Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it. That phrase is so true. However, does it apply to our current economic crisis and political future? You got me. I keep hearing on television and reading in the editorial columns that the United States of American is in danger of becoming the United Socialist States of America (USSA) with the government gaining more control of private financial sectors such as our banks. Just Google the term United Socialist States of America and you’ll see what I am writing about. What is Socialism? According to Wikipedia, socialism refers to a broad set of economic theories of social organization advocating state or collective ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods, and the creation of an egalitarian society.
Comparisons are being made to the economic woes of Germany after World War I. After the German nation lost World War I in 1918, it was hit hard with a period of great economic depression and instability. The National Socialist philosophy came together during this time of crisis in Germany. Nazism, is a short name for National Socialism, even though some consider Nazism to be a form of fascism. Out of Nazism rose Adolf Hitler. Hitler was basically a nobody until Germany hit hard economic times. He promised the people he would lead their country back to greatness and everyone believed. Sound familiar? To the conspiracy minded, it does sound familiar and scary.
My problems with Barack Obama are his lack of experience, the shady folks he chose to use as stepping stones to advance his political career, and the messiah-like atmosphere that has followed him from Day 1 of this campaig. I never had the desire to blindly jump on his bandwagon.