Obama’s Election Seals Our Fate

The Obama re-election dooms the country.  It ensures that his philosophy will be imposed for another four years.

His election ensures the continuing shift away from the Rule of Law, property rights, free men and free markets. Obama’s vision of how the world works ensures a dire economy until an economic collapse resets everything. The rest of the world, apparently bigger Obama supporters than US voters, will not be immune from the consequences.

The Fundamentals of Progress

Peace and progress are the children of freedom. The wealth of nations was explained more than two hundred years ago by Adam Smith. Property rights and markets coordinate behavior in a manner that all are made better off by the pursuit of self-interest.

President Obama’s view of the world is in contradiction to anything that has ever succeeded.  He believes that elites should manage and direct people’s lives. This fatal conceit, as Friedrich Hayek referred to it, produces failure and misery wherever it is tried.

Ludwig von Mises pointed out that the progress of the West was achieved on a simple idea:

The essential characteristic of Western civilization that distinguishes it from the arrested and petrified civilizations of the East was and is its concern for freedom from the state.

Ludwig von Mises

Civilization advanced and prospered on a foundation of private property, defined rights, free men, free markets and the Rule of Law. Obama’s view is hostile to these pillars of progress despite the lack of evidence of progress for any country that has not adhered to these principles.

There is no evidence of any country which has abandoned these principles ever being able to return to them without major upheaval.  Mises observed:

Political ideas that have dominated the public mind for decades cannot be refuted through rational arguments. They must run their course in life and cannot collapse otherwise than in great catastrophe…

The recent election was a prime example of how ratiocination cannot combat ideology. The masses are unable or unwilling to process complex argument in logical fashion. As a result, we re-elected a man who does not believe in American values or the principles necessary for progress and well-being. His re-election occurred despite the worst record of domestic and foreign policy outcomes of anyone in the last seven decades.

Where We Are Headed

The United States and Europe have abandoned the fundamentals necessary for progress. Both are hopelessly committed to the failed ideas of Socialism. Both are headed for great catastrophe. The catastrophe extends beyond economic well-being and touches the foundations of society and civilization itself.

We are headed into an economic dark age where standards of living will continue to decline and may collapse. Societies and civilizations will also regress.

Voluntary cooperation is being replaced by coercion and division. Segments of society are set off against each other. Civilization is regressing toward a Hobbesian outcome:

Whatsoever therefore is consequent to a time of Warre, where every man is Enemy to every man; the same is consequent to the time, wherein men live without other security, than what their own strength, and their own invention shall furnish them withall. In such condition, there is no place for Industry; because the fruit thereof is uncertain; and consequently no Culture of the Earth; no Navigation, nor use of the commodities that may be imported by Sea; no commodious Building; no Instruments of moving, and removing such things as require much force; no Knowledge of the face of the Earth; no account of Time; no Arts; no Letters; no Society; and which is worst of all, continuall feare, and danger of violent death; And the life of man, solitary, poore, nasty, brutish, and short.

Western civilization, once the shining city on the hill, has been tarnished. Western countries have abandoned the principles that made them great and have lost much of their luster. The world may soon be without this beacon of freedom and success.

The Meaning of Obama’s Election

Regarding the specifics of Obama’s re-election, these comments from a perceptive reader, Syrin, are reasonable:

Here’s what this means in my opinion:

1) Obamacare will be fully implemented
2) Biggest tax increase in the history of the world will come January
3) Supreme Court will now be fully liberal
4) We will surrender more of our rights to the UN – guns will be removed
5) The end of the US as we ever knew it

That last one is not hyperbole. I still think the election was stolen as I predicted a 5-10 voter fraud margin, and this is indeed the difference, but why would I make that last point? Here’s why. The gov’t will increase IMMENSELY the next four years. Gov’t employees, union members and welfare dependents will be the BIGGEST VOTING FACTION from now until the end of the US society. We turned into England over night and we will never be able to go back. Exit polls showed overwhelming displeasure with Obamacare and they voted for him anyway. We cannot recover from this.

CONSERVATISM AS AN IDEOLOGY IS OVER IN AMERICA ! We are now officially the land of the dependent, jealous and greedy. Punishing success will be codified. No one will go into medicine or any field that takes a lot of time, money sweat and effort to achieve because work and success will no longer be rewarded.

I am serious when I say I will be stunned if the economic collapse doesn’t happen in under two years. This isn’t just an emotional reaction to a loss. These were my thoughts before we knew the results.

Make your peace with your family and prepare.

Where Does This Go?

The mathematics of the debt situation were intractable before the election. Someone truly committed to solving this problem would likely fail because the debt burden has become so large. That assumption will not be tested because the man elected has no intention of dealing with the issue.

A collapse is now inevitable. Spending will not shrink. Deficits will rise. Taxes will rise. Economic activity will fall. The debt death spiral will strangle economic activity and ultimately the economy will implode. Societies themselves will likely be sucked into the abyss.

Obama had no viable economic plan for the last four years and he is still without one. There has been no progress economically. Instead, we are $5 Trillion worse off with nothing to show for it. His spending will continue for the next four years. It is all that he knows.

This election accelerated our speed toward collapse. Higher spending and more Federal Reserve money creation will not alter the destination. We are now on the super highway to RUIN. The destination is known, only the estimated time of arrival is not.

This article appeared on American Thinker today.

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7 Comments

  1. Now that the tipping point has been reached and the takers outnumber the makers, we will get to live the classic definition of democracy: two wolves and a sheep voting what to have for dinner.

    However, once we pass that point where the sheep is gone and there are only two wolves we will be back in a brutish world where the state is everything and the individual is nothing. Benjamin Franklin told a woman who had asked this question following the constitutional convention, “Mr. Franklin, what kind of government did you give us?” He replied, “A republic madam, if you can keep it.” It now appears that we cannot.

  2. Monty, I would disagree with your view on only one point:

    “Obama has no viable economic plan and he is still without one”

    He has and has had a plan and it is being executed quite effectively. It is just that this plan is the antithesis of a traditional view of success in America. Obama instead works for our destruction by whatever means necessary. He is aided in his quest by a hedonistic citizenry which has no concept of the consequences of living without the fresh air of Liberty. Our future, as you presciently wrote, is set in stone. What was once the “silent majority” will- before 2016- have become the silenced minority.

  3. Hi Monty. Well, a fine mess we find ourselves in. You taught me a new word today “ratiocination”. I share the views of your article and those of my fellow commenters.

    We have now reached the point where we see the full ignorance of the American populace on full display. Indeed, all that is left now is for liberalism so “run its course” and end in the collapse that awaits us.

    Personally, I’ve felt for some time that seccession is the only answer. How far can patriots be pushed until something gives? Let’s face it, we are outnumbered and we can either sit idly by and allow what was America to slip away or we can fight to save what we can of it. The political process is broken and it can’t be repaired.

    Trying to be as fair and objective as possible, any rational person cannot name one single positive thing about the Obama reign. Absolutely nothing. At every turn he is hell-bent on destroying our once great nation.

    We have the means to accomplish a successful revolution. Other than third world cesspools passing themselves off as our major cities and the New England states, our nation is still conservative America.

    It will boil down at some point to a very courageous governor or governors to tell the federal government to go to hell. Then the rest of us will have to rally to their cause. Our great military is still conservative and would either sit it out or actually side with the states standing in opposition to the anti-Americans in Washington.

    1. I not only agree, I came to this conclusion quite some time ago. The growth of the parasite class aided by both the parties assured it. The republicans are no better than the democrats, they are all elitists bent on gov control. The Marxist muslim obama may be more open about his hatred of our constitution but they are all afraid of the populace. As well they should be. They know that if we ever find out a fraction of what really goes on between them, they would all be hung from lamp posts.

      This country is so far gone at this point, only revolution will change it. It is just a matter of time and which events happen first that will dictate the outcome.

      If we were to have another massive Carrington Event, a mega X class solar flare, it would be the easy way out. The vast majority of parasites would starve, freeze and kill each other over scraps of food within a month. It would also level the playing feild and on a level playing field, the elites and their parasite minions would be vastly outnumbered and outgunned.

      However, if it comes to an economic collapse… which is far more likely than a good x-class flare, it will be a very bloody civil war and could go either direction.

      Prepare… and pray for a massive solar event!

  4. I haven’t commented here for quite a while, because I didn’t want to be continually sounding negative about the future. I have long believed that the tipping point for this country was reached when O was elected in 2008. His re-election this week proves it. He has made the economy and the jobs situation worse. He has destabilized the Middle East and allowed Al-Qaeda to regroup in the Arab countries. He has greatly increased the food stamp, welfare, and disability roles — yet he gets re-elected.

    This election shows that the majority no longer want to live by the ethics that created the wealthiest and most free nation in history. Instead, they prefer dependency and handouts. This results from a fundamental ignorance of the consequences. Now that we are past the tipping point, there will be ever fewer makers and ever more takers. The makers will slowly be discouraged and crushed by the voracious appetite of the takers. It’s inevitable that the ranks of the takers will continue to grow, as this is the current administrations plan. The handouts can’t last, but the loss of freedom will be permanent.

    This has all been seen before in the USSR, Cuba, Venezuela, China and elsewhere. Ayn Rand lays it out in Atlas Shrugged. The fog has lifted with this election. We can no longer fool ourselves about where the country is headed. Evidently, the majority likes the new direction and there is nothing you can do to stop it. Make your plans accordingly.

    1. What should be our plans? I have believed this for years, but I am called a pessimist. I live near Raleigh, NC. $700k homes going up all around us. Has no one learned from the housing bubble collapse? I agree we will see total collapse of the economy, followed by a collapse of society. My family is in the top 2 percent…The wolves will come for us when Sugar Daddy stops giving. Prayer helps me deal with it all.

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