King Midas prayed for a talent that would give him unlimited wealth. When his prayer was answered, everything he touched was instantly turned into gold. He eventually starved because he couldn’t eat anything.
So it is with the talent of Obama; everything he touches becomes corrupt. The corruption is not limited to immoral or amoral behavior or criminal dealings that can be corrected with prosecution. The corruption has penetrated the framework of institutions, like a disease of the bones. Corruption this deep may not be treatable with pharmaceuticals. Perhaps as with gas gangrene, amputation or excision of the diseased tissue may be the only treatment that has a chance of saving the patient.
This situation seems to please Obama and the Progressives very much.
Americans have learned many new things during Obama’s terms as president. We have learned that the President is not bound by anything he says, anything he promises, by the Constitution of these United States, by laws passed by the Congress or by any action of the Judiciary or the electorate.
We have seen him corrupt NASA (new marching orders: make Muslims proud of their scientific contributions). Corrupted the banking system to reward his cronies. Let the Veterans Administration fester while heroes and patriots suffer. Deeply damaged the State Department with two feckless and useless Secretaries of State. Destroyed the healthcare system then attempted to deny the damage with an outrageous series of bald-faced lies.
He has corrupted the Secret Service such that it may not be able to protect him. Ironic, that.
He has caused the US Military to shed experienced warfighters from Sergeants to Generals at an unprecedented rate. He has undermined the formerly peaceable relationship of the races, vastly increased the size of the dependency state, damaged traditional marriage and discouraged live birth of minority babies. Coddled enemies that wish to destroy us, flooded the nation with illegal immigrants. Spent tax money as though it was infinite.
He has debased the Department of Justice with gunrunning and voter intimidation, with suspension of immigration laws, with stonewalling of the Congress, damaged the local police with claims of racial bias and crippled the Border Patrol. He has corrupted the Internal Revenue Service to damage political enemies. Encouraged the EPA to destroy the coal power industry and hampered development of domestic oil production. The FBI is losing the trust of the citizens because it is becoming the gang that couldn’t get it right. Sony hacking anyone?
All this to the ringing cheers of the Progressives. After all, those who cling to their guns and Bibles had this coming, and Barack is just the man for the job. Didn’t he promise a transformation?
We now approach a crossing point. If the next President is a Progressive, these policies will continue and increase to the limit of the Nation to fund the excesses. Even now it is arguable whether we can ever repay our debts.
Progressives rejoice; this is Utopia rising. We just print more money and issue new executive orders to control the lives of the stupid and ignorant Americans. Progressives will rule.
But what alternative futures might lie beyond the crossing point?
Perhaps a sound defeat for the Progressive madness we have seen for 6 years, with a slow return to fiscal sanity within a decade. Much tribulation during that time: currency devaluation, increased unemployment, loss of savings, a years-long recession that affects all Americans.
Is that the worst-possible outcome for Progressives? Not by a long shot. As Machiavelli observed “Revenge is a dish served ice cold.”
What happens if the conservatives (not the Republicans) gain and keep control of the government for a decade, determined to undo the madness and to punish those who drove the corruption. After all, the President has no real need for Congress and can rule by fiat; this has already been demonstrated.
Here are a few possibilities:
• Secure borders with fences and widespread deportations of illegal aliens.
• Capital punishment without a 20-year legal tussle.
• Investigation, prosecution and Federal imprisonment of government criminals including politicians.
• Flat tax and decimation of the IRS.
• Dismantling the EPA, Department of Education, Department of Energy and the myriad other intrusive rule making bodies.
You can add many more with just a little thought.
How would this new conservative government respond to the wails of the wounded Progressives?
By ignoring them. Just as Obama ignores the conservatives today.
This could also create the worst possible outcome for the Nation. “While seeking revenge, dig two graves – one for yourself” (Douglas Horton).
Moral: Progressives and conservatives, consider Midas’ fate. Be careful what you wish for.