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Got Hubris?

December 30, 2009

The ever genius Thomas Sowell, whose writings I call “Thinkies Porn”, brilliantly shows that hubris is all that Obama and the Democrats have.

Legislation is not the only sign of this administration’s contempt for the intelligence of the public and for the safeguards of democratic government.

The appointment of White House “czars” to make policy across a wide spectrum of issues– unknown people who get around the Constitution’s requirement of Senate confirmation for Cabinet members– is yet another sign of the mindset that sees the fundamental laws and values of this country as just something to get around, in order to impose the will of an arrogant elite.

That some of these “czars” have already revealed their own contempt for the values of American society in the things they have said and done only reinforces the point.

In a sense, this administration is only the end result of a long social process that includes raising successive generations with dumbed-down education in schools and colleges that have become indoctrination centers for the visions of the left. Our education system has turned out many people who have never heard any other vision and who can only learn what is wrong with the prevailing vision from bitter experience.

That bitter experience now awaits them, at home and abroad.

Please do read the article in its entirety here.  Sowell very clearly makes the point that I’ve been trying to make for quite some time: the Obama Administration and the current crop of Democrats signify a full return to the Smarter Than You/Better Than You form of governance. It is no longer “By the People, For the People.” They truly believe that it should be, and are trying to make it so, “By the Smarter Than You Elite, For the Lesser Than Us People.”

Such a belief has been slowly, yet insidiously, almost subliminally propagated for generations through both higher education institutions and The Press, for example. Have we gotten to the point where it is fully ingrained and impossible to change now? Will we just let it happen?

I believe King George III and the aristocracy counted on that and on the false belief that the “commoners” were an apathetic, uninformed citizenry. How did it work out for them?

History; perhaps it is time to repeat it.

One Comment leave one →
  1. Scott permalink
    December 31, 2009 6:01 pm

    As Breitbart likes to point out, the Left owns academia, the media, and Hollywood. Those are the institutions that educate us, inform us, and entertain us. In sum, they define our culture.

    If you think about how much influence the Left has on us from the time we enter school as children, until we read our last newspaper before dying, it’s amazing the entire nation hasn’t embraced left wing ideology.

    P.S. Thomas Sowell is a national treasure.

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