Back in 2006, Obama apparently accused George W. Bush of being...ha!...a market anarchist.
“The reason they don’t believe that government has a role in solving national problems is because they think government is the problem,” Obama said to approximately 1,500 people at the Kansas Democratic Party Washington Days convention. Obama, a Democrat from Illinois, said Bush’s political philosophy consists of giving tax breaks and encouraging “everyone to go buy your own health care, your own retirement and security, your own child care, your own schools, your own private security forces, your own roads, your own levees.“It’s called the ownership society. In our past there has been another name for it; it’s called social Darwinism. Every man or woman for him or herself,” he said.
G.W. a market anarchist? I wish! Somehow I doubt he's going to pick up a book by Benjamin Tucker any time soon. In fact, I doubt he's going to pick up a book, period.
Notice the disdain Obama has for any semblance of personal responsibility or individualism. He holds that nobody should ever have to pay for his own health care, retirement, children, education, transportation, or mistakes. Ever. Everything should be free. Nobody should ever have to lift a finger to do anything. Uncle Barack will see to it that the laws of reality and economics are quickly done away with.
It should be noted that Robert Mugabe, the socialist dictator of Zimbabwe, has followed Barack Obama's platform to the letter. Equality and price controls for all! No more "ownership society." No more "social darwinism."
The result? Inflation is at over 1 million percent. Unemployment is at 85%. Poverty is through the roof. The people of the country eat rats to survive, when they aren't waiting in bread lines. Civil liberties have been eviscerated (Mugabe shares Obama's views on wiretapping).
Welcome to Barack Obama's vision for America.
Unbelievably, it gets worse. This shit-head is now calling to boost national service programs. He wants to make high school and college students "serve" their nation. He also wants to expand the US military. Why not? It's just one more way to drain the private sector.
Americans don't realize it, but they are cheering on the American equivalent of Mugabe. If Obama supporters had any brains, they would just offer to switch citizenship with those living in Zimbabwe, where Obama's policies have already been put into practice.
But even if we shouldn't copy Zimbabwe, readers might ask, shouldn't we at least copy collectivist Europe? No, we shouldn't.
America should not even copy America, for that matter. The fascist crony capitalism we see in this morally bankrupt country has nothing to do with a real free market.
Obama, of course, would have you believe that it is a 100% free market, and that we need another Mugabe (ie, him) to put an end to it. Just listen to the words of his wife:
"Barack Obama will require you to work. He is going to demand that you shed your cynicism. That you put down your divisions. That you come out of your isolation, that you move out of your comfort zones. That you push yourselves to be better. And that you engage. Barack will never allow you to go back to your lives as usual, uninvolved, uninformed."
Does that sound like fascism to you? It certainly does to me.
Vote Obama if you want to Mugabize the USA.