nevertheless, that must have been the crackpot idealism behind Obama’s diatribe: “we succeed because…we do things together”… which equates to collectivism, albeit an infeasible system.
Just as Obama is in a fever to extinguish the middle class in America, the Khmer Rouge soldiers’ main execution targets were middle-class families, too, many who had been employed with the enemy government.
Anybody perceived as a threat to thwart the Angkar (the supreme authority or Organization) was expendable. In Nazi-style barbarity, soldiers killed civil servants, monks, doctors, nurses, artists, teachers, students–anybody perceived to be educated; even people who simply looked like intellectuals because they wore eyeglasses.
Loung Ung, who miraculously survived the Pol Pot nightmare, although many of her family members didn’t, shared that bleakness in her 2000 memoir titled First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers.
By August, 1977, at about age eight, she was sent from the orphanage camp to a child soldiers’ camp where she worked in the rice fields and was indoctrinated into Angkar propaganda (brainwashing and hate for the Youns–Vietnamese).
“Met Bong (the woman instructor) tells us Pol Pot senses troubles ahead and we must prepare ourselves. Pol Pot is sending soldiers into villages and towns and taking all children eight years and older from their homes, including base (indigenous village) children.
“Children must be taught to follow orders without hesitation, without question, and to shoot and kill even their traitor parents…
“Every day, our nightly lessons grow longer and longer. It seems Pol Pot has replaced the Angkar as the source of power…
“I do not know anything more about him, except what Met Bong tells us at our nightly lesson. Met Bong says (Pol Pot) is the one responsible for bringing the Khmer Rouge to power. He is the one who will restore Kampuchea to its ancient glory…I never know what his position with the Angkar was.
“Now it seems that it is the Angkar that is working for him, and that we all work for him. More and more each day, we call out his name in place of the Angkar.
“In the propaganda reports, we now give thanks to Pol Pot, our savior and liberator, and not to the Angkar. It seems that nothing is accomplished without the credit going to Pol Pot.
“If our rice production is increased this year it is because Pol Pot made it happen. If a soldier is a strong and skillful fighter, it is because Pol Pot taught him. If the soldier gets killed, then he did not listen to Pol Pot’s advice.”
Henceforth, the Cambodian slaves must bestow all their thoughts and praise on the invisible madman who is absolute in his mastery of their lives and the universe.
In the Cambodian universe, Pol Pot was the cruel, irrational, tyrannical ruler who made everything happen–just as U.S. President Obama wants to brainwash Americans into believing that everything in their lives happens because of the United States government.
Loung, even as an eight year old, at least had the mental faculties to discern that she was beginning to believe Met Bong’s propaganda.
The American people have not yet fully awoken to the fact they are under the spell of Obama’s psychopolitics–the practice of asserting and maintaining command-and-control over the thought processes of individuals, officers, bureaucrats and masses as a method to insure their loyalties and obedience to the master.
August 3, 2012