By Alan Caruba
The most difficult of times are when we are forced to live in the fantasy world of those granted the power to govern.
Obama’s primary fantasy is Marxism and it is summed up in his belief that a country prospers when it “redistributes” wealth from those who have prospered to those who may not even wish to work. It has brought down every communist/socialist nation that tried to make it work and it was most evident in Obama’s constant use of the phrase “millionaires and billionaires” during his first term along with the demonization of Mitt Romney as an evil capitalist. By Marxist standards, Obama was successful in the way the auto industry, banking sector, and, of course, the nation’s health system were essentially nationalized.
Yet another of Obama’s fantasies was rubber-stamped by the Supreme Court’s decision that Americans are now expected—required—to accept that it is permissible and reasonable for a man to marry a man and a woman to marry a woman. Anyone with an ounce of common sense knows that marriage has always been between the opposite sexes. To degrade the definition of marriage to mean it applies as well to two people of the same sex because they love one another, it the kind of sin that a greater power will not forgive.
Gay marriage is a corruption of the most fundamental rules of society—of any human society from the earliest days of civilization. Thirty-five States have banned it.
The other fantasy, the creation of the Marxist United Nations, is “climate change”, originally called “global warming” until it was exposed as a hoax. It is the instrument with which to destroy the economy of the nation in the name of saving it from “climate change.” Is there anyone in their right mind who actually believes that a tiny amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere (0.038%) is responsible for all the hurricanes, tornadoes, droughts, floods and forest fires? One might as well declare that CO2 is responsible for red hair, for the chicken pox, for termites, or anything else you want to blame on it.
This Obama fantasy is authorizing the Environmental Protection Agency to generate a ton of regulations that will destroy the mining of coal and its use to produce electricity. Have we suddenly decided we don’t need electricity in America? That we can replace nuclear, coal and natural gas with sunshine and wind?
The Obama fantasy of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act—also known as Obamacare—provides far less protection and is far from affordable. In the future, patients will be given far less time with their physician and spend far less time in a hospital. They will become mere units to be processed.
Everything Obama told us about it before its passage late night on Christmas Eve 2009 was and is a lie. Why must we live with a law that is based entirely on lies? A law that is a tax though we were told it was not until the case was argued in the Supreme Court and miraculously became one. There are so many things wrong with Obamacare that whole books are being written about it, but it will ultimately cost some people their lives unless it is repealed.
If the government has technology that can store and analyze billions of phone and Internet communications, why can’t it develop technology to track those here on visas and work permits? In practical terms, every few years we need to provide a more functional path to naturalization and clear the books. As for the southern border, augmented border patrol capabilities are the only practical response. Yes, let’s keep out those who try to sneak in as best we can.
Yet another fantasy was Obama’s announcement that the war on terrorism is over, declaring that all wars have to come to an end. Most surely surrender is one way to end a war, but the Islamic Jihad is continuing and will for many years to come. His initial fantasy was that his election, articulated during his “apology tour” of Islamic nations, marked a change, but his support of Egypt’s president, Muhammed Morsi, indicates a strong tilt toward the Islamic Brotherhood and its mission of worldwide domination.
Finally, it is a fantasy that Barack Hussein Obama has any legal right to hold the office of President. His birth certificate is a fake. His Social Security number is a fake. Much of his personal history is a fake—nobody from Columbia University where he is said to have been a student recalls meeting him or having him in their classes. He is a fraud and he is being allowed to be President. That’s not just a fantasy. That’s a nightmare for all of us.
© Alan Caruba, 2013