Quantitative Idiocy: Infecting The Body Politic
November 14th, 2010
By Barry Secrest
The establishment in Washington has, most recently, taken on a rather endearing "deer in the headlights" appearance, as the talking points have post-electively been crafted and sent spinning out into the ethnosphere in ever increasing spamitude. The results of the election coupled with Obama's Asia trip, more economic meddling by the Fed and mystery missile launches off the West Coast in addition to comical Democrat infighting has catapulted our ongoing Obama Drama into ratings levels only paralleled by erogenous cigar work and blemished blue dresses. The Un-President's Asian trek, seemed to have its desired effect in skewing attention away from the bloated carcass which used to be the Democratic Party and goldenly showering the spotlight, yet again, onto the often hysterical musings of our teleprompting Neo-Titan.
The first thing that surprised many was the fact that Obama, and resultantly, America were not exactly the centers of international attention for even India, the largest Democracy on the planet, as so often seems to be the argument by the Mainstream Media. Why you might ask do I state this? Simple. It appears that the Indians were totally taken aback by the fact that the great and brilliant Messiah, the Communicado-in-Chief, refused to utter nary a silvery-tongued syllable unless the blessed teleprompters were strategically installed around his temporary dais of mis-information. Say what? You mean his now infamous use of the teleprompter was a surprise to them? Indeed it was! Many have seen the hilarious web-skit of Obama's teleprompted Thanksgiving meal with the First Family, which is but one of thousands of jokes that have circulated concerning Obama's magical speed-reading skills (which might also point to his rather unremarkable memory skills.)
But, Obama did, in fact, become the first Official, whether visiting or otherwise, in India's entire longish history to speak before their Parliament by utilizing a teleprompter. The bemused Indians were quite taken aback as a result--"We thought Obama as a trained orator and skilled in the art of mass address with his continuous eye contact"-- wryly noted one official whose voice seemed eerily familiar. To which we would respond, No my dear foreign friend, you have understandably confused what seems as ordinary eye contact with what is actually Obama's hypnotic third eye contact--a totally different medium of expression. Oh, and thanks for helping me with that bitchy modem problem, by the way; we Americans often fail to say thank you properly.
Defining Jihad For (Certain Highly Placed) Dummies
However, the International incredulity did not end there, Obama's entire trip spawned all sorts of brazen and yet deserved critiques from both home and abroad. While in Mumbai and during the President's Town Hall with a large group of students, the President once again, became an apologist for jihad on the one hand, while maddeningly continuing his failure at identifying terrorism for what it is and who it predominantly belongs to, on the other hand. The President's first question appeared to be an atomic doozy as the student asked Obama what his take or opinion on jihad was. Before we let the fun begin, we first need to discern what Merriam-Webster has to say about jihad defined:
1 A holy war waged on behalf of Islam as a religious duty; also a personal struggle in devotion to Islam, especially involving spiritual discipline
So, in each of the above two cases, its pretty much what we expected as to our ongoing experiences-- in having dealt with jihadism as a nation.
The second definition reads much as the first, if not even a bit worse as far as we infidels are concerned:
2 A crusade for principle or belief
Ouch, a bit of Christian-ish lingo sinking in with regard to crusade except--just add a smidgen or more of gunpowder and a dash of bolts and voila', violent jihad. So, after noting the official definition, we should now turn to "the muck stops here Messiah" and hearken to his personal definition:
Obama: "The phrase Jihad has a lot of meanings within Islam and is subject to a lot of interpretations"
Us: OK, first of all jihad is not a phrase, it's a word and words have meanings Mr. President. You know, like "Marxism", "Totalitarianism," or even "Anti-Capitalist-- these, in fact, are words. While phrases have mixed meanings, ex: "Socialism is a waypoint to Marxism" or "The Dark Lord" or even "we're turning a corner." These are phrases that we feel certain you are most familiar with Mr. President. So, the President even starts out with a bit of obfuscation. But after going on and on about how Islam is one of the world's great and peaceful religions and actually performing his best Billy "Abdul" Graham impersonation, Obama got down to the really interesting part of his non-teleprompted (we think) version of jihad:
Obama: "This great religion, in the hands of a few extremists has been distorted to justify violence towards innocent people that is never justified. And so, I think that one of the challenges that we face is How do we isolate those who have these distorted notions of religious war and reaffirm those who see faiths of all sorts-- (oral listing of various religions)--accepting that we can all treat each other with respect and mutual dignity"
Us: Now, a lot of people seem to have missed what the President actually stated above which is an exact quote, except I didn't stenote the oral list of various religions, because at this point in the article I have a surprise party to attend for one of my younglings shortly--which was a surprise even to me--to my dutiful wife's verbally pelted chagrin. At any rate, no one seems to have picked up on the President's odd verbiage. As a matter of fact, it sounds almost as if the President might be stating that the problem lies with both the Islamic extremists and their diametrically opposed critics. Indeed who can deny the mutual respect felt when a number of our ideological opposites painstakingly, if not mal-thoughtfully, prepare a personal IED just for us or a few of our citizenry or Soldiers by the way?
But, notice, for instance, that the president did not say that we need to isolate those terrorists who attack innocents in the name of Islam, that would have been crystal clear. Instead, the President actually stated how do we isolate those who have distorted notions of Religious war. Now, would the President be referring, perhaps, to the many of those individuals at home who took issue with the Ground zero mosque for instance? For example, who can forget Nancy Pelosi's ominous words indicating a need to track down the funding sources of those individuals opposed to the Ground Zero Mosque? Does anyone think that any idea from Pelosi at this point is one of native cerebral origin? Or Even better--Pelosi's continually blanching at her mis-thought of being responsible for *America's losing 500 million jobs a month?
* Footnote: America's population is about 320 million people including illegals Folks, sorry, but that is just plain freaky stupid for a sitting Speaker of the house.
Even better, does Obama feel that those particular individuals who have distorted notions should be isolated for actually daring to question the goal of another religion which he crows incessantly about?--even those who rail against overt islamists at home? Surely not, and yet the President seems to have left a good deal of wiggle room within what will ultimately be a translated text of what he said, which could end up with an even greater chasm of what was meant for one crowd versus what was or will be heard by another. Point being, translations always lose a bit of this or gain a bit of that Ladies and Gentile-men, and anyone who thinks the Townhall was unscripted might wish to perform a checkdown on the student's microphone and the strategery involved in its placement.
Bro And The Volcano
As the electoral fallout from the election continues to create havoc within both the Democratic Party and even the Republican Party to a lesser degree, we can begin to now see that the elections were nothing more nor less that an immense voter volcano of Righteous retribution. The people of America, in essence, blew their collective tops after immeasurable pressure had built up within the Civil Society over the course of several years as a result of Obama's increasingly outed agenda. Luckily, this pressure had a conventional means of quickly venting in the form of the People's eruptive vote.
This outburst of votes has performed the powerful and beneficent feat of sweeping a large number of the witless Democrats out of office. State Legislature after State Legislature fell to the magma that is the people's retributive anger in addition to the Federal Government's Democratically controlled grip being severely compromised. As is so often the case, the people on the higher ground i.e. those located within positions of extreme safety were able to retain their political lives. Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi were able to avoid the voter's pyroclastic flow of derision by a number of unconventional means, but those who dwelled within the lower realms were unable to escape. In all the Democratic Party lost 65 seats and 6 in the Senate at this writing, a tectonic shift in which one would have to reach back over 70 years to find as a similar occurrence in American history.
The cumulative ashes of the fallout from the election, even now, continue to coat the entire Nation as State Governments will see a renewed vigor from those who believe in a lesser stance on behalf of Governance rather than greater. Likewise the Mainstream Media can be seen as furthering their ongoing efforts at controlling the subduction zones. Those areas which act as a buttress between the People's cognizance and the Political realities that now exist. No one either knows or fully understands what, exactly, the political landscape will look like until the fallout has been cleansed away by both time and the elements. But one thing is certain, the dark force that exerted a powerful movement against the massive tectonic plate that comprises the will of the American people has been stopped--at least for a time. The President, in a near precognitive response (Omen Theme here), fittingly, swept both himself and his considerable montage out of the Country for a 10 day sojourn back to the lands of his youth if not his birth certification.
The Dark Side: Quicker, Easier, More Seductive
But we are also now beginning to see something which, ever more, appears to be a backlash against the traditional morays and traditions of the Country. If one but observes and monitors closely, one can begin to now see the glimmering of another phenomena coming to bear--as if we haven't already seen enough my friends. The shadow forces that rail on behalf of Statism, Socialism and Globalism that swept the President into his positions of power now seem to be making themselves known in a rare public showing of fealty to their embattled and scorched Leader. The dark forces of the left, emboldened by the impressive showing of their ideological opposites the powerful surge of relentless Conservatives of America awakened, are becoming bolder, even more active. In fact, what we are seeing in the seeming boldness of the various communists and socialists increasingly making their presence known, is not actually very hard at all to figure out. Just as many, including this formerly quiet Conservative, jumped into the arena of action when the unquestionable evidence continually pervaded that America was in trouble and under threat from the dark, negative voices and actions of Statism; So it is with the forces of the leftward, those clueless citizens who do not now, nor probably ever will understand the truest underpinnings of human existence. The somnambulant soldiers of the left see their leader and movement formerly going just swimmingly, now see their agenda under duress and may have decided to out themselves while at an obvious apex in the political power curve, in a total if not final scorched earth policy of defense for their leader.
When one sees all of the ideological pieces of the puzzle laid out, a substantial number of which now properly placed, the impression evidenced thus far is undeniable in its composition. The Nationalizations of various Companies and Institutions, Statist Healthcare, avowed globalistic goals in abeyance to Nationalism, redistribution of wealth already partially activated, States suing to retain self-determination, judicial incoherence in bench legislation, Federal Governmentally supported religious preferences (Mosque), Federally avowed Union supports, Congressional and Judicial power usurpations, no borders premising as in Mexico, the list is endless and the abuses of powers are approaching viral saturation. The 112th Congress could, in fact, be quite busy in ways yet unimagined.
When we see what was formerly the main American unit of Globalism's carbon trading exchange, CCX, shutting down as a result of the Republicans coming back into power, we can begin to incept judgment. CCX, whose two largest benefactors being Al Gore and Goldman Sachs Bank, has been closed as a result of the global warming meltdown and the Conservative Ascendancy. When we see commercials being aired which showcase a number of historically clueless individuals touting the wonders of a Communism-- of which none have actually experienced, we can begin to understand something different being afoot. When a well known journalist in Larry O'Donnell comes out of hiding as an avowed Communist, at severe risk to his career, while minimizing those who are garden variety liberals, you can rest assured of a change in timbre if not tone.
The Infection Of Quantitative Idiocy
When we see quantitative easing occurring, which is a sneaky recrafting of the term debt monitization, which was earlier sworn against by both the Fed Chief and the Fed Secretary, we must know that something is occurring which most certainly should not be as Country after Country has vilified America. The touted benefits being cheapening our exports while promoting inflation and demoting deflation, seem a bit monovisionist when we must also look at the balancing factors; the accidental triggering of rampant inflation, the automatic happenstance of increasing our import and energy costs. i.e. Question number one: Which Country is one of the largest importers on the planet? The United States. Question #2: Which Country has one of the largest export to import imbalances on the planet? The United States. Question#3: Which developed Country imports more energy per capita than any other Country? The United States.
Now, based upon those particular answers, why, for Heaven's sake, would we wish to increase our import costs and energy costs willfully, if not fatally? Bearing in mind the fact that debt monetizing is also a form of stealing from our foreign investors, we could all begin scratching our heads until we factor in the character of our collective leadership, then it becomes a bit easier to understand if not to stomach. Have we, or is just they, who have lost the will as a nation or just its leaders, to work our way out of this mess which we, most assuredly, worked our way into?
When we see the well coiffed pundits, in salacious lugubriosity, wondering where America's next meltdown will occur, while ignoring the significant financial pounding our medical system is now undergoing we then wonder who, in effect, is crafting their self-serving talking points in a soulless circle of mindless natter. Our medical system of finance is now, as a direct result of Obamacare, severely wounded. The bubble which was created by the Government's meddlesome Community Reinvestment Act caused a meltdown of America's financials System. Yet, I have yet to hear of one pundit or politico, Conservative or otherwise speak of what is waiting for America in the medical wings should events continue down the Government appointed path of damage. Bearing in mind that repeal is, indeed possible, and yet is it too late to avoid the varied breakdowns similar to our financial industry? Where will the funding come from to fix this possible government manufactured problem? Shall we soon be bailing out our medical industry, and if so, is that but not another way to yet nationalize healthcare?
Do all of these within our Governance and within the vaunted halls of Media actually think that our Medical system, one of the brightest and most complex in the world, is any less fragile than our formerly vaunted financial system? And yet how do we stock up in medical expertise? Can we fill our pantries with heart surgery? Should we buy and mothball ambulances in our backyards just in case? Are medical bearer bonds a thing which our industrious investors are even now inventioning? Is our Medical Industry immune to the pyrosis of Statist infection?
We may soon see.
"A nation can survive its fools and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and he carries his banners openly against the city. But the traitor moves among those within the gates freely, his sly whispers rustling through all alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears no traitor; he speaks in the accents familiar to his victim, and he wears their face and their garments and he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation; he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of a city; he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to be feared. The traitor is the plague."
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