Does “Power from the Barrel of a Gun”
Threaten “100 Flowers?”
The bailouts of GM, today known as “Government Motors,” and Chrysler by the federal government and the $787 Billion Obama-stimulus are two of the most hated actions by Barack Obama and his administration. To oversee these travesties, Obama appointed one of his 43 un-vetted high-paid czars (none of whom would have survived even the most harmless questioning by the U.S. Senate if it had been allowed to have talked to them) a neo-Marxist named Ron Bloom. Technically Bloom was the “manufacturing czar” but that’s a lot less important than the man’s ideology as expressed here:
“Generally speaking, we get the joke,” Bloom said, “We know that the free market is nonsense. We know that the whole point is to game the system, to beat the market or at least find someone who will pay you a lot of money**, ’cause they’re convinced that there is a free lunch.”
“We know this is largely about power, that it’s an adults-only no- limit game. We kind of agree with Mao that political power comes largely from the barrel of a gun. And we get it that if you want a friend you should get a dog.”
Mao Tse Dong (or Mao Tse Tung) was, of course, arguably the worst tyrant in human history, having brought about the death of 60-70 million of his own subjects during peacetime. He was 100%-convinced in the rightness of Marxism and a totalitarian communist who reduced every soul in the most populous nation on earth to absolute slavery to its central-planning government bureaucrats. Mao’s star rides very high in the progressive (liberal) sky. For example, Obama's former Communications Director Anita Dunn regarded Mao as one of her “favorite political philosophers” according to a graduation address she gave in 2009. She and Bloom are not alone. Mao is cherished by BHO himself who admitted to taking courses from only the most left-wing of professors during his days at Occidental College.
Anyway, getting back to Ron Bloom who recently quit the Obama administration . . . just this past June he was interviewed by Florida Republican Representative Connie Mack at a hearing held by the House of Representative’s Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs, Stimulus Oversight and Government Spending. During that hearing Bloom was forced to explain the “dentist chair” bargaining technique favored by labor unions (grab the dentist by his testicles https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ua39P8PcGPo&feature=player_embedded#t=0s). Mack further pressed Bloom about his role in the General Motors and Chrysler bailouts, asking numerous tough questions regarding several of Bloom’s remarks listed above. Mack also asked Bloom if his union background should have disqualified him from heading the Obama initiatives.
Bloom denied any fondness for Mao and tried to laugh the whole line of questioning off. You and I know better . . . and bringing the Bloom story up-to-date the leftwing blogsite Politico.com ran the Bloom resignation story and ended it this way:
In reference to Obama’s continuing efforts to forge a partnership between manufacturers in several states, unions and academia — in order to revitalize American factories — Bloom apparently saw something Mao-esque in the way government was attempting to support private business, stating the approach would, “let the great thousand flowers bloom in America” -- Mao’s exact wording was “a hundred flowers,” and there is absolutely no question as to where the phrase originated.
Back in the summer of 1957 in the People’s Republic of China, a movement emerged called the “Hundred Flowers Campaign,” during which the Communist Party allegedly encouraged those with diverse view points to step forward and share their ideas with a view to “letting a hundred flowers blossom and a hundred schools of thought contend as a policy for promoting progress in the arts and the sciences and a flourishing socialist culture in our land.”
Tragically, it was all a sick-sick ploy that a lot of Chinese intellectuals and free-thinkers fell for . . . a sick ploy with the aim of snuffing out as many free-thinkers and dissidents as the regime possibly could. Not surprisingly, Mao severely punished many who participated in the Hundred Flowers Movement until finally re-imposing his oppressive policies on public expression once the hundred flowers had been crushed under jack boots and rather than pressed between the pages of a book. Once again Rajjpuut would suggest the reader look up the Obama czars and their personal histories and their words in video online; as well as reading Dreams from My Father Obama’s first autobiography; and read Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals, the Chicago University course that Obama taught for five semesters.
It’s also helpful to remember that before it was removed in recent editions, Alinsky’s second book (Reveille for Radicals was the first) featured this “dedication page” . . . .
"Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythology, and history (and who is to know where mythology leaves off and history begins -- or which is which), the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that, with a total starting capital of one snake, he won his own kingdom -- Lucifer."
And it’s even more important to remember that Politico.com http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0408/9610.html also ran this revealing article by Barack Obama’s dad http://www.politico.com/static/PPM41_eastafrica.html from the East Africa Journal when the boy was four years old (Dreams from his father, indeed) in which he praises “scientific socialism” a.k.a. communism and talks longingly of the possibility of “100 taxes” upon the rich. Back in 1925, Rudolf Hess took dictation for Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler . . . like Bloom’s and Dunn’s and Alinsky’s words; and the words of all the Obama czars and those of the great man himself and his father . . . too many people do humanity a huge disservice when would-be tyrants are allowed to speak with impunity with no good people bothering to listen.
Ya’ll live long, strong and ornery,
** Bloom said at another time “someone who will support you because they believe there is such a thing as a free lunch,” but Rajjpuut cannot now find the quote.
By the way, Rajjpuut owes this logic to a friend:
If you can answer this correctly, you can answer the
question on what action to take on raising the Federal debt ceiling.
You come home from work and find there has been a sewer
backup and you have sewage up to your ceilings.
What do you do……raise the ceilings, or pump out the shi_?