What Will it Take?

This year’s election process qualifies as a three-ring circus.

The lame duck President, an arrogant, narcissistic, bumbling, incompetent ideologue deserves a spotlight all his own and with the continuing compliant devotion of a sycophantic mainstream media will continue to bask in his delusional self-adulation.

The stultifying Democratic primary features an amoral, cunning harridan with enough negative baggage to overload a pack mule, and a fossilized Socialist stumbling toward dementia whose plans to save America consist of bestowing “free stuff” on adoring millenia and restoring the grandeur of labor unions and assorted remnants of The Communist Party USA – while “Good Ol’ Joe” (the Party’s crazy uncle in the attic) circles the periphery in case of a total meltdown.  Bring in the clowns.

Center ring is occupied by the frenetic Republican Party, currently swirling about the electromagnetic gravitational force generated by the candidacy of Donald Trump.  Obscured in this maelstrom are some reasonably good contenders personified by Dr. Ben Carson, Senators Cruz and Rubio, Carley Fiorina, Gov. Chris Christi and a chorus consisting of some of the perennial aspirants to the Crown.

The stated purpose of this extravaganza is to restore to our United States the world’s respect and economic security that Democratic leadership over the past seven years has carelessly demolished.  There can be no denial that the current administration has alienated many of our traditional allies throughout the world by clumsy diplomacy and outright antagonism while coddling up to some of our most hostile enemies such as Iran, Cuba, Venezuela and Russia.  Our general economic structure has been weakened by profligate overspending, mismanagement by the Federal Reserve and other agencies, a severe reduction in the workforce with many giving up the search for a replacement job, the crushing burden emerging from the restructuring of our medical care system, and the unrestrained avarice and carelessness of our major financial institutions.

Many other issues demand attention, not the least of which is the deterioration of the rule of law, the vital component of a free society, through the subversion of our Constitution and the rise of its replacement, the frivolous and erratic rule by man’s willfulness.

What the mainstream media has deliberately avoided is the core problem which has been carefully obscured for decades.  Namely, that the Two Party system is a myth.  In reality, there is but one party in control of our country and that is the Party of the Incumbents.  This monolith consists of elected officials of any party who have holed up in Washington for at least two terms, thereby being indoctrinated in “how Washington works”, a synonym for the endemic corruption fed by hordes of lobbyists and special interest groups and supported by massive amounts of campaign contributions of questionable ethical and legal origin.  The recipients of this largess are further ensnared by the prospects of additional financial enrichment following their departure from “public service” and acceptance into any one of a multitude of high-paying corporate,”non-profit” or “consultative” positions with organizations depending upon government for their livelihood.

This reeking compost heap is avidly supported by legions of federal government employees who can be counted on to steadfastly support any and all members of the political class who toe the line.

So is it any wonder that the American public is not just increasingly outraged, but looking to “outsiders” who are campaigning for the highest office in the land?  Donald Trump has given voice to a massive dissatisfaction with our nation’s government.  65 to 75 per cent of our citizens, according to a recent polls by Gallup and other organizations, lack faith in our government’s ability to solve the problems the nation faces.

This prevailing angst has members of The Establishment (on both sides of the aisle) in a flailing tizzy, including such supposed conservative publications as National Review and The Weekly Standard.  How can voters even consider such a buffoon as Trump? they shrilly demand, not comprehending that they are revealing their previously carefully concealed contempt for the masses.  This is to be expected from the liberal media, but now the depth of corruption has been completely exposed.

Our system of a representative republic is based on the belief that its citizens are capable of making informed and intelligent choices when selecting those who would represent them.  Obviously something has gone wrong.  Elitists, statists and a burgeoning managerial class of self-appointed experts are on the verge of creating the dream of the Social Democrats; a benevolent dictatorship masquerading as a socialist utopia that provides equality for all through crushing taxation and pervasive regulation.

This three-ring show is precariously perched on the brink of a deep and very dark abyss.  May I suggest that in November you think carefully and seriously about who you want to lead America.  Taking the wrong exit out of the tent after the show can prove disastrous.

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A Matter of Morality

The concept of ethical and moral relevancy appears to have been firmly implanted in contemporary American society due to the continuing efforts of a “new social class” that emerged in Europe during the period 1749-1889, as described in an essay penned by Lawrence Klepp contained in the August 17, 2015 issue of The Weekly Standard.  Mr. Klepp defines this previously unformed group as “entirely devoted to coming up with ideas–the thinking class, the theory class, the class consisting of the imperious, all explaining persons who became known, sometime around the middle of the 19th century, as intellectuals.”

From these roots, as described by Frank M. Turner in his book European Intellectual History from Rousseau to Nietzsche, emerged such “less presumptuous”luminaries as Alexis de Tocqueville, John Stuart Mill, Charles Darwin Adam Smith and Mary Wollstonecraft, “moderate reformists” who introduced an “empirical, scientific bent” that paralled Rousseau’s abandonment of conventional manners and morals and his crusade to “make the hatred of one’s own culture the stance of the cultivated person”.  The reformists eventually turned against progress or decided that it wasn’t enough and should be replaced by a heedless rush to utopia.  But Rousseau remained the original of “the estranged, visionary, badly dressed intellectuals who came after him and concluded that their newly-minted ideal of “rational progress” deformed and diminished humanity rather than improving it.

It is worth reflecting upon that these European “intellectuals” produced no goods, grew no crops, created no industrial inventions, nor otherwise contributed to the common welfare, yet insisted on attempting to form a religion out of such concepts as the inner self, progress, nationalism, culture, or even science.  The fruits of their labors instead laid the ground work for such smoldering time bombs as Marxism and militant nationalism as well as the more subtle “progressive” movements that have infested so many Western cultures including our own.

The success of establishing a “new religion” must out of necessity depend upon the abandonment of the tenets of the old.  History unfortunately provides far too many instances of religion and politics eagerly merging which resulted in war, privation and misery for the masses while establishing luxury and power for the prevailing ruling class, whether that be monarchies, dictatorships or other variations of oppressive regimes.  The denigration  and subversion of “ancient and accepted truths” is the mandatory first step in creating the fertile ground to nourish the rise of the new order.

Friedrich Nietzsche, during his descent into eventual madness, exerted tremendous influence upon the European intellectual elites through his challenges directed toward the foundations of Christianity and traditional morality.  His preferred philosophy of “life-affirmation,” which involves an honest questioning of all doctrines that drain life’s expansive energies, however socially prevalent those views might be.  Unfortunately his philosophic prescription to the enhancement of individual and cultural health, and belief in life, creativity, power, and the realities of the world we live in, rather than those situated in a world beyond also resulted in the “Superman theory” being attributed to his musings and adapted by dictatorial regimes with catastrophic results.

Which brings us to the overturning of the morals and ethics of culture or civilization through persistent, gradual introduction of “facts” invented and designed to weaken the current common societal foundations which can then be replaced through government intervention.  “Divide and conquer” becomes the operative tactic and we find no better example of that than what has been implanted here in America.

How otherwise could the murderous, obscene procedure of forcibly removing a being in its formative stages from a mother’s womb (in many cases at or beyond the 20-week gestation period where a premature birth could well result a healthy and growing baby) and then marketing its carefully preserved organs and other parts to the highest bidder and presented as a “service to humanity” and/or a necessary aid to science?  Particularly when some of the ranking executives of the ironically named “Planned Parenthood” organization are recorded on tape blithely informing prospective buyers that a deal could be made because, “I would like a Lamborghini”.

An arguable case may be made over other “benefits” that Planned Parenthood provides to unwilling mothers and prospective mothers, but the abortion mill that the organization immensely profits from should be excluded from the mix.  China’s trafficking in human parts (harvested in part from political prisoners and other regime targets) has been rightly condemned yet here in our own country such atrocities are not only countenanced but advocated by a major political party and many of its adherents.

The destruction of our moral and ethical unity continues apace.  Unless we, “The People”, can reject the new religion of “relativism” that has been insinuated into our culture and return to the moral and ethical underpinning that made our nation one of laws and not of men none of us will escape the depredation and domination that is planned for us.

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The Appeal of Donald Trump

It is certainly not his hairstyle, nor the fact that he is rich, nor even the fact that he is a successful businessman.  But Donald Trump continues to lead in the early Presidential race polls and to provoke the establishment politicians on both sides of the aisle into fits of furious and impotent hysteria.

What sets “The Donald” apart from the rest of the generally mediocre pack of Republican Presidential hopefuls is his willingness to say what he believes needs to be said in order to unmask the fact that in truth there is currently only one political party in America; the Incumbent Party.  This far-from-stellar group includes the leadership of both Democrats and Republicans and the vast majority of both the Senate and House.  Their actions (or lack of) over the past couple of decades have constructed the bulk of our nation’s woes, yet the voters for the most part insist on retaining them as elected representatives.

Mr. Trump gleefully holds their feet to the fire, prompting an avalanche of rhetoric and personal attacks from all corners, none of which affects his announced candidacy since he needs neither the approbation of political leaders nor the massive amounts of special interests cash produced through the spurious activities of lobbyists and their wealthy employers.

The disgust and anger that Mr. Trump expresses resonates with many people in America, who feel those same emotions when they are intelligent enough to carefully examine the results of the corruption that infests our government at all levels, along with the accepted pattern of lies and rejection of the rule of law that characterizes the current administration and the burgeoning bureaucracy that it supports.

Donald Trump tells it like he sees it and makes a convincing argument that he has the best interests of all Americans at heart. The latter message is always a staple of the politician, but seldom does it surface once they have achieved power.  Republicans did very well in the last election, but since they have gained control of Congress they have done nothing to repay the trust that voters placed with them.  Instead, they have taken every opportunity to “work with” the Democrats in perpetuating all of the same problems that have continued to grow with implementation of the progressive agenda, perhaps in the futile and forlorn hope that their actions will encourage “conservative Democrats” (is there such a thing anymore) and “moderate Republicans” (RINO’S) to back them when it comes time for reelection.  The more astute voters will probably turn away from this lack of ethical resolve and put simply, cojones.

Is it possible that we may see a President Trump?  I would think it doubtful.  Mr. Trump, admittedly an intelligent and successful businessman, has yet to show the depth of character and political insight that makes for a great leader.  One can incite barn burning, but there had better be a solid and responsible plan for rebuilding.  The worst possible scenario that could result is that “The Donald” is enjoying himself so thoroughly that he engineers a Third Party bid that would almost certainly produce the same results that followed Ross Perot’s candidacy:  another Democratic win and once again the accelerated destruction of America under the “guidance” of another ineffective, lawless and corrupt political hack.

I would suggest to those who are truly concerned with the rebuilding and success of our nation that they investigate Sen. Ted Cruz, who is one of the young firebrands recently elected to bring change to our federal government.  In his book, A Time for Truth: Reigniting the Promise of America, Sen. Cruz thoroughly the depth of dysfunction that has become so pervasive in our political system.  He is the only one of the current Presidential hopefuls who has concentrated on explaining his own plans for revival and has studiously avoided attacking Donald Trump.  This act of common sense and self confidence alone should be enough to make this Senator a serious contender.

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Where is the Outrage?

Once again a United States military facility has been attacked with four unarmed Marines murdered and one member of the U.S. Navy later succumbing to his wounds while several other people were injured.  All of this was accomplished by one gunman, a naturalized U.S. citizen born in Yemen whom many have described as someone they would never have suspected of being capable of such an act.  Someone who had grown up in America and had benefited from our society by seemingly adapting to its opportunities, becoming part of his community, graduating from its schools and eventually earning a college degree.

Sound familiar?

And once again the Commander in Chief of our military forces stumbled through a tepid and fumbling speech well after the fact, managing to somehow construct some vague promise that “a thorough investigation will be mounted” without any message to grieving families other than a vapid reassurance that “all America is behind you”.  Of course Mr. Obama had just returned from a “first visit by a sitting President to a federal prison” after commuting the sentences of forty-six convicted drug dealers only a few days before in an effort to draw attention to his perceived need for prison reform.  Perhaps he was worn out from his strenuous efforts to bring justice to our legal system.

At this point the general media reaction echos the Administration’s narrative that although so many of these incidents over the past few years have involved Muslims who were likely inspired by the hate-filled rhetoric of various Middle East jihadists, this most recent assassin, 24 year old Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez, is simply another “lone wolf” whose actions cannot be attributed to any connection with jihadist terrorism.  Yet some of his friends have remarked on a “change in behavior” noticed after his return from a lengthy visit to visit relatives Jordan in 2014.  And his father has recently stated that the young man has “suffered from depression for years”.

Whether or not these pieces to the puzzle are alone sufficient to explain why Abdulazeez was motivated to purchase an AK 74 rifle, a shotgun and a pistol and launch a targeted attack against two military recruitment offices is open to question – particularly since the  individual involved holds both U.S. and Jordanian passports even though he is reported to be a “naturalized” American citizen.

Personally, I am beyond being incensed!  I was an Army Recruiter for several years in the early 1970’s when there was some concern for our safety due to the activities of Bill Ayers (now a “retired distinguished Professor of Education” at the University of Chicago and an associate of our current White House resident) and his Weathermen compatriots who had a jolly habit of planting explosives in government offices.  We were regularly advised to inspect our offices and vehicles for the possibility of bombs.  But these days recruiting offices are attacked by gunmen, with even more devastating effects.

Our military personnel are being staked out as sacrificial goats resulting from policies  implemented in March, 1993 by the Clinton administration that denied military personnel the right to carry firearms on a military facility unless they were acting in the capacity of military police or security officers.  So, while here in Maine I am allowed under a recently passed law to carry a concealed weapon without obtaining a permit, a member of the military cannot do the same on government property unless he is part of a police or security force.

Apart from this bureaucratic idiocy, there are at least two major problems: (1) the persistent denial from the Oval Office on down that we are under attack from murderous lunatics whose “religion” dictates that they conceal their intent of carrying out their doctrine of conquest and domination through vicious and indiscriminate attacks against all “infidels” be they military or civilian; (2) the reluctance of our legal system and the “helping professions” to recognize the dangers posed by some of the mentally ill.

I am sure that there are those eager to brand me as an “Islamophobe”.  My reply would be that there are damned few if any Christians, Jews, or Buddhists committing mass murder against men, women and children because their religion demands it.  Nor do most religions depend upon any semblance of the Islamic practice of “taqiyya”, the absolution of lying to any and all infidels in order to lull them into a false sense of security before launching attacks.

Over the last couple of decades the newly discovered “rights” of the mentally ill insisted upon by lawyers, psychologists, sociologists and other assorted “experts” have resulted in nearly impenetrable roadblocks to the involuntary commitment of potentially and in some cases demonstrably violent and dangerous individuals.

The short sighted and simplistic creation of “gun free” zones has provided unlimited opportunities for disaster for those such as Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez who are bent on murder and destruction no matter what the underlying motivation.

We live within the chaotic atmosphere of “the perfect storm”.

After this most recent horrific crime ( that likely will be dismissed by the administration as an aberration or a variation on the “workplace violence” theme) will the public wake up to the fact that the safety of our citizens is not the main concern of our elected officials?

Regretfully, I doubt it.

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Unveiled

I would like to hope that there are many people other than myself who have struggled over the past six years to comprehend the enigma that is Barack Obama; in particular to make sense over his many actions that appear at odds with the Presidential duties that he supposedly took an oath to uphold.

So many broken promises purportedly based on his system of values that now appear to have been bald lies in light of his insistence on a “my way or the highway” in dealing with the myriad problems that he promised to rectify.  His boast that he would be the “unifying President” when in reality he has done more to damage race and civic relations than any other American holding that high post.  His escalating disdain of constitutional limits and existing law.  His apparently boundless intent to destroy the United States as we know it and replace it with a weakened, divided, and soulless hodgepodge of competing special interests ruled by a self-proclaimed elite devoted to maintaining their privileged status.

Is the decline of the United States entirely due to the self-congratulatory smugness of a delusional segment of our population who chose to overlook immaturity, vanity, inexperience, a considerable history of self-admitted drug abuse, and (possibly) severe character deficiencies bordering on mental illness in order to elect (and equally inexplicably re-elect) “the first Black President”?

Or ………… is there also a more sinister component that contributes to Mr. Obama’s agenda?

David Gelernter, a professor of computer science at Yale, provides an insightful review of the President’s disastrous approach to foreign policy which appears in the March 9, 2015 edition of The Weekly Standard.  Citing Obama’s “deafness to history” as one of his defining traits, Mr. Gelernter goes on to list such items as the dismantling of a hard-won victory in Iraq through a precipitous complete withdrawal of American forces before the crucial political stability necessary for the country’s survival had been sufficiently established and which has led to the reinsertion of U.S. Forces into a seething cauldron of ethnic, political and radical-Islamist conflict.

Also mentioned are the ongoing debacle associated with the murder of American Ambassador to Libya and members of his staff, Obama’s capitulation and subservience to the Iranian dictatorship’s pursuit of nuclear weapons, his pathetic retreat from drawing a “red line in the sand” in an attempt to prevent the President of Syria from employing chemical weapons against his rebellious subjects, and exhibiting his impotence when faced with Vladimir Putin’s bid to reestablish the Russian Empire.

All of this could be chalked up to incompetence, but Mr. Gelernter raises an even more disturbing spectre.

Consider if you will how little we actually know regarding Mr. Obama’s background.  Much of his childhood remains sparsely reported although we know that his father was an African citizen and a subsequent stepfather was a Muslim resident of Indonesia where Obama lived for a number of years before returning to his purported birthplace of Hawaii where he was cared for by his maternal grandparents.  He there led a life of privilege and was indoctrinated with a Marxist ideology during his formative years by Frank Marshall Davis, a Communist Party USA (CPUSA) propagandist in Chicago and Hawaii and colleague of journalist Vernon Jarrett, father-in-law of Obama confidant Valerie Jarrett.  Obama’s academic records are screened from public view and few can be found that knew him during his college studies in the U.S.  A lackluster stint as a “community organizer” and an even less sterling brief performance as an Illinois Senator round out his meager qualifications to hold the nation’s highest office.

But what has emerged to provide the foundation for Mr. Obama’s actions as President is his commitment to the philosophy of globalism.

In Mr. Gelernter’s description: “Globalists believe that nations should act together.  Globalists denigrate or dismiss such ideas as national interests, traditional alliances and traditional enmities.  They believe in the interests of ethnic communities or peoples and of the world as a whole, not of old-fashioned nations.  They recoil from traditional alliances, which fracture the seamless world community into small-scale liaisons.  Because they reject national interests, they reject traditional enmities.  And naturally globalists believe in international organizations, and the inevitability, in the long-term, of the whole world uniting.  They see Europe as the world’s most sophisticated place by far, and the EU as the obvious model and advance guard for world unity.”

Now up until this point, I find myself saying, “Damn!  This old boy has a point!  Obama’s machinations and screwups might be attributed to just that!”  Not only that, if you view the Democratic elitists as a group, they fit into that concept just fine – and there are a good many capitalists on both sides of the aisle who could be stacked in that wagon as well.

But if we carry all of this a step further, let’s not overlook the Marxists (who at this point seem to have married up with the current Progressive movement) and lo and behold, what do we have?  Yup, the worldwide crew that runs not only the EU but also the varying “democracies” that all have the same plan for the rest of us – subjugation!  Of course the advocates for the New Caliphate have their own methods of achieving domination.  All of it being for our own good, you understand.

One thing you can say for nationalists; they tend to stand in the way of all of the above.

Give you a little to think about?

 

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If it Walks Like a Duck …….

… looks like a duck and talks like a duck, it sure as hell ain’t a canary.

And yet Barack Obama and his ultra-Leftist nest of anti-Americans, elected by ignorant, gullible and guilt-ridden voters to oversee America, continue to avoid any recognition of or even the slightest acknowledgement of the fact that Islamic fascism has become the preeminent threat to world stability.

The recent murder of a dozen unarmed and helpless employees of a Paris-based magazine should be the wake up call that western civilization has ignored for far too long.  But perhaps the awakening has at last begun, as the one-million strong Paris demonstration that featured over forty world leaders might indicate.  Of course the only representation from the United States consisted of the usual hapless and clueless American Ambassador rather than anyone from the top echelon of our government.  Our President’s schedule (which has accommodated over 200 hundred rounds of golf in the past six years) prevented him from attending such a unique gathering of leaders and besides, no one from his massive staff reportedly thought to bring the matter to his attention.  Typical.

The long list of atrocities committed in the name of Allah has been steadily growing as has the migration of Muslims from their strife-torn, impoverished, backward nations to the more prosperous, free, and beckoning opportunities provided by non-Muslim countries.  The assimilation of these new “citizens” has hardly proceeded apace since the radicals among them have insisted on transporting all of the prejudices, customs, repressed anger toward authority, discontent and the resulting psychopathology to their new locations.  One has only to review the procession of Muslim-generated riots from 2005 to 20014 that besieged Paris to the point of near anarchy to begin to realize that the purveyors of Islam have once again begun their crusade toward world domination.

From a most informative article to be found in Wikipedia at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islam_and_war:  “The beginnings of Jihad are traced back to the words and actions of Muhammad and the Quran.[1] This encourages the use of Jihad against non-Muslims.[2] The Qu’ran, however, never uses the term Jihad for fighting and combat in the name of Allah; qital is used to mean “fighting.” The struggle for Jihad in the Qu’ran was originally intended for the nearby neighbors of the Muslims, but as Islam expanded through conquest, the Quranic statements supporting Jihad were updated for the new adversaries.[2] The first documentation of the law of Jihad was written by ‘Abd al-Rahman al-Awza’i and Muhammad ibn al-Hasan al-Shaybani. The document grew out of debates that had surfaced ever since Muhammad’s death.[1] “

This dictate of conquest dates from at least 622 A.D.  In 1683 the Ottoman Empire suffered a devastating defeat on the outskirts of Vienna, Austria that left the Muslims with the task of rebuilding until they could once again muster the forces needed to attempt to ensure that the world would be under Islamic control and its peoples forced to choose between a conversion to Islam, accepting Dhimmitude (“the Islamic system of governing populations conquered by jihad wars, encompassing all of the demographic, ethnic, and religious aspects of the political system”), or death.

Such is the goal of the jihadi, the “Holy Warriors”, to whom no atrocity is unthinkable.

Let’s be realistic.  There are no Americans, Canadians, British, Israelis, or Europeans who are producing videos of cutting off people’s heads, kidnapping young women and girls into slavery or publicly executing them for perceived offenses to Shari’a law or “family honor”, or conducting orchestrated massacres of unarmed civilians who have dared to “defile” their religious beliefs.  The jihadi have studied history and learned their lessons well.  No longer do they deploy massive armies and risk face to face confrontation and defeat.

Instead they resort to the techniques of small unit tactics designed to impress upon their enemies their viciousness, effectiveness, inevitibility, and the fact that they are willing to utilize any means to inflict death and damage upon their enemies.  Ironically, it is through the expansion of global economic success due to the efforts of western civilization that these adherents to a sixth-century mantra are able to attempt to impose their beliefs on the millions who do not follow a combined religious/political/philosophical system whose purpose is to subjugate and absorb all “unbelievers”.  The untold billions of dollars from the sale of oil flowing into the coffers of those countries funding the spread of Islamofascisim (while maintaining the poverty and ignorance so necessary to the recruitment of the psychopaths needed to carry out the assaults) are a direct result of the exploration and production of petroleum products initiated by non-Muslim countries.

So despite the good intentions of the socialist states of Europe and their other sycophants, manifested by  providing opportunities for the downtrodden escaping the privations of Islamic society, the world once again finds itself on the brink of war.  Not the massive army facing army conflicts of the past, but thanks to some aspects of modern technology adopted by a relentless and immeasurably vicious foe, just as deadly and destructive.

We are in a war, despite the efforts of our so-called President – for whatever reasons of his own – to obscure that fact.  History has proven that wars, unless decisively won, leave a festering sore that can result in the eventual destruction of powers that accept the burden of hegemony.  There is only one way that a war can be won: kill enough of the people on the other side until they surrender and then make damned sure there are not enough of their leaders left to resurrect the conflict.

If you do not understand that, may I suggest that you carefully review Muslim law, religion and philosophy in order to prepare to live under those restrictions ….. or die.

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Our Divided Nation

How ironic that when he was elected Barack Obama had made a great show of promising to unite America and thereby won the support of legions of gullible voters who viewed him as the answer to all of our problems.  They were convinced that by simply electing a black (or mixed race) president who gave great teleprompter speeches racial animosity would miraculously vanish.

But what did the true life, real-time version of their hopes and dreams of a leader that would lead them to their Utopian paradise deliver?  Let us count the disappointments.

Obama and his administration have made a mockery of his promise of “the most transparent administration ever”.  One need look no further than the political chicanery, lies and obfuscation surrounding the Affordable Care Act and the numerous current scandals and coverup attempts than to realize that our current government is perhaps the most closeted, dishonest, opaque administration in recent memory.

Obama and the Democratic leadership has made much of the oppression by the rich of the American people.  The wealthy, they maintain, embody evil and (despite all of the jobs that the bad guys use their money to create through normal business activities) are directly responsible for America’s economic woes because of their innate selfishness.  Wall Street has become the ultimate negative icon, a standard feature in their rants despite the enormous amounts of that tainted money having found its way to Democratic campaign coffers in good part because of the incessant presidential fund-raisers that host many of those reviled Wall Street entities.  And the stirring of the bubbling cauldron of class envy expands through the administration’s insistence that a massive increase in the minimum wage will “even the playing field”, even though these entry-level jobs are not a designed as a career for the average job seeker.

Government benefit programs are increasingly targeted to support the non-contributing members of our society, while those who receive benefits from contributory programs such as Medicare and Social Security are castigated for their “entitlement” mentality.  The old are labeled “greedy” and thus pitted against the young, who are informed that they will be the ones who have to pay for the “luxuries” enjoyed by the elderly.

Those who enjoy the stability of government employment, those who selected to staff the offices of politicians, those who are appointed as “expert advisers” to the ruling class, the secluded scions of academia protected from the rough and tumble arena of everyday life help comprise the “elite” who accept their elevated status over the common folk as their right to rule.  And damn the consequences of their often utopian and ill-advised decisions that affect others far more than themselves.

Last, but far from least, is the building volcano of racial tensions, exacerbated by Mr. Obama and his so-called “Justice Department”.  The actions of Obama and Eric Holder in regard to recent fatal confrontations between police have not served to reduce tensions but have resulted in exactly the opposite effect.  Additional gasoline has been thrown on this conflagration by defacto White House intimates such as Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson.

Above all, Obama and his administration, enablers and supporters have created an enormous rift between the government and a majority of its citizens.  Trust in government is at an all time low.

The self-proclaimed “great unifier” has proved to be anything but and it will be a long time before the damage he has done to the United States both at home and abroad can be abated.

 

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