Friday, August 31, 2012

Barack Obama's Un-Holy Trinity (Mentors of Ill-Repute #2)


After graduating from Columbia University in New York City in 1982, Barack Obama takes a job with Chicago based group called Developing Communities Project. He easily finds and mingles with fellow Marxists in his circle of acquaintances. By 1985 he interacts with a network of well-to-do Jewish business people with communist leanings and is introduced to Tom Ayers, the CEO of  a Fortune 500 company, Consolidated Edison. Obama finds him strangely fascinating for being a rich corporate head with serious communist beliefs. Ayers and his wife takes this young communist sympathizer under their wing and then arrange to have him enrolled at Harvard in spite of his poor grades at Columbia University

In 1988, Barack Obama, now 26 years old, begins has studies at Harvard Law School, his tuition being looked after by Tom and Mary Ayers. Tom advised Barack to study constitutional law, explaining that every good communist needs to find the weaknesses in a country's constitution before you can destroy or change it. Harvard, as with most universities, is populated by 95% Left-leaning academic scum. Obama is in his element and meets and is taught by his next mentor, Derrick Bell.

In a short while, Barack Obama became close or closer to Professor Bell than he ever was to Jeremiah Wright. Obama didn't merely sit in the pews absorbing Wright's anti-American filth, for Derrick Bell. No, he stood up and was filmed at a student rally praising the professor, shouting, "Open up your hearts and minds to the words of Professor Derrick Bell." The footage also shows Obama hugging his beloved professor. Here's what those students would be opening their hearts and minds to. (Note: Not surprisingly this film was hidden during the 2008 campaign.)

Derreck Bell is a close associate of Jeremiah Wright, a man who has been quoted by Jeremiah Wright regularly. This is a man who posited that the civil rights movement was too moderate because it accepted the status quo, and believed that the entire legal and constitutional system had to be transformed in radical fashion. This is a man so extreme that he wrote a story in 1993 in which he posited that white Americans would sell black Americans into slavery to aliens to relieve the national debt, and the Jews would go along with it.  Barack didn't stand a chance with this kind of idealogy.

He then embraced the racially charged cause that the professor instigated. Both Obama and Bell demanded that Harvard hire professors on the basis of race. The Obama-Bell connection is the latest in a pattern of Barack's associations with individuals who promoted a racially divisive America. In 2008, the American public became mesmerized with Obama's Hope & Change retoric and dreamed an Obama presidency would usher in a post-racial era. That never materialized. Instead, Derrick Bell's racial world view is now manifesting in the policies of the Obama administration, particularly in Eric Holder's Justice Department, even if most in the media have failed willingly to cover them.

The Way I See It....Bell did more than advocate for race-based hiring. He was perhaps the worst Johnny Appleseed of a nasty racialist legal theory called Critical Race Theory.  Critical Race Theory, in a nutshell, argues that the law is a weapon of the whites to oppress "people of color." It argues for "structural racism" -- the idea that American institutions are aligned against the blacks. Critical Race Theory does not view the law as applying equally to all Americans, but advocates for racially unfair implementation of the law to correct past injustices. It sounds like a lot of whinning victimhood to me.

Most of the crackpot racial grievance you hear today has a philosophical foundation in Professor Bell's Theory. It is a counter-American, collectivist, neoMarxist idea. Bell's history might be insignificant if he kept it to himself. But he didn't. He used his professorshop to inseminate this worldview to his students -- and as a mentor to Obama, who later used their teaching posts to bring Bell's views to the next generation. Race relations in America are worse off because too many people followed Obama's administration's example.

Barack Obama's Un-Holy Trinity (Mentors of Ill-Repute)


Mentors matter. Any study of any president starts with mentors. We all know that. And yet, why have we ignored this mentor to this particular president?  Well, the answer is clear from a new book written by Paul Kengor, Ph.D, boldly entitled "The Communist": because no president in all of American history has ever had a mentor as radical as Frank Marshall Davis. No president--ever--has had a mentor who was a literal card-carrying member of the U.S. Communist Party (member #47544). This obviously ought to merit our attention; this book provides that attention. It's scandalous that it would take four years into Obama' presidency for a book like this to be published. It's a sign of the woeful liberal bias and delusion by the world's "journalists" and "biographers."

Davis's joined the Party in the early 1940's and his first major job was writing columns for the Chicago Star in the later part of that decade. He was very anti-American, pro-Soviet and pro-Red China and constantly bashed Wall Street, Big Oil, profits, General Motors, GOP tax cuts, and the wealthy millionaires. He called for taxpayer funding of "universal healthcare" and FDR-style "public works projects".  In a November, 1946 column, Davis wrote, "I'm tired of being hit with those double meaning words like 'sacred institutions' and 'the American way of life' which our flag-waving lukewarm liberals hurl at us day and night." This is strikingly similar to Obama's quoting "Frank" in Dreams from My Father. There Obama quoted him saying : "They'll train you so good, you'll start believing what they say about equal opportunity and the American Way and all that shit."

Besides trashing the American Way, he championed Russian foreign policy, and caught the sight of the FBI with such statements as; "I admire Russia for wiping out an economic system which permitted the rich to exploit and beat gold from the millions of plain people...I honor the Red nation." (1947) He became a national security threat with a 600 page file, regularly re-certified on the Security Index. That's a very serious thing, meaning that in the event of war he'll be placed under immediate arrest. With a mentor like that, Barack Obama should have had trouble getting a security clearance for a standard, entry-level government job. Instead, Americans elected him right into the Oval office!

In June, 1959, Frank Davis moved to Hawaii and settled in a section of Waikiki, close by the University of Hawaii. He wrote for local newspapers and for extra income set up a photoshop on the premises specializing in glamour (exotic) photography. Ann Dunham and a number of her girl friends would visit Frank's place and pose for nude and semi-nude photos for fun. He said, " These Uni students, both girls and boys, would drop by for chats on socialism and hangout, enjoying my company with no hint of a generation gap. Virtually all the young brothers consorted with the ofay chicks (at least 80% of them longhaired blondes), and the sisters were affiliated with the white boys. I permitted young white girls to sleep overnight. I saw no signs of racial hangups as these were members of the Now Generation associating with whom they liked."


The recently released 95 minute documentary "Dreams of my REAL Father" posits that Davis is the president's true biological father. This is the man who shaped Obama's world view during his formative years. Barack Obama sold himself to America as the multi-cultural ideal, a man who stood above politics. Was the goat herding Kenyan father only a fairy tale to obscure a Marxist agenda, irreconcilable with American values? You must admit....Obama doesn't look remotely like Barack Obama Sr, and has similar facial features of Frank Davis (especially the eyes). This fascinating expose is based in part on 2 years of research, interviews, newly unearthed footage and photos and the writings of Davis and Obama. Dreams of My Real Father weaves together the proven facts with reasoned logic and speculation in an attempt to fill-in the obvious gaps in Obama's history.

It was Obama's grandfather, Stanley Durham, who allowed Davis to visit the young Barack. Dunham, himself a Leftist, saw Davis as an influential role model and black father figure that Obama 'was lacking. Davis certainly inculcated the communist vision of the world throughout Obamas adolescence in the 1970's, right up until he went to college. In fact, those disparaging words about the American Way were Davis's parting words before Obama headed off to Occidental College in California. When he got there he was a fully-fledged communist and looked for similar radicals to hangout with. One of them is Dr John Drew who described Obama's belief as the "Frank Marshall Davis fantasy of revolution." He said, "We fellow Marxists were stunned at Obama's unwavering belief in the imminence of a Marxist revolution in the United States."

The Way I See It....the American people must realize that President Barack Obama is the product of some remarkably radical influences, and here, in Frank Marshall Davis, was arguably the most radical of them all. In his memoir, Obama omits the full name of his mentor, simply calling him Frank, and mentions him 25 times, with whom he looked to not merely for advice on living but as a father figure.

Finally, I'd like liberals and Democrats to please understand that communists are not their friends. The communists always considered liberals to be their "useful idiots", their dupes. They used them incessantly. Davis was one of those who used liberals and infiltrated the Democratic Party and influenced the current president. It's a remarkable story. The truth needs to be told and I will do so with the next two installments highlighting further mentors of ill-repute.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Looking Back On An Obama-nation !

The first thing I noticed about Barack Obama was his ego. The guy had a messianic complex large enough to keep a team of psychiatrists occupied for years. From atop the mountain, he rose up to speak:

           Generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was
       the moment when we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless; this
       the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal.

This sounded like the Ten Commandments type stuff. At very least it sounded like the most important day United States citizens had seen since the signing of the Declaration of Independence. You might wonder, what great day in our history was Barack Obama describing? The day was June 3, 2008, Obama had just won a couple of primaries and clinched the Democrat nomination. That's it!  But in his mind it was a historic day. If you were 45 years old and had already written two books about yourself, you would probably think so too. Even his sullen wife, Michelle perked up and much to the shock of bystanders, said, "This is the first day in my life that I am proud of America."

All of the ego stuff was cute, but it didn't seem likely to amount to much. How could the American people elect a guy with less executive experience than their local dry cleaner?  The only way Obama could possibly become president was for Republicans to basically forfeit the race. They did with John McCain, a.k.a the Bob Dole of 2008.

The second thing I noticed about Obama was his whining. After he became president, he could not stop himself from bashing his predecessor. It was unseemly and embarrassing. After a few months it had become annoying. Bill Clinton had spent eight years letting terrorists, foreign and domestic, run rampant. George Bush never uttered a peep about it. He rolled up his sleeves and did his best to fix the situation. Every president inherits problems. The American people don't want to hear the president whine about them. They want him to put on his big-boy pants and deal with them.

As the first year rolled by I tried to figure him out. I kept running into the same question, posed in different ways on various issues.  WAS THIS GUY AN IDIOT!  Like when he ordered the closing of Guantanamo Bay, even though he had no clue what they were going to do with the dangerous inmates housed therein. Again I asked myself..."Have we elected a fool?" Then he appointed a publicly avowed Communist as his Green Jobs Czar, Van Jones, I asked, "Is Barack a moron?"  It was a shock to be told by an politically astute friend that, "if you hate America, there's a good chance you can find yourself a place in Obama's administration. Socialists, Commie-bastards and Mao worshippers are welcome too." That added to my suspicions of Obama's mental state.

When his solution for an economy that was overspent and saddled with debt was to spend a lot more and balloon that debt to historic levels and then lost America's Triple A Rating, I asked anyone in earshot, "Is the leader of the free world a drooling, gibbering dickhead?" Nobody could give a straight answer so I looked back and examined his academic background. He attended Columbia University (my alma mater), then Harvard Law School and was president of the Harvard Law Review and passed the bar exam. Worked as a community organizer and taught as a professor at the University of Chicago. I finally decided that Barack Obama was not stupid. While he was clearly no genius, he was a man  possessed with an above-average intellect.

With that single realization I had managed to clarify virtually every move Obama made. The sky opened, the angelic choir sang. With the excuse of stupidity removed, transparency had arrived. Unfortunately, for Obama, stupidity can be a pretty effective shield. When you remove stupidity from the equation, his motives appeared unpleasantly cynical. Was he stupid about Guantanamo? NO! He just didn't care where he put the Islamic scum. He cared about pandering to his lunatic leftist base.

More importantly, was it stupid carelessness that led him to appoint Van Jones as the Green Jobs Czar. NO!  He knew full well that scumbag Jones was a Communist, but he appointed him anyway. And what with the economy? Obama's stimulus plan had no prayer of creating jobs and he was smart enough to know it. But an $800 million plus plan that makes no sense as economic stimulus can make perfect sense as a vote-buying scheme. His Chicago flunkies, friends and big donors like major dead-shit billionaire, currency manipulator and Marxist puppeteer, George Soros, got the majority of the taxpayers' TARP money. And unemployment is still over 8%. after 3 years and shows no sign of dropping.

A classic example of his smoke and mirrors expertise came out in Obama's Town Hall Meeting in Elkhart, Indiana. in defense of his tax credit plan he said; "When you give a tax break to working families who are struggling, they will spend it on buying a new coat for the kids, or making sure that they get that car repaired that they use to get to work. When you give it to the wealthier families, hey just put it away somewhere, and so it doesn't circulate in the economy."

"They just put it away somewhere." That's right, folks! If you sneak into Bill Gates' or Warren Buffet's house you can find a big stack of $100 bills they just "put away." It won't be in their mattress. Oh no, Bill and Warren are smarter than that. But it'll be there --put away--somewhere.

The Way I See It....Barack Obama is a multi-millionaire. He knows what rich people do with money. They start businesses. They invest in companies that employ millions. They buy buy bonds that build schools and finance local governments.They do not hide it under that loose floorboard. Barack Obama knows this. He is not stupid enough to think otherwise. But in financially strapped Elkhart, it was a LIE he thought he could sell. Now, I know, and everyone else should know...that Barack Obama is not stupid, but he hopes YOU might be!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Where Have All The Leaders Gone ?

Remember Lee Iacocca, the man who rescued Chrysler Corporation from its demise in the 1980s?  He has written a thought-provoking book with the above title with a cutting edge sentiment that would have meaning not only to Americans but for Australians in a somewhat similar boat. Here's some highlights:

Am I the only guy in this country who's fed up with what's happening? Where the hell is our collective outrage with this so-called president (prime minister)? We should be screaming bloody murder!  We've got a gang of tax cheating clueless leftists trying to steer our ship-of-state right over a cliff. We're got corporate gangsters stealing us blind and we can't even run a ridiculous cash-for-clunkers program without losing $26 billion of taxpayers money, much less build an inexpensive hybrid car. But instead of getting mad, people sit around and nod their heads when the politicians say, "trust me, the economy is getting better." BETTER! You've got to be kidding. Let us shout it out: Throw all the Democrats out, along with Obama!

Someone has to speak up. I hardly recognize this country anymore. The most famous business leaders are not the innovators but the guys in handcuffs. While we're fiddling in Afghanistan, Iran is completing their nuclear bombs and missiles and nobody seems to know what to do. And the liberal press is waving "pom-poms" instead of asking Obama the hard questions. That's not the promise of the America my parents and yours traveled across the ocean for. I've had about you? You can't call yourself a patriot if you are not outraged! This a fight I'm ready and willing to have, and you should too!

Leaders are made...not born. Leadership is forged in times of crisis. It's easy to sit there with a thumb up your butt and talk theory. Or send someone else's kids off to war when you've never seen a battlefield yourself. We needed a strong leader on September 11, 2001 and he lead us out of the ashes and on to the process of retribution. It was a hell of an effort and our enemies learned a good lesson.

So let us see where we stand now?
  • We're immersed in a bloody war with no plan of winning and a president who tells the enemy when we're going to leave. Real smart!
  • We're running the biggest deficit in the history of the world, and it's getting worse by the day.
  • We've lost our manufacturing edge to Asia and lost over 2.4 million jobs to this outsourcing.
  • Our gas prices are high because nobody in power has a logical plan to drill into our huge reserves as so many politicians have been bought by the flea-hugging environmentalists.
  • Of our Big Three car companies, socialist Obama has nationalized two of them.
  • Our schools are in a disaster because of lazy teachers  and their greedy union.
  • Our borders are like sieves and they want to give all illegals amnesty and free health care.
  • The middle class is being squeezed to death while Obama smears the successfully wealthy.
  • Americans in the poverty class increased by 6.4 million under Obama's misrule.
These times cry out for leadership, but when you look around, you've got to ask: Where Have All The Leaders Gone?  Where are the creative thinkers, the people of character, courage, conviction and even common sense. The silence is deafening, but these are the crises that are eating away at our country's future well being. Everyone's hunkering down, fingers crossed, hoping the government will make it better for them. Unfortunately Obama's Hope & Change has become Change but no Hope!

I have news for the Chicago gangsters in the White House. We didn't elect you to turn this democratic country into a losing European Socialist state. Why are people so afraid to come out and say it? So some left-leaning bonehead on NBC or CNN news will call them a name? Give me a break and screw political correctness. Why don't you guys show some spine for a change and yell-it-like-it-is?

The Way I See It....Lee Iacocca isn't trying to be the voice of gloom and doom here. He's trying to light a fire under the complacent majority to say there still is hope to return to the principles that made America the beacon of freedom and ingenuity. Americans can't afford to lose it all to the gospel according to Obama that the U.S. is unexceptional and doesn't deserve a special place in the world.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Here Come The Closet Black Conservatives !

Rev. C.L. Bryant is making waves with his new documentary film, Runaway Slave, a film about personal freedom. It was conceived by Rev. Bryant and supported by private donations and Freedom Works.(a conservative non-profit organization based in Washington, DC). The initial screenings have been well-received and often with standing ovations and is opening all across America as we speak.

Herman Cain caught a great of flak for his comment on the campaign trail that he "had left the Democratic plantation," but he's not the only one saying it now. Indeed, the good Reverend has now joined the ranks of a number of black closet conservatives who are speaking out against big government, which is what they perceive to be the new plantation. There is a growing list of blacks finding the courage to speak out. One notable is K. Carl Smith, who is the head of the Frederick Douglass Republicans and subscribes to the "four life-affirming values of Douglass: respect for life, respect for the Constitution, belief in limited government and individual responsibility."

The film itself has a gritty, urban, edgy feel to it, at times contrasted with scenes of rolling hills and pastoral images of a beautiful America. The main theme of the documentary is not new: the enslavement of black society by a big socialist government. People like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton are described in interviews as "race-hustlers"or "poverty pimps" because while they claim to represent the best interests of black America, they are profiting from the continued degraded status of blacks.

On his journey across America, Bryant met and talked with author and pundit Star Parker. Parker authored Uncle Sam's Plantation: How Big Government Enslaves America's Poor and What We Can Do About It.  She shares her compelling personal story from welfare to entrepreneurship in her book. She explains that "what broke down in black America is just a picture of what's breaking down in the rest of society. Not only has the government enslaved the poor, but now we're looking at the extension of Obama's government into all communities and that includes businesses." She adds, "A burgeoning lower class of people dependent on the government will likely continue voting for the party that keeps the handouts coming!" Thus we have the stunning statistic that 95% of black Americans voted for Barack Obama in 2008! This time, with black unemployment now at 14% up from 13% and no obvious helpful sign from Obama, it should be interesting to see the tally this time.

Given all this, why such a monolithic turnout from the black community for the Democratic Party, especially when history tells us that it was the Democrats that supported the Klu Klux Klan in the early 20th Century. It is well known that Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass and Booker T Washington were all Republicans. And Republicans were in control of both houses of Congress when the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments were passed, which granted freedom, citizenship, voting rights and due process to blacks. Later, Republican President Eisenhower signed into law the 1957 civil rights act, which set in motion the civil rights commission in the Justice Department. It's important to note that it was a Republican senator, Everett Dirksen who blocked a Democratic filibuster against the 1964 civil rights legislation that allowed equality of opportunity in education and employment. You'd have to think that blacks suffer from historical amnesia and they're paying for it.

One of the questions Runaway Slave attempts to answer is how has black America been improved by all these handouts? Part of the problem seems to be the controlled decimation of the black family perpetuated by the requirement that to receive that entitlement check, there must not be a father in the home. You get lose your welfare check. Deneen Borelli, in her new book, Blacklash, says, "it's all in the message from the career black politicians who promote big government solutions that result in stagnation and government dependence." The better way, Borelli suggests, is to "quit blaming everyone else and take responsibility for your life. The Constitution does not guarantee you success, but it does guarantee you the opportunity for success."

The Way I See It....the new poll conducted by the Wall Street Journal this week is utterly ludicrous. It shows that support for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney among black people stands at an incredible zero percent!  Nada, Zilch!  But it order for the poll to be accurate, one would have to assume that there are indeed "zero" African-Americans that stand with Romney. And while the folks at the Wall St. Journal certainly aren't obligated to justify their findings, they would likely have a hard time doing so to the sea of African-Americans who took to Twitter to express their support for Romney after feeling as if they were being ignored -- or better yet, as if they don't exist at all. out Barack and come the un-closeted Black Conservatives!!!

Thus the #BlackConservativesForMittRomney hashtag was born. Here are a few of the best:
  • Renee Rankine - I'm a young black, female conservative....oh, and I exist.
  • Trish Williams - Hey WSJ, I probably ignored your call but I'm black and voting for Romney. Mark it down, yo.
  • B. Harper - I am a proud black conservative...racist remarks wont stop us. Lies about Romney wont stop us!
  • Wayne Dupree - WSJ created a fake poll saying that Romney wasn't supported by blacks. ...well today...we punched them in the eye!
  • Ken Harbin - This movement is real and we are taking our country back!
  • Stephanie Rubach - I stand with Romney because Obama's big government is bankrupting AMERICA!
  • Savannah Savvy - A poll says 0% of Afro-American voters support Romney. Heh. We are the 0 Percent!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Asylum In Llama-Land ?

Hmm....I seriously doubt it.  Ecuador's Hoy newspaper hints at an unhealthy relationship between Wikileaks founder Julian Assange and Ecuadorean president Rafael Correa offering him asylum. Is Assange just Corea's weapon against free speech? Or is he being used to make Correa's foul reputation smell like a Rose?

With the Wikileaks release of cables from the U.S. Embassy in Quito referring to the profound corruption of the police leadership and mainly its commander, Jaime Vaca, they revealed that the U.S. diplomats voiced their suspicions that President Corea was aware of the situation. As a result, this tin-pot dictator showed that those suspicions were right, by expelling the U.S. ambassador rather than make any effort to clean up the corruption.

The moment Julian Assange decided to seek shelter in Ecuador, he betrayed the principles he claimed to represent. Why?  Because Ecuador, under its President of the last five years, has become one of the world's leading oppressors of free speech. Correa has appropriated, closed and intimidated many media outlets critical of his shyster regime.  Recently, the government decided to use the cables for its own benefit and with a very clear purpose: to further discredit the independent press and journalists who work in it by suing them for crippling damages. In one disgusting case, Correa ran a libel suit that sentenced a journalist and three executives of the El Universo newspaper to three years in jail and fined them $42 million. The fine was greater than the newspaper's worth!

So while the mendacious Correa welcomed Assange to what he called "the club of the persecuted", he continues to persecute his own country's reporters. In the press freedom index published by Reporters Without Borders, Ecuador has dropped from having the 56th freest press in the world to the 104th, lower than Kuwait and the Republic of the Congo. I must say that this man is a member of the club of authoritarian populists of the Left who give South America its reputation as the home of the banana republic.

The British foreign secretary, William Hague, responded by warning the Ecuadorean government that diplomatic immunity should not be used to harbour alleged criminals. He said Assange would be arrested if he leaves the embassy in London where he has lived nearly two months. The Swedish foreign secretary said that "Mr Assange should stop being such a coward and have the guts to face questioning about the alleged sexual assaults in Sweden."

Two women have clearly accused Assange of rape despite the repeated attempts by some of his supporters to discredit them. The allegation of one woman is that Assange had sex with her while she slept, without a condom. The other woman alleges without her consent he also tried to penetrate her without a condom and she repeatedly attempted to avoid penetration. His supporters query why Sweden has not charged Assange. But that is not how the Swedish legal system works....he cannot be charged until he is questioned, then arrested, which can only take place in Sweden.

The Way I See It....Ecuador and the celebrity Left defending Assange are saving him not from arrest or extradition by their great bogeyman of the U.S., but from facing the music over what he allegedly did to these women. The rest is just posturing and projecting and interfering with the justice system of two democratic nations with a rule of law.

When Juilan Assange stood on that balcony of the Ecuadoran Embassy, in front a street full of  his supporters, acknowledging his asylum was accepted,  he exhibited the body language of a defiant leader. He said, "the decision was a significant victory for myself and my people."  My People? Who are they? Let me tell you...these defenders of Assange are tribalists - the collective. The same rabble you've seen inhabiting the Occupy movement. Assange must be excused because he is one of them. And the facts must be displaced by the myths of the tribe. The women accusing the "dear leader" count for nothing. They are on the outside and threaten the tribe. Yet they and Assange are just as blind to the company they keep, treating President Correa as a protector of free speak, rather than the enemy described by Human Rights Watch. I'm afraid I see Julian looking into the dark tunnel of a negative outcome that will end up badly.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Can America Survive 4 More Years of Obama ?

NO!! Because America as you know it -- wealthy, powerful, assertive -- is not what Obama wants. He wants a smaller America, a poorer America and an America unable to exert its will, all due to his misguided (read Marxist/Socialist) notion of global fairness. To Obama, the hated "one-percent" isn't just wealthy Americans; it is America itself. In Obama's view, America needs to be taken down a notch or two. Obama's goal to downsize America is in plain sight but ignored by everyone including the criminally neglectful media except one; The American Thinker.

I have discovered, along with reporter Warren Beatty of the American Thinker, that President Obama has created a wonderland of government controls with over 900 Executive Orders (EO) covering everything imaginable, including a list of "Emergency Powers" and martial law EOs that sound absolutely sinister. And while Obama is busy issuing EOs to control everything inside the US, he has been issuing EOs to force America to submit to international regulations instead of the US Constitution. Very devious! Circumvention of the Constitution by any means possible is the ultimate goal of the Democrats and Obama's administration.

Let's start connecting the dots:  Obama signed EO 13603 on March 22, 2012. Then he signed EO 13617 on June 25th, declaring a "national emergency". Then he signed EO 13618 on July the 6th. In that EO 13618, entitled "National Defense Resources Preparedness," Obama says that we must:
  prepared, in the event of a potential threat to the security of the United Sates, to take   actions necessary to insure the availability of adequate resources and production capability, including services and critical technology, for national defense requirements.
This gives Obama the power, through this EO, to nationalize (not seize) private assets in order to protect national interests (meaning his interpretation of his national interests). There are serious pundits that say that by signing EO 13603, Obama has given himself power to declare martial law and suspend elections. To my mind...what's to say if Israel goes to war with Iran, before the November election, that he wouldn't use this as a good excuse to put this EO into effect?

Want more examples of what this scumbag is doing?
  • EO 10990 allows the Government to take over all modes of transportation and control of highways and seaports.
  • EO 10997 allows the Government to take over all electrical power, gas, petroleum and fuels.
  • EO 11000 allows the Government to mobilize civilians into work brigades under government appointed supervisors.
  • EO 11002 designates the Postmaster General to operate a national registration of all persons!
  • EO 11003 allows the Government to take over all airports and all kinds of aircraft.
  • EO 11004 allows the Housing Authority to relocate and establish new locations for citizens.
  • EO 11005 allows the Government to take over railroads, inland waterways and the public's storage facilities.
Are we beginning to see a pattern here....a SINISTER pattern?  We're being prepared for a national emergency. Then there's taking control....of EVERYTHING!. I personally think what Obama and his Chicago neoMarxist apparatciks are doing goes way beyond being just prepared. Wake Up America!

Do you remember last September (2011) when North Carolina governor Beverly Perdue (Democrat) suggested that perhaps elections should be suspended for 2 years by canceling, until the economy recovers, the 2012 elections. After that idiot remark got the reception it deserved, her staff tried to pass it off as a joke. Then there was the socialist dirtbag,White House director of Office Management, Peter Orsag, who said in an article (also last September) in The New Republic, entitled "Too much of a Good Thing: Why we need less democracy," said that Americans are hampered by too much democracy, that the constitutional system is too slow to react, and the deliberations and negotiations are simply too cumbersome. Orszag suggests that the constitutional rules of limiting government offers impediments to autocratic, dictatorial actions (his own words).

The Way I See It....from here in Australia, these developments look suspicious. That Governor Perdue would even joke (if it was a joke) about canceling an election is frightening enough, but that Orszag believes that doing away with the US Constitution is a viable solution should cause every reader to quake. I'm never comfortable with laws that give the government broad reaching powers in the event of a "national emergency," especially when there is no clear, set, unchangeable definition of what actually constitutes a "national emergency."  What if Obama realizes he's going to lose the election big-time, will that incite his implementation of a bunch of EOs and keep himself in power?

I am not a conspiracy theorist, but these three latest EOs and the previous EOs Obama signed, coupled with Perdue's and Orszag's comments, suggests that something besides coincidence is going on. I have discovered a radical left-wing organization called Building One America with a "regionalist" agenda that has Obama's fingerprints on it which, for now, are lying low knowing full well that if their radical intentions become common knowledge prior to the election, Barack will probably be defeated big-time.. I'll have more information to expose these anti-American vermin in my up-coming Blog postings. Keep watching!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Putin Punked By Pussy Riot !

The absurd Pussy Riot affair shows a sense that Russia, under the "czar" Vladimir Putin, is sliding back to Soviet times. On 21st February, three young female performers entered into Moscow's Russian Orthodox Cathedral of Christ the Savior, jumped over the rail and performed the opening bars of a punk song. The anti-Putin lyrics lasted for not more than fifty-one seconds during which the women were kneeling, genuflecting, crossing themselves, jumping up and down and, then being intercepted by security guards and led away.

It's not hard to see why religious believers would be shocked and offended, but after being ejected by the cathedral guards,the police came and didn't even open a case. It was only after it appeared on YouTube that it got the attention of the Patriarch Kirill, who watched it, and then rang Putin and the head of the Moscow police - that it became a big deal. That's when they decided that it was some sort of crime. In the press, Patriarch Kirill called it "blasphemous", saying that the church was "under attack" and "the devil has laughed at us." A warrant was issued for "hooliganism'' and two weeks later they were arrested.

''Nothing has been usual about this case," says Nikolai Polozov, one of their lawyers. "There's been a blatant disregard for due process: the refusal of bail; their pretrial treatment has been "barbaric" -- confined for five months in awful conditions and paraded around in handcuffs as though they were dangerous criminals. Very few defendants are imprisoned pre-trial, certainly not ones with young children accused of non-violent crimes." He added, "To put them on trial for hooliganism and threaten them with seven years in jail for what was a political stunt is an act befitting the Dark Ages. Civilised countries do not imprison artists and performers for exercising free speech."

Vengeful bishops pushed hard for the trial, apparently unaware of the immense damage they are doing to the reputation of the Russian Orthodox Church. The last time the Church miscalculated so badly was when it excommunicated Leo Tolstoy in 1901, an act of stupidity that helped push the country towards the political catastrophe of 1917. Their tough stance has troubled many faithful and estranged it from the younger generation it must foster for its future growth. Many are now asking if this trial marks the moment when the Church's dubious rise under President Putin hit its zenith in a country where its dealings with the authorities has been controversial since Soviet times.

Archpriest Vyacheslav Vinnikov called the stance an "indelible disgrace'' that echoed a time when the Church worked closely with the communist Party and helped identify political dissenters to the secret police. "How can the patriarch and priests stand before the alter and leads prayers to the heavens when their words lead to innocent martyrs going to jail?"  But the Pussy Riot trial could not have gone ahead without enthusiastic backing of President Putin, who seems determined to extinguish even the faintest glimmer of protest. That could now drive a permanent wedge between Russia's political leaders and its intelligentsia, just as happened nearly 50 years ago, when a show trial was mounted of the dissident writers Andri Sinyavsky and Yuli Daniel.

The Way I See It....the church's problems have entered the daily discourse of society and are likely to stay there for a long time. I believe this makes the church's constant presence on Russian state TV deceptive and its future still heavily dependent on Kremlin backing that could fade if the clergy keeps picking up unpopular causes that concern the younger generation. Many are fearing that cases like Pussy Riot show that Russia is no longer a secular state.

Supposedly showing some mercy, the prosecution changed to a reduced sentence of three years of corrective labour instead of the original seven throwing out the religious hatred charge. But that only happened once the polls showed public opinion and world-wide condemnation shifting and church supporters suddenly being outnumbered by those who viewed Pussy Riot's treatment as too vindictive for the actual crime involved.

Unfortunately, the verdict for the three women was handed down yesterday and the final sentence was for two years. Their lawyers vowed to appeal and one can hope that some reason for probation will prevail. But looking at this situation in a positive light -- it's extraordinary what Pussy Riot have done. How they have taken feminism to one of the most macho countries on Earth (excluding some of the idiot Muslim countries). How they have revealed the fault lines at the heart of the Russian state, the moral bankruptcy of the Putin regime. These women have become the "Truth-tellers" to the Russian nation.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

The Curse of the White Aborigine ! #2

Now that the dust has settled a little after the ABC's Insight program, I must point out that Bess Price also had been called a "GRUB" by Chris Graham, a white Abo who works for the New South Wales Aboriginal Council. When she looked at him across from her during the show  she said, "Sorry, I didn't think you were Aboriginal. You look like a whitefella to me."  Mr Graham said he was deeply hurt by that remark and it evoked his verbal expletive.

Dallas Scott, a fair-dinkum Aboriginal, was there and commented, "I was witness to an amazing display of young and old white identifiers (see photo) roundly proclaim their connection to and knowledge of their 'Culture', then turn around not five minutes later and abuse Aboriginal culture by speaking over an Elder (Bess). I don't know what this mystical 'Culture' is that these identifiers are on about, but if they were hoping to display an innate understanding of Aboriginal culture that night, then they missed the mark by a mile."

He adds, ''Once upon a time, the paler activists were an asset to the Aboriginal cause. Now, they have become a liability. Sprouting bullshit such as 'our white skin is a result of rape of the colonisers', they are no longer laughable and tolerable in small doses -- they are promoting a view of life that just continues to perpetuate the victim mentality and does their cause no favours. When you point out to them that their obvious side of the family have continued to choose to marry white people willingly, and not as part of some forced assimilation program, you will be met with astonishment or indignation. They don't like the facts getting in the way of a good catchphrase, and it is this sort of lazy indignation that has to go."

Dallas feels the other reason the pale-faced activists are well past their use-by-date is their lack of caring for the big issues. Where once they used their skills to assist at the grassroots and the their voices to agitate through the media for equality for suffering blacks, the voices of the younger ones have now become self-serving and narrow to their own interests -- be it Native Title, Arts Funding or whatever their pet passion might be. He says, "It is hard not to become enraged when bringing up the living conditions of some of the children on missions or in remote communities, only to have the subject changed time and time again to a pet passion topic. They don't want to hear about it. Their racial identity and support of that persona is far more important than some kids, far away in the Northern Territory having sexually transmitted disease at 5 years old."

Oh yes, Dallas then explained about the benefits and where are they? While it is true that simply being granted your Proof of Äboriginality (usually one part in 16) does not give one immediate financial benefits or access to a magical payment stream, that does not take away from the fact that every year $3.5 Billion in Government funding is disappearing under the guise of race-based benefits available only to Aborigines. T'hat doesn't include the privately funded Scholarships or initiatives available. Where are the benefits? EVERYWHERE!  Dallas states, "If you want to paint a picture or write a book or travel somewhere arty, try the various race specific awards, or the Arts Council for big chunks of money like whitey Anita Heiss got for her silly book entitled, Am I Black Enough for You?

Dallas continues, "Don't stress about some poor black from the bush coming in to steal away a share either. The abo-industry has done a brilliant job of keeping the poor ones poor and out of sight, mostly illiterate and uninterested in what they are missing out on. What these abo-elites have all learnt a long time ago is that for the funding tap to stay on, a certain number of Aboriginal people have to be suffering. Nothing turns the tap on harder than starving or dying kids, so each year, we have to make sure there is another sad story to achieve our goals. Of course we don 't ask that your family suffer, only those already doing it tough!"

The Way I See It....Bess Price has a perfect right to say, "I want what she has for my children" with regard to Larrissa Behrendt and her smug life of comparable privilege. Instead of people reaching out and offering help, people instead choose to vilify Bess for her words. (Read Larissa's vile words in my last posting). They took that very privilege they have been given, their superior educations given to them in the name of progress for the very people Bess represents, and used it to try to rip her to shreds in the media. Labelled "grub" by one, a "simple-minded blackfella" by another, time and again from the very same people who demand respect for their half-assed identity...resort to shameful personal attacks on a woman whose only crime was to speak her mind in true Aussie tradition and disagree with their high-minded point of view.

Monday, August 13, 2012

The Curse of the White Aborigine !

The woman on the left is Bess Price. She is a well-known and loved Aboriginal activist in Australia. The the white man on the right is Rodney Dillon. He's an Aboriginal rights activist with Amnesty International. He also claims to be Aboriginal. It seems he has for-gotten about the other 15/16ths of his European heritage.

It is currently a crime in Australia to point out that these two people are members of different races. Or that Rodney Dillon is about as aboriginal as Elizabeth Warren is Cherokee. Andrew Bolt, TV presenter and columnist with the Herald Sun newspapers in Melbourne, got was hauled into court for pointing out what the majority of Australians feel, that a bunch of aboriginal rights profiteers were white. And he was silenced by a trial for it. I wrote about that a while back in a previous posting titled "There Goes Freedom of Speech" (December 31, 2011).

Now Bess Price is being threatened with racism charges for pointing out the same thing. The national president of the Australian Lawyers Alliance, Greg Barns, said Ms Price's attack, as seen on the ABC's Insight program, "might well" constitute race discrimination under the section 18C of the vile Racial Discrimination Act.  The Aussie Leftists have reached an insane place where a white man can sue a black woman for saying he's not a black man. (Then again in the US of A a man can put on a dress and successfully sue a college for access to the ladies room or a prostitute could sue a family owned Motel in Queensland for not renting her a room to carry out her trade. Sick bastards!)

What is this case really about? It's about the Left being the Left, resulting in the Abos being left out. Aboriginal society has a high rate of domestic abuse. Bess is trying to do something about it. Amnesty International is trying to sabotage those efforts while promoting separation. But Ms Price remained unrepentant and kept up her attack on Amnesty, saying the human rights agency was outspoken on the Northern Territory intervention, but was silent when women and children were abused. She angrily stated, "There was also nothing from Amnesty on the death and sexual abuse of children resulting from a politically motivated refusal to take them away from 'culture' . So much for human rights! When the government tries to do something for them you call them racist and you blather on about the United Nations.

Another white Abo, high-profile lawyer Larrissa Behrendt is under fire after using her Twitter account to describe watching bestiality on television as "less offensive than Bess Price''. Ms Behrendt made the comments after watching Bess on television. Ms Price responded by saying, "This is worse than what she and her other eight white cronies were accusing poor Andrew Bolt of. It showed how out of touch this left-leaning indigenous academic was with central Australian Aborigines. The white blackfellas should be happy about the lifestyle they have. They should help us rather than trying to put a barrier between us and what we should be saying."

Ms Price further added, "Who does she think she is? I'm very angry about that. How dare she have a go about me without talking to me face to face if she has a problem with. These uppity white blackfellas think they know better and can control us. The likes of her and others don't know anything about our people in the bush. Who are they to stand up and talk on behalf of our people. My background is totally different to hers, we are CULTURALLY different. Larrissa Behrendt has made money out of being a blackfella and she isn't even in dire straits like other blackfellas who need funding. She's a hypocrite!"

The Way I See It....Andrew Bolt did have a point. Ethnicity is an emerging political topography with serious clout involved. The sooner Tony Abbott is elected Prime Minister and revokes Section 18C as he stated...the better. But before that I beg Greg Barns to sue Bess Price. Nothing would more discredit this law and the "civil libertarian" Left than to see a white lawyer use this vile law to shut up a black activist for putting the humanist and conservative point of view on the race industry. But on this subject I am unable to comment much further without running into legal danger, thanks to this insane law.

Friday, August 10, 2012

WE WON ! - Skeptics 1 Warmists 0

Robert Manne, Professor of Politics at LaTrobe University in Melbourne, admits his team has failed, That has to be good. Real scientists everywhere are smiling! Professor Manne, Australia's "most influential public intellectual" - whose credentials must now be questioned - has thrown-in-the-towel with a lead article in this month's THE MONTHLY magazine entitled "Victory of the Denialists".  Unfortunately Manne's writing is thick on insults, but thin on reasons.

Manne's argument appears to rest entirely on his mistaken belief that "science" is What The Gods Declare It To Be. For Manne, the Gods are "official climate scientists". Apparently, only those who are anointed by Government funding have access to The Truth - their declarations must be obeyed. Manne is so completely under their spell, he is incapable of figuring out how anyone could think anything else. For Manne, planetary atmospheric dynamics are so blindingly clear that only unreasonable citizens could question it. So those who get this question wrong are not just unreasonable but quite possibly brain dead. There is an antipathy here to the questioning mind that is unbecoming in an academic. It seems to be a common sinister affliction among the leftist elite.

So, how does the arbiter of the reasonable, reason it?   Like this:
     "Thousands of climate scientists in a variety of disciplines have been exploring the issue for    decades. They reached a consensual conclusion whose existence is easily demonstrated."

He's right that the consensus is real (among government funded climate scientists and one hair-brained paleontologist). But that's not evidence about the climate, its evidence about scientific processes, monopoly science and university culture -- not the climate. The problem for Manne is that this assumes that (1) science-the-human-practice is incorruptible and (2) scientists are unaffected by human ambitions, money fame, bias or...simple error. Its obvious that more funding of one side of the debate means more papers published from that point of view. Can humans be human? We skeptics think so.

Governments have funded millions of dollars to thousands of scientists to study one sort of problem. The unwritten rules of "climate science" research is fairly clear: workers will be rewarded if they find one kind of answer, and anyone called "denier'' is defunded, sacked and basically exiled if they find any other kind of answer. Professor Manne thinks his team was beaten by big money. His synopsis is that vested interests defeated climate science, even though evidence shows the vested interests were 3500 times larger on the believer side. And that kind of thinking is why the intellectuals keep coming up with potty ideas.

As always, with "intellectuals" when they analyze their failure, it's impossible for them to have been defeated by better arguments and stronger evidence. And with further doubt came further evidence of exaggerated claims and busted predictions. And it's this process - one involving not denialism but questioning, not claims but evidence - which is handing sceptics their VICTORY. Consider this. It is the skeptic's who exposed the following warmist claims as false: 
  • The Himalayan ice would completely melt by 2035.
  • The Arctic ice would vanish in 2008 or 2012.
  • Polar Bears are drowning and eventually will vanish.
  • Temperatures rise as CO2 increases in the atmosphere.
  • The Greenland ice sheet was melting and would rise the sea level and meter or more.
  • The Great Barrier Reef would now bleach every second year.
  • Reefs, worldwide, faced devastation from a warming climate.
  • The world would warm significantly over the past decade.
  • Australia's drought would be permanent and become the "new Climate".
  • The "rain that falls isn't actually going to fill our dams and river systems."
  • The acidification of the seas will kill the shell animals and cause fish stocks to fall.
  • Deceasing ice on Mt Kilimanjaro was evidence of warming.
  • Hurricanes and tornadoes would get worse and more frequent.
  • Antarctic ice was declining and sea level rises are a fact of life.
  • Australia's Carbon Dioxide Tax would make a difference to the climate.
The Way I See It....the powerful flaw in the man-made warming scare is the economics, the failure of renewables, the irrational need to ignore nuclear energy. Or perhaps what really bugs the Warmists is the fake nature of the so-called "free market solution" - where everything that matters is fixed by the bureaucrats rather than the market?

Manne has to admit that skeptics are not the team which has a UN coordinating panel, government funded institutions and NGO's worth hundreds of millions that are devoted to propagating their words. Nor do skeptics have a sympathetic ear in the media or multimillion dollar ad campaigns funded by taxpayers.  Dear Robert...No, you and your ilk weren't defeated by a pile of money. you LOST, despite your pile of money.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

A New Twist on Lowering Blood Pressure !


SORRY.........Unfortunately the Australian Health Practitioner's Regulation Agency

                      (AHPRA) Won't Let You Read This Informative Article.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

The "CLUCK" Heard 'round the World !

It looks like Obama's agenda of Hope and Change has been changed to an agenda of Hate for this year's campaign direction but has also rubbed off on the gay and lesbian elements in American society. Boy, did it rub off! Ever since Obama said he favoured same-sex marriage, its them verses us all over again!  The Chick-fil-A chain, makers of a famous tasty chicken sandwich, set the fox-among-the-chickens (so to speak)  by its owner's sincere and heart-felt comments.

The Chick-fil-A controversy erupted when the company president Dan Cathy told the Baptist Press that his business, which puts faith ahead of profits by closing on Sundays, was "guilty as charged" for backing the "biblical definition of family." Gay rights activists and other atheists responded indignantly with calls for boycotts. For added effect, they held a national "Kiss-in" last Friday at the chain's restaurants to protest the owner's position and to embarrass the staff. (sic!)

Fox News host Bill O'Reilly wasn't alone in noting the importance of the Chick-fil-A controversy in the context of the First Amendment and political correctness. O'Reilly went on to say that "the hallmark of totalitarian regimes whether they be communist, fascist or simply oppressive is to shut down the opposition, silence them, punish them. That's what the scumbag mayors of Boston, Chicago and San Francisco want to do, punish Chick-fil-A by refusing to issue building permits."

Galvanized by social media (which the Left once thought it owned) countless thousands of fed-up citizens lined up for blocks and swarmed Chick-fil-A eateries everywhere last week-- standing strong for the First Amendment and sending a particularly pointed message to intolerant politicians, queers and Obamarites. The New York Post stated the message: "We're sick and tired of being bullied by minorities -- forced to adopt speech codes and politically correct policies and practices insisted upon by ratbag activist elites and leftist polies."  Happily, Chick-fil-A sales set an all-time record.  "Take that Orthodoxy Enforcers!" many chanted. As always, the real issue is personal freedom, without fear of sanction or discrimination....the fundamental American values.

The Way I See It....disagreeing with gay marriage doesn't equate to hate speech. We all prefer to live in a world where offensive words and conduct are discouraged, but increasingly it seems that merely speaking the truth of one's beliefs is being labeled "hate speech" by those looking for an offense. Mr Cathy's words and support of organizations promoting traditional family values don't even come close. He is a soft-spoken man who knows what he believes and understands that others may disagree and live their lives otherwise.

Americans, especially Barack Obama, would all do better to learn how to disagree without being disagreeable, and respect differences of opinion without demonizing. Disagreeing does not equal "hate speech'', as it is too often characterized these days. Do Americans really want to become the United States of Offense Taken?

Friday, August 3, 2012

Global Warming Breeds Parasites ! we're told that climate change will sink the Maldives, poison the atmosphere with cattle farts, produce a zombie apocalypse and possibly have us permanently wearing shorts and thongs. But did you know that it will impact on our garden sheds, our ability to reason, our food supply, our sanity, our daily newspapers and even our possible extinction?  Philippa Martyr, a writer for Quadrant, magazine, recently found the Australian Research Council's list of successful grants for 2011 to actually investigate these possibilities. These grants are commencing this year and some will run for the next 2-3 years. The level of rapaciousness with so many snouts in the trough is disturbing!

She and I were tickled to see just how far-reaching the impact of climate change could be for our country and thought we'd share these budding projects with you. Names of the Grantees and Institutions have been omitted to protect these parasites from your indignant emails but their Field of Research and total Grant monies have been included for your disdain.

Physiology:  "Abrupt environmental changes can put populations at risk of extinction. The project will show to what extent individuals can compensate for temperature changes and make theoretical advances and improve the power to predict impacts of future climate change."  ($370,000)

Civil Engineering:  "This project will develop innovative light gauge steel roofing systems with considerable wind resistance. It will contribute to the goal of increasing building resilience against extreme and more frequent wind events caused by climate change."  ($320,000)

Sociology:  "This project, the first social-science based study of food security in the nation, will allow us to understand how a multiplicity of agencies come together to ensure the delivery of food, especially at a time of climate change impacts."  ($100,000 - 2 years)

Psychology:  "Climate change represents a moral challenge to humanity and one that elicits high levels of emotion. This project examines how emotions and morality influence how people accept climate change and with an eye to developing concrete strategies for positive change." ($197,300)

Public Health:  "This study will investigate the effects of extreme heat and the consequences of climate change on the population health of rural communities. Findings will form adaptation strategies to prevent heat-associated climate change morbidity and mortality."  ($122,000 - 2 years)

Journalism & Professional Writing:  "This project will examine the use of news media management or "spin" by Australian governments in connection with policies on climate change, asylum seekers and economic policy."  ($95,000)

Literary Studies:  "This project will devise and develop a new 'cultural materialist' paradigm for science fiction studies and apply it to a case study of science fictional representations of catastrophe, especially nuclear war, plague and extreme climate change."  ($239,000)

The Way I See It....the number of winning projects that propose to test whether climate change is actually real or catastrophic is Nil. The gravy-boat only goes in one direction. The climate-change industry has really become a monster out of control. Some of these projects would not have got a cent, if the government wasn't under the influence of this collective hallucination.

There's a whole parasitic class of academics who make a good living off the catastrophic climate change myth and the larger this class grows, the more difficult it will be to burst the bubble. I am sad to see so much research money wasted for nothing.

NOTE: Digging deeper, I found that the winner of the Journalism & Writing grant to be a former communist scumsucker turned journalism academic, who earlier received from our Leftist, anti-capitalist, atheist government nearly $200,000 (or $3 a word) to write a predictably hostile book on Rupert Murdoch. Once a Commie deadshit always a .........

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Wayne's World: The Politics of ENVY !

Australia's Deputy Vice Prime Minister and Treasurer went back to the "poisoned well", drawing on the same destructive envy and hatred he's peddled for a year now. It's the kind of low-rent thinking you'd expect from a man whose work as a Treasurer is inspired by a pop song. The treasurer, Wayne Swan, intensified his assaults on the billionaires Clive Palmer, Andrew Forrest and Gina Rinehardt last night....all the while channeling rock icon Bruce Springsteen, who Wayne cites as his greatest inspiration.

In the John Button Memorial Lecture delivered in Melbourne, Mr Swan said Springsteen's early albums, which were inspired by the decline of his native New Jersey, were relevant to Australia should Opposition Leader, Tony Abbott, become the prime minister and govern for his billionaire friends. I get the feeling that Wayne is more likely channelling Barack Obama instead with the same politics of envy, by getting the 99% to hate the rich 1%....building a "them against us" mentality. Obama also uses the "fairness" phrase over and over to help facilitate his "wealth-distribution" agenda and to divert Americans attention away from his failed economic "stimulus" policies.

Mr Swan and his partner-in-crime, Prime Minister Julia Gillard are also using "fairness"  on a regular basis to get the public to embrace the Mining Tax that will strip millions of dollars from the resource industry that has kept Australia's financial head-above-water during the WFC. Their idea of spreading the wealth is actually going to be used to infuse the huge hole in the budget. This budget deficit was brought on by the usual leftist Labor spending spree this country gets every time we vote these deadbeats in office (like the dumb Democrats in the U.S.). Nothing like plucking the Golden Goose and expect it to keep laying those eggs. Already, in anticipation of this tax hitting their bottom line, mining companies are shelving future exploration projects. Typical Labor short-slightness.

Swan noted that after his first aim at Mr Palmer, Mr Forrest and Mrs Rinehardt in a March magazine article that Mr Palmer mounted a  now-aborted campaign to challenge him for his seat, Mr Forrest launched a High Court challenge to the mining tax and Mrs Reinhardt made a bid to control Fairfax Media. Showing his annoyance he angrily stated, "So, one tycoon is using his money to challenge fair taxation through electioneering, and a second is using his money to challenge it through the courts. Now the third is using her money to challenge it by undermining independent journalism."

Let's put his whining into context. 1) Palmer has threatened to run for election, as is the right of every Australian, but has not done so. His wealth is irrelevant.) 2)  Forrest has mounted a High Court challenge, as is the right of every Australian and will win if the Mining Tax is seen as unlawful. This is a case to be decided on law, not on wealth, 3) Rinehart is not undermining "independent journalism", but is emerging as the only hope that Fairfax Media Group will survive with its shares down to 50 cents! Here her money is relevant, but Swan's charge is false.

The Way I See It....I also enjoy popular music. But I am not sure that I am about to use the mainly vacuous lyrics of Bruce Springsteen as guiding principles for my thinking on public policy. And angry working-class anthems have made the Boss a very wealthy man, however much Wayne may decry the central role that self-interest plays in modern capitalist societies. Born to Run --yes...down to the bank.

Here's a tip for anyone who is interested in thinking about policies that really improve community wellbeing, the better source references are Adam Smith, David Hume and Edmund Burke. Of course its harder work than learning a few catchy lyrics, but affording much more insight into the factors that lead to widespread prosperity. 

Wayne is a true shock-jock and hate-preacher. If he had real power, he'd be dangerous. His view of society has much in common with that of the ratbag Occupy crowd. If only we could get rid of the top 1% , we could all be better off. That's the dream of every lazy douche bag in the world! Slagging off at Clive, Andrew and Gina makes sense only in Wayne's Leftist World.  Hopefully, this will be Wayne's Swan Song when the next election comes around.