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Obama’s Class Warfare Rhetoric
Is Preparation for Tyranny

Canada Free Press, by Tim Dunkin

Original Article

Posted By:snowcloud, 9/26/2012 6:14:12 PM

There was an old Greek legend that Periander, the tyrant of Corinth, once visited the very successful tyrant of Miletus, named Thrasybulos, to find out what was the secret to his success and long reign. As the two men walked through a grain field, Thrasybulos said not a word in response to Periander’s question. [Snip]Today, Obama promises “shovel ready” jobs on public works projects (which, however, have mostly ended up being completely non-existent, or else existing only to be shuffled around on paper using Enron-style accounting techniques).Obama tells us that government needs to nationalize industry to save it

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Stlouislaxbros dad, 9/26/2012 6:39:52 PM     (No. 8892185)

Apparently Ohio doesn't care.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 9/26/2012 7:12:47 PM     (No. 8892239)

That democracies tend to degenerate into tyrannies was well-known 2,500 years ago to those inventors of democracy, the ancient Greeks. But Obama is better understood as a classic demagogue, like the Roman Senator Gracchus. Demagogues are not tyrants but rabble rousers and agitators - community organizers, so to speak. They stir up the lower orders by appealing to their baser instincts, e.g. envy, resentment, malice, greed etc. and promise them deliverance from their wretchedness by redistribution of land or other wealth. The popular agitation of the demagogue contributes to the internal strife, division, and breakdown of social order that prepares the way for the emergence of the true tyrant, who restores order at the cost of liberty. The American Founders were well-versed in the Classics and understood all of this perfectly. Modern people, especially the intellectual class, do not. They are ignorant of history and Classical knowledge, which they dismiss as out of date and biased against minorities, hence unworthy of study. History is therefore being repeated once again right under our noses. A substantial number of Americans, including those who should know better, do not recognize a demagogue when they see one.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Trigger2, 9/27/2012 8:17:35 AM     (No. 8892952)

Why is it that you have to read articles like this from Canadian papers. Are Canadian journalists doing the job that American journalists refuse to do? Apparently so.

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