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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

A Fresh Batch of Useful Idiots

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“When Adolf Hitler was building up the Nazi movement in the 1920s, leading up to his taking power in the 1930s, he deliberately sought to activate people who did not normally pay much attention to politics. Such people were a valuable addition to his political base, since they were particularly susceptible to Hitler's rhetoric and had far less basis for questioning his assumptions or his conclusions. "Useful idiots" was the term supposedly coined by V.I. Lenin to describe similarly unthinking supporters of his dictatorship in the Soviet Union. Put differently, a democracy needs informed citizens if it is to thrive, or ultimately even survive. In our times, American democracy is being dismantled, piece by piece, before our very eyes by the current administration in Washington, and few people seem to be concerned about it. […] The man appointed by President Obama to dispense BP's money as the administration sees fit, to whomever it sees fit, is only the latest in a long line of presidentially appointed "czars" controlling different parts of the economy, without even having to be confirmed by the Senate, as Cabinet members are. Those who cannot see beyond the immediate events to the issues of arbitrary power -- versus the rule of law and the preservation of freedom -- are the "useful idiots" of our time. But useful to whom?” [emphasis added]
— Thomas Sowell, June 22, 2010 (Townhall)
"The more things change, the more they stay the same". "There is nothing new under the sun". "Youth is wasted on the young". "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it". All such familiar aphorisms confirm that every generation replenishes the coffers, for the likes of iPOTUS, with useful idiots who provide the smoke screens. The current batch comprises: the free-lunchers ("Obama is going to pay for my gas and mortgage!"); the Holyshitwoods (who love to champion the cause of the free-lunchers because it assuages whatever guilt they may harbor for their own unseemly extravagances); the young and other naive individuals ("This time socialism is going to work!"); and, the criminally insane.

Obama Is Going To Pay For My Gas And Mortgage!!!

Most of these useful idiots, useful to the budding Despot who requires hordes of worshipers to cover His tracks, telegraph their own agenda when accusing their Hero's predecessor of the very misdeeds they support in their own Dear Leader. If, as they allege, President George W. Bush "shredded" the Constitution, then iPOTUS has taken a wood chipper to it. If President Bush increased the deficit, iPOTUS has inflated it cosmologically. If President Bush lied, then iPOTUS lies pathologically. Anything President Bush is alleged to have done wrong, iPOTUS has established a new Guinness World Record for it.

And, as if that weren't enough, there is always the extremely useful felonious idiot presiding over the House of Representatives.

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