How does Obama manage to get everything wrong? In economic policy he wants more government intervention and massive spending increases. This does not lead to prosperity. In foreign policy he has apologized for America, befriended America’s enemies and snubbed her friends. This does not lead to security and peace.
Is he incompetent? Does his lack of experience doing anything but rabble rousing and running for office make him inept?
Or is it that he has the best intentions, but does not understand that consistently following altruist-collectivist-statist premises leads to failure? Is he so stupid that he cannot see how his policies will lead to disaster?
Stupid or incompetent? That is the question. Or… could there be a darker explanation?
We know Rahm Emanuel counseled never let a good crisis go to waste. Hillary Clinton’s eyes light up like a girl on her first date when she expresses the same thought.
Consider this quote from Saul Alinsky, whose radical theory Barack Obama taught with ACORN:
“Any revolutionary change must be preceded by a passive, affirmative, non-challenging attitude toward change among the mass of our people. They must feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless in the prevailing system that they are willing to let go of the past and change the future. This acceptance is the reformation essential to any revolution.”
By this theory America needs to get worse in order to condition the American people against the present system and prepare them for revolutionary change. This is the theory Obama once taught as a “community organizer”; there is no evidence he has ever rethought his adherence to these ideas.
Could it be that Obama’s policies, both foreign and domestic, are designed to bring about further crises and create among the American people a readiness for fundamental change?
The White House has been occupied by some good people. It has also been home to political hacks, mediocrities and blockheads. We might be witnessing the first president who was a monster. I hope that raising this possibility is not “Obama Derangement Syndrome.” I leave it as a possibility because I’m not 100% sure Obama is not merely a mediocrity or a blockhead. Anyone who can mention an Austrian language, instead of calling it German, is a little slow. But then, anyone who would want America to suffer in order to destroy capitalism would have to lack intelligence.
Although Obama lies as a matter of policy — and that in itself reveals a radical mindset — he cannot help revealing himself now and then. As the clues mount up over the next few years, we will figure out if he is just another statist hack, a fool, a cynical revolutionary or what.