Hanson nails it, this monring, writing in Pajamas Media , from Greece:
Take the economy: the liberal attack on Bush as a reckless spender who increased the debt by $2 trillion is now replaced by ‘stimulus’ groupies, who are silent about a staggering $9 trillion of Obama debt to come. Cannot the country, the media-anyone!-see that the amounts of borrowing are so gargantuan that we are talking about massive changes in the US economy and lifestyle? The size and inefficiency of the government will grow. We will have soon some sort of national sales taxes on top on state, local, and federal higher rates, the point being threefold: more recipients and distributors of entitlements mean larger liberal permanent constituents-an institutionalization of the welfare state. The debts are so large that it will require a redistribution of income through higher taxes. When a Paul Krugman writes seriously that California’s financial meltdown (9% sales, 10% income taxes) is due to too low taxation (as hundreds of thousands of overtaxed skilled professionals flee the state), then one can see how the power of ideology in the present age so easily trumps empiricism. Three, the debts will end American exceptionalism abroad, and severely curtail our options. In other words, we are seeing the much waited for multilateralism-but by financial default! What depresses is the fact that debt is now being used as a political tool-to reconstitute American culture and society, both at home and abroad.
It is recorded in our history books that when he looked down at the ship full of smiling, victorious faces… faces of his flyers, just having returned from Pearl Harbor, Japanese fleet Admiral Yamamoto was quiet, pensive, even apprehensive. He later wrote in his private diary, “I fear all I have done is awakened a sleeping giant and filled him with a terrible resolve.”
Here’s the thing, Victor… ending American exceptionalism was always the goal of the progressives now in power. Understand this, if nothing else… world government doesn’t fly if there’s exceptionalism in the world, which holds one nation higher than the rest. The power of unilateralism must be eliminated for a world government to gain power.
Everything Obama has done thusfar plays directly into the end game of a one world government. Every single thing.
I happen to think that direction intentional, because I know of no condition where someone can hit the mark so exactly, and so consistantly, without aiming for it. But even absent intent, he could hardly have moved us more exactly into the wet dreams of the socialist one worlders, than he has done.
The question, of course, is how to counter this trend. I will suggest as I have in my own peices at PJM recently that the GOP returning to it’s fundimentals is the only hope to accomplishing that reversal.. if there is still hope for it… and given the three years in front of us, that remains an open question.
The Tea Parties here in the US, and the anger I’ve written about are formidable. Even Obama has started to recognize publicly that the Democrats need to get their aganda in now, or it will never be accomplished. The sleeping giant has awoken, certainly. I wonder, though, if it’s already too late to save orselves. Alas as I say, that’s an open question.