Steve G.

Obama: Socialism Will Conquer Terrorism

In Civil Liberties, Constitutional Rights, Democrats, Personal Responsibility, War on July 24, 2008 at 11:31 pm

If we only agree to ignore every difference between people, countries, languages, religions and beliefs, and embrace his socialist dream with sufficient ardor, we can defeat terrorism, says Barack Obama. Whoopee.

“People of Berlin, people of the world, this is our moment. This is our time,” he declared.

“The walls between old allies on either side of the Atlantic cannot stand,” Obama said, speaking not far from where the Berlin Wall once divided the city.

“The walls between the countries with the most and those with the least cannot stand. The walls between races and tribes, natives and immigrants, Christians and Muslims and Jews cannot stand,” he said.

Policies to make this pie-in-the-sky socialist dream come true were, true to Obama form, completely absent.

Well, perhaps it’s not fair to say completely absent… Obama’s position in favor of allowing warrantless wiretaps shows that he’s more than willing to simply continue the Bush-Cheney police state with a new, friendly, hope-and-change face.

Meanwhile, the adulatory worship of Obama’s platitudes is picking up in Europe as well:

One man yelled out in English, “Yes, we can,” the senator’s campaign refrain, when he emerged from his car to enter his hotel.

Well of course. Eight years of Bush have indeed proven “we can.” The question isn’t whether more of the same is possible — the question is, can we survive it with our civil liberties intact?

“But the burdens of global citizenship continue to bind us together. A change of leadership in Washington will not lift this burden. In this new century, Americans and Europeans alike will be required to do more, not less.”

Oh, there’s your answer. We cannot allow pesky parochial American concepts like the first, second, fourth, tenth and fourteenth amendments — or indeed the US Constitution — to overshadow our “global citizens’ responsibility” to, well, do whatever the ruling bureaucracies of Europe and the US decide we should do.

“Change?” Not really.

  1. I must be dense.

    Exactly where is the “socialism” in Obama’s quoted statements?

  2. In this new century, Americans and Europeans alike will be required to do more, not less.

    Translation: Be prepared for lots of new big government programs, higher taxes, and loss of freedoms! “We” must all prepare for a new era where governments “work together” to “protect” the people!

  3. Your translation is noted, and is a distortion also.

    As ti higher taxes, how can this be avoided, given the Conservatives Gone Wild In DC, 2002-2006; and their plundering of the treasury? The debt must be repaid. Just how do you propose going about this?

    Are McCain’s statements of required duties, and the Republican legislators’ equivocations of necessity, predicated upon an immoral and undeclared war on Iraq, also forms of ‘socialism’?

    You play games of conflation in an effort to defame Obama, using Cold War era insults in this Post-Soviet era. Please spare me the idiotic rhetoric. Obama is no more ‘socialistic’ than the rest of our government.

  4. As ti higher taxes, how can this be avoided, given the Conservatives Gone Wild In DC, 2002-2006; and their plundering of the treasury? The debt must be repaid. Just how do you propose going about this?

    Cut spending, dramatically.

    Are McCain’s statements of required duties, and the Republican legislators’ equivocations of necessity, predicated upon an immoral and undeclared war on Iraq, also forms of ’socialism’?

    Undoubtedly.

    You play games of conflation in an effort to defame Obama

    No, I simply note the reality. Under Obama, taxes will be higher, government will be larger, and freedoms will be fewer.

    The same state will exist under McCain, just with different justifications.

    In both circumstances, individual freedom will decline, government will grow even larger, and individual citizens will have their own dreams and aspirations ruthlessly crushed to advance the interests of the state.

    We’ve got two choices this election — Republicrat ObamMcCain socialism, or freedom.

  5. pdse,

    True, all of these guys are socialists. Obama is an outright marxist.

    Politics should be about freedom and the persuit of ones hapiness.

    If people believe in “freedom”, they should ask themselves “freedom from what?”

    Freedom from being enslaved by men, that’s what. Advocating taking peoples money without representation and redistributing it is advocating stealing.

  6. Obama is an outright marxist.

    Uh huh. It’s that sort of rhetoric which reduces libertarians into the confines of an ideological ghetto.

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