BY STEELE CODDINGTON | OCTOBER 13, 2010
DUMBing down America
My political advisors and I went to the zoo as a last resort to get some rationally balanced opinions on what the hell Obama’s real agenda is. As a former Orangutan myself, in an earlier life, I thought a poll of similarly hairy friends could enlighten me, but the level of intelligence of the residents wasn’t any better than the I.Q.s of the rulers-of-change in Washington. Unfortunately there weren’t any smart dogs in the zoo, so I called Border Collies International who helped gather a conspicuously distinguished Telephone Panel with a goal of assessing what Obama and his liberal hail-to-the-chief yes-people in Congress are trying to do to America.
The Panel developed an explanatory brief so disturbingly explicit in its expose’ of the Obama agenda that it could end up in the Smithsonian. The evil agenda has been brilliantly reduced to a simple acronym that even people coerced into membership of leftist unions who read it could experience a life changing revelation. The Panel’s acronym describing Obama’s charade … is DUMB (as in stupid). Each of the letters stand for a phase of the Obama agenda, but must be applied backwards, i.e. BMUD, to understand the sequence of the calculated steps to change America. The letters stand for each phase – B=brainwash; M=manipulate; U=undermine; and D=demolition.
Brainwash is the function of the leftist bias of the “state run” major media, epitomized recently by the “JournoGate” expose’ involving liberal journalists who helped steer the election of Obama. Uninformed people are brainwashed by news slanting and editorializing political issues, omitting damaging information – all to paint Obama as a savior who can “change” America like a new diaper.
Manipulate and expand the functions of government to increase control over all aspects of the country and reward liberal constituencies. Empower unions with “card check”. Use slush funds, entitlements and favorable legislation to pay back wacko environmentalists, etc. Enact gun control and the fairness doctrine” to control talk radio. Enact tax increases on individuals and businesses to spread the wealth.
Undermine how you feel about America and its institutions. Appoint liberal judges to “interpret” the law, Constitution and amendments to effect change without legislative approval. Foster victimology to reward trial lawyers and enlarge government bureaucracies. Punish private enterprise with excessive taxes and add stealth oriented new ones like Value Added and Transaction taxes. Nationalize industries and create controlling government bureaucracies so we mirror the old USSR and Cuba. All paths to social devastation, despair and hopelessness.
Demolition. Ever see a building demolished on TV? All it takes to bring it down is explosives placed at the foundation, supporting beams and protective walls. Same effect on a country and its economy with excessive government spending, national deficits, monetizing the debt and emasculating national defense. Goodbye country.
If a mere Panel of Border Collies can reach conclusions that reflect the mood of our country, maybe the DUMBing down of America isn’t just a pet peeve. Dogs are man’s best friends and excel at recognizing a threat just by the smell of it. Obama’s agenda fails their smell test.
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