Friday, February 06, 2009

Obama Is Setting Himself and the West Up for Complete Failure!

All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure. – Mark Twain, Letter to Mrs Foote, Dec. 2, 1887

The West faces two great challenges today: The survival of capitalism, an economic system which has brought prosperity to the masses; and the survival of Judeo-Christianity, a religious system which has brought civilization to us all. Without both, we would be very much more impoverished today, and we probably would still be living in a state of benightedness. Alas, because of recent failures in the economic system, our commitment to capitalism is appearing weak and shaky, and because of the Jihad being waged against a weakened West, our commitment to Judeo-Christianity is appearing weak and shaky, too.

We need to renew our commitment to both the economic system and to the underpinnings of our civilization, but to do that, we need good, strong leadership, and leadership from people who are equally committed to both capitalism and Judeo-Christianity. Sadly, such commitment is nowhere to be found.

In order to surmount these two great challenges we are now facing, we need crystal clear thinking and total commitment to the purpose. To-date, there is evidence of neither crystal clear thinking nor commitment to the civilization which is the keystone of our freedoms and way of life.

President Obama was swept to power in the belief that his administration would usher in a new dawn. He came to power on a promise of hope and change, though before the election, he omitted to explain to the electors what that “hope” stood for, and what that “change” would mean for Americans and for the world.

Obama’s confidence was so great that he promised us all that after his administration, the world would be a very different place. The “audacity of hope” indeed. One could also add the audacity of an upstart!

We all know that Obama wishes to stimulate the American economy by spend, spend, spending. The stimulus package worth $825bn shows Obama’s commitment to spending other people’s money: Taxpayers’ money! For as we all know, governments do not have any money; they have only other people’s.

This stimulus package is being hailed as some kind of stroke of Obama genius, whereas, in actual fact, it is old hat. He is only proposing what socialists have proposed down over the ages: To tax and spend. The only thing that is possibly new about Obama’s proposal is the scale of the stimulus package.

Spending money on roads and other infrastructure is all well and good, and doubtless there are many areas in America which need road-renewal programmes, and badly; but such spending will take a very long time to have an effect on the American economy. The lead-in times are going to be long; these projects are not going to have the immediate effects that Obama will surely be hoping for.

Further, spending public money on this vast scale is a sure recipe for corruption. Contractors, and many others, will be able to dip their hands into the overflowing pots of gold, and help themselves. If Obama thinks he can develop a system that will prevent this from happening, then he is naïver than even I thought.

Then there is the problem which spending public money on such a grand scale will bring with it: It will bring impoverishment to future generations, since future generations will be burdened with the massive debt which today’s generation is in the process of getting itself into.

Government intervention is now the order of the day, and on both sides of the Atlantic. But for government intervention, you can read socialism. For that is the path we are now going down. Wherever and whenever governments get involved in private businesses and corporations, their intervention and the ensuing government regulations end up crippling business communities and stifling initiative.

There is no doubt that we have got into this dire economic situation because of greed; and that greed was born in the complete and utter deregulation of the Reagan and Thatcher years. But what they did was not wrong at all, for their policies proved to be vote-winning, and they led to prosperity. The problems arose not because of the Reaganite and Thatcherite policies themselves, but because they were allowed, over the years long after both leaders had left power, to go on and on, unchecked.

So now, instead of following Friedmanite principles, principles which have been proved to work, we are in the process of throwing out capitalist principles: We are throwing the baby out with the bathwater, so to speak. And, as a consequence, we are being taken down the socialist route, taken down the road which leads to higher and higher taxes, increasing government interference, and stifled initiative. It is a road which leads to no paradise! Of that, be sure!

Of course, the excesses of many, especially bankers and their ilk, need to be curbed. It makes absolutely no sense to allow such people to keep paying themselves vulgar and enormous bonuses, especially when many others are experiencing difficulty in feeding their families. But that is an argument for strong government to put a stop to the worst excesses of the capitalist system; it is not an argument for abandoning the system altogether.

We need to reaffirm our commitment to the system by making it possible for people to start up businesses. This can be done with substantial tax breaks and, where necessary, government loans, subsidies, and grants. Unburden the people of their onerous taxation! Set the people free! Let them work and keep the fruits of their labours! Encourage manufacturing! Encourage initiative! Bring out the best in America!

In my judgement, the way Obama is going about correcting the economy, when Obama will no longer be the president of the USA, others will be left to pick up the pieces and pay the high taxes which he will surely introduce, since there is no other way to finance such an ambitious stimulus package. In short, President Obama shows no commitment to capitalism; on the contrary, his way of government is based on the socialist model.

But what is equally worrying, perhaps more worrying still, is Obama’s lack of commitment to Judeo-Christian civilization. In matters of faith, his vision is blurred to say the least. This is probably due to the nature of his family background. >>> ©Mark Alexander | Friday, February 6, 2009

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10 comments:

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Anonymous said...

Dumbed down American dungheads fell victim to the deadly leftist media pressfakes that built up the empty suit and voted in a Dunce /Fraud. Barely a month in office, Americans are seeing what the Change is. The One's stimulus package is a Rip Off, a Mugging - Marxist-Socialist style. Jews, being the smartest race in the world, are already packing and making their Aliya. The One's plan includes a stunning number of unnecessary, unstimulating projects: $400 million for global-warming computers, $6.2 billion for "home weatherization," $25 million to rebuild off-road ATV trails, $20 million for "fish-passage barriers."

If you're skeptical, go to stimuluswatch.org and see for yourself. You wanted Change? You got it. Be careful what you wish for.

Shock after shock is awaiting Americans. Bush kept America and Americans safe. Obama will show the world "the age of the mahdi" is about to dawn.
The One/Zero personality consists primarily of empty narcissism and hubris. Underneath that famously calm and cool exterior lies a fragile ego, like that of all narcissists. President al-Arabiya." earned with his first international interview with a muslim news agency, grovels and apologizes to the muslim world for America being the target of their hatred, as only a liberal embarrassed to be an American can, and earns Ahmedingdong spitting in his face. Americans who voted a Dunce must feel very proud and satisfied. BTW the Zero is no native American. He was born in Kenya, savvy?

And oh, just take a second look at his choices for cabinet appointments and the US Senate in appointing this band of dirty bird crooks . Daschle, Geithner, Steve Hildebrand ...........

His failures and flounders already apparent will mount as he will demonstrate his inablity to deal with the monumental problems and threats voters expect him to solve. Like all narcissists, his ego will disintegrate and Americans can watch their cities being nuclearised. It's a -coming. No two ways about it. Pity, the ordinary Americans will take the biggest hit and be vaporised, after he herds you into "resettlement camps" . Makes it easier for his terrorist buddies to nuke you.The Elites would have departed for safer countries, as usual.
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Mark said...

Excellent comment! I love it!

Anonymous said...

The only useful role that this fakir mulatto has is to serve as a measure delineating the wise from the foolish. The foolish 52% of the voters chose him as Prez - something they'll have cause to regret most severely.

Mark said...

Yes, Anonymous, I fear that they will come to rue the day.

Anonymous said...

......and the survival of Judeo-Christianity, a religious system which has brought civilization to us all.........

Which is being slowly killed by
"christian" evangelical prostitute renters...

The latest is an UTTER DISGRACE where Winston Churchill once so eloquently and forcefully rallied the British people to defeat the Nazi threat is now under siege from a new tyranny - a Muslim member of the House of Lords, Nazir Ahmed, showed the advanced state of Britain’s dhimmitude when he threatened to mobilize 10,000 fellow Muslims to block Dutch parliamentarian and filmmaker, Geert Wilders, from entering Westminster. Britain SURRENDERED!

The Muslim population in Britain has grown by more than 500,000 to 2.4 million in just four years, according to official research collated for The Times.

The population multiplied 10 times faster than the rest of society, the research by the Office for National Statistics reveals. In the same period the number of Christians in the country fell by more than 2 million. [source: TimesOnline]

And Every Christian Nation has succumbed to the loony leftist turds that thrashed and trashed their christian heritage now made into grovelling guilt and shame.
You cause the Doom of Judeo-Christianity and invite Barbarism over Civilisation. Face it.

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Mark said...

Ea:

You say it so eloquently. What is there left to say? It is so, so depressing to be British these days! People have no spunk, especially those in the establishment.

Stephen said...

It's nice to know that there are some people left in the British Isles with a modicum of good sense.

Your academics, press and political elites have allowed entry, in the name of multiculturalism, to the most barbaric Islamic elements on the planet. However, we in the US are only a few years behind you. We are unable to honestly assess the impact of Islam on western culture and our media and government colludes in keeping people uninformed - hiding behind balance to relate falsehoods. Was it Spengler who said that great civilizations are not murdered; rather they commit suicide.

As for Obama - to paraphrase Churchill; Never in the realm of politics have so few promised so much to so many with so little effect.

Mark said...

Hello Stephen!

What a wonderful, insightful, erudite comment you have left! I enjoyed reading it so much.

It's nice to know that there are some people left in the British Isles with a modicum of good sense.

Yes, Stephen, I like to think that there a few of us left. Just a few! ;-)

Your academics, press and political elites have allowed entry, in the name of multiculturalism, to the most barbaric Islamic elements on the planet.

Yes, isn't that crazy? One can only speculate as to the reasons.

However, we in the US are only a few years behind you.

Yes, I fear so. It's not looking good for you Americans either.

We are unable to honestly assess the impact of Islam on western culture and our media and government colludes in keeping people uninformed - hiding behind balance to relate falsehoods.

Well, this is one of the great problems: the truth dare not be spoken. If it is, then the person speaking the truth is tarnished. Witness Geert Wilders last week. Talk about shooting the messenger!

Was it Spengler who said that great civilizations are not murdered; rather they commit suicide.

I believe it was. How true his words were.

As for Obama - to paraphrase Churchill; Never in the realm of politics have so few promised so much to so many with so little effect.

How true! We'll see what he'll be able to achieve. Sweet little, I fear.

Anonymous said...

(Yes, Stephen, I like to think that there a few of us left. Just a few! ;-)

In the London Times, Feb. 6, 2000, Melanie Phillips said that Tony Blair’s government was “obsessed with ‘modernity’ and contemptuous of history and tradition
Former U.S. President Bill Clinton had the same contempt for history. It is a dangerous problem—the kind of thinking that destroys nations!

But Winston Churchill who loved his England to the bone marrow resorted to History during those perilous times to prevent Hitler's invasion. Manfred Weidham, in his book Sword and Pen, said this about Winston Churchill: “In attempting to assess the ultimate significance of events, Churchill grapples with the problem of historical perspective. Incidents have one meaning at the time of their occurrence and another when they have become part of history.” Mr. Churchill also said that the farther you see into the past, the farther you can see into the future. He tried “to assess the ultimate significance of events” in a historical perspective. All human beings are weak in this area, but we must strive to see not just the present, but also the past and the future.

Henry Steele Commager wrote an introduction to Winston Churchill’s biography of his ancestor, Marlborough. In it Mr. Commager said, “… Churchill’s reading of history reinforced his early education to exalt the heroic virtues. He was Roman rather than Greek, and as he admired Roman accomplishments in law, government, empire, so he rejoiced in Roman virtues of order, justice, fortitude, resoluteness, magnanimity. These were British virtues too, and, because he was the very symbol of John Bull, Churchillian. He cherished, as a law of history, the principle that a people who flout these virtues is doomed to decay and dissolution, and that a people who respect them will prosper and survive.”, History, itself is a philosophy and, rightly read, furnished lessons which statesmen could ponder and apply.

Mr. Churchill warned for almost a full decade about Adolf Hitler, and the British and American people refused to listen. Civilization was almost beyond saving when the jarring gong of reality struck.

Britons, those who are true and faithful to their beloved land will learn that life will be extremely hard unless they learn this immutable law of history. It’s not about luck or happenstance. It is a law of history which has been withheld from British schools . A survey revealed that British school children have a disgraceful ignorance of history before they go to college. Many of them believe Hitler was the prime minister who led Britain to victory in World War ii!!!!!

But there is no Churchill today, and Britain is finito. This island race,’ as he called them had four times fought to rescue Europe from the grip of a tyrant—Louis xiv, Napoleon, Kaiser William and Hitler—and four times Britain had succeeded in saving Europe and, with it, the cause of liberty and justice. Today, no one , not even Britons can and are willing to save themselves. The "band of brothers" is no more.
(Henry V at Agincourt)

Painfully sad, to an easterner, to see the British Lion turn into a kitten.

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