February 8, 2013
Tyranny, broadly defined, is the use of power to dehumanize a person and delegitimize his nature. The social, economic, political and educational aspects of our times is now dehumanizing and delegitimizing large pockets of Americans.
In the political realm, talk of hope, and fairness, collectivism is tyranny disguised as a desirable, workable, and even paradisiacal governing ideology. This is "utopian" talk.
Although we never hear President Obama use the term "Utopia", we can merely substitute the synonym "Collective" which we are hearing coming from the White House almost daily.
Utopia has unlimited constructs, for the mind is capable of infinite fantasies. Mark Levin says the fantasies take the form of grand social plans or experiments, the impracticability and impossibility of which lead to the individual's subjugation.
Utopianism is irrational in theory and impossible in practice. It ignores or attempts to control the planned and unplanned complexity of the individual, his nature, and mankind as a whole. It ignores, rejects, or perverts the teachings and knowledge that have come before which is man's historical, cultural and social experience and development.
Indeed, collectivism (i.e. utopianism) seeks to break what Edmund Burke argued was the societal continuum "between those who are living and those who are dead and those who are to be born."
Utopianism replaces glorious predictions and unachievable promises for knowledge, science and reason while laying claim to them all. Yet there is nothing new in deception disguised as hope and nothing original in abstraction framed as progress.
Utopianism knows no definable limits. It is regressive. It attempts to shape and dominate the individual by doing two things at once: it strips a person of his uniqueness, making him indistinguishable from the multitudes that forms what is commonly referred to as "the masses," but it simultaneously assigns him to a group identity based on race, ethnicity, age, gender, income, etc. to highlight the differences within the masses.
Then it exacerbates old rivalries and disputes or it incites new ones. This is why we hear Democrats cry racism, sexism, homophobia, xenophobia, and on and on. We have the War on Women, the War on Blacks, the War on Tolerance, etc.
The whole purpose of utopianism is so that it can speak to the well-being of "the people" as a whole while dividing them against themselves. The result would be to stampede them in one direction or another as necessary to collapse the existing society or rule.
In reality, with the Democrats using the media to refocus attention on a so-called War on Women, or whatever "war" they create, they can proceed with a real war against Christianity (or religion in general), the family, traditional values, the Constitution, etc. It's smoke-and-mirrors, the magicians quick hand tricks.
Utopianism finds a receptive audience among the society's disenchanted, disaffected, dissatisfied and maladjusted who are unwilling or unable to assume responsibility for their own real or perceived conditions. They are lured by the false hopes and promises of utopian transformation and the criticisms of the existing society.
By exploiting human frailties, frustrations and jealousies, a sense of meaning and self-worth is created in the malcontent's otherwise unhappy and directionless life. Simply put, equality in misery is advanced as a just, fair and virtuous undertaking. Never mind it results in tyranny.
You see, Utopianism (remember, Obama uses the term "collectivism") is intolerant of diversity, uniqueness, debate and so on. This is because utopianism's purpose requires a singular focus. There can be no competing voices or causes slowing or obstructing the left's long and "righteous" march.
Utopianism relies on deceit, propaganda, dependence, intimidation and force. In its more aggressive state it incites violence inasmuch as avenues for free expression and civil dissent are cut off. Violence becomes the individual's primary recourse and the state's primary response.
In utopia, rule by masterminds is necessary. This is why Democrats in Congress and the leader of its party, Barack Obama, think they know what's good for us.
As I have stated in other columns, Barack Obama is a certified Narcissist. He makes no mistakes, has done no wrong and blames all ills on someone else, George Bush, the GOP, whoever. Obama truly sees himself as the savior of people, a god. He is the mastermind, or as Chris Rock called him Wednesday our "Boss, our Dad".
The mastermind is driven by his own boundless conceit and delusional aspirations, which he self-identifies as a noble calling. He alone is uniquely qualified to carry out this mission. He is, in his own mind, a savior - if only man will bend to his will.
Such can be the addiction of power. It is irrationally egotistic and an absurdly frivolous passion that engulfs even sensible people. This is what we now fully see in Barack Obama. He has revealed himself as a truly different character since his re-election; a relentless far-left Progressive who refuses to compromise one inch on any policy in which he is engaged. No other President has been so hard shelled in America's history.
The Transformation of society away from those things once held dear by a vast majority of Americans is nearly complete. Since January 20, 2009, we have been engaged in a struggle between Obama's vision of utopia and self-determination and self-preservation. Obama's "fundamental transformation of America" requires the individual to acquiesce to centralized decision-making.
What does this all mean for you and me? Simply put, our President has 3 Years and 11 months to completely hallow out the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. He is almost there. Once the Constitution is out of the way, tyranny is all there is left and you and I become serfs, subjects to the will of the state. God help us if we don't give in. What awaits us could amount to a government pronouncement of our being "enemies of the state," combatants, if you will.
All such talk of the collective good, the "unity of the people" is, to Obama, good for us, but he will never be like us, and he won't become one of us. He's too good for that. He's our "Daddy."
We believe that the Constitution of the United States speaks for itself. There is no need to rewrite, change or reinterpret it to suit the fancies of special interest groups or protected classes.