Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The Empire Strikes Back!

Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. is President of those United States. He is the 44th POTUS and the 17th POTUS of the Wilsonian age.

The President was born to a subject of Her Britannic Majesty and the British Empire. Who was the last President whose father was a British subject at the time that President was born? Is the empire striking back?

Dr. Sean Gabb has made some comments in that respect here and here.

Some may wonder what I think of someone from the Land of Endless Sunshine, which once was my home, becoming President of those United States. Frankly, I couldn't care less, apart from my feeling sorry for those who are proud. I do know that there are a lot of people who have been celebrating this half African's elective victory as a victory over racial considerations. These celebrations only go to show that race does matter, and they hence disprove their claim.

If this Presidency is a victory for all black struggle in those United States, I was not aware that East Africa was a source of slaves to North America.

I will not engage in the speculation that the POTUS was not born in Honolulu. No one has ever claimed he was born in Alaska or the contiguous United States. I consider him born in the Kingdom of Hawai'i. If that makes him eligible for the office he has now taken, so be it. Some don't believe so.

The Rod Blagojevich Case arose after Obama's resignation as United States Senator. Buying votes for other peoples money is OK. So is giving favors for campaign contributions. But some corruption is apparently not OK.

The new POTUS is going to solve all problems for America and the world, which one example demonstrates:

The POTUS has an American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan:

Or is it this one?

Peter Schiff tells us this is pouring gasoline on the fire:

There are also reportedly plans for a government-run bank.

We have a POTUS with semi-divine status, he almost perfectly manifests “we are the government,” and he can claim a popular mandate with which he can do much harm.

We have here apparently had an “advanced” public speaking contest as a way of selecting the head of state. It is not far from obvious that this not a very good way of choosing a head of state. All the warnings from the ages about demagoguery seems to have come true. If you believe you have any influence in a modern mass democracy, go and pour a bucket of water in Lake Victoria and watch the water rise. Look out for the hippos and crocodiles though.

As Peter Schiff has told us, Obama has bad medicine and unfortunately is a good orator, so he will convince many people that the bad medicine is good medicine. People are going to be afraid of opposing his plans.

Via Arimathea (and American Monarchist):

Peter Hichens had some thoughts after the election.

Irish Tory had some thoughts too. So did the Joy of Curmudgeonry.

Over at the Philadelphia Inquirer, former United States Senator from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Rick John Santorum has some thoughts on McBama.

The Paleo Blog gave some thoughts on the election and Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn.

At Scotland on Sunday, Gerald Warner has some thoughts.

The Western Confucian takes a look at the outgoing POTUS, whilst also lamenting the end of the Old Republic.

The Southern Avenger at Taki's Magazine also has a look at the outgoing POTUS:

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