The collectivists at MoveOn.org are trumpeting yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare as “a huge victory for people power.” On this point, I agree with them: It is a “victory” for “people” who enjoy “power” over others! The “people” who savor this enormous tax increase are not those who have to pay additional money to the federal government, but the “people” at Big-Pharma, insurance companies, government bureaucracies, and other special interests who will be on the receiving end provided by such increased revenues.
Meanwhile, CNN is informing us of the gathering of “leaders and thinkers” at the Aspen Institute in Colorado. (Are these separate groupings, with the “thinkers” on one side of the room and the “leaders” on the other side?) This self-anointed assemblage of would-be philosopher-kings, will — we are told — be “looking for answers.” But “answers” to what — and whose — “questions”? As Western Civilization continues its collapse into history’s dark hole, there is nothing intelligent minds need quite so much as new questions. But rest assured that those at MoveOn.org and the Aspen Institute will not be exploring any fundamentally new assumptions about how societies are to be organized, or asking any questions premised upon enhancing individual liberty and diminishing the powers of the state.
The image of both these groups that comes to mind is of people with a leash in search of a dog! You will soon be directed to roll over on command, or to sit up and beg. You will then be rewarded with some tasty morsel, and led to believe that your obedience is evidence of how you are controlling the system to your ends!10:54 am on June 29, 2012 Email Butler Shaffer