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April 16, 2012

"No One is Abnormal if there's No Such Thing As Normality"

Obama is not our problem.
You will note that the "birthers" seem obsessed with the idea that if we can only rid ourselves of Obama, then our problems will be solved. This is silly, for it leaves untouched the spiritual rot of a people who could elect such a half-educated and nasty but (so they say) charismatic demagogue. --One Cʘsmos

Posted by gerardvanderleun at April 16, 2012 10:54 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Yeah. This is the most disturbing thing about Obama. His voters will strike again and again. And even if every one of his voters learn their lesson and don't repeat it, others will do the same.

I'm coming to understand that the "moderates and independents" are as deadly dangerous as the committed Marxists. The M&I are the people that have few permanent values and principles. They could be for/against anything, it's just a matter of judging the mood of the crowd around them and the way in which the proposition/candidate is presented. I've not once in my life come across an M&I that knows more than the Conventional Wisdom or the general views as stated by the MSM.

The M&I like to fancy themselves as the impartial jury members waiting to make a decision once the facts are in. They are, in fact, trying to guess how things will go and wind up "there" when it happens. It's not their direction- and content-free methods that are dangerous though. It's their stubborn refusal to learn from past experience, so they will elect the next "moderate messiah", and their constant middle-seeking ethic. If the commie-libs proposed to exterminate 3/4 of the country and the GOP protested violently (it's my fantasy so stick with me) the M&I would think the proper course is to exterminate about half of the commie-lib amount. They will angrily claim they would never support such a proposal, but a skilled media campaign is all that stands between as and the M&I's consent. In their heart, nothing is off the table, except being passionate. They are people that are trying to reach a conclusion but with no desire to look at the content, just the form of the debate.

The last Century was filled with genocide, war, national collapse, etc. The M&I don't reject any of the ideas that lead to those results. Like the teenage girl of the slasher films, they walk around ignoring the warnings and assume being polite and sincere is all they need to avoid having their society's throat slashed by the revolutionaries.

The world is too damn dangerous to have every single M&I re-live every mistake of the last Century. They put all of us at risk by ignoring their role in this drama. If you haven't learned the lessons of utopian disasters, it's because you refuse to see it, or you don't think the risk of the next utopian disaster warrants you looking into the matter. Citizens have the obligation to be responsible.

Between the TV Watchers, the Baby-Boomers, and the moochers I don't see how any of this ends with a USA still alive and with more than token liberty.

Posted by: Scott M at April 17, 2012 3:28 AM

To quote a chain e-mail that was popular a couple of years ago:

“The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president.” “The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president.”

(I tried to track down the origin of that quote a while ago, but came up empty. The only thing I'm fairly certain about is that it did not come from an Eastern European newspaper, as is often claimed.)

Posted by: rickl at April 17, 2012 3:44 PM

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