Skip to comments.The Chosen One
Posted on 07/15/2011 6:47:22 AM PDT by libstripper
Presumptuous and daring, flouting politically correct prohibitions against looking too closely at his time's Establishment, Niccolò Machiavelli went on to detail who did what to whom to establish the papacy's temporal power. Cesare Borgia's cruel triangulation between Rome's Orsini and Colonnesi factions, not miracles, had made the papal states into a major power.
In our time, asking how a young man of scarce achievement got into position to win the Democratic Party's nomination for president courts the contemporary synonyms for "impious": "birther," "conspiracy theorist," and, of course, "racist." Granted, to inquire into what formed a president is not as important as to understand what he does. Nevertheless, because fully to know where anyone is going requires grasping whence he comes, let us open ourselves to wonder how, minus miracles, a 10-year-old boy without obvious talent who had lived in Indonesia since age six ends up with an eight-year scholarship to Hawaii's most exclusive school; a scholarship to Occidental College; a transfer into Columbia University; acceptance into Harvard Law School, and editorship of its law review; and how he goes from job to prestigious job without apparently mastering any of the previous ones. No wonder some of Barack Obama's supporters treat him as if he were anointed by an extraterrestrial power.
(Excerpt) Read more at claremont.org ...
Ping for later.
Thank you - I think! Looks pretty comprehensive if we can stand it. Should be interesting reading - even maddening. That’s OK - everything about the man is maddening but I don’t have to see him or listen to him while I read through everything that’s here.
Machiavelli was brave enough to have The Prince published posthumously. This took so long that he wrote his Discourses, at many times the length of The Prince, to embellish on it.
"This very well written article, based on six of the most significant books written about the Illegal, does an excellent, relatively brief, job of explaining who he is and where he came from. - Aside from not discussing his likely religion (Islam), it provides an excellent, horrifying, description of the forces that made him, one that confirms all of the worst suspicions we have had about this profoundly evil, destructive, anti-American individual. "
. . . . A lot of information in the article; check it out.
Thank you, LucyT!
Thanks for the ping - will read tomorrow.
Thanks for the ping. Read the whole article.
IIRC, Rush Limbaughgives kudos to the Institute fairly regularly. I wonder, now that this is coming forth from there, will Rush deign to address the ‘anomolous’ marxist, anti-American pResident soiling the Oval Office?
At the conclusion of this astute essay:
“Obama is as close as one could imagine to a made-to-order front man for contemporary, upscale, shy-about-itself, nouveau socialism.”
Yes and that brand of socilaism is based on radical racial and etnic nationalism, with a goal of “historic justice.”
This historic justice is nothing different that that used by Hitler and Mussolini.In short Obama by his very lights is a nationalist socialist, whose ideas of subverting our nation involve the use of false crisis, executive orders, fear, and in the last analysis will involve violence against the American people, as it did with the peoples of Obamas historic predecessors.
The remedy is simple. Get rid of Obama and his strangling movement any way we can.Impeachment is due with a view to informing the public about just who he is and his destructive goals for America, even if that fight cannot be ultimately won.It can be at the ballot box after America is informed.
That is the most informative article about 0bama, or indeed socialism/communism in America, that I have ever read. Thanks for pinging me to it.
Thank you for ALL your pings and FReepMail. Much appreciated.
I need to read it tomorrow. Was going to today but struggle instead with 8 gallons of cherries.
Gosh! that sounds like the pits. (groan) You will like this article though. ;-)
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