I have wondered about it for years, and the only conclusion I have reached is that there are some people living among us that are, frankly, just too stupid to exist in a truly free society – which is why are are not really a free society any longer.
In fact, we are becoming less free as each day passes, and I see nothing on the horizon that is going to reverse this very disturbing, not to mention rapidly accelerating trend.
I find it not a little frightening that, given what we have seen unfold since January 20, 2009, nearly half of the voters in this country appear to be poised to reelect the most radical left-wing president this nation has ever had – assuming the polls are even close to accurate.
May 1, 2012
America’s Useful Idiots
By Steve McCann
Many years ago, a phrase was coined by the leaders of the Soviet Union to describe those in the West who naively promoted the cause of Russian Communism when in reality they were held in contempt and were being cynically used by the Soviet hierarchy. The term “useful idiot” more than ever applies to a vast swath of citizens in the United States who have been cynically used by the hardcore left for a cause they are unwilling to understand.
Among the mysteries confronting those of us who have immigrated to the United States from countries that have experienced the devastating outcome of socialist/Marxist ideology is why seemingly successful and educated people could be so easily swayed to support those whose end-game is to transform the country into a socialist “utopia” and to control the day-to-day lives of all Americans. Among these “useful idiots” are a seeming majority of the Jewish population as well as many in business, and nearly all in entertainment and the media.
The answer appears to be that despite the hardcore left accounting for less than 20% of the population, their influence extends far beyond thanks to the apparent inability of their peripheral supporters to use any modicum of reasoning — as the left in the United States has been able to identify and manipulate those susceptible to emotional arguments.
Traditionally, the age-old Marxist strategy of fomenting class warfare and demonizing capitalism has been an effective tactic with those in the lower-income and education strata, who can be easily swayed to blame others for their perceived misfortune. However, in a nation, such as the United States, which has experienced great peace and prosperity for nearly seven decades and whose population is overwhelmingly middle-class, this argument alone cannot sway a sufficient number to support the ascension of those dedicated to socialist/Marxist ideology.
The tactic of fomenting guilt for one’s success is a codicil to overt class warfare. The argument begins with the benign assertion that in a nation this wealthy, surely everyone can be guaranteed a minimal level of support at the taxpayers’ expense. Particularly wealthy taxpayers should be willing to part with a “fair share” of their income (as defined by the left) in order to assuage their guilt for living in a country that “facilitated” their becoming rich. Not desiring to be branded as insensitive or evil, many simply acquiesced to this not-so-subtle extortion. Further, in an attempt to buy peace, many contributed vast sums of money to the Democratic Party — now dominated by the far left.
You will find the rest of McCann’s article at this link.
As I have often said, this nation might actually survive an Obama presidency.
The question is, will it survive an electorate that would vote to put such a person into the highest office in the land?
I think not.