Aug 26, 2009

The bigger (and scarier) picture

As I've said countless times in the past two years, the United States, as we know it and as it was founded two hundred and something years ago, is in the brink of extinction.

This nation is sunk with the economic recession, the wasteful spending, the entitlements and corruption in the government's elite, the unpopular "I'll-shove-it-down-your-throat" health care reform legislation, the crazy cap and trade and many more, all that while we wake up every day with a new Czar that trashes down the separation of powers that guarantees our liberty.

I would not be surprised if one day we wake-up with the government-controlled news that all copies of the US Constitution have been sent to Cuba, as humanitarian aid, to fill the gap of the toilet paper shortage...

But that is not the "real" thing.
The devil is backstage, in the long term consequences that, those who put our current representatives in office with their votes, might not even live to see.

I am talking about the "redistributive change" that this administration is trying to implement, kind of behind the scenes.

Victor Davis Hanson has an excellent essay on it at National Review Online. And, honestly, scares the heck out of me.

"[Obama] is an Statist." "For one of the rare times in American history, Statism could take hold, and the country could be pushed far to the left.That goal is the touchstone that explains the seemingly inexplicable — and explains also why, when Obama is losing independents, conservative Democrats, and moderate Republicans, his anxious base nevertheless keeps pushing him to become even more partisan, more left-wing, angrier, and more in a hurry to rush things through. They understand the unpopularity of the agenda and the brief shelf life of the president’s charm. One term may be enough to establish lasting institutional change."

We were warned about it, though. Rahm Emmanuel said clearly when he talked about not letting any crisis to go wasted. They all gave us plenty of signals and red flags.

But American voters chose to look to the other side, or to simply buy into the fallacy of the great savior riding a white horse that would come down from the sky to solve all our problems.

Back at the beginning of the presidential campaign, when I first started sharing my concerns about Obama's candidacy, backgrounds and associations, many people who know me well took my points with disbelief and blamed my suspicions on the PTSD any Cuban that has escaped the communist prison-island usually suffers.

But there was someone who timely corrected me and told he was not socialist, nor liberal, but an statist.

This person, who had traveled the world since a young age and saw the rising and falling of socialism and communism - one the epitomes of statism and government control- opened my eyes as to which the statist's ultimate goal is; and that worried me even more.

Last spring, I went to visit him and he personally reiterated his point. "Obama is an statist," he said. And those are the worst."

He has been so right on the target since day one, that I really don't know how he knew... lifetime experience and the ability to read the truth between the lines of censorship?

I can only tell you that fathers, also, always know best.

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