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By Mr. Curmudgeon:
When pundits and politicians on the right talk of President Obama’s “spread the wealth around” economic policies, they tend to see it as an unprecedented expansion of America’s welfare state. Dinesh D’Souza, National Review columnist and author of “Obama’s America: Unmaking the American Dream,” sees the president’s radical transformation of the nation as in keeping with a decidedly Third World mindset: As the largest consumer of the world’s resources, wealth is disproportionately held by Americans and must be “spread around” to those nations considered more needy – and therefore more deserving.
It is D’Souza’s contention that by increasing America’s national debt, Obama is intentionally mortgaging the future of Americans yet unborn to foreign lenders (China) as a means of leveling the globe’s economic playing field.
“Obama is not a conventional liberal,” writes D’Souza, “He is not from the same mold as Bill Clinton, John Kerry, Al Gore, Michael Dukakis, or Jimmy Carter. Rather, Obama draws his identity and his values from a Third World, anti-American ideology that goes by the name of anti-colonialism. Obama’s philosophy can be summed up in David Gelernter’s phrase: America the Inexcusable. Notice that this is an affirmation of American exceptionalism, but exceptionalism of a special kind. According to this ethos, America is exceptional in being exceptionally militaristic, violent, greedy, selfish, and rapacious. For Obama, America is the plunderer; and he is the restorer. Traditional Democrats want to preserve American leadership and have America be a model for the World; Obama wants to displace American hegemony and realign America in the world.”
D’Souza believes conservatives are misguided when they dismiss the president as an incompetent bungler. When the president said, “The private sector is doing fine,” “If you’ve got a business – you didn’t build that, somebody else made that happen,” and “We tried our [economic] plan and it worked,” conservatives see the accelerating contraction of the American economy under the Obama presidency and say the man is disconnected from reality.
However, when viewed through the lens of Third World anti-colonialism, anti-Americanism, Obama’s statements ring true: If an American has built a thriving business, it is at the expense of the exploited denizens of the Third World; redistribution of income and increased government spending and debt checks the growth of the U.S. economy – a less prosperous America is less exploitive and militarily aggressive; Obama declares a moratorium on offshore oil drilling for domestic energy companies while funding Brazil’s deep-water oil exploration, increasing our energy dependence and enriching a Latin American nation at U.S expense; while the poverty rate in the country increases to levels not seen in fifty years, compared to the world’s more impoverished places, like Indonesia or Kenya, America’s poor are Warren Buffetts by comparison.
Obama’s anti-colonial project for America, then, is progressing beyond the wildest dreams of his father.
“We need to eliminate power structures that have been built through excessive accumulation [of wealth] so that not only a few individuals shall control a vast magnitude of resources as is the case now,” wrote Barack Obama Sr. in 1965 for the East African Journal. In the piece titled “Problems Facing Our Socialism,” the elder Obama said,“… theoretically there is nothing that can stop the [Kenyan] government from taxing 100% of income so long as the people get benefits from the government commensurate with their income which is taxed.”
Ironically, “conservative” U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts concurred with the elder Obama’s views on Third World anti-colonial socialism by upholding Junior’s health care monstrosity as constitutional so long as it is viewed as a tax.
D’Souza’s book has a companion documentary film titled “Obama 2016: Love Him/Hate Him, You Don’t Know Him.” It is what the late Andrew Breitbart would consider part of Obama’s belated “vetting.”
In a recent interview with comedian, talk-radio host and Fox News contributor Dennis Miller, D’Souza said he traveled the world to interview people from Obama’s past. Many of them said it was their first contact with the media. As the Journolist scandal proved, many in the mainstream media worked tirelessly to help Obama conceal his past during the campaign of 2008. Today, the same gaggle of media scribblers are more insistent on seeing GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s tax returns than they ever were to view Obama’s university transcripts or read his student writings – especially his paper regarding the dismantling of America’s nuclear deterrent.
“Obama has a dream … a dream from his father,” says D’Souza in a voice-over promoting his documentary film, “that the sins of colonialism be set right and America be downsized.”
“America has a dream from our Founding Fathers that together we must perfect liberty, and America must grow so liberty grows. Which dream will we carry into 2016?”
In 2012, American voters will do more than choose a president … they’ll choose a father’s dreams.
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