The Totalitarian Collectivist Impulse
One of the beliefs that Leftists devoutly hold to is the conviction that power has to be centralized, preferably under one man or under a small group of elites. I label this their Totalitarian Collectivist Impulse. In as many days, The Classic Liberal has provided us with two examples of moves by the Obama Administration to further accumulate power in both ways.
-It has become pretty obvious to many of us through his words and deeds that Comrade Obamnin favors one-world government [most radical Leftists do]. In April of this year, un-noticed by many of us, in the whirlwind of activity going on in Washington, we missed this news:
Moving as quickly as he can to gut the USA and then divide its body parts amongst like-minded globalists, the USA’s Supreme Leader Barack Hussein Obama used the G-20 conference to begin his turnover of USA sovereignty to said internationalists and start the move toward a one-world government. Obama has signed off on international legislation—the Financial Stability Board—that would regulate ALL firms, including those within the USA and places them under the responsibility of an international governmental agency.
On FNC’s Greta Van Susteren’s program, author and columnist Dick Morris noted “literally from April 2nd of this year, that is, today, it’s a whole new world of financial regulation in which, essentially, ALL of the U.S. regulatory bodies and ALL U.S. companies are put under international regulation, international supervision. It really amounts to a global economic government.”
Called the Financial Stability Board (FSB), the pending international body’s legislation—which will of course override the US Constitution—states: “We agree to a framework of internationally agreed upon high standards. We will set up a financial stability board with a strengthened mandate to extend regulation and oversight to all systemically important financial institutions, instruments and markets”—including hedge funds, all—anything that they decide is important to the system—to endorse and implement tough new principles on paying (ph) compensation and to support sustainable compensation schemes and the corporate social responsibility of ALL firms.” The international community will now be able to determine the salaries and compensation of us all.
Thank God, TheCL unearthed this story. Its so important that we’re made aware of these power grabs.
-As to the accumulation of power by one man [Julius Obamacus Caesar], The Classic Liberal quotes from and links to a fascinating posting by Bradley Blakeman over at the Fox Forum. A highlight:
The Obama administration seeks to empower a very powerful government agency you have probably never heard of with new and expanded powers that will have a direct consequence on every American if they are successful in their efforts to implement national health care reforms.
The Obama White House is also drunk with power and is seeking to expand the powers of government agencies to oversee and act out to affect Americans in ways that this country has never seen before.
What is the Office of Personnel and Management and why should you care?
The Office of Personnel Management, (OPM), is suppose to be an independent government agency that is charged with managing the civil service system of the federal government. If you are a federal employee then civil service laws, rules and regulations that are managed by OPM govern you. One of the main charges of OPM is to administer and oversee federal health care provided to all federal employees.
Under the Democrats’ national health care scheme not only would OPM be charged with overseeing and administering federal employees health care but they will have the added charge of administering civilian federal health care as well. What does that mean? Basically, that Americans will be treated as “civil servants.” Are you starting to see the danger?
The more government seeks to control our lives the more Orwellian it gets. This “big brother” mentality that “government knows best” and that it is their mission to provide cradle to grave “care” of its citizens will doom America as we know it. Under such a system the individual becomes meaningless and the state becomes the entity upon which we are all forced to rely.
And that’s not all as you will see if you click here and read the full posting by Mr. Blakeman.
Thanks again to TheCL for bringing this to our attention. [his site is your one-stop-shop for the latest on all the threats to our freedoms and liberties that are happening in America]
It is the core belief of any Leftist that he or she has THE ANSWER to bringing about ‘Heaven on Earth’. The Left believes they are THE Enlightened Ones who possess the wisdom and knowledge to re-engineer the filthy and chaotic world into a sterile and very well-ordered machine [note the absence of anything that can reasonably be called 'human' in those adjectives]. In their twisted way of reasoning, they think a life free of worry or care or dirt is the ideal life. ‘Ideal’ is the key world here. The New Little Oxford English Dictionary defines this word as ‘perfect; existing only in idea’. In other words, an ideal is something that cannot physically exist in the real world. It can only exist in the mind and/or soul [the latter does not exist for the Leftist]—places where perfection can be envisioned, but are not concrete. An ideal is a fancy, a wish, and, like all such musings, rarely applicable or possible in the real world. Christians and Jews know this. They strive to be perfect like God, but they know that they will never achieve His perfection. The Leftist, on the other hand, has shedded any trace of humility and modesty, and believes that the ideas conceived in the laboratory of the brain can be implemented in the real world without alteration. This attitude, combined with their certitude that they have conceived of THE ANSWER, leads them to believe that any means necessary to employ to establish their ‘paradises’ are justified.
To bring this back to the original point: the Leftists believe they have THE ANSWER and it is the ONLY way to make the world as it should be. They also believe that the vast majority of people are not as ‘enlightened’ as their elite group are. Therefore, to provide the world with ‘Heaven on Earth’, they must force it upon the ignorant majority. Okay…’how best to accomplish this?’ they ask themselves. The answer that rings in their skulls is ‘through the accumulation of power by the illuminated elites who “get it”, are with the program, can be trusted with power’. Hence, the pathological need by all Leftists to gather power unto their elitest-selves.
Now, a few of these people take it even further. I’m speaking of the Extreme Narcissists. They believe their fellow Leftists are enlightened, but that they don’t have what it takes to implement the immanentizing of the eschaton effectively—they lack the intelligence. Not surprisingly, these Extreme Narcissists think they are the ONLY ONES who have the smarts and the will-to-power to do the job and do it right. They have THE ANSWER to implementing THE ANSWER. They also have a tendency to be psychopaths, lacking in any feelings towards or empathy with their fellow human beings.
[Originally published: 18 dec 09 @ 9:27 am est]