Skip to comments.Government By Freakout: Threat Manufacturing Complex
Posted on 02/23/2013 7:50:37 AM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder
The president's sequester strategy is like Howard Beale in "Network": "Woe is us. . . . And woe is us! We're in a lot of trouble!"
It is always cliffs, ceilings and looming catastrophes with Barack Obama. It is always government by freakout.
That's what's happening now with the daily sequester warnings. Seven hundred thousand children will be dropped from Head Start. Six hundred thousand women and children will be dropped from aid programs.
Meat won't be inspected. Seven thousand TSA workers will be laid off, customs workers too, and air traffic controllers. Lines at airports will be impossible. The Navy will slow down the building of an aircraft carrier. Troop readiness will be disrupted, weapons programs slowed or stalled, civilian contractors stiffed, uniformed first responders cut back. Our nuclear deterrent will be indefinitely suspended. Ha, made that one up, but give them time.
Mr. Obama has finally hit on his own version of national unity: Everyone get scared together.
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Never let a good crisis go to waste...
C. S. Lewis: We need intimate knowledge of the past. Not that the past has any magic about it, but because we cannot study the future, and yet need something to set against the present. . . ." Lewis observed: The scholar (who has studied history) has lived in many times and is therefore in some degree immune from the great cataract of nonsense that pours from the press and the microphone of his own age.
Clearly, the current President and his fellow "progressives" are either ignorant of the essential philosophy underlying America's ideas of liberty--the principles which caused America to offer hope, opportunity, prosperity, and plenty to hundreds of millions of oppressed individuals for over 200 years--or, they are committed to other ideas which are not based in Creator-endowed liberty for individuals, but in coercive planning and control by some imperfect individuals over other individuals.
The "change" they spoke of in 2008 was based on counterfeit ideas which have enslaved people in every nation where they have prevailed, and those ideas are NOT "progressive." Indeed, they are the same old regressive ideas which motivated every villain who ever bought power for himself and his hangers-on at the expense of the freedom of those he sought to enslave.
Our citizenry has been lulled into a false sense of security by those who will, if not turned back, enslave both present and future generations to petty tyrants who claim benevolence while they practice theft.
"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience." - C. S. Lewis
This is what government looks like when a corrupt crack head is running it. He creates the problems and then blames everybody else for them.
Never let a good crisis go to waste AND Manufacture a crisis Ad Hoc for political benefit.
barry just came on and said if the republicans allow his solution of sequestration to implement, he is going to cut all sports from your high school. and have no choice but to cut fire and police.
hopefully you get my point.
“This is what government looks like when a corrupt crack head is running it.”
Last week (I think), Rush played sound bites from Libs during the 1995 government shut down “crisis”. Word for word what they are saying today (school lunches are gone, grand ma over the cliff, the end of police etc.) It was amazing.
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