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Monday, March 23, 2015

The Delusions and Malevolence of Our "Elite" Class

Sorry for the long break. So much going on, but so much of it the same thing over and over that at times I simply don't have the energy to state the obvious: America and the West are governed by an "elite" with a world view full of delusions and malice. The "elite" either is so deluded about the nature of the world, or so full of malevolence towards Western Civilization that, to paraphrase an "elite" darling and Presidential hopeful, "What difference, at this point, does it make?" The result is the same: disaster.

If you ever wondered what sort of dystopian future could and would befall the world without the civilizing influence of the West, wonder no more. We have arrived. This is the post-America and the post-West world once found in fanciful fiction, and now in the grim reality of daily news.

Where to start? Where? How about with The One? The World's Most Intelligent and Powerful Man, our own President Obama. As I wrote a couple of weeks back,
What we have in Obama is not a full-blown Muslim or a full-blown Communist. He quite simply does not have the intellectual sophistication to hold a fully developed ideology. He is a product of years of learning hate, resentment, and entitlement. He is a product of the grievance culture which dominates our "elite liberal" universities, "elite liberal" media, and, of course, "elite liberal" culture--listen to the speeches at this year's Oscars if you have doubts on that score. (See a piece I wrote several years ago, Marxism Mutates, which discusses the "new" Marxism.)
I wrote well before that,
Obama has become the incarnation of a troubling trend in our country that has accelerated over the past 40 or so years. He has become the head of what passes for modern progressivism: the alliance between tax-supported university faculties, lawyers, government bureaucrats, journalists, NGO "activists," and Hollywood. This alliance has promoted the politics of envy and resentment, and launched a sustained attack on traditional American values. Our country is now filled with the half-educated idiots who emerge from our universities with no real knowledge but with feelings of entitlement and resentment. We should stand in awe of people with PhDs regardless of whether what they say corresponds to the reality we see, because they know what's good for us. They are the "experts." < . . . > 
Obama has captured this movement and its view, and represents and promotes it better than anybody else in living memory. Unlike Carter, Obama is not incompetent in promoting his hatred for America's traditional values and in embedding it into our institutions, e.g., the ruinous Obamacare, the rapid expansion of the federal dole, the insistence on apologizing for our successes, the disastrous "stimulus" spending, the glorification of the "victim" culture, promotion of envy and cynicism, and denigration of individual effort and success ("You didn't build that!") That is the real threat posed by what Obama represents.
His hatred for America and the West seems to know no bounds. We see it in his domestic and foreign policy prescriptions and pronouncements. When asked recently what his greatest regret was for his presidency, it wasn't the disasters he has helped foment in Latin America, Asia, North Africa, and the Middle East. Nope, none of that. He regretted not closing Guantanamo on day one of his presidency. Nothing said about the economic and political disasters at home and abroad--including his murderous actions in "Fast and Furious"; no, his concern is for the detainees at the naval base in Guantanamo. He clearly feels we should have moved them to the US and given them their "full" legal rights. That's his concern, his regret. Yes, doing that would have solved it all. The editors of Charlie Hebdo would be alive today if he had done that. The Islamists would have stopped massacring Christians in Africa and the Middle East if he had closed Gitmo. No doubt.

And our Brilliant Secretary of State? He natters about Global Warming . . .

Obama goes on to express his disdain for America and global realities as he pushes making voting mandatory as the way to "transform" America,
President Obama, whose party was trounced in last year’s midterm election due in part to poor turnout among Democrats, endorsed the idea of mandatory voting Wednesday.
“It would be transformative if everybody voted,” Mr. Obama said during a town-hall event in Cleveland. “That would counteract [campaign] money more than anything. If everybody voted, then it would completely change the political map in this country.”
Obama went on, in typical infantile quasi-Marxist terms,
“The people who tend not to vote are young, they’re lower income, they’re skewed more heavily towards immigrant groups and minority groups,” Mr. Obama said. “And they’re the folks who are scratching and climbing to get into the middle class and they’re working hard. There’s a reason why some folks try to keep them away from the polls. We should want to get them into the polls.”
He doesn't say Asian-Americans, or Mexican-Americans. No, he says "immigrant groups" don't vote. That reveals clearly the strategy behind the encouragement of vast illegal migration into the US. The vote would and will go to everybody, not just citizens. In effect, US elections will be decided as much in the state of Chihuahua as in the state of Illinois. "Transformative," indeed. Let's give the cops one more thing to harass us about; let's give the already politicized IRS the ability to impose fines on those who don't vote. Yes, let's make people who have no desire or interest in voting, vote. Why not require everybody to buy a gun and "comply" with the Second Amendment?

The disasters keep on coming. The Iran issue is so dangerous and so obvious, I don't know what more to say. Obama is opening the path for the Dreamers in Tehran who dream of the day that an Imperial Islamic Persian Caliphate will have nuclear weapons and threaten the globe's non-believers with the apocalypse. Obama seeks to throw our ally Israel to the wolves, and to embrace not only the lunatics of Tehran, but those of Hamas, too.

And our Brilliant Secretary of State? He natters about Global Warming . . .

Obama and his supporters insist on transforming our most basic institutions for the benefit of the gay/lesbian "one percent" of our population. Fundamental institutions such as marriage, adoption, child rearing, education, business, and even the military must be reformed to accommodate that "one percent," regardless of what that does to the vital functions these institutions perform.

Our first "mixed race" President has deliberately set back race relations by decades. We are heading for a racial collision of a kind we haven't seen in ages in the US. All this done deliberately and with malice aforethought by Obama, Holder, and their acolytes in the media.

Freedom is coming under some of the greatest threats we have seen since Woodrow Wilson's Sedition Act of 1918, or maybe even John Adams' Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798. We see the Feds moving in on the internet, on ammunition sales, and on political organizing. We see on college campuses the closing down of debate, the banning of unpopular speech, all in the name of furthering "critical thinking." We see "elite" professors writing garbage such as the following when discussing the recent flap over a racist chant by some dopey Okalahoma college students,
In a society of ever-increasing and deeply regrettable violence, sexual assault, homophobia and racism on our campuses, it is the first duty of a president to protect the safety of students. That obligation does not rest on the clear and present danger standard of the First Amendment alone, but also in affirmatively creating an intellectual and social environment in which pedagogy, critical thinking and citizenship thrives. 
"Sure, but what is the harm in a song?" This is your strongest point. Zealously representing their clients, plaintiffs' lawyers would most likely press it. In a societal vacuum, it might even win the day. In reality, that argument falters on the rocks of American history. In that light, it is arid, facetious and naive.

If sung in their family homes, Fourth Amendment jurisprudence would protect these boys.
Could there be a better justification for totalitarianism? The first amendment only applies in your home where it is protected by the Fourth Amendment. Ah, I see . .  . and that, of course, will be only until our "elites" decide otherwise . . . Hugo Chavez would be proud.

And our Brilliant Secretary of State? He natters about Global Warming . . .

That is the sort of "critical thinking" that dominates our "elites."

Nasty, nasty times lie ahead.

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    1. 22 more months will be more than enough time to tip it over the edge.

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  2. Lies, to us, to each other, and to themselves, those that rule.

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  3. Sorry Dip, but I beg to differ on the term "elite". They are more accurately described as a "clique".

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    1. more accurately described as treacherous bastards...

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  4. Excellent post.

    You should edit this sentence (just above mention of the Sedition Acts):
    "All this down deliberately and will malice of forethought by Obama, Holder, and their acolytes in the media."

    All this DONE delberately and WITH malice AFORETHOUGHT .......

    I don't mean to be today's grammar-NAZI, but that sentence jumped out at me.

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    1. I noticed that too, but I love this blog so much I didn't want to say it.

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    2. My bad. Will correct. Always appreciate Grammar-Nazis . . .

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  5. Talking of the FCC, what ever was in the new internet regulations? How can you have three people (the two republicans opposed) decide vast new regulations in secret and not even tell anyone what those regulations are?

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  6. Great article. Will we ever come back from this idiot and his friends.

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  7. Never forget that the real problem is all those voters who elected and re-elected Obama. Until our suffering becomes great enough to force those fools -- the voting majority! -- to reconsider, things will continue to go downhill (and countries formerly allied with us would be well advised to steer clear)

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  8. spoiled kids people the administration extensively.
    "I need to leave my mark... granted, this change will be for the worse, but it will be my mark nonetheless."
    Change for the sake of change.

    - reader #1482

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  9. Whether or not the One has "intellectual sophistication" or not, there were major players who installed him. Just who are these special interest figures who've usurped the executive branch?

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  10. Morning Bob. I agree with Richard above in calling the 'elites' a clique. It is well-known to any observer of leftist regimes that for all the boot-faced, miserable proles in their 'worker's paradise' there are always a few on top with access to the Mercedes, the Rolexes, the holiday dachas on the Black Sea, private clinics etc etc. In the golden years of Soviet communist tyranny there were even traffic lanes in Moscow reserved for the 'vlasti' - the elite and woe betide if you strayed into one in your crappy Lada tovarich. They might still be there for all I know.
    As far as commies/socialists/progressives/liberals are concerned it was ever thus. A photo-op with some embarrassed proles at some workers collective and then its "Out of the way! I'm due for cocktails on Maui at 6!"

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  11. Well, we will see in 20 months if America as a Collective (it just seams so appropriate to use that word these days) will commit National Suicide or, having a taste for what the Left will impose upon We The People, will recognize the rocks and shoals and change course away from certain disaster.
    November 2016.

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    1. no viable candidates are running... Hillary will win *merely* due to her gender... what's the point in contesting? I don't see how it can be anything but a landslide. Even the women I know who despise Hillary have admitted to being unable to help themselves were it to come down to the ballot box.
      Obama has made it clear that targeted identity politics works.
      a) be ambiguous enough and have such little real history that it's hard to be held accountable for anything, b) latch on to a 'historic' identity, c) win

      heck, it ain't even *their* fault that we haven't had a female or a minority president before... it's America's fault.

      The result is the same: the next truly contestable presidential election will be held in 2024... because "one term is failure, and we can't let the first female president fail".

      But let's face it.. will another Clinton administration be as bad as Obama? Hardly... there are probably plenty of leftovers from Bill's stint to staff the white house without resorting to the true idiots who are in there today?

      - reader #1482

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    2. Again, they aren't idiots, they are malicious.

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  12. Hugo Chavez would be proud? Not as proud as Hitler and Stalin and Mao.

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  13. It's worth noting that if voting were mandatory, comprehensive voter identification would have to be mandatory as well. Oops! That's a logic trap that the elites (or the clique, if you prefer) wouldn't want to fall into.

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    1. No, it wouldn’t. If the mark of voting were an orange or purple finger, then every adult would be expected to be marked, no one need be identified.

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  14. Here in Oz we have "compulsory" voting but in reality it is only compulsory to turn up at a polling booth and have your name crossed off as having received your ballot paper. What you do or do not put on it before dropping it in the ballot box is your business.

    I've listened to arguments for and against compulsion but inclined to the view that if someone has to turn up at a polling booth hopefully they will give some thought to how they vote. Please note I said "hopefully".

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    1. They don't think now. They vote by Color or Gender, or how ha some or pretty someone is. Obama is a prime example. He would never have been nominated if he was white.

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  15. What do you want? Fifty years ago, during the ‘60s, I warned people about this, explicitly comparing the ‘60s generation to Maoists. They openly admired Mao and Castro (as does Obama). I said we needed to correct this now, preferably by shunning but by hanging if necessary (and if hanging seems to severe, think of Ayers).

    Instead we settled on “can’t we compromise’ (no, not with tyranny) and “can’t we have a little…” (no, Goldwater was right). And now it’s too late. Every lie has triumphed.

    We are in the middle of moral transformation as profound as Christianizing the Roman Empire. Afterwards, words mean different things; people will behave differently and expect different behavior from each other. And the future of liberty and prosperity that I hoped for will be gone.

    Rock on, dudes.

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  16. I remember reading something in Sept 2009 that riveted my soul. It was an article about some world leaders meeting down in Chavez's territory. Included the S. Korean little guy, Putin, the little guy from Iran....and someone from China.
    The quote coming out of this little conference was as follows....
    "The leaders announced that soon the United States would have a new Constitution to live under.......WRITTEN BY OTHERS.

    That statement still curdles my blood. I knew when I read it we were close to being toast. I doubt when I read it then, I would have seen O throw Israel not just under the bus,.....but in essence he has tied them to the train track leaving them for the train of Iran to run over and end the entire country of Israel...........
    I doubt anything can be done. Rules are being written behind doors so quickly that there will be NO election in 2016....just a transfer of power..
    I reckon O will use some slight of hand or create a crisis that makes voting too dangerous or just blatantly declare martial law. Saying that four years ago would have had folks think we'd lost our ever loving mind....but not anymore. And he has ousted any military who would have stood the ground and be in his way. He either retired them or just pushed them out.....
    We are toast.....
    Just the humble opinion of a Texas cattle rancher...
    E. Texas Rancher

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    1. Earlier than that, the Tri-Continental Conference in Havana http://www.latinamericanstudies.org/tricontinental.htm

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    2. That's the purpose of the undocumented democrats being imported over the border and opposition to voter ID laws.

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    3. "I reckon O will use some slight of hand or create a crisis that makes voting too dangerous or just blatantly declare martial law."

      I doubt O will be the one to pull the trigger, but understand that the laws to take power are already on the books - Google "Defense Production Act of 1950". DHS has had a project ongoing for a few years now establishing lines of authority over all law enforcement under the emergency that cross all local jurisdictions and track directly back to DC.

      Personally, I think the emergency will be an economic meltdown. Nobody has to plot or scheme to bring that about, it's on the way. A few years off, probably, but on the way. After the government takes the emergency powers things will seem better for a while, but the wars will come, they always do.

      An ironic thing is that when the economic meltdown comes a lot of preppers will show their heads and expose themselves when the real troubles will still be years off. This country cannot politically survive another drop in economic activity such as the Great Depression. When the wheels stop turning the people will scream for the government to "do something". Never fear, they will.

      THWORG

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  17. Did y'all just hear the One refer to the Afghan president as "Karzai" in the news conference.

    If that were Bush the press would go into orbit. It will be interesting to see what the press does now.

    THWORG

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  20. The same logic that got us a prisoner swap for Bergdahl is going to get us a nuclear Iran.

    - reader #1482

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  21. Examine the similarities between the two: Andreas Lubitz and PresidentIVotePresentAndWonPenPhone as US foreign policy is intentionally flown into the ground. Some of us are looking out the window and full well see the ground approaching, no less a horror than the view those on flight 4U9525 could see.

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  22. I have been reading a fascinating book "Liberal Fascism" - details the many abuses committed by liberal politicians starting with Theo Roosevelt, Wilson, FDR, JFK etc etc and it is clear that the Great One is determined to follow that depressing playbook (many echoes of the loathsome Blair there as well)

    These are dangerous times and our so called politicla elite, the governing class is just SO not up to the job, and indeed are actively endangering our livelihoods, our freedoms and our very lives.

    Time to get very fucking angry.

    What to do? Wish I knew... violent revolution has never solved anything (except possibly the American one); peaceful change is impossible.

    Truly a dilemma.

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  23. Well the Administration has well and truly betrayed Israel (see Dimona disclosures) and for not even a little silver.
    James the Lesser

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  24. Really all the stuff ups by Obama in the middle east or Europe is nothing in the long term compared to what is happening in Asia right now. A new world order is forming and the USA has managed to both fail to block it and worse been seen to fail. Here is a link to the new Chinese ‘Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank’.

    Make no mistake, this is planned to replace the World Bank and IMF.

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/kenrapoza/2015/03/26/u-s-getting-left-behind-as-more-allies-join-chinas-infrastructure-bank/

    At the end of the day Russia annoying its neighbours or some new power rises or falls in the middle east is irrelevant 50yrs from now. The only game that matters is control of the global economy being played out in Asia and at that the USA is losing at badly.

    USA influence in Asia, with the exception of its military, is virtually zero. Even in Australia during his last visit he delighted in publically embarrassing and mocking the current conservative government who would normally be the biggest supporters of the USA position.

    Now when the Obama administration tries to get its allies like Australia to not support China they are ignored.

    With so many USA allies signing onto the Chinese initiative despite USA public calls no to, further historians will look back at this time as a turning point in USA global influence.

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  25. Well Mad,
    Any day now I expect the Administration to proudly announce that it is bombing itself while scampering down the "path forward" to negotiations with it as the sole participant. Of course most people are not sophisticated enough to see this as the ultimate example of the "long game".
    James the Lesser

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  26. Well, emigration sounds better and better every day.

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    1. Even if you do, the new country will not allow you in because you are an American. You might be carrying a contagion called Obamalosis.

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    2. Long ago, shortly after marrying on the beautiful island of Taiwan (I was working as a teacher), I went in to renew my resident alien certificate. The officer on duty checked it, a folder, and some other records, and informed me that if I chose, I could apply for Republic of China citizenship.

      Frankly, I'm sort of proud of myself that I was able to gain a lot of friends and overcome some of the prejudices of that environment; and perhaps had there not been the perpetual threat of attack by Communist China and had the cookie crumbled in a slightly different manner, I might well have ended up a professor, go-to-guy on English for 23 million people over there, THE translator of various genres of Chinese historiography and literature, and major interpreter of the two sides of the Pacific to each other. Yes, I actually believe that East and West have intertwined destinies, have met, and do meet often. However, in spite of all temptations, to belong to other nations, he remains (can't go on: I'm not an Englishman, even if I bear their country no malice).

      Further, I hold out hope that just maybe, if the GOP has the 外卵 to give Shrillary Shroooooo the treatment she richly deserves during Campaign 2016 ("Madame, you have fought long and hard to be treated as the equal of men; now, take your lumps like one..."), there could be a hard turn to the Right in the next few years. In that hard right turn, I include a large portion of our populace holding up the middle finger to the MSM.

      Maybe we will even have a conservative (not necessarily GOP) Senate willing to "Bork" a few liberal nominees to the Federal and Supreme Court benches.

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    3. Kepha, for a hard right turn to start, the anti Constitutional assaults by this president and his party have to be undone and the actors that committed these lawless acts have to be charged and prosecuted in full view of the public. This will also, by association, indict much of the MSM for aiding and abetting this president and his party. This action should take place if a Republican wins in 2016. If these affronts are not corrected, in time when the Dems return- they will build on their lawlessness since they got away with it before. It is simply their inner totalitarian that allows Democrats to do this. In time if not corrected, we as a nation may face our own civil war 21st century style.

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    4. Maybe we need to start by building and supporting our own media.

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  27. prosecuting the last regime is a very lefty thing to me and I don't espouse doing so.
    what it comes down to is that we Americans voted these guys into office.... and so long as they don't prevent us from voting them out in our free will, we really should bear them little or no malice for their misdeeds in office.
    instead, Americans should take responsibility for electing such people to positions of power... even those of us who didn't vote for them ultimately share responsibility for not providing a better fight. I know I didn't fight hard enough.

    - reader #1482

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