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Obama: Yes, we can – Sí se puede

This Obama video by of the Black-Eyed Peas is actually kinda cool.

Whatever one’s thoughts on immigration, it’s interesting that ‘Yes We Can’ is the English for the Spanish ‘Sí se puede,’ which was one of the mottoes of the illegal alien amnesty movement.

I won’t be voting for Obama for the reason he lays out on his website:

Bringing Our Troops Home

Obama will immediately begin to remove our troops from Iraq. He will remove one to two combat brigades each month, and have all of our combat brigades out of Iraq within 16 months. Obama will make it clear that we will not build any permanent bases in Iraq. He will keep some troops in Iraq to protect our embassy and diplomats; if al Qaeda attempts to build a base within Iraq, he will keep troops in Iraq or elsewhere in the region to carry out targeted strikes on al Qaeda.

That policy throws away everything that’s been gained in Iraq, and I won’t vote for that regardless of other issues on the table.

h/t politburo diktat 2.0

Socialism is the opiate of the capitalist intellectual elite

Socialism is the opiate of the capitalist intellectual elite. It is a myth that confirms his belief that only he and those like him hold the secret to a better society, if only society would listen. It is a myth that pumps hot air into his ego to make up for the fact that he produces nothing, that is, it is a myth that encloses his head like a bag and hides the abyss he has embraced from his own sight.

These socialist intellectuals have never cared for the worker; they have almost never been producers, except of words and ideas: conceptual bags. When they have arisen from the working class, it has often been as a rejection of it, an escape from a life they are unsuited for, and their zeal for the bag of the intellectual elite is that of a convert. The vast majority cannot relate to the worker. They hold the worker’s certainties, family, flag, and faith, in sometimes ill-disguised, sometimes open, contempt. Their ideals, and their policies, when they convince politicians to implement them and when society’s storytellers embody them in novel and on screen, result in the destruction of the working class by amputating its soul, crushing its dignity, and most of all, by disabling intimacy and caging each worker in an individual emotional prison isolated from family and true friends.

Socialism is romantic, socialism is teenage rebellion writ large, socialism is magical thinking on its grandest scale.