Skip to comments.Is Obama Like Gorbachev?
Posted on 10/04/2009 12:03:45 PM PDT by kingattax
There is nothing new under the sun: and I mean, nothing. It is a point brought home to us with increasing force by the expansion of the Internet. Conceive of an "original idea." Now, select two or more keywords suggested by it. Use them as search terms, and you will soon find that, say, 438,000 other people have entertained said "original idea," and a dozen are currently blogging on it.
Before beginning today's column, my search terms were "Gorbachev" and "Obama."
Yes: a lot of people have entertained the idea, that Mikhail Gorbachev was to the late great Soviet Union, what Barack Obama is to the surviving United States -- the leader who reforms so many things so quickly that his country suddenly disappears.
One recalls the speed with which the first Soviet head of state to be born after the October Revolution became its last head of state. It took him about three years: just less than the time of one U.S. presidential term. (Though he had already taken three years to warm up, as General Secretary of the Communist Party.)
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A commie overseeing the dissolution of a nation?
Gorbachev was a totalitarian communist dictator and Obama isn’t, yet.
The article would acquire content were the author to make parallels between the states of the two countries: USSR under Gorbachev and US under Obama. Both of these leaders merely reflected the corresponding states of their countries. As it stands, the article is quite empty.
They are kind of mirror images.Gorb was moving a leftist totalitarian system toward some freedoms. Hussein is moving a free system toward Leftist totalitarianism.
He doesn’t even need another head of state to say, “Mr. Obama, tear down that economy! Mr. Obama, neuter that military! Mr. Obama, shred that Constitution!”