Or, why does this mal-Administration insist on taking warnings as “How-To” lessons?
One such warning came from the late Robert A. Heinlein, who wrote:
Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded — here and there, now and then — are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty.
This is known as “bad luck.”
Which brings us back to the SCoaMF and his (not so little) list, as described by the Sage of Selma.
By Victor Davis Hanson | Works and Days
Until the appearance of Barack Obama on the national scene, I knew of “them” only from an old sci-fi movie in which huge ants (“Them!”) ate people.
But there are new monsters in America, and I am starting to wonder whether I am to be considered among them: those of the uninvolved and uninformed lives, the bar-raisers, the downright mean ones, the never deserving of respect ones, the Vegas junketeers, the Super Bowl jet setters, the tuition stealers, the faux-Christians who do not pay higher taxes, the too much income makers, the tormenters of autistic children, the polluters, the enemies deserving of punishment, the targets to bring a gun against, the faces to get in front of, the limb-loppers, the tonsil pullers, the fat cats, the corporate jet owners, the one-percenters, the stupidly acting, the not paying their fair sharers, the discriminators on the “way you look”, the alligator raisers and moat builders, the vote deniers, the clingers, the typical something persons, the hunters of kids at ice cream parlors, the stereotypers and profilers, the cowards, the lazy and soft, the non-spreaders of money, the not my people people, the Tea party racists, the not been perfect and mistake makers, the disengaged and the dictating, the not the time to profiteers, the ones who did not know when to quit making money, and on and on.
My God, man, how did Barack Obama & Co. conjure up so many demons?
Well, it’s not as if he can run on his record with either his base or his critics. His base has been consistently disappointed and his critics have found he has exceeded most of their worst predictions. When added to his public statement to the effect that if he couldn’t get the economy turned around in three years (which three years ended on January 19th, 2012 with the economy stagnant and the work force at it’s lowest participation rate in thirty years) he’d be a one term president, it’s clear he’s painted himself into a corner.
It seems his plan to get out of that corner he has painted himself into is an enemies list that makes Richard Nixon’s look short and rational.
A lot of the entrepreneurial class has already “Gone Galt” for the duration. Declaring them to be enemies will not improve the situation, and may yet result in “bad luck” that none of us would care to live through.