Barack Obama, Man of the People

Barack Obama, Man of the People

By Steve
McCann

The portrait of Barack Obama’s presidency is that of
an egocentric — not only incapable of leadership, but someone who views the
office as a vehicle for the satisfaction of his delusion that the world not only
owes him a living, but a sumptuous one.

A trait common to many who espouse socialism,
inclusive of dictators and Democrats, is an insatiable appetite for
self-indulgence.  While those on the conservative side of the political spectrum
are often accused of hypocrisy when it comes to matters of sex and morality,
those on the left are equally guilty, if not more so, in matters of money,
paying taxes, and lifestyle.

Regardless of the public image they may convey, Barack
Obama and his wife never fail to take full advantage of a lifestyle that would
be the envy of any modern-day monarch while the bulk of the American populace
struggles to afford life’s necessities.

He is but another in a long line of those who promote
socialism and proclaim to be “of the people” with only the interests of the
citizens at heart — as they duplicitously pursue a personal agenda.   Beyond
the unquestioned belief by those on the left that they are the most capable,
thus superior and pre-ordained to govern the masses, the traits most common to
the vast majority of self-described “progressives” in positions of power are
jealousy, greed, and massively inflated delusions of
entitlement.

Many in the West who espouse a Euro-socialist
government model, inclusive of an implausible cradle-to-grave social compact
with the people in order to garner votes, have toiled either in public office,
government bureaucracy or within the education establishment.  Private wealth
is, according to ideological first principles, “ill-gotten” and tainted with the
blood, sweat, and tears of the honest workers exploited to attain
it.

Yet there is no sociological taint associated with the
money accumulated by government through excessive taxation of these same
“evil-doers” in order to pay for generous public-sector salaries and lavish
benefits, particularly for those in elected and appointed
office.

However, the lifestyle achieved by the affluent, who
made their money through private wealth and job-creation, is much to be
desired.  In the myopic thought process of many of those on the left, they, as
moral and intellectual superiors to the greedy capitalists, are also entitled to
this same standard of living — particularly as they “sacrificed” so much for
the welfare of the common folk by toiling for so “little” while the rich and
famous live well, having made their money so easily on the backs of others and
without any perceived “sacrifice.”

The risk-taking process and the overall societal
benefit of private wealth accumulation is foreign to the thought process of the
adherents of socialism, particularly among the governing class in Western Europe
and the United States, as virtually none have created wealth or jobs.  Despite
publicly denigrating them, it is not a coincidence that so many leaders and
upper-level bureaucrats in government are eager to socialize with and get in the
good graces of the accomplished “wealthy.”  Once out of office or no longer in
government and with their earning power enhanced by fame, a mad dash begins
among these people to accumulate as much wealth as quickly as possible, and
those connections are invaluable.

Bill Clinton, whose net worth was less than $200,000
when he became president, has focused much of his post-presidency on becoming a
multimillionaire.  Thanks to speaking fees, inside investment information, and
book royalties, his estimated net worth is now $80+ million.  Al Gore reported a
net worth less than $1 million when he became vice president, yet he has
parlayed his connections into amassing a net worth considerably in
excess of $100 million.

Not to be outdone, Tony Blair, former Labour Party
prime minister of Great Britain, was worth about $350,000 upon assuming office
in 1997 (he resigned in 2007).  He now owns three homes in England and has net
worth above $35
million
.  Many of his former ministers have accumulated
significant wealth while taking excessive advantage of taxpayer largess while in
office.

Among those in the House of Representatives and the
Senate who espouse Euro-socialist doctrine, many have amassed considerable
wealth not only upon leaving office, but while still in the Congress, where they
live a life of exaggerated privilege at the expense of the American
taxpayer.

In his brilliant satirical allegory of the Russian
Revolution, Animal Farm, George Orwell devastatingly indentifies the
mindset of the left.  In the book, the pigs, who represent the socialist ruling
class, insist on keeping all the milk and apples to themselves.  The other
animals, the working class, think they should be shared as the socialist/Marxist
philosophy espouses.

The excuse the pigs proffer to the
rabble:

Comrade, you do not imagine, I hope, that we pigs are
doing this in a spirit of selfishness and privilege?  Many of us actually
dislike milk and apples.  We pigs are brainworkers.  The whole management and
organization of the farm depend on us.  Day and night we are watching over your
welfare.  It is for your sake that we drink that milk and eat those
apples.

The success of the revolution and an ultimate
classless society, explain the pigs, depends on their leadership; therefore they
must eat the best food.  In essence, the pigs lavish excess upon themselves to
better serve the workers and prevent the evil capitalist, personified by Farmer
Jones (the overthrown owner of the farm) from returning and “exploiting” the
animals.

No one is a better example of this mindset than Barack
Obama.  His sense of entitlement stems not only from a deep-seated belief in
socialist theory and an overweening sense of superiority, but also as a man
obsessed with his skin color and payback for his perception of Western
colonialism (as detailed in his autobiography Dreams from My Father).
He is determined to exact a measure of personal revenge by “transforming
America” and taking full advantage of all the perquisites of
office.

Of the world’s major democracies, only the United
States merges the functions of the titular head of state and the leader of
government into one office.  Barack Obama, however, views himself as the head of
state only, and as he has no concept of what leadership is — he cannot be
bothered with the day-to-day responsibility of governance.  He delegates those
responsibilities to other hardcore doctrinaire fellow travelers toiling in the
background, many of whom are answerable to no one, as Barack Obama cares not
what they do as long as the socialist agenda is advanced.

As head of state, President Obama can concentrate on
state dinners, White House receptions, golf, overseas travel, exotic vacations,
backslapping other like-minded politicians, union leaders, crony capitalists,
Hollywood celebrities and the super-wealthy, and endless campaigning in order to
continue deceiving the electorate.

The presidency of the United States to Mr. Obama is
nothing more than a stage upon which he, in his convoluted sense of destiny, can
act as head of state for the world.  He is much too busy enjoying the trappings
of royalty, despite his oft-declared disdain for that class, to be bothered
about the dismal future of the United States.  His future and political agenda
are the only things that matter.

Socialism/Marxism has always failed and will never
succeed.  The leaders who espouse these governing philosophies will inevitably
succumb to the major pitfalls of human nature: envy, greed, and
self-aggrandizement.  However, the end result of these failings will fall most
heavily on the everyday people whose standard of living will be severely
degraded and, taken to the extreme, their society beset by violence and
revolution.

The American people need to understand that when a
politician stands before them, asking for their vote while extolling the virtues
of massive central government, promising cradle to grave security, and claiming
that he or she understands their pain and is on their side against the “evil”
capitalists, their only real interest is themselves.

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