Obama does indeed hate automobiles and the suburbs, as any good progressive should: the automobile makes the population mobile and therefore not controllable, and suburbs give the population a sense of personal power and therefore not dependent. Of course both have to go.
It goes well beyond automobiles. Suburbs are often inhabited by whites who fled the cities when black officials took over. That consitutes racism and, in the name of social justice, all that wealth in the suburbs needs to come under urban control.
$10/gal gasoline &/or gas rationing will take care of autos and the suburbs rather nicely, regardless of Obama, the enviros, Romney, or anyone else. That way of life is doomed, it's all over but the kicking and screaming. I'll stand corrected should the price of gas go (and stay) below $2 a gallon for 10 or 20 years.
One of the comments at the Breitbart site mentioned a site: www.progress.org This site states: Saul Alinsky: Champion of the Nonsocialist Left.
The Nonsocialist Left? Just how does one make such distinctions? Are we not parsing words such as "What is the meaning of is?" Nonsocialist and socialist left? Is this not a distinction without a difference--only a matter of degree?
If someone embraces social justice, statism (everything coming from the central government), re-distribution of the wealth, homogenizing everyone based on some goofy fairness doctrine, ultimately taking property rights (a fundamental of our country), are we not talking about totalitarianism system based on the underpinnings of Facisim, Communism, and socialism?
If what Obama is selling is so good, why do these people try so hard to mask what they are saying and what they are doing from the American people?
It is time to vote out this demagogue and his minions and send them packing off to Chicago and wherever the rest of them came from? They are a very, very dangerous bunch.
Suburbs are often inhabited by whites who fled the cities when black officials took over.
There was not only white flight, but also the old established upper and middle class black flight leaving the communities without that critical mass to keep destructive social behaviors and their abetters in check.
Bad leaders, bad policy, loss of tax bases, bad management, thuggery, squandering of funds, abandonment of housing and businesses ensue such as occurred in Detroit and other Blue cities. Chicago tried to resurrect the inner cities back in the 70s and early 80s as I recall without much success. It was like sending aid to Zimbabwe--it never got by the corruption sieve. This must have been about the time when Obama was community organizing in Chicago.
Any amount of land -- even a half-acre lot -- is anathema to the left. You can grow stuff with land, making you less dependent on the state. There might be mineral wealth -- making you less dependent on the state. You can get away from other people -- making it harder for the state to keep you under surveillance.
Posted by: Rob Crawford ||
08/13/2012 16:49 Comments ||
except their own 5 acre secured-perimeter estates, Rob
Posted by: Frank G ||
08/13/2012 19:19 Comments ||
An interesting concept, but what about electric cars, Hydrogen and Nat gas fuels, and the internet?
I happen to be a Master Mechanic, although retired It's easy to travel wherever I wish, either through super high gas mileage, an electric propulsion system (NOT An electric car) more like a combination of electric and fossil fuel (One car maker does this already) and electric Trains, Buses and the inventiveness of Americans, NO, seems like a failure plan, but Americans WILL overcome this as well as anything else government throws in the way.
Gasoline MAY be a thing of the past, but Mobility is here to stay.
And NOBODY will stop it.
Posted by: Redneck Jim ||
08/13/2012 21:57 Comments ||
Arise, CORSICANT - GREAT CAPITAL CITY-PLANET OF THE GALACTIC REPUBLIC [future - Empire], arise.
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