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    Obama Inaugural Speech — Collectivist We

    Obama Inaugural Speech — Collectivist We

    No need to watch Obama’s inaugural speech.

    Text is here.

    Same old, same old straw men, platitudes, and ode to big government and collectivism:

    Through it all, we have never relinquished our skepticism of central authority, nor have we succumbed to the fiction that all society’s ills can be cured through government alone.  Our celebration of initiative and enterprise; our insistence on hard work and personal responsibility, are constants in our character.

    But we have always understood that when times change, so must we; that fidelity to our founding principles requires new responses to new challenges; that preserving our individual freedoms ultimately requires collective action.  For the American people can no more meet the demands of today’s world by acting alone than American soldiers could have met the forces of fascism or communism with muskets and militias.  No single person can train all the math and science teachers we’ll need to equip our children for the future, or build the roads and networks and research labs that will bring new jobs and businesses to our shores.  Now, more than ever, we must do these things together, as one nation, and one people.

    I didn’t watch because I’ve seen that movie before.

    Krauthammer did watch, and he summed it up as an ode to big government (who coulda guessed that?) via Mediaite:

    Following President Obama’s second inaugural address, Fox News analyst Charles Krauthammer called the speech an “amazing” one which rebuked the limited government beliefs of the Reagan era and served as the president’s “ode to big government.”

    “I thought it was an amazing speech, and historically very important,” Krauthammer began. “This this was really Obama unbound. And I think what’s most interesting is that Obama basically is declaring the end of Reaganism in this speech.”


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    Read the definition of Collectivism and weep for our country,.

      janitor in reply to Moe4. | January 21, 2013 at 6:10 pm

      Much thanks. This is worth an excerpt:

      collectivism, any of several types of social organization in which the individual is seen as being subordinate to a social collectivity such as a state, a nation, a race, or a social class. Collectivism may be contrasted with individualism, in which the rights and interests of the individual are emphasized…

      Collectivism has found varying degrees of expression in the 20th century in such movements as socialism, communism, and fascism…

        TrooperJohnSmith in reply to janitor. | January 21, 2013 at 7:15 pm

        The common characteristic of collectivism, as expressed in Communism, Fascism and Socialism, is that there is an elite, set apart from the rest of the equal schmucks. There is always a ruling class that figures it’s entitled (there’s that word, again) to being on top, because they knew what was best by making us all “equal” and will work to keep it that way. I mean, if you were walking and now have a Trabant courtesy of ‘they’, why begrudge your People’s Commissar his Mercedes?

        lc in reply to janitor. | January 21, 2013 at 9:43 pm

        Thank you.
        We need to post this everywhere.
        Still so many who do not understand!

    The unending Fascist pep rallies drone on & on. The steel doors to the Assembly rooms are welded shut. The bars are up on the windows. The Fascists abide no disrespect, no objection, no escape from Dear Leaders pervasive aura. Their objective as expressed by Ken Salazar is their boot in your face so you know whose Boss. . . An aside. Tom Brokaw & NBC in particular noticeably soiled themselves I’m their obsequious coverage of the historic nature of the occasion. I caught it in the 30 seconds it took between turning the TV on & traversing the room to the remote. Vomiting also occurred in the process.

    LukeHandCool | January 21, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    “Obama Inaugural Speech — Collectivist We”

    One of the great things about being a social phobic is that you are completely incapable of grasping the concept of “Collectivist We.”

    The other great thing is all the chicks who dig a sensitive, tortured-soul, loner type of guy.

    2nd Ammendment Mother | January 21, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    I self medicated with the Food Network…. Alton Brown made cobbler!

    TrooperJohnSmith | January 21, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    Someone really needs to Fisk his speeches, especially this one, with a laugh track. Especially effective would be when he tells us to all stop being partisan, calling names and demonizing. I presume those things are his exclusive purview.

    Anyway… his speeches, with laugh, track would go a long way towards that effective ridicule to which Mr. Alinsky alluded. Fight ’em on their own terms with their own weapons.

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