Course Correction Needed: 2012
December 26, 2011 4 Comments
Currently, we as a nation have as our leader the only un-American President ever to hold the office. He is un-American not because he is black or because there have been questions about his place of birth. He is un-American precisely because he wants to transform America into a completely different country ~ effectively, an EU style nation under centralized control. And as such the liberty of the individual will convert to the power of the state and its elite contingent.
Here is what a member of Britain’s Parliament said in a recent book warning Americans about the Europeanization of America:
The alarming thing is that President Obama, the former chair of the Senates’s Europe Committee, seems genuinely to believe that the United States can usefully learn from the European political and social model. The platform on which he was elected, and the policies he is now implementing, are not a series of initiatives lashed randomly together. They amount to a sustained project of Europeanization: state health care, government day care, universal college education, carbon taxes, support for supra-nationalism, bigger government, a softer national policy.
Of course European leaders are flattered by the mimicry. But, in their hearts, even they know that pursuing such an agenda leaves a country less prosperous and less free.
In order to accomplish this change Obama regularly uses blatant demagogic rhetoric of the class warfare type to stir up fears. And, with a sliding scale of European-like moral relativism coupled with the Left’s anthropocentric humanism, he ultimately promotes the worship of man and his material needs – One nation under man and his “fair share” of material goods.
With all the arrogance he can muster and an uncontrained vision of top-down government Obama truly seeks to unsettle Americans from their long-standing moral and religious heritage and move them into the framework of a secular democracy based on nothing more than rational humanism and anthropocentrism. He plays to the fear of inequitable outcomes (materialism) and encourages envy cleverly disguised as egalitarianism. But consider these telling words from economist Thomas Sowell:
“Those who want to take our money and gain power over us have discovered the magic formula: get us envious or angry at others and we will surrender, in installments, not only our money but our freedom. The most successful dictators of the 20th century ~ Hitler, Lenin, Stalin, Mao – all used this formula, and now class warfare politicians are doing the same.”
“Envy plus rhetoric equals “social justice.”
Socialism in general has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it. (emphasis mine)
Nor is economic failure the worst of it. The millions slaughtered by Stalin, Mao and Pol Pot for political reasons are an even grimmer reality.
Obama daily brines us with acerbic fairness talk hoping to stir up a maelstrom of unrest and radicalism, hoping to push the U.S. into a European model of government where the rule of “Fairness” and “Rights” replaces Truth and Love. In this madness Obama is helped by the influence of the European George Soros, his money being channeled into progressive media outlets.
Obama dislikes the U.S. because he envies Europe. He does not want to exalt America’s exceptionlism and its unmatched charity. Rather, he wants to extol Europe’s elitism and its useless intellectual humanitariansim. He believes Europe to be superior to America in many ways including societal issues and in the nature of its governance. He certainly believes Europe to be on the height of societal evolution when in fact Europe is cutting off its own moral foundations at the root.
As a student of radical SDS terrorist Bill Ayers Obama also bows to the 60’s radical’s vision of democratic revolution, but he does so now in a new button-downed guise of “Hope and Change.” (BTW: the phrase “separation of church and state” does not appear in the Constitution. The phrase was coined by Bill Ayers in 1975.)
Since the 1960s when the radicalization of democracy began it has continued to undermine all authoritative institutions and even Truth itself. The 60’s radical prostrates himself before pure autonomy and consent, offering nothing of value in exchange. Beyond all this Obama wants to place over America the banner of “One World” ~ “One World Under Man and Materialism
Under such a “One-World” banner Obama would pledge U.S. allegiance to international energy, environmental, economic, judicial and social policies. This banner would replace our own hard won historically, philosophically and religiously birthed constitution with an Eric Holder type of pick and choose demagoguery – a tyranny of the unconstrained vision to which Obama, Holder and Europe fully embrace. It is a banner of an abstracted democracy which encourages people to abandon self-governance and the idea of Truth. Under such a banner “The pressure builds to defer to elite opinion, to the requirements of humanitarianism and egalitarianism, to the moral authority of international law.”
Not just because of the ineptness of his leadership, his lack of statesmanship, his neglect of history, his political cronyism, his scorn of facts or his faux spirituality should Obama be a one term president. If Obama were to be elected again America would lose its heart, mind and soul to the nihilism, secularism and parasitism of socialism so characteristic of the European nations today ~ nations floundering under the weight of their own foolishness, lack of self-governance and spiritual neglect.
America needs an American President. We need a president who will guide us, a republic established by spiritual and philosophic men and women of great insight, of great learning and of great depth of character. The founders were people of self-governance committed to the best possible outcomes available to every man. What we have now is a one-dimensional populist autobiographer whose main devotions are to himself and to golf.
“Barack Obama also is the deep thinker who ponders great things. And the thing that Barack Obama seems to ponder most is his own greatness. He doesn’t write biographies, he writes only autobiographies. He gives speeches which he declares to be historic. He recognizes his place in history long before he has created history. This nation is but a stage upon which Barack Obama creates his life story, and it’s all about him.” William A. Jacobson, A Harvard Trial Lawyer for McCain
America does not need the snarkiness and hubris of light-weight Obama. We certainly do not want or need a president who cut his ideological “teeth” on the teachings of people like 60s radical Bill Ayers and “God Damn America” Jeremiah Wright. We do not need a freshman senator from Illinois to vote “Present” during our times of national crisis.
The pilgrims left Europe in order to embrace freedom of religion ~ a freedom from a centralized religion. In the process they, along with Truth-honoring statesmen helped to form an American Republic derivative of and dependent on Truth. Obama’s presidency is now piloting our ship away from the shores of vested Truth and back towards Europe. There the vacuum of moral relativism with its detestation of Truth will suck the U.S. down into its sink-hole.
God Save America from Obama.
 Daniel Hannan, The New Road to Serfdom: A letter of Warning to America (New York: Broadside Books, 2010), 76
 Daniel J. Mahoney, The Conservative Foundations of a Liberal Order (ISI Books, 2010) 21