August 2, 2009"And it came to pass in the age of insanity, that the people of the land called America, having lost their morals, their work initiative, and their will to defend their liberties, chose as their supreme leader, that person known as "O."
"He emerged from the vapors with a message that had no meaning; but he hypnotized the people, telling them, "I am sent to save you. My lack of experience, my questionable ethics, my monstrous ego, and my association with evil doers, are of no consequence. For I shall save you with hope and change. Go therefore, and proclaim throughout the land, that he who proceeded me is evil, that he has defiled the nation, and that all he has built must be destroyed.
"And the people rejoiced, for even though they knew not what "O" would do, he had promised that he would bring change, and they proclaimed, "Yes we can." And "O" said, "We live in the greatest country in the world. Help me change everything about it." And the people said, "Hallelujah! Change is good." And he said, "We are going to tax the rich fat cats." And the people said, "Sock it to them, and redistribute their wealth." And Joe the plumber said, "Are you kidding me? You're going to steal my money and give it to the deadbeats?" And "O" ridiculed and taunted him, and Joe's personal records were hacked, publicized, and ridiculed, but no crime could be found.
"One lone reporter asked, "That shouldn't be. Isn't that Marxist policy?" And she was banished from the kingdom. Then, a citizen asked, "With no foreign relations experience, and having zero military experience or knowledge, how will you deal with radical terrorists?" And "O" said, "Simple. I shall sit with them and talk kindly to them, and show them how nice we really are; and they will forget that they ever wanted to kill us." Our enemies paid no attention, but no one noticed for a while.
"And the people said, "Hallelujah! We are safe at last, and we can collect all those nasty guns and beat our weapons into free cars for the people." Then, "O" said, "I shall give 95% of you lower taxes." And one lone voice said, "But 40% of us don't pay any taxes." So "O" said, "Then I shall give some of the taxes the fat-cats pay." And the people said, "Hallelujah! Show us the money." Then "O" said, "I shall tax your capital gains when you sell your homes," but the people yawned, and the already slumping housing market, then fully collapsed. Neighborhoods decayed and remaining factories closed, but no one noticed for a while.
"O" said, I shall mandate employer funded health care for every worker, raise the minimum wage, lower the white collar wage, and give every person unlimited health care, medicine, and even transportation to the free clinics." And the people said, "Give us that!" And the hospitals went broke, and the doctors stopped practicing, but no one noticed for a while.
"O" then said, "I shall penalize employers who ship jobs overseas." And the people said, "Where's our rebate check?" Then "O" said, I shall bankrupt the coal industry and perhaps even the oil industry with carbon footprints and taxes, and even though electric bills will skyrocket, we will build wind farms and solar power stations to make the air clean. I will make Detroit build green cars." And the people said, "Coal is dirty, coal is evil. No more coal, but we don't want higher electric rates." And "O" replied, "Don't worry, we shall bail you out. We'll take it from the fat-cats." But the fat cats closed their businesses and remaining factories, and took their abilities and wealth with them, and the unemployment rate went to 40%, but no one noticed for a while.
"O" then said, "Illegal immigrants feel scorned and slighted. Let's grant them amnesty, Social Security, free education, free breakfasts and lunches, free medical care, bi-lingual signs, and guaranteed housing." And the people shouted, "Hallelujah!" And they made him king.
"And so it came to pass that employers, facing spiraling costs and ever higher taxes, raised their prices, sold less and less of their products, and laid off workers. Others simply gave up, went out of business, and the economy sank like a rock dropped off a cliff. The banking industry was destroyed, manufacturing slowed to a crawl, and more and more of the people were without a means of support or a job. "O" blamed the prior administration, management, and extended unemployment benefits to a year, bailed out his favorite banks, and took over the other banks, insurance, tobacco, and auto industries.
"O" said, "I am the one - the Messiah - and I'm here to save you. We shall just print more money so the government will have enough to save you." And immediately the Fed complied, and the printing presses roared. China reconsidered their trillion dollar loan to the US and threatened to call in their debts. Other foreign trading partners said, "Wait a minute. Your dollar is not worth a pile of camel dung. You will have to pay more for everything as your dollar becomes worth less." The people said, "That is not fair." And the world said, "Neither are these other idiotic programs you have embraced. Lo, you have becomes a socialistic state and a second rate power. What factories are not owned by your government are owned by us, and you shall now play by our rules." "O" said, "Americans are arrogant, divisive, and derisive. We will listen."
"And the people cried out, "Alas, alas, What have we done, and what has happened to us" But it was too late. The people eventually set upon "O," and spat upon him and stoned him, and his name was dung. The once mighty nation was no more, and the once proud people were without sustenance, shelter, or hope. The 'change' that "O" had given them was like unto a delicious poison that had destroyed them from within, and like a whirlwind, consumed all they had built. And the people beat their chests in despair, and cried out in anguish, "Give us back our nation , our pride, and hope," but it was too late. The once glorious 'Land of the free and home of the brave,' was no more.
You may think this is a fairy tale, but it's not. What FDR began, is now finishing it's obvious conclusion, and that conclusion is not far off, if America doesn't wake up, and wake up now."