Life in Obama's America
By Paul Moomjean 08/16/2012
I love time travel. I know it’s silly and the stuff of fiction, but the idea of going to the past to figure out who we are, and then to the future to see who we will become, is such an exciting idea to me. Politics, much like time travel, requires us to go back to the past to figure out what went wrong, and politics and time travel place a high emphasis on projecting the future. Now, if I were a time traveler, which I assure you I’m not, I would love to travel to 2016 to see what America will look like if President Barack Obama is re-elected. How many businesses will he take over? How much more will we look like Europe, with all her crumbling ruins? And most importantly, how will Obama turn our capitalistic nation into a Marxist paradise like Cuba or Venezuela?
Currently, playing in movie theaters all around Ventura County, and the nation as well, is a new film entitled 2016: Obama’s America, from conservative giant Dinesh D’Souza. The film takes a look at what will happen if Obama remains in power. D’Souza’s film is based on his 2010 nonfiction exposé called The Roots of Obama’s Rage, a deeply cited book chronicling Obama’s upbringing and political philosophy. D’Souza argues that Obama wants to fulfill his biological father’s dreams of turning the West into a Marxist paradise and destroy the foundations of America. D’Souza also argues that this anti-Americanism stems from his anticolonialism, which basically wants to see America drop to the middle on national prominence and become as effective as Romania or Norway in world affairs.
But one does not have to enter an air-conditioned movie theater to see how much Obama disregards Americanism. His most famous gaffe lately has been swept under the rug by the mainstream media. He showed his hostile contempt for the hard-working private business owner when he told a large and approving crowd how he believes the private sector really works:
“Look, if you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own. You didn’t get there on your own. I’m always struck by people who think, well, it must be because I was just so smart. There are a lot of smart people out there. It must be because I worked harder than everybody else ... If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen (emphasis added).”
His people are already spinning this story that he’s talking about the roads and bridges being his main focus and not entrepreneurism. But if it was the roads and bridges that made businesses succeed, then why do so many others fail? What did one mom-and-pop market do differently in City A that the other mom-and-pop store didn’t do in the same city? Didn’t they use the same roads and the same bridges? Maybe one person is just smarter. Maybe one person did work harder. But since Obama never worked a “real” job in his life, he wouldn’t understand.
If his attack on the beauty of capitalism wasn’t enough, his equally outrageous statement on Thursday, Aug. 9, should make us even more nervous. While talking about the success of taking over the automobile industry (which isn’t true, but that’s another article), he blabbed about how “now I want to do the same thing with manufacturing jobs, not just in the auto industry, but in every industry.” Oh terrific, just like Hugo Chavez did in Venezuela. Do you want Obama in charge of Apple? I can’t wait to get an ObamaPhone. McObama’s anyone? Johnson & Johnson & Obama shower gel?
This is the future if November 2012 doesn’t go to the GOP. You don’t need to be a time traveler to see this coming.
I’ll leave you with Milton Friedman’s famous quote that should put this in perspective:
“If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara desert, in five years there would be a shortage of sand.”
Not the sand, Mr. Obama. If re-elected, please let us keep the sand.
Obama’s full quote on the auto industry and manufacturing: “I believe in American workers, I believe in this American industry, and now the auto industry has come roaring back. Now I want to do the same thing with manufacturing jobs, not just the auto industry, but in every industry. I don’t want those jobs taking root in places like China, I want those jobs taking root in places like Pueblo (,Colo.).”