"i cares about you and wants to heeeelp you....my preciousssss!"UNDERSTANDING "THE REVOLUTION"
The One has decreed he is going to "fundamentally transform America."
He's not kidding. And what is "fundamental?" The Constitution. The free market.
These are the things he believes need "transformed."
And he's right on track. How anyone can call his presidency a failure, I'll never understand.
He's doing exactly what he said he would. We are getting what we asked for, as a nation.
Pajamas Media describes the revolution:
This is an era when the fundamental assumptions of the individual and the state are now being redefined, albeit in a weird, high-tech, globalized landscape...
Their motivations are enough to pay for hours upon hours of therapy: guilt, propping up damaged egos through narcissistic strategies, desire for control and a raging envy.
It's not the workers rising up, as Marx envisioned. Instead,
the present attempt to remake America is the effort of the liberal well-to-do — highly educated at mostly private universities, nursed on three decades of postmodern education, either with inherited wealth or earning top salaries, lifestyles of privilege indistinguishable from those they decry as selfish, and immune from the dictates they impose on others.
Such are basically the profiles of the Obama cabinet and sub-cabinet, the pillars of liberalism in the Congress and state legislatures, the public intellectuals in the universities and foundations, the arts crowd, and the Hollywood elite. Let us be clear about that.
They are all battling on behalf of “them,” the poorer half of America...These are not Dickensian or Joads poor, but largely Americans who by the standards of the 1940s would be considered lucky. Partly because of globalized Chinese consumer goods, and partly redistributive practices of a half-century, our current “underclass” has access to clothes, electronics, entertainment, apartments, cell phones, transportation, etc., undreamed of by the middle class of the recent past. I live in one of the poorest areas of one of the poorest counties in a bankrupt state; and those I see poor are not like those I saw 40 years ago in the same locale. No, the revolution is not one of the abject poor and starving storming the Bastille, but of the angry and self-righteous well-off— angry as hell that the less well-off are living lives quite differently from the very well-off. ...
Some of the revolutionaries are guided by genuine noblesse oblige. Others act out of guilt and can justify their own consumption if they “care” for a distant poorer other. Still more explain their own privilege through using government to redistribute income. A few are driven by genuine hatred — stemming from the fact that the highly educated academic or artist makes far less than the doctor, lawyer, CEO, or — heaven forbid — tire store owner, family orthodontist, or owner of a half dozen Little Caesar pizza franchises....
utopianism is from above, and predicated on abstract education, relative affluence, and little exposure to business or indeed much beyond the metrosexual world in general....
Most telling is the fact that they are repulsed and avoid those whom they profess to care about. It's not about the "poor." Its about THEMSELVES. Their precious!
Any wonder we have a president who can only see a mirror of himself when he looks around?