Ellis Washington is a former staff editor of the Michigan Law Review and law clerk at the Rutherford Institute. He is a professor of Constitutional Law, Legal Ethics, and Contracts at the National Paralegal College, a counselor at the American College of Education, and a founding board member of Salt and Light Global. Washington is a co-host of "Joshua's Trial," a radio show of Christian conservative thought. A graduate of JohnMore ↓Less ↑
Obama, the transcendent, messianic, FDResque figure is more akin to Goldstein, the minister of propaganda [in George Orwell's, "1984"] who with the help of his fascist legions spent day and night following one credo: Your liberty, your money, your property, your soul all belong to the State (federal government).
What do you call a man, a leader, a president of the greatest country in the history of the world that daily ignores constitutional strictures like separation of powers, which limits executive power? What do you call a pathological narcissist that daily creates vast, new totalitarian powers for himself by executive decree while the slavish Democrats, the irrelevant Republicans and the servile liberal media bow to his every will? How would you characterize Wall Street, private corporations, education, medicine, housing and energy who collectively tremble in fear if they don’t obey his latest unconstitutional commands, that they will be the next recipient of his vengeful wrath?
The recent headlines on DrudgeReport.com told the grim tale of Big Brother 2009, aka Obama Inc.:
“Number of unemployed getting benefits climbs to record 8.9%”
“Obama vows to retrain”
BIG BUDGET BLOWOUT: $3,400,000,000,000.00 SPENDS $11,300 FOR EACH AMERICAN”
“Massachusetts welfare recipients provided cars at taxpayers expense”
“GM post $6 billion loss for first quarter”
“National bailout agency for U.S. cities”
“Computer sold on eBay ‘had details of top secret missile defense system’”
To a rational person who loves America and respects the traditions of the Founding Fathers, anti-federalism and executive restraint, the headlines are gut-wrenching, but to a proud fascist like President B. Hussein Obama, those dire headlines above read like the soothing, euphonious strains of a Wagnerian opera. And like Wagner’s primo uomo, “Siegfried,” a man who literally went to hell and back to learn how to fear, only more socialism, anarchy and nihilism can set the proper pretext for this Grand Finale. Only in Chaos Theory can the stage be adequately prepared for Obama Inc. to appear stage left to save America. Yet there is no salvation, no redemption – only a hellish, eternal nightmare that he himself created!
What is Obama Inc. (incorporated)? Like the title suggests, it is our president’s systematic, comprehensive plan to takeover and dominate every conceivable aspect of our lives from the cradle to the grave. But more diabolically, Obama Inc. seeks to have omnipotent, irrevocable dictatorial power over every American citizen. I call this aspect of Obama Inc. the Democrat Eternity Act (DEA).
Obama is utterly a revolutionary figure following a long, ignoble tradition of former great tyrants like Nebuchadnezzar, Caesar, Muhammad, Henry VIII, Napoleon, Mussolini, Woodrow Wilson, FDR, LBJ, Putin, Chavez and others. Obama Inc. thinks in grand, over-arching, totalizing themes rather than simply single programs as Clinton did with gays in the military or national health care in 1993. No, no, no – one program, even one-seventh of America’s entire multi-trillion dollar economy, is much too small for Obama Inc. to be bothered with.
In an earlier article I wrote last year titled, “How Thomas Hobbes is helping destroy America,” I predicted that through the natural development of ideas over time, society, culture, law, politics, economics, philosophy and all disciplines of knowledge would soon be exploited by a future demagogue that would transform America into a dictatorship.
After War World II, the Supreme Court’s liberal view of a “living Constitution” and “evolving standards of decency” led to radical judicial activist opinions in the areas of racial segregation, civil rights, separation of church and state and the so-called “right to privacy” – in cases like Everson v. Board of Education (1947), Brown v. Board of Education (1954), Gideon v. Wainwright (1963), Griswold v. Connecticut (1965) and Miranda v. Arizona (1966) – leading to an entire cottage industry of new rights like the Court’s abortion finding in Roe v. Wade (1973) and 30 years later to the constitutional right to homosexual sodomy in Lawrence v. Texas (2003).
You can thank Thomas Hobbes for elevating our racialist, humanist, childish, sexual and vulgar desires to the legitimate level of constitutional rights.
According to a recent Supreme Court opinion in California, homosexual marriage has once again been raised to the standard of a constitutional “right” by this overtly activist court over the explicit will of the people. It will be interesting where this and numerous other hot button issues takes society as courts grapple with “rights” vs. “privileges,” “property rights” vs. “liberty interests,” etc. Has this “due process explosion” of the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s, as federal judge Henry Friendly opined, fundamentally altered the ability of government to manage schools, bureaucracy, agencies, culture, society … ourselves? I think it has.
One hundred ten days after taken the oath as president of the United States, who would have thought that Obama Inc., led by this unremarkable pol, this intellectually vacuous fascist from Harvard, could have achieved so much, so soon, yet here we are in the midst of a burgeoning totalitarian State equal in every respect but the year of George Orwell’s “1984″ – nevertheless we appear too stupid to realize where we are.
Ignorance (I don’t know) and apathy (I don’t care) are the twin narcotic drugs Obama Inc. has used to lobotomize America over the past 100 days, but his Machiavellian tactics go further back 100 years to Woodrow Wilson, who, according to Jonah Goldberg’s excellent book, “Liberal Fascism,” was America’s first fascist president. Interestingly, Wilson’s fascism (1913) predated Lenin’s Bolshevik Revolution (1917) by four years and Mussolini’s fascism (1922) by nine years.
Finally, precursors of Obama Inc. could be heard 330 years ago in the writings of the great English political philosopher Thomas Hobbes (1588–1679) who prophesied a tyrannical political figure like Obama in his magnum opus, “Leviathan” (1651) and summarized his entire oeuvre in one telling, succinct last utterance from his deathbed – A great leap into the dark.
Unless this narcissist, Manchurian Candidate is stopped, America will soon be plunged into a new Dark Age called Obama Inc.