Obama is right out of 1984

I know I’m not the first to make this observation, but I was in an airport the other day so I was subjected to the propaganda outlet known as CNN.  They were showing live coverage of what I think was supposed to be a press conference, but all I saw was a speech by the Dear Leader.  Obama said something like “Raising the debt ceiling doesn’t raise the debt.”  So he either thinks everyone who follows politics by watching his “press conferences” is an idiot (well maybe he has a point!) or he’s engaging in some sort of psychological manipulation where if he lies enough, he’ll get the majority of the population to believe his lies while much of the rest praises him for being a good liar.

I mean allowing the government to borrow more money won’t increase the debt?  What exactly is the meaning of the word debt?

Keep in mind this is by no means an isolated incident.  Obama said the Libya War wasn’t a war.  It was a “Kinetic Military Action.”  He’s also helped spread the ridiculous lie that if he isn’t allowed to  borrow more money, the US government will default.  No it won’t.  It will just have to pay the interest on its debt (and maybe actually start to pay down the principal) rather than spend more money on war, welfare, foreign aid, fancy dinners, vacations, etc.  (I’m in favor of the government just repudiating its debt entirely, but that’s a matter for a separate post.)

It’s not just Obama either, the media which help spread the State’s lies, insists that the US government has never defaulted.  This is absurd since up until 1971 the US government promised to pay its debt in gold, then changed their mind and said they would pay in pieces of green paper with pictures of dead presidents on it.  That’s a default.  Now it says it will repay in some imaginary time in the future by moving a decimal point on a computer screen somewhere.  But in reality it has no intention of even doing that.

We’re also told by the media and the Federal Reserve (Obama won’t lower himself to discuss such matters) that there is no inflation or at least very low inflation.  This despite the fact that the Fed has “increased its balance sheet” by something like 4 trillion dollars in the last 5 years?  What that means of course is that it inflated the money supply by 4 trillion dollars!  But we’re to believe there is no inflation.  Ignore the rising prices at the grocery store!  There is no inflation to see here!

And don’t even get me started on the phony Unemployment figures the State expects us to swallow.

The fact that 99% of the statements from the Obama Administration are lies, and the fact that only his partisan drones believe any of his bullshit anymore is a good thing.  It’s also a good thing that the Republicans are not looked to as a viable alternative.  Most people no longer think that replacing Republicrats wtih Democans will cause any meaningful change. This will lead people to question the very existence of this monster on the Potomac that claims the right to rule over 300 million people.

It’s starting to feel a little like we live in the Soviet Union with the relentless stream of propaganda thrown our way by those who live in Washington DC.  The good thing about that is the Soviet Union imploded on itself.  Maybe the regime in DC will do the same.  We’ll be better off.

Great time to be a Libertarian

It really is a great time to be a Libertarian in America.  Sure the state is bigger than it’s ever been, but think about what’s going on:

Obama failed to launch his war on Syria which was cheered on by the neocon Republicans, mainly the deranged John McCain and Lindsay Graham, due to widespread public opposition.  What’s even better is that much of the opposition came from the so called “Libertarian wing” of the Republican party.  I know the idea that Republicans could be Libertarian probably makes most real Libertarians cringe, but hey, if the media are forced to talk about our ideology that’s a good thing.

The government is shut down!  I know it’s not really.  We’re still subject to the theft and spying the feds regularly impose upon us.  The US military continues to occupy much of the world.  But I’ll take any amount of less government I can get.  People are already starting to really hate the state, and if we can convince them to even hate the freaking Park Service?  What’s left for them to like about it?

Obama, who seems to embody the whole image of Big Government, has really gone off the rails.  He’s flat out lying about default, trying to close the ocean, refusing to negotiate on the idea that he may need to negotiate.  It’s great.  The more tyrannical he becomes, the more people will sympathize with those of us who have rejected the very notion that the US government can even be reformed at this point.

It’s about advancing the ideas of Liberty to the masses, and right now that seems to be happening.