Not according to this guy. It is instead a big, fast moving train coming directly toward us.
The other day neo-neocon posted some thoughts on how tyranny could happen in this country under the Obama administration. The post featured some well reasoned observations by a commenter at belmont club that while seemingly fantastic and honestly a bit paranoid sounding at first glance, we would do well to at least consider given the tendencies of human beings to ruthlessly attempt the acquisition of power over others throughout our long and bloody history.
Great change in democracies can only come about in the presence of great crisis. History has shown this. To those who have studied the background and ideological influences of our 44th President, it is no secret that Obama and many in his administration share a belief in this observation and have plainly stated that a crisis should never go to waste. While the economic downturn of the previous year has been spun by many politicians and pundits as the “worst economy since the great depression”, a quick look around will tell you that although things are a little tougher now than they have been for quite a while, anyone who is old enough or has spoken to anyone old enough to have actually gone through the great depression would scoff at the idea that we are currently going through anything remotely similar to what befell this nation in the 1930’s.
Consider the prognostications behind the link at the top of this post and then think about what could happen if this country suffers a full on economic meltdown. Obama would have his crisis. Then consider the what if’s of belmont clubs commenter. Hope…Change.
Change in and of itself is a meaningless term. Only when that change starts to reveal itself as reality do we know whether it will be an opening that will provide an escape from the tunnel we find ourselves trapped in, or if it is instead a speeding locomotive bearing down on us with know where to run. If it is indeed a locomotive, what would you offer the engineer to stop the train and save you, your friends, your family.
Almost anything I would think.