If everybody is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking. – General George S. Patton
I am beginning to get really tired of the constant media worship of Barack Obama. I understand that the election of the first African American as president is monumental. I understand that, for a lot of people, especially minorities, this is a really big deal. But does it justify the mainstream media’s lack of discernment regarding this man? Things are happening under Mr. Obama’s leadership that are downright scary, yet it is almost viewed as a sin to really question him on anything. From Obama Youth Brigades to a disasterous “stimulus” bill, something is going terribly wrong and precious little is being said about it.
For starters, this stimulus package is nothing short of the same kinda thing President Bush did when he forced through a stimulus package. The only difference is the pet projects that are funded by the stimulus. For Bush, it was a monetary handout to corporate executives (ie a very REPUBLICAN leaning bill). For Obama, it is monetary handouts for infrastructure and healthcare (ie a very DEMOCRAT leaning bill). On the issue of the economy, this administration is acting in much the same manner as the previous one. Remember: the Bush stimulus passed only because Barack Obama was able to rally the Democrats together to pass it.
Even scarier, though, than trying to stimulate the economy by giving money to everyone except those who would actually use it is what the administration has slipped in to this next round of “stimulus” regarding healthcare. The “stimulus” bill creates a government pannel called the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology “to make sure your doctor is doing what the federal government deems appropriate and cost effective” (Source). One result, according to Tom Daschle, means that “Seniors should be more accepting of the conditions that come with age instead of treating them.” The implication of this being that the younger you are, or maybe even the wealthier you happen to be, the more likely you are to get treatment. But you might not get it because the treatment might be too expensive. But no worries: the government will make those decisions for you so you don’t have to.
Under this administration, we are also seeing,and will be seeing, an accelerated implementation of something called Codex Alimentarius. These are food rules that, according to the official website, were “created…to develop food standards, guidelines and related texts such as codes of practice under the Joint FAO/WHO Food Standards Programme. The main purposes of this Programme are protecting health of the consumers and ensuring fair trade practices in the food trade, and promoting coordination of all food standards work undertaken by international governmental and non-governmental organizations.” A deeper reading of the documents and a careful study of its history reveals something more sinister. I won’t go into details of the sinister stuff, but let this news story be for you an example of what the Codex seeks to do.
But it goes further than this.
Our new president is, for the most part, no different from the last one. Putting aside the pet issues that divide Republicans and Democrats, Conservatives and Liberals, what has Obama done that is any different from what President Bush has done? Nothing. From giving money to corporate executives to his war policies, everything is pretty much the same. Different people may be getting the money and the bombs, but the policies themselves are practically identical.
In fact, under the Obama administration, it is more likely that parents will lose their right to raise their own children in the manner that they deem best. Under the Obama administration, just as under the Bush administration, we are already seeing an unprecedented expansion of government intervention. Needy people feel they are entitled to more. The government is buying up banks left and right, thereby centralizing the wealth into the hands of a few people. The government is deciding for us what we can and can’t eat and in what quantities. The government is pressing it’s way into our daily lives in the name of caring for the environment and sustainable development. Guns are being slowly removed from our hands and FEMA detention camps are being set up all across the nation to gather us into in the case of a national emergency.
And all of this is going on right under our noses while we sing the praises of the first African American president.
Barack Obama is no messiah. And if he were, he has failed miserably to save us from anything.