An accurate analysis.
Mr Obama was reelected by people who want their free stuff. But there is still a very large percentage of people who want to work and not only not get free stuff, but also not have to provide for people who want free stuff.
The key is to convince the free stuff people that getting free stuff is not only dishonest and dishonorable, but also dangerous for everyone in a short time.
Here is the obstacle: free stuff people live in an information bubble, and piercing into that bubble and reaching their minds(if they have one)will be a great challenge, if not impossible.
The Kenyan bought his voters and stole the rest.
The election was stolen.
“So Obama has been re-elected. Did the American people get the government they deserve?”
Yes, Americans living in the States did get the government they deserved/deserve. Nobody got off their fat butts to fight it from the beginning.
(About 150,000,000 against a handful of crooked Feds?)
It is better to whine thinking someone else will take care of the problem rather than yourselves.
And yes, because of it you deserve it.
It is too late to say “good luck.”
If you vote to sell yourself into slavery don’t act surprised when you feel the whip on your back.
Propaganda, outside agitators, global elites, conspiracies to overthrow the government, the takeover of an education system that propagandizes from childhood, etc., present factors which the public at large has little if any awareness of and so is susceptible to.
If I take a billion dollars, and over 10 years covertly stir up agitation - and establish key influence over schools and the media - in a “developing” country and overthrow it’s leader and instill my own puppet leader, is that entirely the fault of the population ? In truth, the real enemy would have been me, who probably lives in and is a citizen of another country, and almost no one in the target country even knows me. Short of the target government hunting me down, arresting, trying, convicting and executing me, the target country really had no chance from the beginning of my efforts.
Just a thought.
Excellent find, especially this snippet....
So do the people of the USA deserve their currently re-elected government? Difficult question.
Take, for example, this quote translated into English from an article in the Prague newspaper Prager Zeitungon:
The danger to America is not Barack Obama, but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools, such as those who made him their president.
Amnesty International has condemned his brutal regime and his violent tactics. In his desperation to hang onto power, Mugabe jails or kills opposition politicians and human rights workers. There is a whole body of evidence pointing to extrajudicial executions and torture of journalists, opponents and activists. Opposition gatherings are frequently subject to brutal police attacks. Though originally democratically elected, Mugabe has cracked down on fair elections, with massive electoral fraud and violence against opponents.
Revolutionary leaders of independence movements usually do have popular support at first (though infighting between various factions cuts into that support). They don't have trouble winning elections early on.
But they stay in power for years through fraud and corruption and intimidation and violence. So it's not clear that today's Zimbabwe legally elected Mugabe and actually "deserves" him.
"The people" -- and everybody else -- can't focus on everything at once. If they have the right to vote in free and fair elections they may succeed in fixing one problem only to have others arise. And there are limited options to choose from.
In a sense we do deserve the governments we get, but I'd hesitate to say that it's all about some "them" that gets what it deserves and an "us" that has to live with their mistakes. Political options can be better or worse, but none is wholly good or exempt from error and misfortune.
Are there any governments left worth respecting?
What we really need is an amicable national divorce like Czechoslovakia's and a pair of nations to take the place of the failed United States: a "progressive" oligarchy for statists and serfs, and a restored constitutional republic for those of us who loved the original America.
I didn't say I think there's any measurable chance of an amicable national divorce: totalitarians don't often allow their victims to absent themselves. I predict we'll end up with two Americas or one restored America after the "progressive" oligarchy fails and kills millions of Americans in the process.
The first lesson history teaches is very few people trouble themselves to learn the obvious lessons of history.
They get the government that those that count balance want them to have..
47% of them did.
No, only the one they'll tolerate.