Monday, March 22, 2010

CRASH: Please, Collectivists...Don't Be Coy!

We keep hearing people on the MSM echo-chambers poo-pooing others who associate Obama with socialism or other -isms. "Why, the very idea...!!! These people are just daft, saying such things about our president!"

Let's lay some ground-work here. I agree with what I understand is the Nockian notion that all Big Government thinkers and practitioners are COLLECTIVISTS. There are, to be sure, taxonomic distinctions between socialists, communists, progressives, and fascists, but at their root they all believe the same things respecting government and individual liberty. The latter is to be subverted to the former.

ObamaCare is, for instance, much more consistent with fascist economic policy than it is to socialism. Big government runs big business, preserving the fiction of some bastardized form of capitalism, while forcing consumption of the product "offered". The stereotypical corporatist collective, right here in the USA.

So, I don't get too twisted up about just what form of collectivism Obama is guilty of fostering; there is no functional difference relative to my loss of individual freedom. They are all deadly to liberty.

That said, let's at least be honest. Obama is a collectivist. His new BFF, the Wrong Rev. Al Sharpton, committed a "Washington gaff" (meaning he inadvertently spoke something true) just this last weekend:

"First of all, then we have to say the American public overwhelmingly voted for socialism when they elected President Obama," Sharpton said. "Let's not act as though the president didn't tell the American people - the president offered the American people health reform when he ran. He was overwhelmingly elected running on that and he has delivered what he promised."

Well, sort of...  What he promised was virtually EVERYTHING BUT what we have now.  But that's an aside.

Remember when Newsweek declared "We Are All Socialists Now"?  Nobody on the MSM demurred a peep.  They were just saying what all the MSM was thinking...and hoping.  Like, duh...!

Now, all of a sudden, identifying Obama as what he himself has embraced in both written and spoken say nothing about what he, like, a bad thing.


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