“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."
Thursday, February 07, 2008
"Our time has come. Our movement is real, and change is coming to America."- Barack Obama
Start thinking about who the "Our" is in "Our time has come." You better start thinking about the politics of redistribution, entitlements and affirmative action. You better start thinking about a twenty year rule of activist Supreme Court justices and the affect that will have on the permanent take-over of the power structure in this country. The Democrats were handed this once in a lifetime opportunity by the single worst President since Lyndon Johnson. The Democrats will capitalize on the wreckage left behind by George W. Bush. They will complete the "Great Society" started by LBJ and that society will be by those "whose time has come."
The Obama speech started to sound very close to the rhetoric of the urban street, so much so that you can mark my prediction, and expect riots if and when he loses. That is the first entitlement that happens when the clarion calls "Our time has come." It is a reckless call from an unqualified man that many divine to have powers and a mystique that is not there.