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The Angry, Misguided Left
The Obama Cult Members
Do as I say, not as I do
When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. - 1 Corinthians 13:11
Something I have spoke about seldom during my time on Hub Pages is that in my youth, I was a very radical Democrat (which begs the question, are there any other kind today?). I identified with Karl Marx, Lenin, Trotsky, Saul Alinsky, and a cast of thousands of that ilk. I believed government's inherent reason for being was to help the people, to provide social services from cradle to grave, that we should all be equal insofar as wealth and material things. I didn't stop to think how these things would be paid or who would pay for them. I just supported them. In short, I believed in all the things President Obama and the modern day Democratic Party advocate today. To me, the Republican Party and conservatives in general, were the very personification of evil and only thought of the wealthy at the expense of the downtrodden poor. I marched with SDS in 1968 as a high school student, with the NAACP in college and with the Democratic Party in my early to late 20s. I supported every left-wing social issue you can imagine, from abortion to gun control to the ERA Amendment (which, thankfully, the states failed to ratify). I was all these things and more. I was the most reviled, hateful left-wing radical you can possibly imagine. I blamed those on the Right for all that was wrong in our world, our society.
But, then I grew up...
What this is all leading up to is a hub by a young man (Leave Obama Alone) that I made a comment on this week. It was a well written hub. It was passionate, it was with conviction. I can respect someone who fervently believes in that which they feel is right. I may not agree with them. But, I can at least respect their belief. What I don't respect are supposedly mature adults who simply can't see the forest for the trees. By that I mean adults who still believe that socialism is the cure-all of the ills of our society. There is not one Socialist country today whose economy isn't a basket case. China? Try again. China has a Socialist government. Their economy is market based, capitalist driven and they are becoming (or already are) an economic superpower. But, back to this young man's hub; he felt that people were being disrespectful to President Obama. He felt that people were being disrespectful to the office of the President. I'm not even saying he's wrong about that. People are insulting President Obama. It was President Obama himself saying that we need to have a more civil discourse of respect for each other after the Tucson shootings. But, then President Obama goes out to say he was being held hostage by the Tea Party Republicans during the Debt Ceiling fight. President Obama was doing the very thing that he preached against in Tucson. Can we say "hypocrtie?"
Now, the young man is going to get older, become more mature. That will take time. The people who will not become more mature or smarter are what you see in some of the replies in support of "Leave Obama Alone." The cadre of the Left are in full display. One lady apologized for those "Republicans" (of which I have not been one since 1999) who replied to the young man's advocacy of President Obama. She feels President Obama has done a very good job without getting into specifics of what he has done that is so good. She touts the old, well worn talking points of those on the Right as being "owned" by corporations and billionaires such as the Koch Brothers. It's funny in a way. Democrats can't fathom someone espousing an opinion unless they are "owned" by someone else. Gee,. I wonder why they think that way. Like this lady, Democrats blame those dastardly Tea Party members for all the economic woes of our country today. I've never seen one Democrat/Left-winger who explained why a position of less government in our lives, less spending is such an evil thing. They won't do that because that would expose the very fallacy of the left-wing philosophy. Their entire reason for being alive is that everyone who is wealthy is inherently evil who has obtained ill-gotten gains at the expense of everyone else. It is not possible that someone who is wealthy did not become that way due to their own blood, sweat and tears. No, that person is evil and must be taxed into the hell that spawned them.
I'm curious where this lady was when people were calling former President George W. Bush a "war criminal, an evil dupe for the rich and powerful, a shill for the oil companies" and a litany of names that would cause this hub to be permanently banned if I were to repeat them. You know what really burns the hell out of me? When you bring this fact of W being castigated by the Left, their ready made excuse is, "Well, I never called President Bush those names." There again, I can respect the young man who wrote the hub in support of Obama. I cannot respect or support the liars who can't admit they were calling President Bush the same kind of names, the same kind of criticism that the Right is now giving President Obama. They flat out lie about this simply because they want to stifle criticism of "THE President." I am glad to see the Left finally support an American institution by showing respect for the man in the Oval Office. But, they do so simply because that man fits their warped agenda. Senator Barack Obama often criticized President Bush for Guantanamo. Yet, and yet Guantanamo continues today under the same conditions as it was under George W. Bush. One thing about the Left, they are consistently the biggest hypocrites on the planet.
I noticed one thing in my reply to this young man's hub. Not one person (including the lady mentioned) has to this date (8-13-2011) disputed any facts I brought forth in that reply. I mentioned how the debt has increased under Obama, unemployment, the AAA credit rating downgrade. You see, Obama came into office promising to make things better, not worse. It's like President John Adams once said, "Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence." President Obama deserves criticism. He has received criticism the old-fashioned way; he has earned it.
Now, the Left is going to attack me for criticizing a kid on Hub Pages. I have given this young man all kinds of leeway in this hub. My criticism has been directed to those so-called "adults in the room" who can't get out of their own way. But, regardless, I don't care. I am tired of the Obama Cult trying to stifle criticism of a man who believes he is King of the World. As long as there is an amendment giving me the right of freedom of speech, I will continue to speak out against this disaster of a president. Insofar as the young man; chances are 50/50 he will someday realize the same mistakes of political philosophy I once espoused. I like to think he will not have someone give him talking points as I once did as a Left-winger. He will do his own thinking someday. Yes, the Left accuses us of the samething of getting our talking points straight from the Koch Brothers and the rest. They say this with no proof. But, when has evidence ever stopped the Left from making false accusations? Never. This young man will get older and wise up, hopefully. I remember what a neighbor once told me (and I am not saying this young man is stupid, Lefties). He was a retired electrician. He worked in construction mostly. He told me once, "There are old electricians and there are stupid electricians. But, there are no old, stupid electricians." I have hope this young man will become an "old, smart electrician" someday. I have hope he will "...put away childish things."