When Barack Obama was elected to the presidency in 2008, he pulled off the greatest political hoax of all time. Then he did it again in 2012, to an even greater and more damaging degree. In 2008 most Americans didn’t know who he really was or what he stood for. They elected him in spite of this. By 2012 they did know–and they re-elected him anyway.
Internationally, Barack Obama intends to put the United States in its place. Domestically, he intends to fix what has been wrong with the nation since its founding. American capitalism is a gangrenous limb to him that must be amputated, even if the patient doesn’t recognize its poison. For the next four years he will be relentless. He will saw, hack, and chop off anyone and any institution that stands in his way. Helping him in his hell-bent mission are his union and corporate minions whose pockets are stuffed with government cash disguised as “stimulus funding” and “quantitative easing.”
Nothing matters to him but his goal: certainly not truth or honesty. He is not interested in governing for the good of all. He seeks only to divide us into competing constituencies where he can demonize those whose personal sacrifice has brought them success. Those who have built businesses, earned salaries, and saved for retirement have done it by unjust treatment of others. They have accomplished these things by harming, depriving, and cheating others whose backs were the stepping stones to their wealth. So he believes.
You see, for Barack Obama, capitalism is not a form of economic freedom. It’s not a way of social interaction for the sake of mutual benefit. It’s a system of theft. It’s dishonest. It’s diseased. It must be cut out.
And how does he propose to do it? The first stage is already complete. He has stolen from free-market enterprise the very language that explains it. Back in July the president reminded us that “if you were successful somebody along the line gave you help.” He went on to say that “if you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.” Then, in October, he offered this insight: “As Abraham Lincoln understood, there are some things that we do better together.”
For all of his limitations, Obama is a master political strategist. He learned his strategy from the very best of socialist agitators. He is, after all, a community organizer. His talents are to be found in primarily one area: mobilizing mobs who make demands while threatening with the possibility of violence. He does this by hijacking the message of his political adversaries, reframing that message and then turning it against them.
Let me make it clear in the examples I gave from Obama’s campaign speeches earlier this year. He says there are some things we do better together. He says we need each other to be economically successful. He says we need the expertise and talents of others to build businesses. Those of us who believe in economic liberty (free-market exchange of capital) already know this. We understand that we can only build our businesses with the help of others … that’s why we put them to work, paying higher wages to the best and brightest. That’s why business competitors are always offering more incentives and greater benefits to workers!
When Barack Obama says “we,” he doesn’t mean “we free people.” He means “we the government–we the ones with the armed power of the state who can take what we want from anyone we wish.” He means “we who will tax, spend, and redistribute as we wish.” He also means “we who will allow you keep an appropriate amount of what you’ve earned, saved, or inherited.” This is the all-wise, all-powerful “we” of tyrannical government. This is the very government that is seizing control of healthcare, inserting its bureaucrats into your medical decisions, raising taxes, destroying the value of the dollar, and making plans to confiscate private retirement funds.
To accomplish all that he hopes, President Obama must have the backing of the people as willing accomplices in his tyranny. He can only get this cooperation if he convinces enough Americans that their dream of freedom and economic success was a nightmare from which they must be awakened. It appears he may have already accomplished this. Our nation’s founders feared this tyranny of the majority and attempted to establish a governmental system that would prevent it. We have chipped away at the precautions they left us.
Obama’s goal is simple: tax, spend, and create fiat money so fast and ferociously that the entire economic and financial system implodes. When it does, the president will calmly step forward with his head held high and his chin thrust forward. “All is well,” he will tell us. “We, the government, will make all of this right for you.” In their fear and panic, most Americans will agree to anything that appears to give them security. Governmental power, already at a dangerous all-time high, will increase exponentially. The remaking of America will then be complete.
Like I said, you ain’t see nothin’ yet.