I have a nagging sense, and think I have accurately observed, that many of these people have made a separate peace.…I suspect that history, including great historical novelists of the future, will look back and see that many of our elites simply decided to enjoy their lives while they waited for the next chapter of trouble. And that they consciously, or unconsciously, took grim comfort in this thought: I got mine. Which is what the separate peace comes down to, “I got mine, you get yours.”
– “A Separate Peace” – Peggy Noonan
Health care costs are completely out of control. Employers offering health insurance will eat a 9% cost increase this year. Being greedy corporate profit sluts, they will indubitably kick their employees off these expensive plans unless Glorious and Sanctimonious Obamacare steps in and prevents this tragic trend.
In most cases, the law is on “The Little Guy’s” side and Big Brother looks out for humble working man. But there are these exceptions (1,372 of them to be precise). The White House swears up and down that they are only temporary, only cover 2% of the insurance pool, will go out of effect in 2014, hey, look,…..Squirrel!!
The real truth here is that people that the administration wants to protect have made their separate peace. They’ve upped their standard of living, now up ours! The Daily Caller points out some telling facts about the latest bunch of waivers that Barack I has benevolently bestowed upon his noble and loyal vassals in the Pelosi Earldom of Northern California.
Of the 204 new Obamacare waivers President Barack Obama’s administration approved in April, 38 are for fancy eateries, hip nightclubs and decadent hotels in House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s Northern California district. That’s in addition to the 27 new waivers for health care or drug companies and the 31 new union waivers Obama’s Department of Health and Human Services approved.
(HT: Daily Caller)
And that brings us to the major problem with all of Barack I’s benevolent and enlightened monarchial agenda. It’s a common characteristic that describes ObamaCare, Cap-and-Trade, The NRLB’s jihad against Boeing, the GM bailout, and probably 100 different policies of this President’s administration that I’m too sick of and frustrated by to continue listing. Everything you get to keep, after he finishes “sharing the wealth,” “making things equitable” and “investing in winning the future” is contingent upon DC’s baronial fiat.
This makes it contingent upon your loyalty to his program. Show Daddy a little more love, and we can always get you the proper permits and waivers. This contract is more subtle and less gauche than say, 6th Century AD Gothic Feudalism, but it is an indenture nonetheless.
George Orwell predicted this path that Modern Leftism would follow in his novel 1984. He claimed it was no longer in the spirit of the socialism he swore his lifelong allegiance to and called it Oligarchiacal Collectivism. He defined this tragic development thus.
“In each variant of Socialism that appeared from about 1900 onwards the aim of establishing liberty and equality was more and more openly abandoned. The new movements which appeared in the middle years of the century . . . had the conscious aim of perpetuating unfreedom and inequality”; because the true goal was to end history upon becoming the perpetual High ruling class — composed not of aristocrats or plutocrats, but of “bureaucrats, scientists, technicians, trade-union organisers, publicity experts, sociologists, teachers, journalists and professional politicians” originally from “the salaried middle class and the upper grades of the working class”.
– George Orwell, 1984. (HT: Wikipedia)
That, more than any other philosophical doctrine, describes the true inner soul of The American Leftist. The proper enforcement of Oligarchical Collectivism is what the Modern American Leftist exists for.
Everything is fair, if they get to decide what fair is. “Racism”, “Sexism”, wealth disparities…these are all just buzzwords and slogans. They are excuses to flense more property and wealth off of all the “Little Eichmans” who still foolishly pursue the American Dream without John F. Kerry’s or Barney Frank’s approval and written permission.
The Democrats are the party of an evil, postmodern form of feudalism. Obamacare and its waivers are the living, documentable proof. This is the entire point behind their establishment of the two Amerikas of Obamacare. Now come ask Daddy for your waiver, Comrade!