The Age of O-quarius
I’m amused and entertained by reports that radical liberals are worried, even angry, that Obama is appointing so many “moderates” to positions in his upcoming administration. And the conservatives are all pleasantly surprised.
Well, folks, the man exploited the Democrat-induced financial services meltdown to get elected. Now he’s facing the natural consequences of his ambitions — no money left to play with. And all those promises he made — very expensive indeed. So why does it surprise anyone that he wants to get the golden goose back to good health before he plans its execution party?
Once the economy recovers — and it will, in time, bailouts or no bailouts — then the liberals will have their day. When there is money to be taken, it will be taken. Remember that Obama is a disciple of Saul Alinsky, not the Bolsheviks. The Bolsheviks had an abrupt upheaval of a revolution. That is not the Alinsky way.
In Rules for Radicals, he argued that the most effective means are whatever will achieve the desired ends, and that an intermediate end for radicals should be democracy because of its relative ease to work within to achieve other ends of social justice.
Notice that democracy is seen as an intermediate end, not as a desirable ultimate goal. So what is the ultimate goal, you are now asking? Well, that would be the leftist version of the malleable term social justice. In Alinsky’s philosophy, it means socialism, the enslavement of the many for the benefit of the rulers (all Ivy-educated, of course, so you know we can trust them).
It is already in progress. Be aware that when the government buys shares of stock, it is engaging in ownership of formerly private property. This will only grow with every sector bailout. It is a very long-term approach. There is plenty of time yet.
Didja ever hear the story about the frog in the pot? If you boil a pot of water, and then put a frog in it, the frog will jump out. But if you put the frog in lukewarm water, then slowly bring it to boiling, you can have frog stew. We are the frog. Obama is the chef.