Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:56 PM
JRLeft (6,477 posts)
The day America opted for Third World governance: massive therapy anyone?
By Wes Vernon
It is said the iconic songwriter George Gershwin's talent had reached such overwhelming proportions in the twenties and thirties that, along with popular acclaim and respect, he had generated deep envy amongst his peers. It is further reported that even Richard Rogers (himself no slouch as a composer) submitted to decades-long therapy specifically to blot out such deep-seated jealousy of his colleague (see Wednesday's Wall Street Journal — "I like a Gershwin Tune"). Our nation, founded on the premise that individual success is essential to the healthy economy that benefits millions as much as is possible in this world, is no longer identified with that ethos. There are several reasons for that. But one stands above all others, in this column's view: class hatred.
The magnetic hate machine
Jealousy on a massive scale is powerful — more powerful than most of us can imagine. If a Richard Rogers was motivated to invest time and money just to erase resentment against one man, try to imagine how much damage is done when a massive Pied Piper-style brand of hateful resentment comes into play.
This pot has been coming to a boil since Woodrow Wilson came to power, preaching class envy and declaring himself entitled to see to it that America's young boys become as little like their fathers as possible. Talk about presumptions of Godlike other-worldly powers. But he clearly wanted to "transform America," an ambition shared with another president re-elected exactly 100 years after the beginning of Wilson's first term.
Some eerie coincidences are noted: Barack Obama and Woodrow Wilson are the only two American presidents in history to receive fewer electoral votes for their second terms than for their first. Buyers' remorse in both cases, but not enough.
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The day America opted for Third World governance: massive therapy anyone? (Original post)
Response to JRLeft (Original post)
Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:04 PM
Hydra (14,459 posts)
1. Man, the stupid BURNS in that!
the current president has a (New Deal, Fair Deal, Great Society) legacy with which to bring down this nation. His Marxist mindset is ripe for it.
I say we start reappropriating wealth ASAP. They need to know what a real Marxist from Kenya does!
Response to JRLeft (Reply #2)
Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:12 PM
Hydra (14,459 posts)
3. I keep forgetting that he's supposed to be a Muslim
Since he's Christian to anyone but the people who think Black People can't be as Christian as White People.
The Fascism part also makes me laugh- that's THEIR "virtue." Do they not like the word?