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llotter
07-11-2011, 11:50 AM
The facts are clear, being a moron is not a prerequisite but it does help.

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Tyrannus Obama Rex

By Jay Clarke
Barack Obama has many names. He's been called Savior, Messiah, and The Anointed One. He's the first biracial and, some say, first post-racial president. He is charged as the leader of the free world, defender of democracy, and America's head of state. He's an accomplished organizer, spellbinding orator, and historically significant occupant of the Oval Office. And, he is a tyrant.

Americans hate tyrants. Tyrants are ruthless villains, hostile to the basic freedoms granted to humanity by God. Enshrined in the Declaration of Independence, the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness have spoken hope to Americans and to freedom-loving people around the world for 235 years. But, these basic, God-given rights are under assault. Not by international forces, but from within. From within America. From within the U.S. government itself and directly from the Office of the President.

Writing in the New England Journal of Political Science, Kris Aaron Beck and Prathibha V. Joshi discuss tyranny and tyrants in exhaustive detail in their work "On Tyranny: The Political and Economic Characteristics of the Authoritarian Regime." According to Beck and Joshi, tyrants and tyrannies differ depending upon the political systems that they seek to dominate. Yet, there are characteristics common to all tyrants:

#1. Consolidation of Power (page 65).

Tyrants move quickly to centralize and consolidate power by "investing into one entity the authority to make political decisions previously found within multiple institutions."

Barack Obama is currently in the consolidation phase of his tyrannical foray. He violates laws with impunity, forcing Congress and/or the Supreme Court to rein him in. Obama's response to accusations of illegal activity might best be paraphrased as "You don't like it? So sue me."

Long, drawn out legal battles work in Obama's favor. Legal attempts to rein in such a tyrant can be frustrating and only serve to give the apostate leader additional time and freedom to strengthen his hold.

By definition, tyranny is the "arbitrary or unrestrained exercise of power." Whether it's Congressional oversight, court orders, or the American People, Obama is well-versed in circumventing any authority that may seek to limit his acquisition of power.

Though unpopular, unwanted, and un-Constitutional, he rammed a $2-trillion healthcare bill down the throats of an unwilling American people and then defied court orders restricting its implementation. He has violated the War Powers Act in Libya and has ignored court orders regarding his moratorium on offshore drilling.

In a move worthy of any would-be tyrant, Obama has proposed illegally requiring businesses competing for government contracts to disclose their political contributions.

Clearly in violation of the 4th Amendment, Obama and DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano applaud the TSA's warrantless groping of men, women, children, the elderly, and the infirm during airport screenings that reek of police state tactics.

The Justice Department has gone rogue too, ceasing defense of The Defense of Marriage Act and prosecution of hate crimes when the victims are white. Attorney General Eric Holder refused to prosecute the New Black Panther Party when members brandished clubs, made ethnic slurs, and threatened white voters attempting to enter the polls.

Obama's federal power-grab has expanded into suing and threatening states. He sued Arizona for daring to enforce immigration law and joined a lawsuit against Indiana's defunding of Planned Parenthood. The ATF is pressuring Montana and 7 additional states for passing the Firearms Freedom Act which restricts Federal regulation of firearms made and sold within the states' borders. Obama even threatened to declare the entire state of Texas a "no fly zone" should the Texas legislature criminalize TSA screening procedures.

As a raw, political tactic Obama has refused to secure the southern border while Americans die on American soil at the hands of criminal illegal aliens. Undaunted, lawless Obama used executive powers to enact immigration policies through the back door, bypassing Congress and the rule of law.

When Obama's Cap and Trade carbon-taxing scheme failed in Congress, he simply had the EPA declare carbon to be a toxic pollutant and open to regulation.

This is tyranny. And it must be stopped.

#2. Excessive Self-Love (page 45).

The defining characteristic of all tyrants, "...excessive self-love characterizes tyrannies and tyrants above all else[.]"

Tyrants are runaway narcissists. Lovers of self. Mirror-gazers. Free from empathy and empowered by apathy, these individuals are the users and abusers of society. Jailhouses are full of narcissists. As prolific serial liars, they live in a fantasy world of their own grandiose accomplishments, none of which have ever really occurred. A narcissist is a legend in his own mind. Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, Mugabe, Fidel Castro, Idi Amin, Kim Jong-il, Saddam Hussein, Hugo Chavez, Vladimir Putin -- is it even arguable that these and others represent the dark extremes of self-love? Is it not then a concern that America's current president is world-renowned for his enormous ego, his arrogant behavior and haughty manner, his dismissive attitude and belief that he's always the smartest guy in the room?

#3. They Hate the Middle Class (page 83).

"...tyrannies loathe the development of a large middle-class even though it can act as an engine of economic growth."

A thriving middle class is dangerous for any tyrant. With time and income to allow for certain luxuries, middle-class citizens can also become politically active. A strong and vibrant middle class is essential for a healthy economy, but it is also a driving force for the expansion of liberty. Liberty is a tyrant's Kryptonite. It would stand to reason that the destruction of the middle class by the reduction of middle-class wealth would be an endgame for the tyrant in training.

The 4-year-long mortgage meltdown coupled with real unemployment numbers as high as 22% is decimating the middle class. Middle-class wealth has traditionally been in the equity of their homes and every day, homeowners are stripped of their futures as home values plummet. Many will never recover and never own another home. Formerly proud homeowners are being forced into subservience to a landlord. But which landlord? The Federal Government is now the largest single owner of residential property in the United States. And they are renting. The largest transfer of wealth in American history is happening right now, foreclosure by foreclosure, from the middle class to the Federal Government.

#4. A Vision for the Country (page 70).

"To further their control and justify that initial oppression, tyrants offer a vision for the country that includes where they believe the country should go and how to solve its problems..."

Hitler preached an evil hybrid of German nationalism and racial hatred. Mao's Cultural Revolution sought to stamp out all cultural influences not in agreement with his socialist agenda. Barack Obama's vision is social justice. Social justice is an idea tailor-made for tyrants. In his 3-volume work Law, Legislation and Liberty, F.A. Hayek warns of the dangers of social justice. On page 68 of Volume II, The Mirage of Social Justice, he tells us that "[s]o long as the belief in 'social justice' governs political action, this process must progressively approach nearer and nearer to a totalitarian system."

With a smiling face, bold oratory, and lofty-sounding ideals, Barack Obama was able to convince America to trust him with the most powerful office in the world. He was thought to be unique. A healer. A man who would bind up the nation's wounds and help us to move beyond the national shame of 246 years of slavery and a 100-year struggle for civil rights. He promised to improve America's standing in the world, strengthen our economy, and promote fairness and equality. In 1963 at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his most famous speech, I Have A Dream. "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character." America wondered if Barack Obama might be the fulfillment of Dr. King's dream. As it turns out, he was.

Regardless of political persuasion, race, or economic status, most Americans quietly hoped that Barack Obama would succeed as president, grow our economy, and live up to his Oath of Office to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. Thirty months into his term as president, the evidence is overwhelming and America is horrified. Americans en masse have awakened to a president drunk with the wine of presidential power. Lawless, unaccountable, and unwilling to be restrained, Barack Obama has broken trust with America and he is being judged just as Dr. King had dreamed. Not by the color of his skin, but by the delinquent content of his character.

Barack Obama has many names. A new one is offered here for America to consider.

"Tyrannus Obama Rex."

Obama, the Tyrant King. </div></div>

llotter
07-11-2011, 12:44 PM
It was probably a mistake to title this thread as though tyranny can be treated in a lighthearted or non-serious way. I recall reading a book entitled, 'They Thought They were Free' written in the mid 50s by a person the went back and lived among and interviewed many Germans living under Hitler and they remembered it as the best of times. Obviously Germans cannot be regarded as backward or unsophisticated, more like the opposite, but all the same, they did not see or refused to see or couldn't understand what was going on all around them. So, we all must be clear headed and objective in our analysis of our current situation and always cognizant of how easily people can fall victim to high flying rhetoric, even when they can see the flaws and contradictions. Tyranny is nothing to experiment with.

The Milgram experiments add real substance to this phenomenon.

LWW
07-11-2011, 03:52 PM
Hitler and Obama both realize that large portions of society are simply sheep who cannot function without being told what to do.

llotter
07-11-2011, 04:38 PM
Your critique of a large portion of society as sheep is unfair. Most people would be more than happy to function without being told what to do but, because they are busy making a life, become victims of loud aggressive minorities, with the support of the MSM, academia, bureaucrats/unions. Most people simply don't have the time or the means to fight city hall effectively, especially working under the excessive burdens that 'city hall' is forcing them to carry. Most people have become indentured servants or slaves to the system.

cushioncrawler
07-11-2011, 10:04 PM
What a heap of krap.
mac.

LWW
07-12-2011, 03:59 AM
I'll quote Jefferson on that one:

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; <span style='font-size: 11pt'>and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.</span> </div></div>

Qtec
07-12-2011, 05:08 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">#2. Excessive Self-Love </div></div>

LMAO.


Is this a joke?

Q

Soflasnapper
07-12-2011, 06:14 AM
mac, I agree with your eloquent description, if you were replying to the first post of this thread.

It is a farrago of tendentious framing that is mainly untrue.

The psychological analysis in particular is hilarious. As if anyone who seeks the presidency is a modest person, or wouldn't present a theme in so doing.

llotter
07-12-2011, 06:51 AM
Your veil of deferential enlightenment is slipping off to reveal the statist within.

LWW
07-12-2011, 07:02 AM
I told you that long ago.

Being a former moonbat crazy statist trained in Alinsky tactics in my youth ... I can spot a closet statist from a mile away.

llotter
07-12-2011, 07:58 AM
The 100 million dead people can no longer testify as to the fallacy of their statist beliefs that caused their early demise.

LWW
07-12-2011, 08:43 AM
As many on the left feel obliged to remind us, they were only flyover bubbas and bubbettes.

llotter
07-12-2011, 09:06 AM
The most eloquent spokesman for liberty today come from those current or former Socialist Utopias and it always a pleasure to listen to them discuss the subject of freedom and warn the west about the direction they have chosen. These modern day freedom lovers have much in common with our Founders in that they both have experienced the alternatives and know that it is wrong.

I don't want to say that most of us do not have the ability to learn from history but I think history has been so distorted by the decontructionists that the important lessons have become obscured or missing altogether.

Soflasnapper
07-12-2011, 01:52 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: llotter</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Your veil of deferential enlightenment is slipping off to reveal the statist within. </div></div>

I do happen to believe that man's best ultimate existence is in a civil society, under a government structure, true.

Don't you?

Hobbes described the life of nature, of all against all, as nasty, brutish, and short. I think that's exactly right.

LWW
07-12-2011, 03:13 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Soflasnapper</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: llotter</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Your veil of deferential enlightenment is slipping off to reveal the statist within. </div></div>

I do happen to believe that man's best ultimate existence is in a civil society, under a government structure, true.

Don't you?

Hobbes described the life of nature, of all against all, as nasty, brutish, and short. I think that's exactly right. </div></div>

I happen to believe humanity does best with a state just strong enough to prevent anarchy.

Beyond that, "GOVERNMENT STRUCTURE" is sugar coated tyranny.

llotter
07-12-2011, 04:22 PM
I might modify it to read a 'free and civil society'. Certainly civility has taken some hard hits that coincide with the growth of the Nanny State here in America and I believe there is a close cause and effect relationship.

I was reminded just recently that it wasn't all that long ago that men would give up their seat for a lady and of course, the language that people must endure is no doubt a precursor to even worse hits on civility to come.

I am not sure how you define 'under a government structure' but loosely defined, I would agree, however, I am for maximizing freedom and that means very limited government.

It looks like you are slipping some slight-of-hand in again in Hobbes quote. He was referring to how life would be if it wasn't for the civilizing forces of society. My understanding of those civilizing forces in America are rooted in Christianity, not government.

Soflasnapper
07-15-2011, 04:20 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> It looks like you are slipping some slight-of-hand in again in Hobbes quote. He was referring to how life would be if it wasn't for the civilizing forces of society. My understanding of those civilizing forces in America are rooted in Christianity, not government. </div></div>

I meant Hobbes' quote to mean what you say it means, and other than shortening the whole quote, didn't pull a trick.

As Christians, we are commanded to submit to non-Christian governmental authority in place, and 'render unto Caesar what is Caesar's'-- meaning taxes.

Gayle in MD
07-15-2011, 04:30 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: llotter</div><div class="ubbcode-body">It was probably a mistake to title this thread as though tyranny can be treated in a lighthearted or non-serious way. I recall reading a book entitled, 'They Thought They were Free' written in the mid 50s by a person the went back and lived among and interviewed many Germans living under Hitler and they remembered it as the best of times. Obviously Germans cannot be regarded as backward or unsophisticated, more like the opposite, but all the same, they did not see or refused to see or couldn't understand what was going on all around them. So, we all must be clear headed and objective in our analysis of our current situation and always cognizant of how easily people can fall victim to high flying rhetoric, even when they can see the flaws and contradictions. Tyranny is nothing to experiment with.

The Milgram experiments add real substance to this phenomenon. </div></div>

I'm sure you are an expert on the subject, since your hero was a cold blooded, yellow belly, cowardly murderer, who hid in the bushes, and murdered innocent, law abiding citizens.

G.

Gayle in MD
07-15-2011, 04:31 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: cushioncrawler</div><div class="ubbcode-body">What a heap of krap.
mac. </div></div>


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Mac,
Once again you sum up the reaity quite succinctly!

Kudos!

Gayle in MD
07-15-2011, 04:39 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: llotter</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I might modify it to read a 'free and civil society'. Certainly civility has taken some hard hits that coincide with the growth of the Nanny State here in America and I believe there is a close cause and effect relationship.

I was reminded just recently that it wasn't all that long ago that men would give up their seat for a lady and of course, the language that people must endure is no doubt a precursor to even worse hits on civility to come.

I am not sure how you define 'under a government structure' but loosely defined, I would agree, however, I am for maximizing freedom and that means very limited government.

It looks like you are slipping some slight-of-hand in again in Hobbes quote. He was referring to how life would be if it wasn't for the civilizing forces of society. My understanding of those civilizing forces in America are rooted in Christianity, not government. </div></div>

Ha ha ha! Yes, let's all go back to the Crusades for more civility!

A government which includes a payment plan in the tax structure AS SOCIAL SECURITY INSURANCE, IN ORDER to avoid degrading into a society where the old, the poor and the ill, have to live on the streets, and only the wealthy can keep up with inflation, in order to acquire medical care in their old age, isn't a Nanny State. Isn't socialism. Isn't Tyranny.

A free and civil society, requires that people live by the laws of the land, not take the law into teir own hands, and kill people, when they don't like the laws, annd fail to respect the Constitution.



G.

llotter
07-17-2011, 03:46 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Gayle in MD</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: llotter</div><div class="ubbcode-body">It was probably a mistake to title this thread as though tyranny can be treated in a lighthearted or non-serious way. I recall reading a book entitled, 'They Thought They were Free' written in the mid 50s by a person the went back and lived among and interviewed many Germans living under Hitler and they remembered it as the best of times. Obviously Germans cannot be regarded as backward or unsophisticated, more like the opposite, but all the same, they did not see or refused to see or couldn't understand what was going on all around them. So, we all must be clear headed and objective in our analysis of our current situation and always cognizant of how easily people can fall victim to high flying rhetoric, even when they can see the flaws and contradictions. Tyranny is nothing to experiment with.

The Milgram experiments add real substance to this phenomenon. </div></div>

I'm sure you are an expert on the subject, since your hero was a cold blooded, yellow belly, cowardly murderer, who hid in the bushes, and murdered innocent, law abiding citizens.

G. </div></div>

You know that what those Germans did was legal and how much better things might have gone if a few of them were willing to question authority or resist authority rather than merely going along.

Gayle in MD
07-18-2011, 02:29 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: llotter</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Gayle in MD</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: llotter</div><div class="ubbcode-body">It was probably a mistake to title this thread as though tyranny can be treated in a lighthearted or non-serious way. I recall reading a book entitled, 'They Thought They were Free' written in the mid 50s by a person the went back and lived among and interviewed many Germans living under Hitler and they remembered it as the best of times. Obviously Germans cannot be regarded as backward or unsophisticated, more like the opposite, but all the same, they did not see or refused to see or couldn't understand what was going on all around them. So, we all must be clear headed and objective in our analysis of our current situation and always cognizant of how easily people can fall victim to high flying rhetoric, even when they can see the flaws and contradictions. Tyranny is nothing to experiment with.

The Milgram experiments add real substance to this phenomenon. </div></div>

I'm sure you are an expert on the subject, since your hero was a cold blooded, yellow belly, cowardly murderer, who hid in the bushes, and murdered innocent, law abiding citizens.

G. </div></div>

You know that what those Germans did was legal and how much better things might have gone if a few of them were willing to question authority or resist authority rather than merely going along. </div></div>

WHAT??? You're defending what the German's did as being legal???

Does it ever occur to you that you defended, and praised a domestic terrorist, and a murderer for years on this site, for years???

I read all of John Dean's book, and particuclarly, "Conservative Without Conscience" in which he very accurately highlighted specific Republicans, like Cheney, Bush, Gingrich, Rumsfeld, and their own words and actions, to show how they fit the studies the United States performed, after Hitler, in their efforts to understand how Hitler could have managed it, without more outrage from the common mann in Germanny, and amazingly, people who worked with, and voted for George Bush, in fact, The Neocons, fit the very same brand of authoritarian lovers, which you reference, the radical RW, who swallowed up every lie and unAMerican action by Cheney and Bush, looked the other way over every infringemennt of our rights, privacy, freedoms, all of which Bush and Cheney overreached, justifying all of it thhrough their fear mongering and their lies, and people like you, defending the them all the way into a debt ditch, and repeating their mantras, such as, "Deficits don't matter" annd lies in the SOTUA, about "Mushroom Clouds" and "The fundamentals of the economy are strong!"

A quick review of the misogyny, racism, and dictating efforts of the radical religious RW, the so called, Christian Coalition, of "Family Values" like,.... say,... people like the Bachmann's, for example, give perfect examples of the very thing of which you speak, as we can see shades of the Taliban, al Qaeda, and Domestic terrorism, justified by religious views, such as killiong an abortion doctor, views that yoou, yourself, have praised..

Then we can read the un-American words of certain people on this forum, who are wishing for our country to collapse, focusing only on destroying the President, and slandering Liberals, p[eople full of hate and revenge, vengeful enoughh to investigate the private lives of memberrs who post here on this forum, IOW, authoritarian lovers, who seek to threaten others who do not agree with their idiocy.

People who would hope for collapse, as I read on this page, in the midst of our national economic threats, hoping that Repiglicans will continue, regardless of how much it urts recovery, by failing to raise the debt limit, and again, we see dictating Repiglicans not far from the v ery Shock Doctrine, authoritarian lovers, like the right, to the very Regimes of which you speak.

And also, those who praise the cowardly murderers who go out and kill doctors, nurses and workers, all innocent, law abiding people, Murdered as they perform services, for others, while abiding by our laws.

A perfect example of the similarities between the religious RW here in the US, a country that was founded, for good reasons, on The Separation Of Church and State, but where we see the same twisted thinking of the Taliban, and al Qaeda. People who will justify murder, if an individual does not buy into their religious mentality, people who praise domectic terrorists, and justify what they do, radically killing those who are of a different opinion, IOW, people like you, who used a by-line here for years, praising just such a domestic terrorist.

And you have the nerve to call our President, a Moron, with YOUR history here??? You speak of Hitler, with YOUR desire to dictate to others, according to YOUR religious views???

PAHLEEEESE!

G.