Monday, May 4, 2009

No Need To Hide

Democrats have long had the tendency to favor socialism, claiming to be the "party of the people" while successfully portraying the Republican party as a menagerie of greedy misers counting stacks of ill-gotten money in smokey closets as children starve and asthmatics choke. Somehow, they have managed to convince a large segment of society that Republicans and conservatives are immune to the hazards of polluted air and poisoned water and use those as weapons against the poor, and that only Democrats cared enough to change the status quo for the betterment of the people.

While traditionally using cleverly disguised rhetoric designed to project an image of benevolence and benign concern, the left is becoming progressively bolder in revealing their agenda. With an increasingly dependent and willing constituency urging them on, there seems to be a sense of consent for liberal politicians to pull the tarp off of the vehicle to socialism and give it some gas. (Of course, the preferred fuel is eco-friendly). In many cases - as evidenced by the election of Barack Obama - that consent is not merely perceived, but actual. That's frightening.

President Obama now says that Wall Street is not going to play as dominant a role in the economy as it once did. In an interview with New York Times Magazine, Obama had this to say:

"That means that more talent, more resources will be going to other sectors of the economy," he said. "I actually think that's healthy. We don't want every single college grad with mathematical aptitude to become a derivatives trader. We want some of them to go into engineering, and we want some of them to be going into computer design."
Career steering was never intended to be part of our government's role. Neither was the takeover of corporations, but that seems to be going swimmingly among the liberal segment of society with only a portion of the right voicing dismay and caution.

For an interesting comparison, let's take a look at some of the goals outlined on the Communist Party website:
Socialism starts with nationalization of the main means of production - the plants, factories, agri-business farms and everything necessary to produce what society needs. The large monopoly corporations and banks come under public ownership, that is, under the collective ownership of the entire working class and people, who have the leading role in building socialism.

Socialism also means public ownership of the energy industry and all the natural resources. It eliminates forever the power of the capitalist class to exploit and oppress the majority.
It has a familiar ring to it, doesn't it? Obama slipped on the campaign trail - most notably in his famous conversation with Joe the Plumber - about his redistributive philosophy. When those gaffes failed to slow his ascent to the White House, and now that people clamor for more free stuff, the path to socialism has been cleared of all obstructions, which means that Obama and the Democrat-controlled congress are rolling full steam ahead. It won't be long before they start rounding us up.

Maybe there is a need to hide after all.

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