Pulling Together As a Team (Of Really Stupid Oxen)
I knew he was going to do it. It was inevitable. It's been done by every petty dictator since the beginning of time.
Today, in his phony State of the Union Speech....or was it a practice State of the Union Speech? Or was it yet another step down the short, steep slide into national socialism?
He played the "shared sacrifice" card. The only persons that play the "shared sacrifice" card are dictators. George W Bush did it. As did Jimma Carter. Add Bill Clinton to the list, along with Richard Nixon and Franklin Roosevelt. I could come up with a long, long list of dictators from other countries and times that fit into this category, who were, in their time and place, responsible for diminishing the enjoyment of the lives of their subjects, who were guilty of impoverishing them and murdering millions.
There are a few reasons why the above mentioned American dictators have been unable to wreak the same kind of havoc as have those dictators of other lands and times. Oh, wait! Some of them actually have. We all remember, or have heard/read about the wars in which these dictators involved innocent Americans.
Isn't it funny how we all have to share the "sacrifice," but the dictators, and their henchmen, never seem to sacrifice anything.
Well, Mr Obama, bring on the pain. We can handle it. Again.
Maybe one of these days, when we're poor enough, and hungry enough, we'll remember that, as America's best ever President said, that "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."
People should not be afraid of their governments; governments should be afraid of the people.