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Feb 17, 2014

The Ethos of Obama's Change

"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."  ~   Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

While our freedom has been under siege for quite a while, historians of the future will most likely look back on 2009 as the year that President Obama's pledge to fundamentally transform America would become a reality.  With complete disregard to our constitution and the learned wisdom of nation's forefathers, Obama would sign legislation that would in essence subjugate one of our foremost human rights to the dictates and opinions of other men.   In October of 2009,  President Barack Obama signed into law hate-crime legislation that would criminalize one's very thoughts, thus delivering the coup de grâce for freedom in America.  At that moment and with the stroke of a pen, the ardent deep-held religious beliefs and convictions of millions of Americans would no longer be sacrosanct and the free expression thereof criminal...

Obama's change has brought about a Kafkaesque transmogrification in America where fear is ubiquitous. It is the fear of being ostracized, the fear of reprisal, of retribution, the fear of financial or personal ruin, that have forced Americans from all walks of life to practice self-censorship in every aspect of their daily lives.   It is self-censorship that forces one to choose between their own dignity and self-respect or the safety and security of not only themselves, but of their their friends and family.  It is the worst kind of censorship because it thrives on hypocrisy, sycophancy, and mendacity   It is self-censorship that infringes upon one's freedom of thought, and it is our freedom of thought that serves as the very progenitor of all our other freedoms. There is nothing in this world more destructive to human rights than self-censorship.

Perhaps even more insidious than the law itself is the continued promotion of the fallacy that the purpose of the law is to protect the rights of minorities.   As Ayn Rand so eloquently stated, "The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.

Obama's actions are not without historical precedent, from the fires of Qin to the the sinking of the Weimar Republic, it is the breach with cultural and religious tradition that is symbolized in a physical act, but as always, the essence of the ongoing revolution is mental.   In the circumstances that we are faced with here it's not just the mental revolution itself but of the profound symbolism of the physical act, for the gay rights movement, this wasn't just another milestone in their campaign for gay rights, this was Barack Obama their ecumenical saviour unsheathing his sword and leading them across the Rubicon.

For a leader to force change upon his people is to lift a sword against them, a sword that's sole purpose is not to preserve life, but to take it.  Having chosen the path of the warrior as opposed to that of the statesman brings us to the bitter realization that the êthos of Obama's fundamental change is not egalitarianism it is totalitarianism.

For Obama's ideologues and the gay rights advocates, having now crossed the Rubicon and being inspired not just by physical act itself, but moreso by the outlawry of it, the revolution has taken on a form of totalitarian intolerance.  A recent example of this totalitarian  intolerance was the lynching of Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty fame for simply expressing his thoughts on homosexuality.  Rather than engaging Mr. Robertson, the left exposed their own bigotry and intolerance by virulently attacking him and demanding that he be silenced.  Kudos to Mr. Robertson for refusing to apostate himself as the left had demanded.  Ironically, this time around, the revolution is not just being televised but downloaded and watched by an audience of millions globally, many who are experiencing freedom for the first time in their lives and who recognize recrudescent totalitarianism when they see it.  Sadly the left, remains oblivious to the fact that the world has been down this path before, and yet the advocates of this perverse militant egalitarianism continue to march on,  led on by Obama's legions of jackbooted apparatchiks.

For Barack Obama, now refusing to lay down his sword,  alea iacta est.   Bolstered by his own unbridled narcissism, Obama now wields his sword with a religious fervour against the rest of the world in the belief that "from the ashes will rise the phoenix of a new spirit" of egalitarianism not only in America but throughout the world. Obama's belief is nothing more than an illusion, for it's only in mythology that a sword can cut through Gordian knots.




4 comments:

  1. Good to see you're still in the game.

    Beckwith . . .

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  2. Anonymous3:38 PM

    Saturday March 1, 2014

    YAY! expat's back. Look foward to hearing more from you.

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  3. "...the continued promotion of the fallacy that the purpose of the law is to protect the rights of minorities. The purpose according to Judy Shepard, the mother of Matthew Shepard, for whom the law is named after, is "to strike fear into the heart of the community"."

    That's wrong, as I discovered when I Googled the quote. This is a mangling of statement Shepard made on The Ellen Show in 2009, when she said that the intent of the *hate crime* is to instill fear in the community. Not the intent of the hate crime LAW.

    You can see the video for yourself; the line is at about 6:30 in the YouTube video I've linked to in my name.

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  4. I stand corrected and have removed the quote.

    Thank you for bringing it to my attention.

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