UberBama And The Ubercrats
One of the great legacies of the Nazi’s Third Reich was the idea that modern, educated man, could create an ubermensch, a kind of best man or superman. That baton was picked up by the Soviets and later, by many western leftists.
The creation of the ubermensch is always predicated on being representative of the best of man’s ideals. The Nazis believed that the Aryan ubermensch would serve as an example to those lesser untermenschen, freeing them from degenerate art, music and values. The Aryan ubermenschen were to be the world’s leaders for one thousand years. They and they alone, knew what was best for mankind, and they would reshape the world and mankind with their values- and woe unto anyone or group that saw things differently or provided even a perceived threat. The comparisons to our times are inevitable and unmistakable.
There are a few truths shared by many of today's Ubercrats and the Nazis, Soviets and others that seek to create the ubermensch. There is an unassailable truth; to create an ubermensch, you have to first have to embrace the notion of the totalitarian state, where behavior and thoughts are controlled by the state. In an authoritarian state, it is only behaviors are subject to state control. That may seem harsh but, when the Ubercrats derisively refer to Republicans as belonging to a 'culture of corruption' or disparage anyone who finds themselves at odds with their ideas and agenda, the conclusions are inescapable. They want you to think in a certain way.
Like the Nazis and Soviets before them, many of today’s Ubercrats understand the credibility of an academic imprimatur. That seal of approval is an important foundation stone of a totalitarian state. The Nazis and the Soviets each denied reality and truth in their academic institutions. As an example, the Germans created a kind of ubermensch, a phony science of racialism taught and endorsed by scientists. They attempted to bestow upon astrology and the occult a legitimate scientific status. Al Gore would feel right at home- 'Disagree with me and my science and you are irrelevant and immoral.' Gore is the high priest of environmental hypocrisy- and the Ubercrats dance on.
The Soviets embraced the ‘truth’ of the happy worker, toiling away for the betterment of the State- even if they had to ignore reality and kill tens of millions to propagate that ‘truth.’ Today's Ubercrats embrace the phony truth of multiculaturalism and moral relativism, as if their world were a Sesame Street Utopia. The leftists ignore reality. They embrace and apologize for terrorist butchers and tyrants, blind to the blood pooling at their feet and the millions of hopeless lives they willingly abandon.
The art (read: approved) of the day depicting the happy and healthy worker toiling on the collective farm, was a myth codified and sanctified by Soviet ‘economists,’ all touting the failures of the latest Five Year Plan as successes. Ubercrat economists, like their leftist predecessors tout bailout and stimulus failure as success, much in the way Hamas declared 'victory' over Israel in the recent Gaza confrontation.
There are no images of the Soviet gulag. That reality could no more be made to disappear than Nazi concentration camps. That kind of ugliness was no more real art than Alicia Shvarts and her 'abortion art' efforts, hailed by progressives as 'important'.
Many leftists and Ubercrats now desperately seek the credibility of an academic imprimatur, before their biases and lies are realized. Universities are filled with leftist ubermensch professors for whom ideology is more important than truth. Like their German and Soviet predecessors, leftist and Ubercrat ideologues do little to hide their agenda, or contempt for those who still embrace reality and truth. Leftist ideologues embrace moral relativism, equating all moralities. Leftist ideologues are threatened by religion, because religion might mean a lessened loyalty to their cause- or whatever cause du jour they espouse at a particular time. Leftist ideologues are threatened by any standard of measurement- because they fear they might be measured and found wanting. That too, is why leftists embrace the illusion of multiculturalism- that all cultures are equal, with none better than the other. The fear of measurement and comparison is real.
Leftist ideologues fear and despise capitalism because capitalism allows for the freedom and self expression of each individual, ideas anathema to leftist ideologues. Like the Nazis and Soviet communists before them, it is their vision and their vision only that is acceptable. Deviate even a bit and you become an ‘enemy of the state.’ Just ask anyone who questioned President Obama's bailout package- a bill that was expected to be supported prior to anyone even reading it.
The Nazis, Soviets, leftists and Ubercrats share a common trait. In their goal to create an ubermensch and an ubermensch society, they had to become untermenschen, adopting racist, repressive tactics so as to promote and steamroll their agendas. The Ubercrats talk about integrity and responsibility even as they wallow in porkonomics.
The leftists and Ubercrats do not see themselves as inheritors of the evil ugliness that was the Nazi and Soviet ubermenschen. They wrap themselves in the words of documents of higher calling and the most noble of causes. That said, what they do not see or acknowledge are the repercussions of their support for failed ideologies, beautiful documents and proclaimed statements notwithstanding. The legacy of German and Soviet ideologies are the unmarked graves of the tens of millions of the forgotten dead. Killed because they were in the way as the caring ‘progressives’ marched on. There are tens of millions more, still suffering under the boot of ‘progressive’ oppression- and that is of little concern to the Ubercrats- but only as long as they vote for the Ubercrats.
The Soviets were to create a worker’s paradise, where the bounty was plentiful and the society Utopian. Today’s leftists and Ubercrats want to destroy the evils of capitalism and American and democratic successes- and they don't give a damn about who will get hurt in the process.
Dr Sanity notes in Come For The Egalitarianism, Stay For The Bestiality And Tyranny,
So, many times in politics, programs that originate with the “best of intentions” end up doing exactly the opposite of what was intended. Yet, the political left is so ideologically committed to the utopian ideal of egalitarianism which, in the real world simply makes everyone equally poor and miserable (except for the lucky elites who control the social system) that they reflexly keep pouring money into programs that can be shown to actively harm the people they are meant to help; and reinforce the stereotypes they are meant to end.
The politically correct left heaps scorn on business, capitalism, free trade, and globalization; and instead glorify and praise the most primitive and barbaric of cultures and cultural practices. As Bob suggests, they come for the egalitarianism, but stay for the bestiality and tyranny they unleash with their “progressive” ways.
If they really cared about helping the poor; if they really cared about social “justice”–then they would shut the hell up and get out of the way of those evil, greedy capitalistic bastards, who, while pursuing their own selfish, profit-making agendas, in the long run effortlessly manage to increase the standard of living and improve the lives of everyone around them.
If the left really cared about the ‘victims’ of oppression, they would position themselves as human shields in Darfur. They are content to be ‘human shields’ in Gaza or the West Bank because they know the Israelis will not deliberately target them, unlike the murderous and barbaric janjaweed in Darfur, who don’t really give a damn. If the left and the Ubercrats really cared about the well being of oppressed people, they would actively engage in efforts to empower them, rather than just talk about them as they spent their money promoting their porkonomics, political agendas and ideologies.
It is an unequivocal truth that Utopias cannot be created without imposing tyranny- and that seems to bother President Uberbama not in the least.
See also Dr Sanity's recent post:
Right now in the news we have excellent examples of what I mean by "sociopathic selflessness" (Barney Frank, Ted Kennedy, Barack Obama and many others) and "sociopathic selfishness" (Bernie Madoff and the CEO's and governing boards of looted companies that should be allowed to fail and their executives prosecuted). Often, malignant narcissists combine the qualities of both types, vascillating between the grandiosity characteristic of the malignantly selfish and the compassionate do-gooder of the malignantly selfless.