Sunday, August 15, 2010

Obama is America's New Jim Jones

By Alan Caruba

On November 18, 1978 the world was shocked to learn that more than 900 members of the People’s Temple had committed suicide in Jonestown, Guyana. They took their lives at the urging of Jim Jones, the Temple’s founder.

Until 9/11 it was the single loss of American civilian life in a non-natural disaster and the tragedy still ranks high among the largest mass suicides in history. Jones had been a charismatic preacher who founded the Temple in the 1950s in Indiana, later moving it to California.

It is increasingly evident with every passing day that Barack Obama is America’s Jim Jones, undermining the U.S. Constitution while urging Americans to drink his Kool-Aid lies. Need a reminder? Here are a few:

Stimulus Act Kool-Aid
Obamacare Kool-Aid
Financial Reform Kool-Aid
Reach out to Muslims Kool-Aid
Mosque at Ground Zero Kool-Aid
Amnesty for illegal Aliens Kool-Aid
Bailout General Motors Kool-Aid
Cash-for-Clunkers Kool-Aid
Union Card Check Kool-Aid
Green Jobs Kool-Aid
Close Down Gitmo Kool-Aid
Climate Change Kool-Aid
Regulate Carbon Dioxide Kool-Aid
Gulf Oil Drilling Moratorium Kool-Aid

Americans are resisting the behemoth of the federal government under Obama’s control. The Tea Party movement is evidence that the American spirit is far from spent. Many states are joining together in legal suits to oppose Obamacare and to demand the federal government shut down the border traffic that is breeding crime and other costs.

It is a life or death struggle for America. Niall Ferguson, a British historian and author of “The Ascent of Money”, recently gave a lecture for the Center for Independent Studies in Sydney, Australia. He warned that “In the history of empires the end is abrupt and those that rely on them need to be ready.”

I have often referred to America as an empire and so have others, given its global military presence, the global reliance on the U.S. dollar as the standard against which other currencies are measured, its moral stature as a defender of human rights and advocate for freedom, and its vast worldwide cultural impact.

“Alarm bells should therefore be ringing very loudly in Washington,” said Ferguson, “as the United States contemplates a deficit for 2010 of more than $1.47 trillion, about ten percent of GDP for the second year running.” He further warned that “half the U.S. federal debt in public hands is in the hands of foreign creditors. Of that, a fifth (22%) is held by the monetary authorities of the People’s Republic of China, down from 27% in July last year.”

“The United States is on a completely unsustainable fiscal course with no apparent political means of self-correcting,” said Ferguson.

The indicators are, however, that on November 2nd, the midterm elections will provide a self-correction IF the power in Congress changes from the Democrats to the Republican Party. It’s a very big IF because, short of anything less, the damage that President Obama can inflict is still significant. Even so, some of his more noxious programs can be defunded.

The President and the Democrats in Congress are possibly the most anti-energy administration in the history of the nation. Everything in our economy and our lives is dependent on access to plentiful and affordable energy whether it comes from oil, coal, natural gas or hydroelectricity.

The Obama administration has blandished billions on “alternative”, “clean” or “green” energy in the form of solar, wind, and biofuels. Nothing about any of these options represents a reliable and viable power source to replace or provide the nation’s huge energy requirements.

The most rogue federal agency in U.S. history, the Environmental Protection Agency, is pursuing the power to regulate “greenhouse gases” despite having no authorization to do so. The justification offered is the totally discredited “global warming” theory. Other nations that have invested in solar or wind power only to discover that neither provides sufficient energy and both eliminate jobs in the process.

That, I suggest, is the very reason why the Obama administration wants to impose them on the nation while at the same time gutting the oil and coal industries.

The moratoriums imposed on the drilling for oil in the Gulf of Mexico, despite two court injunctions against them, will cost the Gulf Coast states an estimated 8,000 jobs or more, nearly $500 million in wages, more than $2.1 billion in economic activity, and nearly $100 million in state and local tax revenue. Outside of the states immediately affected, the moratorium will cost the nation 12,000 jobs and nearly $3 billion, including almost $200 million in federal tax revenues.

Allowing the Bush tax cuts to expire will raise taxes across the board at the worst possible time in the midst of a major recession.

This isn’t delusional, it’s intentional.

It is Barack Obama’s Kool-Aid for America.

© Alan Caruba, 2010


LarryOldtimer said...

Excellent article, Alan, and completely correct.

Now that, finally, the euphoria brought on by living large with borrowed money is rapidly wearing off, there being no more money left to borrow, we, the American people, are coming again to our senses.

This previously drugged (with the "Kool-Aid" you write of) and sleeping giant of the American people is again awakening, realizing that this "Jim Jones" of a president we have in Obama is a false messiah, preaching a false religion.

Breaking the shackles that we have allowed the federal government to place on us is not going to be an easy task at all, but with determination, hard work and self-sacrifice it can be done. Freedom is worth the sometimes great cost of it. We, the American people, are up to that task, as recent events are beginning to show.

Many thanks again, Alan, for your splendid and timely articles.

Dave's Daily Day Dream said...

We have become a "ship of fools".

Unknown said...

Alan, you only left out one thing, population control. It's becoming more obvious, isn't it, that that's what it is all about? Some elitists have decided that the world is too crowded, and so humanity must be reduced in size. In fact, by about 95% in size.

My biggest worry is how many people drank the kool-aid, if too many, we're all going down.

TexasFred said...

Everyone keeps saying that come November, Obama is finished...

I have to wonder what pitcher THEY drank from...

If the GOP does manage to take back the House and Senate, wrest it away from Dem control, Obama becomes even MORE dangerous, caged animal dangerous, Executive Orders dangerous.

He's had a cake walk since he took office, he's had very sympathetic Dems and a few moonbat RINOs doing his bidding and they are all to eager to acquiesce to his every wish.

Take that carte blanche away from him and he becomes unbelievably dangerous. And here's what's even more frightening, if Obama were to be removed from office, for whatever reason, his successors aren't just dangerous, they are STOOPID!

Bernard said...

eat shit and die you retarded racist hate monger!!!

Ronbo said...

If there is an "upside" to the rule of "Jim Jones The Second" it's this - Those of us who survive this Constitutional Holocaust will fight hard to restore the Republic and enact safeguards to prevent such a thing ever happening again.

Guy said...

Boy, that was a real mature comment Bernard ....

What are you, like 20 years old?

Ronbo said...


I'm glad Alan posted your hate filled remarks for all the world to see because it illustrates so well the Leftist mindset of Obama and his allies who have rejected logic, reason and facts in favor of character assassination of their intellectual superiors for the high crime of offering an honest opinion.

If the current Leftist leadership leads this great nation to disaster supporters of socialism will never be forgotten or forgiven by the Patriots for stabbing America in the back during this time of crisis.