The Scenic Route to Dystopia
I originally wrote this article in January of 2012, but after seeing Christy “Snarks” article, Third-World Detroit…A Glimpse of America, I thought I’d repost for further punctuation.
|Is This America’s Future?|
Despite the repeated calls by Barack Obama for the need for speed concerning key elements of his agenda, he is prudent enough to choose the scenic route to our eventual doom when expediency demands. After all, even he must realize the trauma to all those aboard his speeding “bus” should they witness, through the windows, the passing splendor of America rapidly turning to despair and decay.
Having already accomplished an estimated ninety percent of Alinsky, Cloward and Piven’s goals — overloading the system to a point of near collapse in order to implement radical change under the guise of rescue — Obama can now use subterfuge to seize control with no discernible resistance and even the tacit approval of a large portion of the electorate.
He’s already tested the waters of apathy with success, first floating the notion that he’d prefer to bypass Congress in the form of a joke (yuk, yuk), and then proceeding to do that very thing with impunity. Obama recently made four “recess appointments” when Congress was not in recess. Three of them — all to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), were only nominated by the president weeks before their appointments, yet Obama claimed that he “couldn’t wait any longer”. Therein is the evident need for speed.
But Obama’s intent to bypass Congress began long before that, and while the Republicans raised barely a whimper in protest or outrage at these latest appointments, they had set a precedent of indifference from the inception of Obama’s presidency, timidly watching Obama name a record number of czars. Democrats, for their part, exhibited a haughty enthusiasm and feckless surrender to the Executive Branch. Thus, a figurative prince was born and his ascension to the first “throne” of the United States was begun.
Just as our Constitution was the final affront to King George, so has it become the perpetual impediment to those who would once again institute a monarchy. When Obama declared, “We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America!”, he wasn’t kidding. And while many saw this statement as benign, and the intent as good, the rest of us knew what we’ve always known; anything transformed never resembles the original.
Obama and his administration have been busy in that transformation in the most incremental ways, such to the effect that most people don’t even notice the cage being built around them, one wall at a time. In a speech to the Virginia Convention in 1788, James Madison had this to say:
“I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.”
One of those gradual and silent encroachments happened on the last day of 2011. On New Years Eve, President Barack Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), giving him the arbitrary authority to have any U.S. citizen arrested by the United States military and detained indefinitely. American gulags, anyone?
And just as a child will test his parent’s resolve slowly, Obama has pushed the limits of his executive powers inch by excruciating inch, each time finding little to no resistance from congress. Now, astutely finding a precedent in the Reorganization Act of 1939 — which was allowed to expire in 1984 — Obama wants Congress to grant him the authority to consolidate power agencies. At what point does that last inch complete the mile?
The plan has been deliberate and painstaking, but it seems to be working to perfection. Obama has been taking our economy down the chute very effectively. What this is doing is causing more and more unrest among the people, and it is only a matter of time before we can be legally branded as enemies of the state and removed from existence. Is this the change half of you voted for in 2008? Because there is no dispute that it is indeed a “fundamental transformation” of America.
Perhaps if one of the Republican candidates vowed to be more like George Washington, and indicated that as president, these powers would be removed from the books, there would be a chance to reverse this madness. Think long and hard about this, people. Do your own research, dig, get involved. If half of the electorate persists in relying solely on soundbites and campaign ads, I fear that the America I’ve long known will vanish into a desolate Dystopia.