Wednesday, February 25, 2009

I Hear That Train a Coming

A couple of things struck me as oddly ludicrous about BHO's speech last night. One, it resembled a State of the Union address - but it's too early in his term for that. Is there a reason we're getting so much of the new president so quickly? Is time running out or something?

Barack does give a good speech. Average Joes come away feeling euphoria and hope - we will rebuild, we will recover, we are not quitters, the hardest-working people on Earth, now is the time to act boldly and wisely, build a new foundation for lasting prosperity.... rah rah rah.

So .... if we're going to boldly and wisely build a new economic foundation ... why are the hardest-working people on Earth using old Europe ideas?

That's right Bubba, in particular the Italian model from the first half of the last century: Increased State intervention in industry. Italy's Institute for Industrial Reconstruction (IRI) was set up in 1933 to help ailing industries and banks; a giant State firm, using public money to buy shares and "bailout" ailing industries.

IRI was meant to be temporary, but is still around today, offering government genius and business wisdom from experts.

OBAMA: Over the next two years, this plan will save or create 3.5 million jobs. More than 90 percent of these jobs will be in the private sector -- jobs rebuilding our roads and bridges; constructing wind turbines and solar panels; laying broadband and expanding mass transit.

Remember, Benny Il Duce made the trains run on time - he too was big on public works projects. Infrastructure stuff Bubba, infrastructure. Il Duce rail system was mostly propaganda, although Italian railways were repaired post WWI, rail efficiency was hyped to convince Italians of the efficiency of fascism. (Gosh, I hate to use that word.)

In the US, such efficient antics are labeled as necessary, mandatory or else, stimulus packages, a financial stability plan. Brought to you now by the Obama and Tim Geithner. Tim, former employee of Kissinger & Associates (yes, Henry), was a director at IMF, worked under Robert Rubin, etc., you can be sure Tim & friends know how to make and burst bubbles. And Tim was vetted by progressive obamamites?

I suppose Democrats/progressives now favor public liability for private debt? Last September they were shouting "Bush bailouts perverse ... an insidious act of vile turpitude..." Last September progressive/liberal bloggers claimed Bush was using fear to force congress to hand him a $700 billion blank check.

I guess when you own man is turpitudy the word has a different meaning. And don't worry Bubba, VP Biden is going to handle the oversight on this blank check. (Maybe Joe can hire his son and brother to help with oversighting.)

So Bubba, if you mistake what's going on as change - remember the definition of politics: Strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. (Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914) - The Devil's Dictionary. )

There is less strife of interests these days Bubba, because, if you do away with the hollow party rhetoric, both parties are on the same track, and you are going to pull the train. Chooo chooo you think you can, you think you can.


Anonymous said...

Kate your articles are wonderful. You have such a talent and I love your foresight. Your overview on world matters is truly something I would like to aquire.

And, I know I have said it at least a couple of times before, what Uri said in the video, it appears that the outline has been and is being followed closely.

Kate-A said...

Thanks so much anon.

Uri definitely spot on regarding the demoralization of the US.

I find many people who interpret the word "demoralization" to mean deprived of spirit, downcast, etc. but the 1st and more accurate definition is corrupted morals.

Few want to define and uphold morality b/c the public has been thoroughly brainwashed to believe that no one has the right "to tell anybody else how to live." It has produced a culture of no moral boundaries, no common bonds, an extremely dysfunction society.

Anonymous said...

I find it a rarity to come into contact with people who are interesting. Technology is very good, but I wonder if it has made reading a good novel every now and then for most people extinct. To me, novels really help stimulate the imagination.

The lack of moral boundaries you mentioned and people with no common bonds are seen much too frequently. It is almost a lost thing. I wonder if it matters what area of the country you are in?

Corrupted morals. Yes. Some individuals almost make you cringe when they let you know what is on your mind.

Anonymous said...

Correction: let you know what is on THEIR minds.

It is fitting that I make that correction. I do not mean to judge anyone; only mentioning observations.

Kate-A said...

We are still big fans of books, and the kids limit the grandkids p.c. and t.v. and replace the time with books, so books are not completely extinct, yet.

I understand not wanting to judge - I think that is part of the propaganda process, convincing us we have no right to judge others, although we can be fiscally responsible for the results and suffer the social consequences.

I don't believe a particular area of the country makes any difference, or class, creed, color, etc.

As Bezmenov said it's "what Americans are doing to Americans ..."

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