Whew! We can all rest easy now. Our Fearless
Leader, the Great and Wondrous Obama, has declared that we no longer
need argue about the size of the State. All we need concern ourselves
with from now on is whether the State “works” or not. Nor need we offer
up any silly things like “principles” to judge whether what the State
is doing is proper. He wants us to relegate “ideologies” to the scrap
heap of history as outmoded, pointless, and obstructionistic.
We also no longer need concern ourselves as mere citizens or business owners or whatever with our
role in restoring economic health. Nosirreebob. Only the State
has the “resources” to deal with the catastrophe looming so closely
over our collective heads. But don’t ask where those “resources” come
from. Uh-unh. That would be akin to questioning where Santa Claus gets
all the goodies he
delivers every Xmas Eve. Just close your
eyes, smile, raise your arms in supplication, ignore that probing
feeling in your pockets, and all shall be delivered unto you.
When you open your eyes, by golly, you just better be grateful that the
State has taken over wide swaths of the financial market; that the
State has assumed more control over education; that the State will have
complete electronic access to your medical files and decide who
deserves what kinds of treatment; that the State will “own” more land
in the name of “preservation” and use that “ownership” to further
restrict places where you can legally defend yourselves with guns; that
the State will drive down the value of whatever meager savings or
investments you might have accumulated; that the State will make it
easier for unions to rob you of your wages; that the State will ramp up
the war in Afghanistan; and that the State will be the unquestioned
messiah, delivering all things to all people...or else.
All hail, the Statist in Chief. All hail, the Great and Powerful Obama. All hail, He Who Must Be Obeyed.
(from Don't Get Me Started!