Monday, September 3, 2012

The True Obama Story: Governing as George Bush While Running Against George Bush.

By Christopher Manion

Gary North’s insightful piece last week invites serious reflection. He refers briefly to Barack Obama’s twenty year discipleship with Rev. Jeremiah Wright, whose theological roots lie in the shallows of the faux religion called "Liberation Theology." That term signifies the variant of Marxism that presents Jesus not as Savior, but as a materialist warlord and political liberator. In other words, Liberation Theology hides Marx’s impersonal and inexorable process of the Class Struggle behind a Christian, human face to make it more palatable to the masses and more intimidating to its clueless opponents – all without changing its methods or its goals.

This is what ideology is all about – the deceptive assertion of falsehood as the ground of truth and reality. It represents a perversion of metaphysics and philosophical anthropology – that is, it denies what’s true about reality and about us. But the Devil knows Latin, as the saying goes, and the ideologues feel free to pick and choose from among treasured, traditional language and symbols that once meant something real, but have long been emptied of their content and stuffed with tyrannical hemlock. Thus "patriotism" now means love of government. "Freedom" means bombing ornery foreigners into submission. And the "Two-Party System" means the one-power charade.
And "Change" means the same old same-old.

Consider the neocons. We’ve long known that they are the proud intellectual disciples of Trotsky. Well, they dread pitchforks as well as pickaxes. They rise and fall on the dialectic -- they never "lie," you see it’s just that the "correlation of forces" keeps on shifting. For a neocon, there’s nothing that’s true for long except the timeless fact that they’re always superior (after all, Marx called the party "The Vanguard of the Proletariat"), that they are always right (especially when they’re wrong), and that we must all love Big Brother.

But here is the theoretical breakthrough: as Dr. North suggests, a glance at Obama’s own campaign reveals that he too is relying on the dialectic, and in a most original and innovative way:
Obama is still running against George W. Bush, as we knew he would. But Obama is also running as George Bush.

"The Obama Administration is the operational successor of the Bush Administration. In Iraq, in Afghanistan, in Guantanamo, [and] on Wall Street," North writes. All this, and so much more. But should we be surprised? Consider: long ago the neocon altar boy at the pagan power-shrine welcomed Obama into the ranks of the Inner Party as a "born-again neocon."
We might not ever find Obama’s birth certificate, but here’s Bill Kristol issuing his baptismal certificate.

"But Obama is such a liar," we are plaintively told. True enough. Now, please examine George W. Bush’s 2000 campaign promises. Were any of them true? Smaller government? A humble foreign policy? Less federal spending? Blah Blah blah? Which is to say: Of course Obama lies. Was Bush any different?

1 comment:

  1. Somebody needs to hand Bill Kristol a helmet and an m-16. while were at it lets do the same for michael ledeen and the rest of the trotskyites who were behind "project for a homicidal and bloody century". Their holy "vision" has created a world constantly at war. Each day the body count rises and millions have been slaughtered. It is time they did their "share" in building the great American empire. it is time for the neocons to "fight them over there so we don't fight them here". But that's the trouble though with collectivists who have elite status, they believe only the plebes should sacrifice their lives for the cause. No post traumatic stress or watching your family get blown up for these guys. I will say Bill Kristol has really impacted my life. For the first time, since I was 7 years old, I believe in vampires again. Because Bill Kristol is more bloodthirsty than dracula.