In order to have a true understanding of social events one has to look at the effects or consequences of these events; that is, one has to think functionally. Recognizing President Obama’s economic strategy is clear to anyone who looks carefully at the consequences of his policies. Consisting of four parts, the first three originate from his secondary destructive layer. The fourth from his superficial layer or facade.
Part One: Weaken and control the private sector by placing unnecessary obstacles (“regulations”) in the way of the free market. Encourage government dependency by increasing the numbers of workers in the public sector and unionizing government employees. Shifting power to the public sector has the effect of increasing the political power of his presidency.
Part Two: Encourage political activism. Create social agitation and chaos by instituting unrealistic, unworkable social programs that will inevitably result in increased unemployment and social unrest. Through political activism, mobilize society by turning people against each other and against capitalism. This is reminiscent of the class struggle tactic used by old-time communists. The anti-capitalist Occupy Wall Street movement was abetted by a recent speech given by Obama himself against Wall Street financial institutions. Breaking the entire underpinning of America’s economic strength by destroying its financial system is rationalized as justifiable because of a handful of corrupt businessmen. Would it not make more sense to punish the wrongdoers instead of destroying the entire financial system of the country? Social agitation used in the service of government takeover was another tactic well-known to old-time communists.
Part Three: “Rescue” the country from the economic mess by instituting more socialistic programs.
Part Four: Use the democratic process itself as a weapon. The administration pretends that they are all loyal Americans and that they are doing all this because it is for the best interest of the country.
One of the greatest tragedies in recent history is that two decades after winning the Cold War against a deadly socialist empire, America should fall victim to the same dreadful disease from within.