Who among us has not been flabbergasted by the fact that half the country still supports our infamous president? We scratch our heads in disbelief, thinking, what will it take to bring sobriety to the populace.
All the more infuriating as we know that Hussein must be booted out in the next election if the U.S. is to have any chance of an orderly recovery. Granted, in our present condition of advanced rot it will take much more than a replacement of elected officials to stem and reverse the tide. But after another four years of Hopenchange, we’ll be so far underwater that the tide won’t matter. We need the breathing room afforded by the flushing of Marxists from government.
Do not expect the percentages to change anytime soon. The Obamunists enjoy an automatic 30-40 percent voting bloc. To the extent that they implement their plans, and America comes to resemble the USSR, they succeed in energizing—not alienating—their base. This fact is one of the hardest to swallow in our increasingly bizarre society.
To be sure, whenever the Leftist establishment twists the knife in the gut of the nation, one or two supporters are lost. Take any recent outrage as an example; say, the new tax on the manufacture of medical equipment. I was appalled but not surprised to discover that the Obama regime will impose an excise tax on medical devices and surgical supplies, a move expected to drain $20 billion annually from one of the most productive sectors of the economy. So yes, Joe Urban-Liberal, an engineer at the Acme Prosthetic Company, might wake up and realize that the adorable Magic Negro is about to destroy his livelihood and wreck one of the last remaining gems of American industry.
But weighed against this convert to rational thinking are millions of government dependents who could care less about the medical device industry, or any industry for that matter. For them, any tax on the “wealthy” is a good thing; it brings more benefits to those who deserve it (the “oppressed”).
Who comprises this immoveable bloc of Hopenchange automatons? Here’s an approximate reckoning (groups are not mutually exclusive):
- Myriads of apparatchiks at all levels of government, particularly those with job descriptions from the fantasy land of multicultural nihilism (“Associate Director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion,” etc.)
- The corresponding functionaries in private industry, who oversee compliance with government diktat
- Single mothers dependent on the government for financial support, or for the muscle to extort payments from private individuals
- Welfare recipients, including the ever-growing ranks of fake or exaggerated “disability” claimants
- Mexican immigrants in the vast slums of California, and in the equivalent districts in other states
- The super rich, à la Warren Buffett, who have hitched their cart to the Obama gravy train, along with people dependent on their largesse
- Those living off the scam of Climate Change (or whatever they call it now)
- Members of labor unions that are enjoying a new heyday under the aegis of the Kenyan
- Academics and students in the humanities and social sciences
- Recent graduates of our local anti-American brainwashing centers (public schools) and their teachers
- Miscellaneous useful idiots, such as hard-core feminists or the Sixties-generation practitioners of what I call the certified rebellion; that is, people who forever confirm their hipster credentials by despising everything representative of true culture.
It is difficult to escape the conclusion that tyranny is the default condition of mankind. Lacking a natural and hierarchically ordered society with real standards of quality and merit, the masses default to their base emotions, particularly envy and resentment. No one is better situated to exploit this vacuum than collectivist movements characterized by the drive for “fairness” and equality.
A free people, who live in an ambiance derived from a deeply-rooted, organic culture, have no need of social engineering. They would rather be left alone. Government, with the exception of its legitimate core functions, is seen as a nuisance at best, and a mortal threat at worst. In its current incarnation, the Leviathan only interferes in or sabotages the development and practice of art, literature, science, industry, charity, family, recreation, and everything else that comprises a meaningful and productive life.
We face a Herculean task, to be sure. How do we overcome the insidious phenomenon of a third or more of the population jumping for joy whenever the America of liberty, opportunity, growth, and accomplishment is kicked in the groin? Is the slide into tyranny inexorable, dragging everyone and everything into the abyss?
I believe that the answer is no. The challenge is not insurmountable. But we must proceed, first and foremost, by not losing our nerve; by not being intimidated. Let us remember who we are and who they are. Their power is based on lies, extortion, and treachery. This type of authority is a mile wide and an inch deep; it depends on constant hype and a never-ending flow of money to keep it going. Setbacks can prove fatal, because there is no conception of long-term goals reached through honest work.
I am reminded of those old movies where a thug rises to a position of great power, crushing everyone in his path. But once he is stripped of his privileges and his henchmen, we find that he is nothing but a coward and a bully. He cracks under pressure and pleads for mercy.
Let us apply this lesson to you-know-who and his lieutenants. Lately I have begun nurturing a mental image of Hussein at his trial, breaking down under cross-examination, sobbing like a small child as he confesses his role in bringing untold misery to hundreds of millions of people. Meanwhile, Eric Holder and Jay Carney flee to Venezuela. Janet Napolitano and Arne Duncan beg for forgiveness. Others seek exoneration by insisting that they were simply following orders.
If we maintain our fortitude, such can be the epilogue to one of history’s most spectacular national downgrades.
Sometimes, social engineering doesn’t end so well: