By Guest Writer Greg Lewis
Barack Obama stood in the demilitarized zone between South and North Korea and stared through binoculars at the remnants of a country. He was dumbfounded as he looked northward at the barren wasteland that a communist dictatorship had created. It was as if he was seeing for the first time what the word “communist” means.
He sounded more like a 7th-grader than the president of the United States as he marveled, “It is like you are looking across 50 years into a country that has missed 40 or 50 years of progress.”
The president went on:
"If a country can't feed its people effectively, if it can't make anything of any use to anybody, if it has no exports other than weapons and even those aren't ones that in any way would be considered state of the art. If it can't deliver on any indicators of well-being . . . for its people . . . then you'd think you'd want to try something different."
If he’d prefaced these comments with “Gee, Wally,” we’d have been right back in an episode of “Leave It To Beaver.” His teen-worthy incredulity at seeing what the very Marxist ideology he embraces brings to the people who are forced to endure it should be the beginning of an awakening for Obama. It should cause him to muse, “Hmm-m-m, maybe I shouldn’t try so hard to inflict my own socialist ideology on the American people. Maybe I ought to rethink this whole idea of the state controlling the lives and behavior and economic endeavors of its people.”
Not bloody likely, I’m afraid.
Jerry Casale, one of the founders of the new wave rock group Devo, was fond of saying, “You can’t be it and see it,” meaning it’s impossible to get a perspective on your own behavior when you’re as ideologically committed as someone like Obama is. The president, like the leftist ideologues he’s installed in every important U.S. government post, is incapable of stepping back and looking at what he’s doing to the greatest nation on earth. He can’t entertain even the thought that perhaps his policies and his ideology are essentially the same as those that have caused the economic failure of every communist nation in history.
It falls to those of us who understand that Obama is ultimately out to make the U.S. into his own version of North Korea — right down to the people in the audiences at his appearances fainting at the very appearance of their glorious leader — to remove this ideologue from office in November and insure that we don’t go any further down the path to failed-statehood than he’s already taken us.
Greg Lewis Ph.D. is the author of The Politics of Anger, which systematically lays out the communist/socialist foundations of the liberal political agenda by examining the important writings of leftist thinkers of the past 75 years.
Lewis also co-authored "End Your Addiction Now : The Proven Nutritional Supplement Program That Can Set You Free."