Barack Obama chastised the United States (again) and apologized (again) to the UN General Assembly for the US being the leader of the world. Which comes as no surprise whatsoever. After all, Barack Obama sees America as an imperialistic war-mongering, slavery burdened bully. The same way all Marxist thugs see it, which is why Castro, Ghadafi, Chavez and all the others shower praise upon the crowned prince, Obama. (“We are content and happy if Obama can stay forever as American president”) So really, speech #68 in the Obama Apology World Tour is not exactly news is it?
Meanwhile climate change, the greatest hoax in American history (other than Obama himself), continues to be the focus of his apologetic sorry-mongering.
However, the legitimacy of global warming is irrelevant to what is really at the heart of the argument. The President has no intention of reducing “carbon pollution” or curbing rising temperatures. Those things do not exist. They are simply a means to an end. In fact, the world is not warming, and there is not imminent catastrophe awaiting us 4 months, 4 years, or 10 years down the road. The very fact that these alarmists cannot even agree on the date for our demise should raise red flags in the realms of common sense and logical thought. Are we so arrogant as to think that 100 years of industrial activity is bringing an abrupt end to a planet that has survived and thrived for billions of years?
And disregard the fact that the same people crowing about climate change today are the same people who claimed the coming of an imminent demise, brought about by mass freezing and over-population as recently as the 1970s. They were spectacularly wrong. If there is a credibility shortfall in the climate change argument, the prophets of the movement need not look any further than their own publications as to why that shortfall exists.
However, saving the planet is cover for controlling the masses.
An intrusive government has always sought to control its citizens. Whether the Soviet Union, Nazi Germany, Castro’s Cuba or modern-day Venezuela, the end is the same: government control. And today the United States is following along that road, using “climate change” as the vehicle for “progress”. That, along with health care reform, soda and cigarette taxes, cash for clunkers (you must, after all, drive the proper kind of car) and a host of other social justice and global salvatory regulations that are meaningless and ridiculous. And when those vehicles stall, then blatant thuggery fills the gap. Just ask Humana.
Steven Chu, the president’s energy secretary showed his hand recently when he, speaking about climate change, declared that the “American public … just like your teenage kids, aren’t acting in a way that they should act. The American public has to really understand in their core how important this issue is.”
And who better than to teach us the error of our ways, to tell us how to act, than Barack Obama. The Simba to Ted Kennedy’s Mufasa. The intellectual golden tongued phenomenon. The One. Who are we to question the wisdom of this Harvard educated, international superstar? We are but witless subjects standing helpless and hapless, barefoot and disheveled with a dirty hand outstretched and begging “please sir, may I have some more?”
To oppose him is to foster racism and hate and irrational, dim-witted fallacy. To oppose Barack Obama is akin to murder and genocide. The very essence of hate-speech is to question our Dear Leader. An offense that ought to be punishable with a public stoning.
But I digress. Slightly.
What exactly is the president up to? He declared with impunity his intention to “fundamentally transform the United States”. Transform into what?
His history and his associations give us a clue. As a community organizer his job was to agitate and to create a climate of crisis. To, as has been the stated goals of his mentors, flood the welfare rolls creating so much dependency that they collapse the capitalistic system in the United States.
As always, the enemy for the left is capitalism.
In the end the line in the sand is drawn between climate change (and all that goes with it) and capitalism. As the sanctimonious, and asinine “The Story of Stuff” demonstrates, our social and environmental ills all stem from capitalistic failure, selfish profiteering and the all encompassing, universal evil of consumption.
And that is the new American debate.
Are we willing to forgo a system of economic and social liberty that has given rise to the greatest nation in the history of the Earth for a nanny-state mediocrity ruled by anointed intellectuals who have never, at any point in the morality tales of their lives held a normal, private sector job? Do any “Progressives” know where money comes from? Or is it simply enough, within the social circles of Washington and New York City to demean and condemn the existence, creation, and gathering of money? All while attending a party at a city high rise, smugly sipping expensive drinks and eating imported caviar.
Our president believes that economic and personal freedom is unjust and unfair. The disparity in results which arise from human effort, ingenuity and luck are a disease and plague that have created a nation of selfish, petty, hateful white males. His entire life has been spent agitating people to act on this fallacy, this lie. It ought to come as no surprise that this is the narrative that is emerging from his fledgling presidency.
The fundamental transformation Barack Obama spoke of is the calculated demise of capitalism and American prosperity.