Sunday, October 11, 2009

The Purloined Nation

The Mocking And Contemptuous Theft Of A Country

As Barack Hussein Obama and his socialist minions march us inexorably toward our doom, nearly half of the populace remains blissfully ignorant of the realities that confront them. Worse, perhaps half of that half actually eagerly await the final result. Whatever the motivations, the tactics of freedom's enemies have taken a decided turn to chicanery that is proving to be most effective.

In 1845, Edgar Allen Poe wrote a brilliant story titled The Purloined Letter in which he describes perfectly the notion of hiding in plain sight. In the story, detective C. Auguste Dupin is visited by the Prefect of the Parisian police who is seeking the counsel of Dupin after having been completely confounded by the theft of a royal letter by the Minister D--. The Minister was holding the letter - an incriminating document for the Queen - for the purpose of blackmailing her Highness.

After confiding to Dupin that the Parisian police had meticulously searched every nook, cranny and crevice of the Ministers apartment to no avail, Dupin suggested that perhaps the mystery was too simple, prompting gales of laughter from the Prefect. The Prefect described in great detail the search process, which involved removing floorboards and disassembling every piece of furniture as well as microscope examinations.

To make a long story short, Dupin visited the Minister and detected the letter immediately, hiding in plain view among other letters and cards in a card rack mounted on the wall. The letter had been deliberately soiled and torn so as to appear as an old, useless document, thereby evading the scrutiny of the Prefect.

Throughout his rise to power, Obama has been scrutinized by precious few, and the damning aspects of his past have been cavalierly dismissed by a decidedly incurious press. The few diligent truth-tellers have been routinely and sarcastically scoffed at and derided as lunatics. The new tactic is not to deny malfeasance but to blatantly admit to it as a ridiculous notion.

Recently, Bill Ayers has been suspected of ghostwriting Obama's book, Dreams From My Father which, if true, would indicate a much closer relationship than Obama has previously suggested. When asked point blank by the National Journal about this, here's what Ayers had to say:
"Here's what I'm going to say. This is my quote. Be sure to write it down: Yes, I wrote Dreams From My Father. I ghostwrote the whole thing. I met with the president three or four times, and then I wrote the entire book. And now I would like the royalties."
Brilliant. Just throw it out there with an eye-roll and the useful idiots in the mainstream media will gleefully shout, "Ha! Ayers sure showed them! What a dopey accusation". And so it goes, that virtually anything can be perpetrated with impunity by brazenly utilizing this simple strategy. When Obama is on tape saying, "I happen to be a proponent of a single payer [health care] system. That's what I'd like to see", he can always laughingly respond to a question with, "Yeah right. Like I meant to say that I want socialized medicine". Or when he tells Joe the Plumber - on camera - that "spreading the wealth is good for everyone", he can admit (deny) with a shrug that he wants redistribution of wealth.

How far can this be carried? Will he declare at his next State of the Union address that he is a Marxist to roars of laughter in the chamber? When he attempts to abolish the 22nd amendment will he jokingly admit that he will now be president for life? These are questions of lunacy, I know.

Yeah right. Like I'm really on to something, here (LOL)!

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