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Will America's bucking bronco finally be broken?
American Thinker ^ | August 24, 2009 | James Lewis

Posted on 08/23/2009 10:26:38 PM PDT by neverdem

You don't break a young bronco just by beating it. You break it by making it feel helpless -- confining it in a small corral, isolating it from the herd, running it around and around on a short rope, feeding it only when it follows commands, making friends with it, whipping it as needed, and making sure that it knows who's boss every second of the day. In the end the colt knows there's just no way out.

That's the real motivation behind "Universal Healthcare"  Obama is trying to sell us Euro-socialism, which means bribing and intimidating people with their own tax money and corralling everyone with an endless sea of laws and regulations, until they know they can never fight City Hall. The crux of ObamaCare is centralizing power; everybody is made helpless except the politically connected.

Eurosocialism is the power of the elites to break the will power of ordinary people by any means. You can kill with kindness, and if that doesn't work, with overwhelming control.  It means controlling the supply of life-saving medical care, and punishing people for tiny infractions of Political Correctness, as defined by the power class.  Ordinary people end up wading in a swamp of threats, rewards and propaganda that keeps them intimidated and cowed. Nobody wants to be accused of being a racist, a smoker, or a hater -- or whatever the target of the moment happens to be. Using media, indoctrination, taxes, doctors and cops, you corral people like a young bronco by making them helpless. 

In Europe the Political Class is now impossible to throw out. Elections make no difference. The Ruling Classes are locked into permanent power just like Barney Frank and Nancy Pelosi. It's just the old European aristocracy under a new label. The permanent Ruling Class sends out an endless stream of commands, and the only appeal is to the bureaucracy itself. Franz Kafka had it right.

In European countries that used to stand for exemplary honesty and decency, corruption has now become pervasive, and it is never punished. In the UK, Gordon Brown's ruling Labour Party was just exposed for routinely double-billing the taxpayers for second houses and a hundred other little extras. The newspapers were filled with genuine outrage from ordinary people. With what result? Nothing happened. Nobody got fired or demoted. Gordon Brown just decided not to have general elections until things looked better for the Labour mafia.

That's not democracy. It is just another locked-in class system. That's how you break a bronco, and how you can break people as well.

What Marx called the Organs of Propaganda are the big stick of social control. The BBC is a great example. The Beeb has only one mission: To propagandize the little people on behalf of the Socialist Ruling Class. The Beeb will lie every minute of the day, stamp out the truth, and above all control everything people see and hear, day in and out. No human mind can resist the polluted river of propaganda. The Corporation has panel trucks going up and down every residential street in the UK, triangulating all the home TV antennas to see if they have paid their Broadcast License Fee. If not, they get hit with a hefty fine. Result: You can't have a radio or TV turned on without being spotted and paying the tax. It doesn't matter if you actually listen to the Beeb. (They are doing the same thing with internet connections even now. Look for it in your neighborhood.)

Just look at the decline of Britain's armed forces. In Europe the armies are welfare programs. The Socialists are ball-and-chaining soldiers. The need to buy votes for the National Health Service drains off all the money.  That is why they still need America to defend them, sixty years after World War Two, and twenty years after the Cold War.

That's Obama's model. Obama is a hierarch: He lives for power, and feels natural only when he arrogates total control to himself. Socialized medicine is the key, because control over your health means the power over life and death. Once the Democrats control one-sixth of the US economy they can hang on to power for good.

We face a stark choice. The Left thinks it is winning. They want total control, but they will accept a foot in the door.

I hope we don't give them even a foot in the door, because our house will never be safe again.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bhohealthcare; eurosocialism; hierarch; marxism; obama; obamacare; politicalcorrectness; socialism; socializedmedicine; universalhealthcare

1 posted on 08/23/2009 10:26:38 PM PDT by neverdem
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To: neverdem

To continue the metaphor, the bronco needs to get a few good kicks and stomps in and cause the cowboy to crawl away thanking God he’s still alive.


2 posted on 08/23/2009 10:29:51 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: neverdem

It’s so depressing ... Makes me want to go out and punch an Obama voter.


3 posted on 08/23/2009 10:33:53 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Hey............How's that Hope and Change Thingy workin' for ya?)
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To: neverdem
Colonial Bank Failure Highlights The Problem

(The Last Three Paragraphs Of This Article Got my Attention - We're Not Like Europeans)

[snip]

One might think that these shareholders might be getting tired of being financially “raped” by these banksters. However, as I pointed out in “Explaining U.S. Market Psychology”, more than 50% of the shares of these fraud-factories are held by the wealthiest 1% of the U.S. population. These ultra-wealthy aristocrats are more out of touch with the real world than was Marie Antoinette – when she offered the starving French masses “cake”, just days before they chopped off her head.

While this is unlikely to occur in the United States (given the acute shortage of guillotines), it might be time for the Wall Street banksters to take heed of history.

They may own the politicians. They may own the regulators. And they may simply own most of America. However, they don't own the billion or so guns currently in the possession of an increasingly angry American population.

Massive economic suffering and a billion guns is a very dangerous mix!

4 posted on 08/23/2009 10:36:07 PM PDT by blam
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To: neverdem
I can't stand obomacare we agree on that, but I wouldn't want to ride a horse started with that mind set.
You have done some watching but totally missed what was going on between his ears and what the trainer was after. There have been a lot of books written on this subject and they contain a lot more information than I can put here.
I'm ranch raised and have been riding and starting horses for more than 45 years. Yous seem to know some of the steps to this dance but do not know the purpose of them, significance of them, why the trainer is doing them, where they are leading, or how the horse is going to get there.
5 posted on 08/23/2009 10:44:32 PM PDT by oldenuff2no (I'm a VET and damn proud of it!!! I did not fight for a socialist America!!!!!!!)
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To: Outlaw Woman

LOL! I’ll go with you!


6 posted on 08/23/2009 10:46:41 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (January 20th, 2013)
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To: neverdem

The BBC is trash. Conservatives enmasse should dump cable and sat TV service. This is what they use to control us.


7 posted on 08/23/2009 10:49:25 PM PDT by Frantzie (Lou Dobbs - American Hero! Bill O'Reilly = Liar)
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To: neverdem

8 posted on 08/23/2009 10:54:31 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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9 posted on 08/23/2009 10:56:11 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: Frantzie
I dumped our TV and cable in 2004.You are right about that, it is the way control is implimented.
10 posted on 08/23/2009 11:02:53 PM PDT by Candor7 (The weapons of choice against fascism are ridicule ,derision ,truth. (member NRA)
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To: neverdem

Thanks for the ping!


11 posted on 08/23/2009 11:14:54 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Outlaw Woman
It’s so depressing ... Makes me want to go out and punch an Obama voter.

There's plenty of cars with stickers that say "I'm stupid as hell" in the form of Obama/Biden campaign stickers. It shouldn't be hard to spot one of these fools. It's just a lot more fun to hand them layoff notices.

12 posted on 08/23/2009 11:17:14 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: neverdem
The Ruling Classes are locked into permanent power just like Barney Frank and Nancy Pelosi. It's just the old European aristocracy under a new label. The permanent Ruling Class sends out an endless stream of commands, and the only appeal is to the bureaucracy itself.

So true.. that been the plan... what the so called "progressives" call progress is repacking the old ruling class / serf model

Hayek did not call his book the Road to Serfdom for nothing...

13 posted on 08/23/2009 11:43:01 PM PDT by tophat9000 (Obama plans to fix America like he fixed his dog)
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To: Secret Agent Man
To continue the metaphor, the bronco needs to get a few good kicks and stomps in and cause the cowboy to crawl away thanking explain to God why he’s still no longer alive.

I carried the metaphor further with what really needs to be done.

14 posted on 08/24/2009 1:52:43 AM PDT by CzarNicky (The problem with bad ideas is that they seemed like good ideas at the time.)
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To: neverdem
"Nobody wants to be accused of being a racist, a smoker, or a hater"

I couldn't care less about being called a racist. In fact, now that it means someone who opposes Obama, it's a badge of honor.

The dims went to that well too many times.

15 posted on 08/24/2009 3:06:13 AM PDT by libs_kma (F.U.B.O.)
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To: neverdem
Ordinary people end up wading in a swamp of threats, rewards and propaganda that keeps them intimidated and cowed.

Very good. That's exactly what happens. It has actually been in progress here for some time, as we get one politically correct little law after another, and perhaps this is our chance to see it as a whole and stop the process.

But maybe it's too late. What we are facing now is really the final move of an empowered political class to break us and make us prisoners forever, and we must resist it.

Also, I don't think it's going to limit itself to bureaucratic harrassment. Obama is a very vicious, power-hungry person, and I think we'll see open, raw force from him as he realizes that Americans are beginning to resist.

16 posted on 08/24/2009 3:21:30 AM PDT by livius
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To: livius
But maybe it's too late. What we are facing now is really the final move of an empowered political class to break us and make us prisoners forever, and we must resist it.

My Obama-voting friends are having second thoughts, never thought I would see it. They are anti-life, anti-gun, pro-free-care, etc, but even so, they are starting to realize the danger coming from the left. I think it's because they are hard working and independent and realize that Obama-care means dependency.

17 posted on 08/24/2009 3:33:25 AM PDT by palmer (Cooperating with Obama = helping him extend the depression and implement socialism.)
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To: palmer

I think there are some people for whom the wake-up call has finally arrived. I was really amazed when I was standing with several other people at a local historical research site a few days ago and a swarm of Americorps workers suddenly descended on us, intrusive and insane and wearing that big, Moonie-type cultist smile. They wanted us to know were from the government and they were going to “help the community.” (We didn’t know we needed any “help.”)

After they left, one very liberal lady in our group muttered under breath, “Hitler Youth.” I was stunned, because if Obama is losing the liberal ladies, he’s losing a key group and this could be important.


18 posted on 08/24/2009 3:48:13 AM PDT by livius
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To: oldenuff2no
I'm ranch raised

I'm farm raised (we had a few cattle but no ranch).

But I understand the mindset also.

Some broncs are not worth the trouble to break. I will not be a good little Dhemmi!

19 posted on 08/24/2009 3:51:57 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (The last time I looked, this is still Texas where I live.)
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To: oldenuff2no

I said that in past tense, and that is not accurate.

Although I do not farm, my father and uncle own and operate land that has been owned and operated by our family for over 110 years.

Ranchers will understand that.

We are facing the “changing of the guard again” here, and we are all committed to continuing this.

We are in a serious battle for the freedom of our Nation. I pray that the blowback (quick reaction) and backlash (delayed reaction) are strong enough to repel the assault.

I am confident about how Texans feel, but not as sure about some other states.


20 posted on 08/24/2009 3:58:05 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (The last time I looked, this is still Texas where I live.)
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To: neverdem
 
 

...and I'm here to help you.
 
 

21 posted on 08/24/2009 4:12:40 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: libs_kma
I couldn't care less about being called a racist. In fact, now that it means someone who opposes Obama, it's a badge of honor.

The dims went to that well too many times.


I have long thanked people who call me a red neck. If they ask why I thank them I point out that an Ad Hominem attack indicates they have no facts at their disposal to counter what I have said.
22 posted on 08/24/2009 5:01:40 AM PDT by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
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To: neverdem

Best D%^n article EVER posted..about healthcare...


23 posted on 08/24/2009 5:03:44 AM PDT by mo
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To: livius

“and I think we’ll see open, raw force from him as he realizes that Americans are beginning to resist.”

Yes, it’s frightening to think of a battalion of fat metrosexuals marching south from New York to hit Texans over their heads with purses.


24 posted on 08/24/2009 5:20:07 AM PDT by sergeantdave (obuma is the anti-Lincoln, trying to re-establish slavery)
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To: sergeantdave

I wish!

One of the first things that Obama did upon taking office was try to determine to what extent the military reported to him personally and was under his orders. I remember reading about this and being puzzled by two things: first of all, that he was even asking the question; and secondly, why he should immediately think in terms of himself personally, and not the country.

At the time, I wrote it off to his embarrassing, moving-on-up stupidity, like regarding AF1 as a just a flashy, cool toy that was his to play with. But now I’m beginning to wonder.


25 posted on 08/24/2009 5:32:29 AM PDT by livius
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To: livius

“One of the first things that Obama did upon taking office was try to determine to what extent the military reported to him personally and was under his orders... why he should immediately think in terms of himself personally, and not the country.”

That just tells me of obuma’s psychotic meglomania, of which I’m in agreement. It doesn’t give him an “army.”

We all remember last winter when obuma called out his “army” to go door-to-door and demand that citizens sign fealty oaths to obuma.

Nobody showed up.

What obuma does have is a cult of fat Marxist savages shaking the bushes and pretending it’s an army.

It’s classic Sun-Tzu. But neither Alinsky nor obuma understand Sun-Tzu. It’s not surprising to me that they don’t understand because neither was raised in the warrior culture. Even Hitler had enough brains not to insult the military and veterans, which obuma seems to do weekly.


26 posted on 08/24/2009 5:59:21 AM PDT by sergeantdave (obuma is the anti-Lincoln, trying to re-establish slavery)
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To: Outlaw Woman
Sorry but I felt this way under Bush. He was in a corral and would not fight. We are fighting now and letting them know they will not control our lives. Find the video of the Marine at Baird's town hall.
27 posted on 08/24/2009 6:04:36 AM PDT by PROTESTBYPROXY (Conservatives must man up!!)
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To: PROTESTBYPROXY

No...I’m sorry... I’m sorry that you were blinded about Bush. I’m sorry that many in this country apparently have no concept of liberty or the ramifications of voting. We shouldn’t be in a position of having to fight and yet, due to the irrational hatred of Bush, then Palin and a complete lack of understanding of the constitution or what it means to be free, here we are. I’m now forced to contemplate the fact that I may have to fight to the death.


28 posted on 08/24/2009 6:34:30 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Hey............How's that Hope and Change Thingy workin' for ya?)
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To: Outlaw Woman

Same here. I don’t see as many nObama bumper stickers on cars anymore but I defiantly get the urge to ram them when I am in traffic.


29 posted on 08/24/2009 6:46:49 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: neverdem

Excellent. I’m with Moms for Bucking (!)


30 posted on 08/24/2009 7:00:10 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("The act of defending any of the cardinal virtues has today all the exhilaration of a vice. " GKC)
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To: Outlaw Woman
Please find that video that is what I am saying. I am with you, no surrender. My grand kids are my life and they will be vindicated.
31 posted on 08/24/2009 7:35:05 AM PDT by PROTESTBYPROXY (Conservatives must man up!!)
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To: Outlaw Woman
WATCH THE VIDEO:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rRE5UK6NQU That is what I am saying. I am with you, no surrender. My grand kids are my life and they will be vindicated.
32 posted on 08/24/2009 7:39:42 AM PDT by PROTESTBYPROXY (Conservatives must man up!!)
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To: Texas Fossil
From what I see, read, and hear, many citizens in our country would prefer civil war to socialism.
I'm not preaching war but when you have a congress who openly admits that they will vote against the will of the people that does not leave THE PEOPLE many choices.
33 posted on 08/24/2009 8:15:57 AM PDT by oldenuff2no (I'm a VET and damn proud of it!!! I did not fight for a socialist America!!!!!!!)
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To: oldenuff2no

The only way this will stop is for us to convince the elected officials that we mean business. That we will stop and defeat them, whatever it takes.

Nothing less will end this.

The hot summer Town Hall meetings have certainly not gone un-noticed. Possibly ignored, but not un-noticed.

You can tease the tail of the dragon only so long, before you get a fiery response. We are approaching that.

Next step is the State level 10th amendment efforts. Those are coming soon in Texas and other states. The line in the sand is probably already drawn. It is only a matter of seeing if they take us seriously.


34 posted on 08/24/2009 8:28:50 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (The last time I looked, this is still Texas where I live.)
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To: blam
While this is unlikely to occur in the United States (given the acute shortage of guillotines),...

But there's plenty of bagel guillotines to use as models! Just remember the Home Depot motto: "You can do it. We can help."

35 posted on 08/24/2009 12:25:20 PM PDT by nina0113
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To: neverdem

A foot in the door is OK as long as I get to chop it off.


36 posted on 08/24/2009 4:39:39 PM PDT by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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